The Water Gypsy

  • by Kay Seeley
  • Narrated by Kristina Hale
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Tilly Thompson, a girl from the canal, is caught stealing a pie from the terrace of The Imperial Hotel, Athelstone, the intervention of Captain Charles Thackery saves her from prison. Tilly soon finds out the real reason for the rescue. With the captain, Tilly sees life away from the poverty and hardships of the waterways, but his favor stirs up jealousy and hatred among the hotel staff, especially Freddie, the stable boy who harbors desires of his own. Freddie's pursuit leads Tilly into far greater danger than she could ever have imagined. Can she escape the prejudice, persecution and hypocrisy of Victorian Society, leave her past behind and find true happiness? This is a story of love and loss, lust and passion, injustice and ultimate redemption.

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Engaging and heartwarming historical romance

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Water Gypsy; historical romance is one of my favourite genres and I'm very pleased to have discovered this author and and narrator - I will be definitely be looking for more work by both.

The plot runs along smoothly and never really loses pace, gathering momentum to a very satisfying ending. The main characters are rich and round with Tilly the heroine having an engaging mix of fiesty and yet innocent and the protagonists leave you deeply concerned for her.

Kay writes confidently for this era and sweeps you away to a different time of hardship and opulence running side by side. Kristina brings Kay's characters to life - her range of vocals and her ability to portray the men as well as the women leave you in no doubt who's speaking and what they are feeling. I got quite lost in the story and listened to it in 2 afternoons!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2017
  • Publisher: Kay Seeley