Catching Lightning by Katie Stephens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mel travelers back to Africa, to bury her parents that have died in a car crash. She carries a lot of anger towards her parents whom she felt abandoned her to a boarding school when she was young to traveler back to Kenya to run an orphanage and a school. Mel was born in Kenya, but she and her parents left when she was little and she has never been back since then, both because of her anger towards her parents and because of is afraid to fly.
I was expecting a romance book when I started to read this one, and yes there is romance in this book, but it is also so much more, it's about finding yourself. Mel has to make peace with the past and by reading her mother's diary and scrapbook she comes to better grip with her past and why her parents returned to Kenya. She has always felt that her parents loved Kenya more than her, but through the reading of the books, meeting the people that worked with her parents and the children there do she realize that that she didn't know the whole truth. And, then there is Sam, the gorgeous guy that worked with her parents and shows her Africa.
This was a lovely book to read. One thing I really enjoyed was that the book took placed in Africa. All the Out of Africa references was also great, I love that movie. I think this is perfect for anyone that wants to read a romance book, but also want to read about forgiveness and friendship. Btw, I love the cover, the mix of colors.
I was provided a free copy of this book through the Catching Lightning Blog Tour and this is my honest review! Originally posted at It's a Mad Mad World!