31 January 2016

Heart of Africa

Action & Adventure

By Loren Lockner

Paperback 238 pages
Publisher Independently published (10th Oct 2014)
ISBN-13 978-1521769416

📕My Review

Although not my usual genre, this book was okay. It's a story of love and survival in the Kruger National Park. Parts of the dialogue had me laughing out loud - do male South Africans really refer to their 'significant others' as "my lady" and "lass"? At times I pictured the Yorkshire Dales rather than South Africa! It felt as if the storyline was written around the wildlife-spotting, for example, it was crucial help was sought as quickly as possible, yet Peter kept lingering along the way to do his best David Attenborough impression! Me? I'd be running in the opposite direction breaking the land speed record...

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

American Mandy Phillips decides to embark on a South African safari by herself after her engagement is rudely broken by her unfaithful fiancé. Her hired guide, a displaced and tough Zimbabwean named Peter Leigh, opens up a whole new world for her, full of love and adventure. Unfortunately their wonderful holiday is brutally sidetracked when they are accosted by ruthless carjackers and Peter and Mandy become hopelessly lost inside the rugged Kruger National Park. Can the two new lovers ever find their perilous way back to civilization, as they struggle to avoid lurking lions, raging bush fires, and murderous poachers in the heart of Africa?

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