Didi wants nothing more than to be famous, and Rae helps her plan and execute her “groupie” endeavors to meet rock stars, all the while keeping to Didi’s vast shadow. Rae never expected to fall into an obsession of her own, but that’s exactly what happens the night she meets Tomás. She’s immediately enthralled with the wildly handsome and captivating flamenco guitarist and his music.
Her obsession leads Rae to a university flamenco class, taught by a renowned gypsy instructor. To her surprise, Rae takes to the dance as she has to the music. In flamenco’s stories and beat she finally finds a world to which she belongs. But Didi is also pulled in by the hauntingly beautiful dance, setting the two young women on a path littered with heartbreak, secrets and betrayal.
Author Sarah Bird captivates with this story of a young woman’s obsession and the proud Spanish tradition that is flamenco. Through Rae’s eyes we see the emotional devastation of her life and witness the beauty of a world which entrances her. The colorful descriptions and narration easily transport the reader to early twentieth century
Spain and back to the modern world, telling the secrets of a family and the exotic dance in which heritage rules. Deftly woven with friendship, emotion, history and romance, this is an intense read not to be missed!