The story is set in 1954, Kenya Colony, Africa. Rachel is coming back to the colony after spending 6 years in England after the death of her mother. Her father warns her not to return but she still comes back to many changes in her childhood home. Her father has taken in another woman who Rachel tries very hard to like and find common ground with. At this time in history, Kenya has a group called “Mau Mau” that has materialized in the strife for all land to be taken from white colonists and given back to the original inhabitants. I found this book to be beautifully written, and a fascinating and absorbing read. The characters were so vivid and the descriptions so colorful that I found myself languishing in the beautiful Kenyan countryside. I literally couldn’t put the book down and really recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction !
Leopards at my Doorstep by Jennifer McVeigh will be available by Penguin Random House Publishers. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.