Get ready for a new heroine: She shoots, she goes to Africa to heal from the trauma of World War I, she finds mystery and romance, she is Jade del Cameron. After serving as an ambulance driver on the Front in France, Jade is drawn to East Africa at a time when safaris were set up as hunts for ivory, trophies, and gold.
Jade is a twenty-something woman who grew up in New Mexico on a ranch that gave her the skill set she needs to go to post-war Africa in the 1920s. She can repair her Model-T and find solutions to problems that beset her as she encounters evil in the form of a witch who can make animals do his bidding and who can turn into the animals to hunt prey (human or animal).
The first book in the series, The Mark of the Lion in which she meets Harry Hascombe, a big game hunter and guide. While he attempts to woo her, she is suspicious of his motives and evades his advances. The reader is left with unanswered questions that lead to the next in the series, Stalking Ivory, a tale of ivory poachers and the introduction of Sam Featherstone, another suitor.
The remaining books in the series are: The Serpent’s Daughter; The Crocodile’s Embrace; Treasure of the Golden Cheetah; The Leopard’s Prey.
The series is available for checkout and the librarian recommends reading them in order. This series is a great read for those wanting to get a glimpse into the post World War I era in Africa when big game hunting was adventure and the world was on the brink of another World War. The author includes recommended reading lists (fiction and non-fiction) at the end of each book–some of which are on the shelves at the Aneta Public Library!!
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