#BookReview: Masquerade by Hannah Fielding


I received a review copy



From the award-winning author of The Echoes of Love. Love, mystery and desire under the scorching Spanish sun. 


A young writer becomes entangled in an illicit gypsy love affair, pulling her into a world of secrets, deception and dark desire. 


Summer, 1976. Luz de Rueda returns to her beloved Spain and takes a job as the biographer of a famous artist. On her first day back in Cádiz, she encounters a bewitching, passionate young gypsy, Leandro, who immediately captures her heart, even though relationships with his kind are taboo. Haunted by this forbidden love, she meets her new employer, the sophisticated Andrés de Calderón. Reserved yet darkly compelling, he is totally different to Leandro but almost the gypsy’s double. Both men stir unfamiliar and exciting feelings in Luz, although mystery and danger surround them in ways she has still to discover.


Luz must decide what she truly desires as glistening Cádiz, with its enigmatic moon and whispering turquoise shores, seeps back into her blood. Why is she so drawn to the wild and magical sea gypsies? What is behind the old fortune-teller’s sinister warnings about ‘Gemini’? Through this maze of secrets and lies, will Luz finally find her happiness… or her ruin?


Masquerade is a story of forbidden love, truth and trust. Are appearances always deceptive?




I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 


I was super excited to read this book – the second in Andalucian Nights Series. This book’s main character is the daughter of the star couple from book one. I was happy to be reading about the same family from the first book, since I enjoyed reading about them so much. The same drama, romance and mystery is showcased in this book. I enjoyed the time frame more in this book, since it is closer to current times. Luz is a very likeable character. I could relate to her love of the beach and her ability to spend time alone and be perfectly content. The two men in her life, the gypsy and her boss, made this a very interesting read. Her emotions were always changing between the two, keeping the book interesting. It was definitely hard to put down. I thought the ending was a bit clique but not predictable. If you enjoy reading about romance and the country of Spain, I would definitely recommend. The author has a beautiful way of writing that makes her words come alive.

 4 stars

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