[PDF] ✪ Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey to the Heart of Africa ✬ Brad Ricca – Reliableradio.co.uk

Brad Ricca S Olive MacLeod Is My Favorite Sort Of Woman From History Bold And Unconventional, Utterly Unsinkable And Her Story Is So Full Of Adventure And Acts Of Courage, It S Hard To Believe She Actually Lived And Yet She Did Brad Ricca Has Found A Heroine For The Ages, And Written Her Tale With A Winning Combination Of Accuracy And Imagination Paula McLain, Author Of Love And Ruin And The Paris WifeFrom The Edgar Nominated Author Of The Bestselling Mrs Sherlock Holmes Comes The True Story Of A Woman S Quest To Africa In The S To Find Her Missing Fianc , And The Adventure That EnsuesIn , Olive MacLeod, A Thirty Year Old, Redheaded Scottish Aristocrat, Received Word That Her Fianc , The Famous Naturalist Boyd Alexander, Was Missing In AfricaSo She Went To Find Him Olive The Lionheart Is The Thrilling True Story Of Her Astonishing Journey In Jungles, Swamps, Cities, And Deserts, Olive And Her Two Companions, The Talbots, Come Face To Face With Cobras And Crocodiles, Wise Native Chiefs, A Murderous Leopard Cult, A Haunted Forest, And Even Two Adorable Lion Cubs That She Adopts As Her Own Making Her Way In A Pair Of Ill Fitting Boots, Olive Awakens To The Many Forces Around Her, From Shadowy Colonial Powers To An Invisible Islamic Warlord Who May Hold The Key To Boyd S Disappearance As These Secrets Begin To Unravel, All Of Olive S Assumptions Prove Wrong And She Is Forced To Confront The Darkest, Most Shocking Secret Of All Why She Really Came To Africa In The First PlaceDrawing On Olive S Own Letters And Secret Diaries, Olive The Lionheart Is A Love Story That Defies All Boundaries, Set Against The Backdrop Of A Beautiful, Unconquerable Africa Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey to the Heart of Africa


About the Author: Brad Ricca

Brad Ricca is the Edgar nominated author of the bestselling Mrs Sherlock Holmes 2017 and Super Boys 2014 , winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Nonfiction and a Booklist Top 10 Book on the Arts He is also the author of American Mastodon, winner of the 2009 St Lawrence Book Award He lives with his family in Cleveland.



10 thoughts on “Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey to the Heart of Africa

  1. says:

    I received a copy of this biography of Olive MacLeod from goodreads as a giveaway promotion.Olive MacLeod and Boyd Alexander we re engaged to be married when Boyd goes to Africa on an expedition He promises Olive he will return in one year.Olive and Boyd exchange letters These letters are actually in the book Suddenly letters


  2. says:

    Really, really intrigued to read this Thank you to St Martin s Press for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.


  3. says:

    3.5 5.0 starsBiographer Brad Ricca has a penchant for discovering and sharing long forgotten rich historical stories which are as personal as they are informative His research and footnoting in this particualr story is herculean These citations provide the gravitas of this tremendous and epic story of Olive MacLeod, a young, fearle


  4. says:

    I m torn between 3 and 4 stars for this one I loved the concept and idea, and appreciated that the author tried to use as much primary source material from Olive the badass as was available possible The thought of a single woman in 1910 journeying to Africa to find her disappeared fianc was a great hook, but I didn t particularly care


  5. says:

    Reviewed on June 2020I enjoyed reading Olive the Lionheart my first by this new to me author While reading this entertaining , evocative novel, was transported in time and place , and found myself experiencing a vividly , beautifully descriptive adventure Re read YesRecommend YesI just reviewed Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca NetGalley


  6. says:

    This non fiction book about Olive McLeod is truly unique Olive exemplifies two very different examples of a woman in the early 1900 s The first being the woman of a higher class whose main goal in life it would seem would be to enter into a respectable marriage and make a good home for her husband The other woman, whom we see in the amazing


  7. says:

    This is a true story of Olive MacLeod s , journey to Africa to find out what had happened to her Fiance, who was killed while there on an expedition She leaves England in 1910 at the age of 30, with a couple who wereexperienced travelers and whom would be her companions along the way, a Mr and Mrs Talbot This was a very interesting story taken


  8. says:

    I won an Advance Reader s Edition of Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca from Goodreads.Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca is well written, researched, and documented, and it reads like a novel The author uses letters, diaries, and other sources to take readers on a trek through central Africa in 1910 and 1911, as Olive MacLeod endures extreme heat,


  9. says:

    I was totally on board with this book s premise but, almost from the beginning, it was a disappointment Mostly due to the lame attempts at misdirection in an effort to create excitement in the narrative the most egregious example being Olive s disappearance which was just her being in her tent I suspect I would have enjoyed Olive MacLeod s book abou


  10. says:

    I received an advanced reader s edition from the publisher and am under no obligation to post a review A story about a brave woman, Olive MacLeod, who traveled from the Isle of Skye, Scotland to Africa in search of her fianc e, Lieutenant Boyd Alexander, who was killed due to political unrest Based on a true story.I enjoyed the story, yet found that it


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