Leylah Attar’s MISTS OF THE SERENGETI is here!
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“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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Melanie’s 5+ Star Review:
Mists of the Serengeti is quite simply, EXQUISITE! A heart rendering story of great loss and great love set in the mysterious and majestic lands of Africa. The writing, one of the best I’ve ever read. I am wholly awestruck. Everyone owes it to themselves to pick up this book. The consummate read for those looking to travel within a book’s pages. Leylah Attar delivered such a bold and lush narration in the eyes of remarkable, unforgettable characters. You will cherish every single moment and reflect on its hopeful message long after. Slow and steady at the start, overwhelmingly explosive thereafter.
Reading the blurb alone, had set a trail of goosebumps crawling against by skin and I had a gut feeling that this was going to be a wonderful book. I’d discovered and fallen in love with Ms. Attar’s poignant writing in The Paper Swan and after reading Mists of the Serengeti, it’s safe to say that I am without a doubt, going to be a lifelong fan of her work. In Mists of the Serengeti, we see a collision of worlds triggered by tragedy.
Jack, a broken man with a withered heart is unable to find any sense of purpose in life. I felt tremendous sympathy for Jack, my heart squeezed, my gut quaked, and my tears fell for the outrageous, cruel nightmare he had to live with day in and day out. It was Rodel’s appearance that would give Jack hope and it was that blossoming of hope that ultimately saves both he and Rodel. Dealing with her own loss, Rodel finds a note written by her sister Mo that contains a list of names, places, and dates. It is then that she sets forth on her own voyage to honor Mo’s memory, inadvertently setting into motion life changing events not only for herself but for those around her.
The love that develops between Jack and Rodel is one for the books. It’s everything and more that hopeless romantic’s like myself could wish for. It stems from something much deeper than most and the sorts that awaken the soul. With great loss it would only be fair that it be reciprocated with great love. The beauty behind the author’s words evoked feelings I can’t put into words. I highlighted sentence after sentence, paragraphs worth from one page to the next. This was the very definition of what written art feels and sounds like.
Leylah Attar will astound you with this masterpiece and I cannot recommend Mists of the Serengeti enough. This has my bookshelf worthy stamp of approval and is a definite top 2017 read.
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.