Would you follow your husband to start a new life in Africa?
Amie did and lived to regret it.
As the last plane evacuating the expatriates takes off at the outbreak of a civil war, Amie is left behind. She’s just an ordinary housewife never expecting her husband’s work would take them to live in an African country she’d never heard of. Now, she is on her own with no one to help her.
˃˃˃ She’d worked for the government so by chance she was allied to the losing side and the new regime believes she has information she doesn’t have.
Her husband has not told her his secret which puts her life further in danger.
˃˃˃ As she fights to survive she has only her wits to protect her against the men who would use her and the predatory wild animals in the African bush.
FOR FANS OF WILBUR SMITH.
˃˃˃ Amie African Adventure is the first book of the Amie series by award-winning writer Lucinda E Clarke.
We meet Amie when she first arrives in Africa with no idea of how it will change her life and the challenges she will face in this page-turning, fast-moving, thrilling action adventure series.
“An Unexpected End by Mary C. Blowers”
This was a terrifying thriller story of a young couple who went to Africa for the husband’s job. He was to start a new factory to provide fresh water. While there, his wife found other Americans in a sort of country club, and learned about having servants, as this was expected of them since whites were considered extremely wealthy. Americans could afford a maid for very little money, and it aided the poor blacks and gave them a home as well. Amie did her part with charity work at a local school and against experienced advice even considered adopting a child. But suddenly, disaster struck. Rebel forces attacked and she was taken prisoner while she rushed around trying to find her friends and husband. Her story of what happened next will expand your world view and give you insight into how others live.
I kept wondering if this was a true story since it is so well written I thought it might be. It is a novel, but Clarke has lived in other countries including Africa and so tells a convincing tale. She is a skilled storyteller and has created a very likeable character in Amie, though her friends and family back home don’t understand how she can deal with the cultural differences. There is room for a sequel as not all the loose ends are wrapped up by the end of the story. If there is, I would love to read it.