by Lisa Harris
Dateline: 1921—Northern Rhodesia and New York, New York. Lizzie MacTavis is determined to remain with the people with whom God called her to work along the banks of the rugged Zambezi River in southern Africa.
Andrew Styles, an anthropologist and explorer, has been commissioned to bring Lizzie back to New York City at any cost. With a fortune at stake, Lizzie is caught between two worlds when she is finally forced to return to the United States and discovers her life is in danger. Will Andrew turn out to be Lizzie’s nemesis or hero?
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
If you like historicals set in exotic locations, you will love this novel set in the wilds of Africa in the 1920s. Lisa Harris did a great job of taking us through Africa and showing us the magnificent sites and danger that lurks there. But there’s danger in New York as well for this young spunky missionary. I loved Lizzie, the main character whose parents were missionaries in Africa. She’s caught between two worlds and doesn’t really feel like she fits in either one. We all can relate to that. I also appreciate her stubbornness about fulfilling the will of God for her life. Her love interest, Andrew, surprised me. I wasn’t sure if I liked him at first, but he grew into the man Lizzie wanted.