He wants to take her child out of Africa
The Busara elephant research and rescue camp on Kenya's Serengeti is Anna Bekker's life's work. And it's the last place she thought she'd run into Dr. Jackson Harper. As soon as he sets eyes on her four-year-old, Pippa, Anna knows he'll never leave without his daughter.
Furious doesn't begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him? He has to get his child back to the States. Yet as angry as he is with Anna, they still have a bond. But can it endure, despite the oceanand the little girlbetween them?
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4 STARS I would love to go see the animals in the wild. The baby elephants seem so loveable. How can people just kill the elephants for their tusks. This romance takes place on a Busara elephant research in Kenya mostly. The characters seem real with real hang ups. I like Anna and can see how hard it would be to finally tell the truth to everyone about having a daughter. I can't imagine hiding a daughter for 5 years from everyone. Anna is doing research on elephants sounds also she is raising rescued elephant orphans after their parents are killed. She is raising her four year old out in the wild. Jackson Harper is asked to go and see how her program is doing. It will give his project some of her funding. He is surprised to find out she has a daughter that is his. Anna was his best friend growing up. He can't believe she hid this from him. Pippa is four years old. She is raised at a elephant research camp. She is darling. Her friend is a year older and his mom is her nanny. This is a clean romance. Also enjoyed reading about the elephants. I would read more books by Rula Sinara in the future based on this book. I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review by Netgalley.
The Promise of Rain is a magical story. Ms. Sinara’s wonderful prose transports the reader to Kenya’s Serengeti Plain where Dr. Anna Bekker runs an elephant research and rescue facility. Anna lives at the camp with her daughter, Pippa. She never told Dr. Jackson “Jack” Harper that he had a daughter but she feels her secret is safe. After all, she lives in Africa and he in the US. When Jack Harper is sent to Kenya to check on Anna’s facility he is shocked to come face to face with a child that’s unmistakably his. Jack doesn’t know if he can forgive Anna for her deception but he knows one thing for sure. His daughter belongs in the United States with him. Both want to do what is best for Pippa but how can they build a future for their daughter when they live on separate continents? As they come to terms with the situation, they rekindle their friendship but without compromise and sacrifice they won’t have a future together. This wonderful author writes with insight, humor and deep emotion about two people who both feel their way is the right way. You’ll laugh and cry as you root for these two wounded souls to heal so they can finally get their happily ever after. This is an amazing debut book and I look forward to many more heartwarming stories from Ms. Sinara.
Wow. Wow! It was so refreshing to read such a clean romance. I thoroughly enjoyed The Promise of Rain. Our main characters, Anna and Jack, are long-time friends. Anna has trust issues about men and love due to her father. Jack has trust and love issues due to his birth parents. Jack was adopted after his biological parents died from drug overdoses. He was grateful and loved his adoptive family, but never could say the word, "love." Anna loved Jack, but refused to be the one to say it. After graduating from college, Jack and Anna took their friendship to the next level. Anna was leaving for Africa and Jack proposed. Anna thought he was only proposing because they had taken that big step in their relationship. She turned him down and ran to Africa so she could do her elephant project. Jack, not knowing that Anna got pregnant that night, shows up at her elephant camp to see a little girl who is a mirror image of himself. The story alternates POV between Anna and Jack. It's actually nice to get into both of their heads. It makes their stubbornness so much more understood. With all of the bickering, doubting of feelings, deciding to build back a friendship, and the daughter living situation, the background story is about the poaching of elephants in the Serengeti. I absolutely love that Sinara was able to build such a creative and visionary place for my mind. I empathized with those sweet baby elephants and with the funding crisis Anna and her team were having. If you love a great heartfelt (or heartwarming...haha! Get it!?!) book, this is definitely one to add to your TBR list. So much information and great reading and tears at the end. A review copy was provided. All thoughts are my own and I have not been persuaded in any way.