‘Tis the season… for buying books as presents. At least, that’s what I do each year. And the book I’m buying multiple copies of this year is A Guide to the Birds of East Africa. Contrary to the title, this is not a birding guide, although birds feature prominently in the story and bird lovers will enjoy the birding competition that takes place in this story. This is instead a very lovely, sweet natured novel with a nice dose of romance and an unlikely hero you can really root for. By all means, check this delightful book out at the library, but consider adding it to your holiday shopping list as well!