If this is your first time reading Linda Lee Chailkin, then this will be a good read for you if if enjoy historical fiction and romance. The beginning of this story is greatly exciting and fascinating. Ms. Chailkin has a great gift of taking a reader to exciting locations and educating her readers about the politics and background of her stories which adds to the excitement. Her books also have a great balance of story and faith. However, if you have read other of her books, the main characters and relationships in this story are very similar to other books she has written causing this book to be very predictable and somewhat dissappointing after part 1.
I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading fiction, or is interested in the history of South Africa (or both!). Linda Chaikin has a real talent for blending sound Scriptural teaching with accurate history plus an interesting storyline. I definitely want books 2 and 3!
East of the Sun series was suspenseful and wonderfully exciting. All the historical facts and research evident in the book was fascinating. I felt like I was in Africa and England. You are truly a gifted writer-Linda, Praise the Lord for his gift.