Blog Tour - Mists Of The Serengeti By Leylah Attar
Leylah Attar’s MISTS OF THE SERENGETI is here! Check out this standalone contemporary romance/women’s fiction, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Once in Africa, I kissed a king…
“And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newborn butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again.”
When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.
Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.
Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti—children who are worth more dead than alive.
But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss—this time of a love that’s bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?
“Sometimes you come across a rainbow story—one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought.”
A blend of romance and women’s fiction, Mists of The Serengeti is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child. Not recommended for sensitive readers. Standalone, contemporary fiction.
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“Shit. We’re screwed.”
“Not yet. But we will be when the sun sets and the lions come out. Don’t worry,” he said, when the color drained from my face. “We’ll take turns keeping a look out. I’ll keep watch on the roof while you sleep, and then you can do the same for me. Here.” He tore off a branch from the tree, stripped the leaves, and handed it to me. “Start whittling. A long, sharp point is best.”
I held the stick, speechless, as he ducked into the car to get a knife. It took a moment before I caught on.
There are no lions prowling about here.
Sure enough, when I marched over and swung the door open, there he was, doubled over. Laughing. The sound of it was like ripples in a still pond, after a stone has been thrown into it. It radiated outward, enveloping me, until I couldn’t help but join in.
It was in that state of intoxication, that release from self-consciousness, between peals of laughter, that I realized I was totally, completely in love with Jack Warden. It hit me like a ton of bricks, that you could feel so alive, even though your heart was nowhere in your possession, and you knew that you were going to walk around without it for the rest of your life.
Author Bio and Links
Leylah Attar writes stories about love - shaken, stirred, and served with a twist. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate. Leylah is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance/women’s fiction.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! What a fantastically beautiful book!
I knew that I needed to read this as soon as I saw the blurb. You know how something just clicks in your head and it almost becomes an obsession? I just had to read it and couldn't wait until I had it in my hands. I wasn't disappointed.
The story follows Rodel, a young Brit teacher, the down to earth normal one from a family of adventurers. She's just purchased her first house and is eager to embark on a new direction in her life. Sadly unspeakable tragedy has a different fate in store for her. This leads her to Africa. To Jack, also struck by tragedy, and to a new destiny that she never could have planned for.
Well what can I say about this? I literally devoured this in one sitting. I felt every emotion while reading this. I was heartbroken and sad, angry at the injustice of life, but full of hope at the same time. It was a perfect journey. There are hard subjects to read in this but they are handled so perfectly that I couldn't stop reading. I was compelled to read.
The writing was stunning. It had a lyrical beauty to it that had me enthralled and drawn so completely in that I almost lost touch with reality while I was reading this. I could feel their emotions, taste and smell what they were tasting. I became them, they became me.
I read a lot and I've got to say that this book is probably going to rank up amongst my top faves of all time. I know that I will re-read this many times and I had trouble pulling myself away when I finished. It was almost painful to say goodbye to this wonderful story and beautiful characters that I had come to adore.
Well it's early in the year but this book is going to take some beating. I'm sure it's going to be up there in my favourites at the end of the year.
It is a complete standalone and I would honestly recommend this to everyone. It's a simply stunning piece of literature that I think everyone should read and will stay with me for a very long time.
Calling All Bookaholics :)
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