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  1. says:

    Kate Lace is an author I ve enjoyed in the past She s probably best known for her Little Black Dress novels but now that the imprint has closed down for the time being Kate has been snapped up by Random House and her first novel with them is Gypsy Wedding Obviously, gypsy mania has been spreading through the UK recently, what with Channel 4 s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and similar programmes I loved the sound of Gypsy Wedding so when my copy finally arrived it only took two weeks, thanks postal service I was thrilled The bright pink cover with the mutli coloured writing really stands out and I couldn t wait to read it.The gypsy culture is one I know little about I know they live in caravans or trailers , they tend to like horses and they stick to themselves My own personal idea of a gypsy is someone with long flowing clothes, a beautiful swirly skirt, tons of jewellery and beautiful curly long hair Despite all the negative press for gypsies, I find them fascinating Though I probably like the idea of a gypsy and my own personal view of them than what they re really like What I wasn t aware of is how young gypsies are when they marry when I saw the synopsis of Gypsy Wedding and saw Vicky was marrying Liam at 17 after getting engaged at 15 I was stunned Really They marry that young Apparently so Yet strangely, despite the fact Vicky is a teenager, this is a Chick Lit novel And I suppose that s correct because Vicky is one of the oldest sounding teenagers ever it was only Vicky s petulance and constant referring to her being in college that reminded me of her age She could easily have been in her twenties Despite my fascination with all things gyspy, the novel wasn t what I expected it to be For one, the whole marrying as a teenager thing has put me off there s just something so weird about it I was also a teensy bit surprised at how rich all the gypsies were I mean, for example, Vicky s dad was a retired prize fighter and from what I could tell, didn t currently work during the novel and gypsy women aren t allowed to work yet he was able to pay for two weddings Vicky s and Vicky s younger sister Shania I was a bit baffled by that Again, Liam Vicky s fiance was able to buy a new trailer caravan to you and me I know he worked as a chippy, but really At such a young age in his twenties he was able to buy something so expensive Though, what do I know Mainly whilst reading the book I just felt a sense of disbelief That gypsy girls aren t able to see the real world, that they re so cossetted and wrapped in cotton wool that the real world is a shock to them That they have to marry so young, that they don t have a choice or else they ll be left out in the cold I know that s the gypsy way, but it felt harsh It felt clinical The way they HAD to stick together, the way they HAD to marry someone from their trailer park It was like reading a book set in the 50s, with women not able to work once married.I also found the synopsis to be ever so slightly misleading Vicky doesn t fall in love with someone else There s no falling in love in the novel at all, not really Marrying Liam is a fait accompli as the novel opens no romantic proposal, no declarations of love It was all very civilised And unromantic Then at college Vicky meets Jordan, who is most definitely not a traveller It was like there was something there, but there wasn t really because he had a girlfriend It was all a bit teenagerish for me Quite frankly, Jordan was a bit of an idiot I certainly didn t see what Vicky allegedly saw He had a girlfriend, his girlfriend, Chloe, was a total cow to Vicky but instead of breaking up with her because she was a cow, Jordan gave her one chance and told her to lay off Vicky If Jordan HAD liked Vicky then he wouldn t have been with Chloe wouldn t have allowed her to treat Vicky like crap I found that entire storyline to be completely silly Mainly because I was expecting a lot I was expecting Vicky to go to College and actually fall in love with someone, not just feel wobbly because some really quite gross boy kissed her That s not love, that s just A kiss.I would very much have preferred if Gypsy Wedding just focused on Vicky and Liam s wedding I can see what Kate Lace was trying to do with Jordan, but it fell flat on its face the first time we learned he was with Chloe And continued to be with her This could have been a wonderful novel, a novel that showed us the gypsy culture in a lovely light But instead it didn t really work for me There wasn t enough to ground it Vicky supposedly had this amazing, stupendous talent for dress making which was irrelevant because gypsy wives can t work, so it just didn t go anywhere Vicky didn t want to leave her family, leave her camp, so anything else was a moot point The whole book was, if I m honest, a moot point I got to the end and I felt disappointed in all that had happened because nothing of note had really happened It all sort of just tailed off It s like Gypsy Wedding wanted to be about a gypsy girl finding love outside of her family, outside of her camp But then Kate Lace changed her mind halfway through and what we got was something that went neither here nor there The book was a quick read, but it didn t tell me anything The gypsy side of it was mainly all bad things frankly with everything Vicky couldn t do Gypsy Wedding wasn t what I expected, sadly and I m disappointed I didn t enjoy it .


  2. says:

    One if the books which were sent to me recently was Gypsy Wedding by Kate Lace I have always been fascinated by the Gypsy way of life which was spurred on so by the recent Television series, so when this book arrived I couldn t wait to read it even after reading many negative reviews The cover of this book looks like a typical chick lit cover that catches your eye with its mix of bright pink colours and a wedding dress similar to one shown on the recent Television series PlotVicky has been engaged to the gorgeous Liam for nearly two years Now that she s seventeen high time for a traveller girl to settle down everyone is planning for the big day Everyone, that is, except Vicky She s got other things on her mind like persuading her father and Liam to let her go to college to learn dressmaking.Her father s not impressed, but Liam just wants to make her happy, so she s given one year, just enough time for her to make her own bridesmaids dresses.But a lot can happen in a year, and as the final fitting for her spectacular dress approaches, Vicky no longer knows what she wants If only she had listened to her father and stayed at home Maybe then she wouldn t have fallen in love with someone else.My OpinionKate Lace strongly brings the true Gypsy culture into this book so if you have no interest in their way of living then this book isn t going to be the one for you I was surprised what a quick read this was I finished it in 3 hours and the book flowed along at a great pace.Our main character is Vicky who is very mature for her age but this seems to be the way for traveller girls as they are brought from an early age to follow the ways of their mum helping with the house hold chores and living a somewhat sheltered life Vicky it is clear from the start is different from the typical traveller as she has a dream and ambition which is something that traveller girls do not have or if they do they do not act upon it incase of brining shame on their family.I found Vicky s character easy to read although we cannot relate to her as few of us have lived alongside this culture to know how she is truly feeling although her feelings are brought through in this book quite clearly.I was shocked by the ending of the book I felt as though her feelings had taken an unexpected change which made the ending of the book unpredictable Without spoiling the ending for you all I will say is I was a little disappointed by the ending of this book I was hoping for a happy medium.I would defiantly recommend this book to you but as I mentioned before the travellers culture is strong in this book so if this is something you do not like or have not interest in I would say this is not the book for you Review also on my book blog


  3. says:

    The traveller community is very much an object of curiosity today, after the success of TV programmes such as My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding I do not trust these programmes to satisfy my curiosity however, in this novel I was hoping for a romance that did not glide over the potential for conflict and prejudice in the story of Vicky, a carefully brought up teenager from a traveller family, who makes a foray into the wider world Kate Lace does not disappoint within the romance genre, she faces up to the issues of prejudice directed at travellers, and the problems Vicky encounters in growing up different from her peers, while also bringing out the solid virtues in this lifestyle as well as its constraints view spoiler There has to be a stab of regret, though, for anyone who cares about equality of opportunity, that she finds her happy ending firmly back in the confines of her family and community tradition with its strict gender roles hide spoiler


  4. says:

    Vicky O Rourke is engaged to Liam they have been engaged for the last two years, she is only 17, and wants to go to college to learn dress making, her parents aren t keen as in their culture, and they want her married and concentrating on having children Eventually her father and Liam agree she can go to college, but she will be married in 1 year s time Vicki s college tutor says she has a hidden talent and she should follow her dreams, but will Vicki follow her dreams or do as her family wants This book was really good, it was very easy to read and follow, I couldn t put it down, I would definitely recommend this book, and will look out for books by this Author in the future.


  5. says:

    The story was moderate Story line was a little unexpected but I can understand the Vick s choice There s some actions that she did which I do not approve of, but it somehow reminds me of what would happen if I myself did that as I grew up in a strict family too But maybe just not as strict as Vicky s Anyway, happy ending so all is well


  6. says:

    what a great story and i think shows the gypsy community very honestly and after watching the tv series big fat gypsy wedding nothing about vickys family life is a surprise A bit lose on the plotline but a great idea,I couldnt put it down and read and finnished in two days.


  7. says:

    this was a good read and great chock lit


  8. says:

    just did not like this book


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Gypsy Wedding summary pdf Gypsy Wedding , summary chapter 2 Gypsy Wedding , sparknotes Gypsy Wedding , Gypsy Wedding 8bdd0cd A Fabulously Fun And Vivid Story Of A Traveler Girl In The Run Up To The Biggest Day Of Her LifeBrought Up In A Caravan On A Settled Trailer Park, Vicky Could Not Be Happier With Her Life Fifteen Years Old And Engaged To Her Childhood Friend Liam, The Handsomest Man In The Park, She Can T Help Feeling She S Got The Balance Of Her Life Just Right She S Doing Well At School And If She Works Hard She Might Even Fulfill Her Dream Of Becoming A Dressmaker But As She Turns The Pressure Is On For Her And Liam To Set A Date For The Wedding, And Suddenly Vicky Is Not So Sure How Can She Give Up Her Dreams And Spend The Rest Of Her Life Looking After Liam Especially As Her Classmate Jordan Seems A Far Exciting Prospect She Loves Liam, But Jordan Makes Her Feel Things She S Never Felt Before, And Her Best Friend Kelly S Life Seems So Much Fun Than Her Own Limited Options But Can She Really Turn Her Back On Her Friends And Family And Survive In A Hostile World In The Year Running Up To Her Wedding, Vicky Is About To Find Out That Life Outside The Traveler Community Is A Lot Complicated Than She D Thought

  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • Gypsy Wedding
  • Kate Lace
  • English
  • 23 September 2017
  • 9780099564539

About the Author: Kate Lace

Annie Jones After it, she decided wrote romance novels She wrote six Army romance novels as