Historical fiction with a wicked twist.
Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy,
deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book
Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical
coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year
This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit
filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved
Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of
a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous
inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn
her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a
remarkable young woman.