6th out of 30 books — 2 voters
Fly Away Home (South Africa Series #4)
by Vanessa Del Fabbro (Goodreads Author)
A loving husband, two beautiful adopted sons, an amiable stepdaughter and the possibility of an addition to the family--Monica Brunetti has it all. But suddenly her idyllic life in a picturesque South African village unravels. Her boys respond to the siren call of America, and her husband's daughter may be leaving as well. Change might be easier to bear if only a baby were...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Steeple Hill
(first published September 1st 2008)
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Set in South Africa, Fly Away Home is the story of two families dealing with family issues. Monica and her husband Zac have two adopted children, but want one of their own. Monica's friend, Francina, also has an adopted child who feels obligated to care for a sick aunt. I found this book simplistic and superficial. Hoping for a flavor of South Africa through a good story, I was disappointed on both accounts. The language is bland and never draws you into the setting, plot, or characters.
Just ok. I learned a bit about South Africa in the process of the story and I admit the storyline had promise but the way in which the author tells it lacked zest or creativity. I didn't realize it was a series and that actually didn't affect it. You can read it easily as a stand alone.
Definitely not the best one in the series. In fact, it felt like an afterthought and like the author was rushing things. Characters' personalities were still consistent, though, so that was good. But the first two books were the best of the series, for sure.