In Spite of Lions

In Spite of Lions

How does a young lady of means escape her high society fate? By booking passage on the first ship to Africa and promptly tossing her petticoats overboard! Now Anna's trading London's luxuries and restrictions for the wild unknown. Of course, shedding her old life would be much easier without the disapproving looks of a handsome sea captain and the demons in her past haunti How does a young lady of means escape her high society fate? By booking passage on the first ship to Africa and promptly ...

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Title:In Spite of Lions
Author:Scarlette Pike
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1462120512
Format Type:Paperback

In Spite of Lions Reviews

  • Lisa
    Oct 20, 2018
    I struggled with the two main characters at the beginning of the book, but they grew on me and I ended up really liking them by the end. I also liked the uncommon setting for a regency romance. I hope that this is a series, because that ending didn't really tie up loose ends. ...
  • Jennie
    Feb 09, 2018
    The beginning is slow and there is no ending. It just stops with few issues resolved. Parts of the story are excellent and introduce a compelling story. The main character is not likable, but improves greatly as the story progresses. I assume this book is part of a series. ...
  • Lisa
    Mar 18, 2018
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  • Karma Bateman
    Nov 23, 2018
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  • Lisa Irish
    Nov 25, 2017
    This scenes of this book have stayed with me, replaying in my head....think ahead to dinner tomorrow or there will be no dinner, running away doesn't always lead to bad places, do the right thing even when everyone says you are wrong. Good character development, good life learning, goo...
  • Amy Godard
    Nov 25, 2017
    In Spite of Lions is a beautiful character driven book. You won?t want to put it down. The story and life of this young woman is gradually revealed as she learns more about herself and grows in ways only her hard experiences could truly allow. Her story is one that will bring joy, la...
  • Jenny
    Feb 13, 2018
    I really liked the cover of this book. Unfortunately that?s about all I liked. I did like Anna and the captain. I didn?t realize this is the first in a series. The book ends with a cliff hanger. I?m not sure I?ll read the second book. This one was very depressing to me. ...
  • Micki
    Dec 12, 2017
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  • Lorna
    Nov 29, 2017
    My favorite aspect of this novel is how beautifully the protagonist changes through her experiences. By the end of the book she is a different person and you love her even more having been with her on the journey. The environment she is in is engaging. The characters are rich and full ...
  • J. Else
    Feb 26, 2018
    Anna Kensington is taking charge of her life, fleeing from her privileged but stifling Victorian-era existence. She books passage on the first available ship. While boarding, Anna meets the Livingstones and becomes their traveling companion. After 12 weeks at sea, they arrive in Africa...
  • Amy Bruno
    Mar 14, 2018
    It's been a great year for reading already and my streak of fabulous reads continues with Scarlette Pike's In Spite of Lions! My goal this year was to read more books set outside the US and UK and more books featuring Bad Ass Women and this book met both criteria. In Spite of Lions ...
  • Helen Hollick
    Jun 19, 2018
    This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review: Helen Hollick founder #DDRevs "...I was so firmly hooked, I could hardly move from my chair. " shortlisted for Book of the Month ...
  • Lynette
    Nov 05, 2018
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  • Joyce
    Apr 19, 2018
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    May 07, 2018
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  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    Jun 14, 2018
    In Spite of Lions By Scalette Pike First off let me just say this is an absolutely gorgeous story that I highly recommend to any reader who wants to get lost within the pages of a fantastic story! Anna is determined to leave the life she has known behind and if breaking with the...
  • Jon Jensen
    Nov 28, 2017
    When I first opened this book, I couldn?t put it down and finished it that same day. I love books like this that show progress and development of the main character and Pike nails it with her depiction of Anna. Before reading this book, all I knew about Dr. Livingstone was the famous...
  • InD'tale Magazine
    Jul 12, 2018
    This story is a beautifully written and enlightening account of life in 19th century Africa. Read full review in the 2018 July Aug issue of InD'tale Magazine. ...
  • Nicky Moxey
    Feb 11, 2019
    What an interesting read! I grew up in southern Africa, and every detail of this rang true to me. I also appreciated the character arc of the heroine. I'm not convinced her plan to save the boy will work, though... ...
  • Shala
    Mar 09, 2018
    This book is beautifully written! I love our protagonist. She is a fearsome lady, and makes some amazing decisions throughout the novel. This novel made me laugh, made me cry, and opened my eyes to things I hadn't ever thought of. Seriously, read this amazing Christian historical ficti...
  • Sydney
    Mar 09, 2018
    In her novel In Spite of Lions, author Scarlette Pike brings to life the story of a woman determined to be free of her haunting past in London as she makes an adventurous voyage across the ocean to Africa. This is a beautifully written story is emotional and unforgettable. Readers will...
  • Stephanie
    Nov 25, 2017
    In Spite of Lions is more than just a thrilling African adventure--it is an emotional Journey. Scarlette Pike phenomenally captures the human heart, historical tensions, and the vulnerability of life. If you want a fresh twist on the Victorian era without sacrificing authenticity, then...
  • Erin Collins
    Jan 17, 2018
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  • Emily
    Dec 23, 2017
    Parts of this book were really well done and interesting, but other parts felt either kind of dry or hard to believe for the time period. I definitely liked the less common setting and the real characters woven into the story. ...
  • Laci
    Nov 25, 2017
    I love this book for so many reasons. I was so easily and quickly consumed in the story right from the start which isn?t always easy for me to do. I loved that for a book based in the Victorian era, the story line didn?t revolve around romance, but rather a brave woman taking charg...
  • Evelyn Mercy Price
    Sep 25, 2018
    I took much longer to get through this book than I expected, but that was largely because of the school year starting and my time to read being lessened. The other reason I think it took longer is this book is much heavier than what I usually read. Not in the sense that it is dif...
  • Jessica G.
    Jun 15, 2018
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  • Melinda Meyers
    Aug 03, 2018
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  • Jordan Parmar
    Mar 01, 2018
    This book captured me right from the beginning! I enjoyed watching the characters develop and I grew to love each of them. I also love that the author put so much work into depicting the historical characters as they actually were. Lastly, I loved how there was some romance in the stor...
  • Erin Christensen
    Jul 17, 2018
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