Leopard at the Door
by Jennifer McVeigh
Praise For This Book:
“A dramatic historical period piece…[with] a harrowing, well-paced plot. McVeigh excels ratcheting tension in the plot, and she has a keen eye for the minutiae of everday life in Kenya….The novel is perfect for cold winter days.”—The Free Lance-Star

“Readers who want a story that keeps them on edge will enjoy this historical novel rich with emotional and sociopolitical drama.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] captivating and thought-provoking story….McVeigh’s beautiful prose and harrowing plot will quickly absorb readers, particularly those interested in 1950s Africa, by sensitively approaching themes of race, cultural evolution, and the humanness that unites us all.”—Publishers Weekly

“McVeigh does a good job of charting Rachel’s growth amidst political and personal turmoil, set against a backdrop of Kenya’s wild beauty.”—Booklist

“Leopard at the Door expertly transports its reader to a richly-depicted world that is fraught both politically and personally. Danger constantly hums around Rachel Fullsmith as she navigates the complex, conflicting desires of men and women, native Kenyans and white colonists. It kept me turning pages well into the night!”—Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist

“The beating heart of Africa springs into dazzling heat-drenched life. I could taste the sun soaked sweetness of bananas, see the shimmering plains and smell the rippling grasslands. I could feel the ever present sense of threat and menace. And within this landscape populated by elephants, baboons and antelope a powerful human story plays out. A simply stunning novel that will stay with me: a magnificent book.”—Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter’s Wife

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