Angel pushed herself back against the rock as the lioness walked towards her. She knew nothing could save her now. ..Her heart raced with terror, her breath snagged in her lungs. But then, a thought came to her. She would die here, like Laura. She would not have to live on. With a sense of calm, she closed her eyes and waited for the lioness to come.
Angel’s mother has been killed by a snake, and she is alone in the Tanzanian desert. When she’s confronted by a lioness she is sure she will die. But the lion doesn’t kill her.
Emma Lindberg has come from Australia to visit the medical research station where her mother died. When she gets caught up in the search for the missing child, her plans for the future are turned upside down, and she must find a strength she didn’t know she has.
Lioness is a moving tale of love on many levels – love between mother and daughter, between lovers and potential lovers, between human and animal. Readers will be especially intrigued by the latter, with the lioness Moyo caring for Angel and seeming to have an intuitive link with other humans.
Set in rural Tanzania, and with a diverse cast, Lioness is a heart-warming read.
Lioness, by Katherine Scholes
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