I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was pretty good, but it just didn't grab me the way that The Paris Wife did. I think it's because the story starts out with Beryl leaving for her record breaking trans-Atlantic flight, then skips back to tell her life story growing up in colonial Kenya. It felt disconnected and it made it hard for me to get into her early life because I kept wondering when we'd get back to the story of the flight. I also found it hard to connect with Beryl and I'm not really sure why.
Overall, the writing was still excellent, this book just didn't speak to me in the same way as The Paris Wife did. I'd still recommend it to people who liked Paula McLain's other books and anyone who loved Out of Africa