This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Desert Snow: One Girl's Take On Africa By Bike by Helen Lloyd is the story of her journey through Africa and all her experience of joy and struggle; the different places she visits and the different cultures she experiences; as well as the different people she meets and befriends. It is her take on Africa.
Helen Lloyd's journey is truly remarkable. It is as if I was there with her from start to finish; minus the initial beer drinking in the pub of course. Some of the obstacles that she faced such as taking photos where the locals detest such tourists’ activity. In fact, I sort of expected that she would get into that particular problem sooner or later. I also expected the difficulties that she had at the border checkpoints. Nevertheless, she always persevered and triumphed. In Jemberem, the three-hour wait at the restaurant is unbelievable and the termite incident made me cringe.
Desert Snow: One Girl's Take On Africa By Bike is written with such honesty and humor. She not only cycles through the continent, but paddle through the Niger River in a pirogue and hitchhikes as well. All in all, an excellent read and a journey well worth taking. Helen Lloyd made me want to know more about Africa. To my fellow readers, if you like reading about one's adventure in another continent, then you’ll want to read Helen’s book especially if you have been, or intend to go, to Africa yourself.