Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On My Bookshelf [The Clouds Beneath the Sun]

Don't judge a book by its cover.  We're all familiar with the old adage, but in this case I'm thrilled I did.  While browsing at the library something about this just caught my eye and I threw it in my basket.  I love a good book filled with unexpected twists and turns, and The Clouds Beneath the Sun delivers just that.  I couldn't put it down.

Amazon describes it:
Kenya, 1961. As a small plane carrying Natalie Nelson lands at a remote airstrip in the Serengeti, Natalie knows she’s run just about as far as she can from home. Trained as an archeologist, she accepted an invitation to be included in a famous excavating team, her first opportunity to escape England and the painful memories of her past.

But before she can get her bearings, the dig is surrounded by controversy involving the local Masai people—and murder. Compounding the tension, Eleanor Deacon, friend of the Masai, who is leading the excavating mission, watches a rift grow between her two handsome sons. Natalie’s growing attrac­tion to Jack Deacon soon becomes a passionate affair that turns dangerous when she must give evidence in a trial that could spark even more violence and turmoil.

The startling beauty of the Kenyan setting, the tension of loom­ing social upheaval, and the dizzying highs and crushing lows of a doomed love affair are all captured brilliantly on every page of this extraordinary and utterly unforgettable novel.

What's on your bookshelf??  I'm always looking for a good read!

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