Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publishing Date: April 2012
Coral Sinclair is a beautiful but naive twenty-five-year-old photographer who has just lost her father. She's leaving the life she's known and traveling to Kenya to take ownership of her inheritance - the plantation that was her childhood home - Mpingo. On the voyage from England, Coral meets an enigmatic stranger to whom she has a mystifying attraction. She sees him again days later on the beach near Mpingo, but Coral's childhood nanny tells her the man in not to be trusted. It is rumored that Rafe de Monfort, owner of a neighboring plantation and a nightclub, is notorious womanizer having an affair with her stepmother, which may have contributed to her father's death.
Circumstance confirms Coral's worst suspicions, but when Rafe's life is in danger, she is driven to make peace. A tentative romance blossoms amidst a meddling ex-fiance, a jealous stepmother, a car accident, and the dangerous wilderness of Africa. Is Rafe just toying with a young woman's affections? Is the notorious womanizer only after Coral's inheritance? Or does Rafe's troubled past color his every move, making him more vulnerable than Coral could ever imagine?
Set in 1970, this contemporary historical romance sends the seemingly doomed lovers down a destructive path wrought with greed, betrayal, revenge, passion, and love.
I was asked to review this book and received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This story is so beautifully written and Ms. Fielding is a wonderful storyteller. I was very pleasantly surprised when I began this book. I was drawn into the beauty of Africa and felt like I could really imagine what the country looked like. Coral is a very sweet character and I had a love/hate relationship with Rafe. In the beginning, he drove me crazy and I didn't like the way he acted. But as Coral got to know him, I felt like I did too and he turned out to be a pretty nice guy! I am so happy that Ms. Fielding asked me to review this novel. It truly was wonderful and I really enjoyed reading it! :)