The Greek Maiden and the English Lord

The Greek Maiden and the English Lord Sixteen year old Lily a gypsy in France finds out the truth about her hidden past through her gypsy grandmother Mirela She had been kidnapped during the Greek revolution by the gypsies when sh

  • Title: The Greek Maiden and the English Lord
  • Author: Patty Apostolides
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sixteen year old Lily, a gypsy in 1831 France, finds out the truth about her hidden past through her gypsy grandmother, Mirela She had been kidnapped during the Greek revolution by the gypsies when she was young Her true parents are a Greek heiress and a wealthy English nobleman Without a clue of what she will find, Lily embarks on her search for her true parents In EnSixteen year old Lily, a gypsy in 1831 France, finds out the truth about her hidden past through her gypsy grandmother, Mirela She had been kidnapped during the Greek revolution by the gypsies when she was young Her true parents are a Greek heiress and a wealthy English nobleman Without a clue of what she will find, Lily embarks on her search for her true parents In England, a cousin informs her that her mother died during the war and her father is away to the Indies Lily is sent to a boarding school in York to become a lady There, Lily meets handsome Edward Grant, and falls in love with him, but he is engaged to another To make matters worse, Lily s father is reported dead from a shipwreck, which sets Lily s whole world reeling Penniless, Lily s gypsy past comes back to haunt her when the mistresses of the boarding school find out She is forced to work at the boarding school as a maid to pay her tuition Her determination to do what is right and honest earns her respect in Edward s eyes Enough to ask her to be his aunt s companion Will their close proximity spark a love in Edward s heart, a love strong enough to break the ties of his engagement with the other woman and claim Lily as his own Excerpt Lily trembled with rage at her cousin s betrayal I am the rightful daughter of Sir Frederick Montgomery So you say We maintain the highest caliber in this school and your hidden past, the life of a gypsy, would have sooner or later inflicted a bad influence on the other students Mistress Bates shuddered To think that we were harboring a gypsy under our roof It was no fault of mine that I was raised up as a gypsy, Lily began, but was interrupted by an imperious stare from Mistress Bates I do not care whether or not it was your fault Mistress Bates tapped her foot nervously on the wood floor You will not be permitted to further your education here, and you must pay the thirty six guineas that you owe us Lily s fingers shook as she pulled out her purse and gave her all the money she had in her possession Here are five guineas towards the cost That is all I have The rest of the money Huh That is not enough Mistress Bates paced the room, causing the keys hanging from her waist to rattle with each step she took You must pay the rest of the money I can be an assistant to Miss Farfield, Lily cried I have done well in my studies I have Mistress Bates stopped and gave her a horrified look Given your gypsy past, you are quite unqualified She resumed her pacing We have recently lost a maid who left to get married You will take her place It will take you two year s worth of work to pay back your debt Lily s pride was shattered She so much wanted to become a lady, one that her father could have been proud of, but it was not meant to be In such a short time, she had lost everything, her father, her chance to become a lady, and her pride She could see no other way to procure the funds than by working With a determined look, Lily pulled herself upright and stra

    One thought on “The Greek Maiden and the English Lord”

    1. You can't always judge a book by its cover, or its title. While this book may not physically be an attention grabber, what is inside the book certainly is. Yes, the underlying story is the basic one we see in most romances. Girl meets guy, girl and guy are in love with each other, something keeps them from realizing that the other loves them too, but all is well in the end. But we do love those romances for a reason. In my opinion, The Greek Maiden and the English Lord stands above many of the t [...]

    2. Although an unlikely story, I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure and the way Patty Apostolides wove together the gypsy culture and a Regency Romance. The protagonists move from camp life to English Society and the problems she encounters proving her lineage and moving in high circles made for an engaging romp. Finished a couple weeks ago, I think I am correct in remembering that is was a CLEAN READ.

    3. Surprisingly engaging.I loved this book. Ripe with wonderment and twist and turns. Usually you expect the maiden and the Lord to end up together, but the ensuing journey that they took was filled with so many wonderful side stories. I am looking forward to another book from this author!!!

    4. This is a historical novel I wrote and published in 2010. I personally love it because I not only had a lot of fun researching and writing it, but my family enjoyed it immensely (or so they tell me).

    5. A deceptive cover that almost kept me from reading this book. This was a fast paced adventure that held volumes. So much happening and yet the slow steady romance developed. Nice and sweet.

    6. ngGood plotDecent story line, original plot. Emotional clean story. Writing could use strengthening and editing. Still, kept my interest and had me reading on

    7. It was OK but I wouldn't recommend it and I will never read it again. It rambled and took a while to get to the point.

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