Rhinoceros Summer has a fresh new look for ebook and paperback editions, but the adventure story inside its pages is as thrilling as ever. Available in ebook, paperback, and Kindle Unlimited.
“A thrilling coming-of-age tale, Rhinoceros Summer is hard to put down. Thornton deftly handles the heartbreaking loss of Lydia’s innocence, and the triumph of wisdom gained.” ~ Andrea Stewart, Writers of the Future 2013 Winner
…There’s always something happening, there’s plenty of drama and action and even a little romance. The descriptions of the wild Tanzanian landscapes as well as the city and villages were well written and effortlessly created vivid images in my mind.
Nothing in Lydia’s sheltered upbringing has prepared her for the challenges that await her in Tanzania. If she truly wants to become a photographer, only her wits and determination will see her through. Great action. Beautiful setting. Well-rounded and believable characters.
Rhinoceros Summer has everything you could want in an adventure story – beautiful setting, romance, friendships, family conflicts, bad guys, action, drama, suspense, excitement and an intriguing and completely believable plotline. If you like reading stories set in exotic locales, or love adventure and action, like to read about other countries and their cultures, or are interested in the constant battle between wildlife conservationists and trophy hunters, then this book is for you. I thoroughly enjoyed Rhinoceros Summer and highly recommend it.
A rare rhinoceros on the brink of extinction. A trophy hunter on the verge of bankruptcy. A young photographer desperate for fame.
Seventeen–year–old Lydia Gibb has no business setting foot in Tanzania, but a fluke opportunity provides a chance to leave her boring life, to capture beauty with her camera–to mean something. But nothing is what it seems, and Lydia becomes ensnared in the bloody, male-dominated world of showdown hunting. She uses her camera as a shield, but the horrors mount, and so do her feelings for Caleb, a rugged, earnest game officer on a mission of his own–until Lydia captures his sights.
Lydia’s pictures surpass her wildest ambitions, but then fall into the wrong hands. Unless she and Caleb team up and race to take back the camera, her work will drive both her and a rare rhino into extinction.