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 Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
"Sarah’s Gift" by Skye Wieland is an uplifting novel about a young girl who is starting a fresh life after living through a traumatic childhood experience. Sarah leaves her homeland in Australia and makes South Africa her new country, working and living at a safari camp. We are introduced to Sarah’s friends Brandi and Mark, along with her boss Johnno and other very special people in her life. Sarah begins having a recurring dream and then sees a man with a shining face dressed in white who saves her from a scary encounter with a herd of elephants. She begins to question what it means and Brandi tries to lead her to the answers through God. We cheer Sarah on as she looks for love, worries about elephant culling, deals with ivory poachers, tries to understand and accept God’s place in her life, and decides how to use her special gift.
This is the first book of a trilogy that Skye Wieland has written and she has easily captured the audience’s full attention. It is a wonderful book for the young woman beginning her Christian walk, the young girl who loves animals and the woman who enjoys a good Christian love/ adventure/South African plains animal story. I stayed up way past my normal bedtime to finish reading but was sad when I turned the last page and my time with Sarah and her friends was over. "Sarah’s Gift" will capture your imagination, pull you into the story and emotionally attach you to each character. This is a five star book.