Review: Mists in the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

Posted February 18, 2017 by Jennifer D in 5 Star Reviews, Best of 2017, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Mists in the Serengeti by Leylah AttarMists of The Serengeti by Leylah Attar
on January 29th 2017
Pages: 309
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Leylah Attar, comes a compelling, emotionally resonant new novel, set against the lush backdrop of the Serengeti.
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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Blurb:

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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My Thoughts on Mists in the Serengeti

Have you ever finished reading a book and just stared at your kindle or book in complete awe of the story you just finished reading? You ponder the story in how amazing it is, how something so ugly can turn so beautiful?  You sit and thank the heavens that an author like Leylah Attar wrote this book!  This is the first  book of 2017 that I’m adding to my BEST OF 2017 list and it’s so deserving.  This book… just no words.  It’s everything. It’s why you read. It’s why we do what we do.  It’s book like this that make me jump for joy!! I would give this book 10 stars if I could!!  You just need to stop what you are doing and read this one!! It’s simply one of the best books I’ve ever read and one that will stay will be for a very long time!!

Rodel just purchased her first home in England and is excited to start her real “adult” life when a phone call turns her world upside down. Her sister was a victim of a terrorist attack in a mall in Africa and she must go and claim her belongings.  She knew her sister was a free spirit, always traveling the world but she’s about to learn so much more about her sister than she ever expected.  Her sister was helping children get to safety who were being hunted because of their skin.  She decides to honor her sister by finishing her mission.  She’s about to find out her sister was not just a free spirit but fighting a cause.

Jack has his own tragic story from the same terrorist attack that day in the mall. What was once a happy father is now a bitter and angry man. When a local sends Rodel his way he wants nothing to do with her. Why should he help her? He has a farm to run and doesn’t have time to deal with Rodel’s wild goose chase.  But when he sees with Rodel something makes him stop and reconsider.  Rodel and Jack are set on finishing her sister’s quest but both will find so much more than that along the way.

The journey for them is long and hard. Many times I held my breath wondering what was going to happen next. You think a cross country trek across Africa would be thrilling and exciting.  Jack knew the dangers, but Rodel was jumping in with both feet and with danger around every corner would they come out unharmed? What they were looking to do would save many but at the same time, it could cost them their lives.  This is one story you cannot miss!  If you read only one book, this is it!! You need to read it to find out what happens to Jack and Rodel!!! HUGE 10 STARS!!!

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