Title: Mists of the Serengeti
Author: Leylah Attar
First published January 31, 2017
360 pages, ebook
ISBN: 9781988054018 (ISBN10: 198805401X)
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About the Author
Leylah Attar has gained a lot of recognition for her exceptional storytelling skills. She has managed to captivate the hearts of many readers with her emotionally charged novels that cover a wide range of themes from romantic comedies to heart-wrenching suspense stories.
Her work has been highly acclaimed and has earned her several prestigious awards, including the Indie Reader Discovery Award for Mists of The Serengeti and the Writer’s Digest Award for Moti on the Water. As a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Leylah’s unique writing style has earned her a loyal following of readers who eagerly await her next release.
Leylah Attar’s Mists of the Serengeti is a poignant, emotional story that explores themes of grief, love, forgiveness, and hope. It is a beautifully written novel that captures the heart and soul of Africa, and takes the reader on an unforgettable journey.
The book follows the lives of two main characters, Rodel and Jack, who are brought together by a tragic event. Rodel is a strong, independent woman who runs a school for orphaned children in Tanzania.
Jack is a successful American businessman who has suffered a great loss. When a terrorist attack in Tanzania shatters their worlds, Rodel and Jack find themselves united in their grief, and soon discover a deep connection that neither of them expected.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Serengeti, Mists of the Serengeti is a beautiful love story that also delves into deeper issues such as racism, terrorism, and social injustice. Attar has a keen eye for detail and her descriptions of the African landscape are breathtaking.
She also does an excellent job of portraying the complex and often fraught relationships between the characters, delving into their pasts and the events that have shaped them into who they are. One of the strengths of the book is the character development.
Rodel and Jack are complex and nuanced, and their journeys are both heartbreaking and uplifting. They are supported by a cast of secondary characters who are equally well-drawn and add depth and richness to the story.
However, the pace of the book is slow at times, and some readers may find it difficult to stay engaged. Additionally, although Attar’s descriptions are beautiful, they can also be overly verbose, making the book feel at times like it is dragging on.
Overall, Mists of the Serengeti is a stunning debut novel that showcases Attar’s talent as a writer. It is a powerful story that will leave readers feeling deeply moved and inspired.
It is recommended for those who enjoy literary fiction with strong themes of love, loss, and hope. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.