Book Review: Flamingos, Dust and Occasional Leopards

flamingos-cover-artTitle: Flamingos, Dust and Occasional Leopards

Author: Sarah Knipping

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

After a painful breakup Iris finds herself standing outside her mother’s doorway, her feet six inches deep in the Kenyan dust. A bra-less hippy version of her mum embraces her and so begins Iris’s adventure in Kenya…

Can Iris fix her broken relationship with her mum?
Can she mend her wounded heart?
Will an adventure in Kenya prove to be just what Iris needs, or will it prove to be all too much?

Flamingos, Dust and Occasioanl Leopards is the story of Iris, who finds herself in Kenya, after a painful break-up. Her Mom lives in Kenya, and she has travelled there to discover her true self, mend her relationship with her mum, and hopefully find a way to heal her broken heart.

I loved the description of Kenya, the culture, the environment, the landscape, the animals, the way of life. The author has a down-to-earth writing style that flows easily, the pacing is fast but not too fast, and I felt like I really got to know Iris, and all her ups and downs. I was most impressed with the setting, which made me feel like I was there. The story too was an inspiring one, my favorite part was about Iris trying to fix the broken relationship with her mother.

After reading this, I want to visit Kenya. Just saying, it’s a great book, but it will probably entice you to do some travelling…

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