Tiggy Aplièse is doing the job she loves; working at a deer sanctuary up in the raw beauty of the
highlands of Scotland. When the sanctuary has to close, she is offered a job on the vast and isolated
Kinnaird estate as a wildlife consultant by the elusive and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird, she has no
idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but ironically, bring her into contact
with her past. She meets Chilly, an ancient gipsy, who has lived for years on the estate, having fled
from Spain seventy years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed
down from her gipsy ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her
back home ...
It is 1912 and, in the pitifully poor gipsy community that have been forced to make their homes for
hundreds of years outside the city walls of Granada in the seven caves of Sacromonte, under the
shadow of the magnificent Alhambra Palace, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born.
Destined to be the
greatest flamenco dancer of her generation, La Candela - as she is named, due to the inner flame
that burns through her when she dances- is whisked away by her ambitious father at the tender age
of ten to dance to his guitar in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. Her mother, Maria, is devastated by
the loss of her daughter, and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family.
Now in Madrid, Lucía and her troupe of dancers are forced to flee for their lives, their journey taking
them far across the water to South America and eventually, to North America and New York itself -
Lucía's long-held dream. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and
the man she adores...
As Tiggy follows the trail back to her exotic but complex Spanish past, and - under the watchful eye
of a gifted gypsy bruja - begins to accept and develop her own gift, she too must decide to whether
to return to Kinnaird, and Charlie...
About the Author
Lucinda is currently writing The Seven Sisters series, which tells the story of adopted sisters and is based allegorically on the mythology of the famous star constellation. The first four books, The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister and The Pearl Sister have all been No.1 bestsellers across Europe, and the rights to a multi-season TV series have already been optioned by a Hollywood production company.