Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Boy Who Stole the Leopards Spots by Tamar Myers....R&G!

I have a new read to tell you about today....The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots by Tamar Myers.  This was a powerful read that had me flipping pages long after I should have been snoozing....

A decades-old murder, a strange superstition, an enormous snake, and one giant secret are about to rock the beautiful Belle Vue to its core.


It is a time of great upheaval for the Belgian Congo and Belle Vue is not safe from the changes. But there are more pressing problems as an unsolved disappearance brings up issues for some of the denizens of the village. Add to that a sudden influx of strangers and a horrible storm that literally divides the village in half, and suddenly danger seems to be everywhere.


The lovely young American missionary Amanda, the police chief Captain Pierre Jardin, and the local witch doctor and his wise-woman wife, Cripple, all become embroiled in the mystery as evil omens and strange happenings at every turn suggest that more lives will be lost before the true killer is unmasked.

First of all, it came as no surprise to me that the author, Tamar Myers, grew up in the Belgian Congo.  The cultural aspects and scenery of this novel were so authentic and I am certain that only a native could have given this book  so much depth.  I found the culture to be fascinating and disturbing and I have to say that I almost enjoyed the vivid cultural aspects as much as the mystery itself!  The story itself flips between two dates and focuses on the lives of twins spared (twins are usually killed in these times in the Belgian Congo).  Get ready to be transported into a different time and place thanks to the talented story weaver, Tamar Myers!

I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of The Boy Who Stole Leopard Spots! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

samantha said...

I haven't read any books that were based in that part of the world

Mammamayor said...

No I have not read anything from this area , sounds interesting thank u
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Amber said...

I don't believe I have read a book based out of this part of the world - I'd love to though!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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slb3334 said...

I have never read any books from this part of the world.

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CAJUNMAN12 said...

Yes, I have
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Jessica Rose said...

Nope! Never read anything from that area!

Nickolay said...

I have not read anything from this area

Anonymous said...

I have not.

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a1404743 said...
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a1404743 said...

Would love this book!

shanta s said...

Not I have'nt

RILEKAT said...

Besides the classic "Heart of Darkness" I don't think I have read anything else from this part of the world.

GALENA said...

yes i have and it takes work for you constantly have to remind your self customs are totaly diffrent

MomLovesDeals said...

I don't think I have. It looks interesting!

susansmoaks said...

no i have not
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brendaelsner said...

No I have not.

Gianna said...

I haven't.

Diana Stanhope said...

No I have no but I would love to.

Diana Stanhope said...

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kpintn said...

no, I have not....but I would!
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SuperNeena said...

No I havent.
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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

not yet!

Jennifer Pruneda said...

I have not

helpful heather said...

no not yet~

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Daniel M said...

nope haven't - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Kathy Davis said...

No I have never read books based out of this part of the world.
Kathy Davis
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daveshir2005 said...

No I have not

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michelle colon said...

no but i am looking for a good book to read

heather abbe said...

I have not read any books taking place in the Belgium Congo.

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awhartness said...

I have never read any books from this part of the world.
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awhartness said...

I have never read any books from this part of the world.
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Nancy said...

I don't remember reading any books from this region.

Nancy
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Renee said...

Not that I recall.
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Jeni Mitchell said...

To date I have not read any books out of this part of the world, but I am quite interested in this book. I love the title.

Barbara said...

I don't think so!
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Littlegdup said...

I have never read any books from this part of the world. awhartness at yahoo dot com