Blog Tour + Review: Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

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 newly born 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."

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Oh man what a stunning, beautiful story.

Two people lost a loved one tragically on one day in the same Mall and so two people who are slightly lost and majorly lost but where one girl teaches one man how to live and dream and be again.

Ro is the stable kind of girl, she knows routine, and lives in her books wants a home which she just succeeds in getting and is a lovely school teacher. Her sister though is the fly by the wall kind of girl, the traveler and so on one summers day Ro looses her fun loving and outgoing sister. That prologue gah it broke me.... (this is in the blurb and not a spoiler) in the same day Jack lost his daughter and so by tragedy they need each other for one expedition...

Ok that's all I'm saying, this book is RAW AND REAL. It's about living, and learning and meeting ourselves when they go to help others. It's about the true life in Tanzania and understanding what goes on in the back streets. But it's about LIFE, living, loving and breathing again. And then it's about falling in love with you feel you don't deserve it.

I'd say though above all it's about family, friendships, sunshine, and EPICALLY FALLING IN LOVE again. Falling in love with each other but falling for Africa and what it gives you.

Then there's Leylah's writing. I started to highlight so many quotes it just gets better and better with each word and each paragraph but then it just became one big ole quote the whole book has sentiments, quotes, sayings EVERYTHING. I just highly recommend this book for all. Take your time and enjoy the Serengeti..

Enjoy Xo

ARC generously gifted in exchange for a honest review

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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.

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