Leopard At The Door by Jennifer McVeigh

I really wanted to like this book.  I loved the cover, the title and the setting depicted in the first few chapters was gorgeously written.  However, once the story got going, I just could not get into it.   I did not connect with any of the characters and found the majority of them extremely unlikeable.   I put it down multiple times and in the end had to force myself to finish it.  I found Rachal naïve and foolish. Sara embodied the stereotypical wicked stepmother and her father was so passive it bordered on ridiculous, especially given the fact that he had run a successful farm on foreign soil for so many years.   McVeigh did do an excellent job in her research and ability to depict the racist political climate of the time.  I learned a lot about the MauMau revolution, which I was previously unfamiliar with, so in that regard the book was informative.  I received an advance copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  3 Stars.


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