The Twin Test

The Twin Test

by Rula Sinara

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488085048
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: From Kenya, with Love , #5
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 739,739
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Award winning and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she'll ever admit to. Rula's writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. Discover more at www.RulaSinara.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter.

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The Twin Test 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
beckymmoe 10 months ago
Not my favorite of the series, but still a good read! The Twin Test is Pippa's story--a much-needed HEA for the character who was left behind by her almost-(or at least expected-)fiance in Every Serengeti Sunrise . Dax is a great hero for her story, and Pippa is clearly the only woman in Kenya--heck, probably on the planet!--who can help him tame his twins. Ivy and Fern are the cause of many an LOL moment in the book as they admirably perform the job of children everywhere--making adults rethink every difficult moment they gave their parents as children. Poor Pippa! ;) (And poor Dax! Though at least they eventually have each other to help them get through the soon-to-be-upon them teen years, so that's something, at least.) Two minor complaints: the side plot involving Dax's job (and reason for being in Africa) still felt somewhat unresolved at the end, and that sixty-years-later epilogue was more of a downer (for me, at least) than a sweet resolution. I mean, yes, it was sweet, BUT... I'm not going to say any more about it--you'll have to read it yourself. But if you know me at all, you can probably make a guess about what's going on in sixty years that I didn't need to know about. (Or, if you're my brother, you've already heard me complain about it live and in person. Sorry, bro-man!) The Twin Test, though fifth in the series, would work fairly well as a standalone. It will have more of an impact if you've read book four and watched Pippa's earlier drama unfold in that book already, but if you haven't, no worries since she lets you know what you need to here. And of course if you've read The Promise of Rain and/or After the Silence , you saw a good chunk of Pippa's childhood and will appreciate even more what the twins put her through here. Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I first fell in love with the people (and animals) of the Busara Elephant Research and Rescue Camp in Every Serengeti Sunrise – which tells the story of three childhood friends whom readers first met as children in the previous books of the series. I was immediately enchanted by this idea of a multi-generational series and getting to hang out with beloved characters as their kids grow up and fall in love in their own stories. We spent a lot of time with Pippa in Every Serengeti Sunrise and I adore her free spirit and compassionate heart! After the events from that book, I felt very protective of her heart going in to The Twin Test. Dax had some steep hurdles to pass before I would give him my blessing (like i have anything to do with it lol), and there were times when I wasn’t sure he was going to clear those hurdles. But he does have some mighty fine kisses in him – and that epilogue? ALL THE FEELS. I’m still not sure I’ve recovered from that sweet final chapter of the book. And his girls – oh, my heart. They sure knew how to push everyone’s buttons at first – think the kids from Mary Poppins, The Parent Trap and The Sound of Music. Fern and Ivy would fit right in with their pranks on Dax and their nannies, not to mention their tendency to wander off from where they were supposed to be … right into the very places they shouldn’t be. Not something you want to encourage in children in the suburbs or cities – much less the Serengeti. From lions to elephants to Maasai warriors to evil poachers and careless frackers, the dangers are real and deadly. But the beauty is just as real and it’s full of hope and life. I love how Pippa connected with the girls and helped them connect with the world around them and the people there too. Bottom Line: The Kenya series from Rula Sinara transports this completely-non-adventurous person to a land of breathtaking natural beauty and adventure – right from the safety of my favorite reading spot. The characters – in each generation – take up residence in your heart and feel like long lost friends, and the environmental lessons tucked gently into their stories will linger with you for quite some time. Pippa has her moment to shine in The Twin Test, and she shines brightly. This was a perfect ending, I thought, for this touching series and I resigned myself to it being the end. But wait! What’s this I see? A sixth book coming out in January? Cue the excited fanfare! Here’s to the future generations of this series and many more stories. (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
Ourpugs More than 1 year ago
The twin test Eleven year old twin girls, so cute. This book was so much fun to read. When I started it I wanted to keep reading until the end. Loved Pippa and loved the reference to the movie pippi longstocking became it brought back memories when my daughter was young. Dax and his twin girls are in Africa for his job and he needs a nanny, he convinces Pippa to take care of them. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. I received an complementary copy of the book from Prism book tours. I was not required to leave an positive review. This is my own opinion.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Enchanting scenery, precocious children and a sweet love story! If you've been reading along with Rula Sinara's From Kenya, With Love series, you will recognize the heroine of this story. Pippa Harper is the all grown up version of the child we met in Book 1, The Promise of Rain, a few years back. It's always fun to see someone we've met previously come into their own and find their very own happily ever after. The story was intriguing with lots of emotional depth, as well as some humor mixed in with those trickster girls! Very enjoyable read! The promise that Dax Calder made to his late wife to always be there for his twin daughters has him uprooting them often to go along on his work expeditions. This job in Kenya lets him not only earn the money he needs, but also be close to a historical area that intrigues his seismologist by trade heart. Circumstances might have forced him out of that field right now, but studying earthquakes is his hearts passion. Teacher Pippa Harper happens to be in the right place at the right time to help Dax out of a fix. Seems his nanny has abandoned him, and he needs someone to entertain his daughters. If this unexpected job can earn her more money for the school she's saving to build, she's willing to help out ... but she's not so sure about these wild child girls of his ... they seems to be out to run off everyone but their father!
SBMC More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I’ve read by the author and in the Heartwarming line of Harlequin books. It was quite enjoyable. Although this is book 5 in the series From Kenya, with Love, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. It looks like all the previous characters from the series make appearances in the book, but you don’t need to know their background history to enjoy this particular story about Pippa and Dax. If you like sweet romance set in a faraway place with irresistible twin girls, you will love this book. Dax is a scientist specializing in earthquakes who moves his family to Kenya to work for an oil company. He’s made mistakes in the past which he is trying to correct but has a difficult time with his ten year old twin girls as a single father. Pippa is a teacher, raised in Kenya, who is carefree and free-spirited. Despite her spontaneous and light-hearted ways, she harbors deep-seated hurt from her past. Two opposite personalities collide and attract as Pippa agrees to homeschool the twins while Dax and the girls are in Kenya. The girls, Ivy and Fern, are hysterical and fun. Pippa and Dax’s friendship and romance bloom slowly and sweetly. The author incorporates the beautiful landscape of Kenya and thoughtful descriptions of Maasai life and culture into a nicely paced and crafted plot with multi-dimensional characters who are lovable and also throws in a serious issue concerning environmental protection to deliver a well-written contemporary romance that is memorable and enjoyable. And the epilogue! Oh, what a tear jerker. I received a copy of the book from the author/publisher through Prism Book Tours and was under no obligation to post a review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and subjective.