Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Wordy Wordless Wednesday: Timba Comes Home review

Though it's supposed to be Wordless Wednesday we have more of a Wordy Wednesday today because we want to tell you about a fantastic new book by our dear friend Sheila Jeffries.

Sheila is the best-selling author of Solomon's Tale and Solomon's Kitten, both of which are must reads for any cat lover. The latest in the Solomon saga is Timba Comes Home. Sheila very kindly sent us a copy of the book and we just had to review it. We would have done so anyway, because we love her books. Mum has already left a review on Amazon, but I thought it would be great to tell you what I think. 

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Mum read this book to me and as you can see from the above pic I enjoyed it so much that I dozed off. That's me after the book ended. I didn't sleep through Mum's reading, if that's what you think! As you know, cats are always listening in even when we appear to be sleeping.

I loved Timba, the sweet little black cat, immediately. He is a great little character, strong and resilient, loving and forgiving, and his purpose in life is to be a healing support cat for a young troubled boy called Leroy and a nice kindhearted lady called Angie. He also has to help his brother Vati, a sensitive and mystical cat, and quite a different character to Timba. But they need each other and together they are a strong force.

When the two brothers are abandoned as kittens, they become separated but luckily fate brings them together again in order to help the people they love.  
There is a lot of love and healing in this book. And it sensitively portrays the amazing bond between a cat and his humans. Parts of it brought tears to my mum's eyes, and I of course offered her my own healing purrs to soothe her as she stopped reading to kiss me on my forehead and hug me close.

Mum sometimes says that it's me and her against the world, and in this book it seems that it's Timba and Vati against the world too as they are twin souls (like me and mum!).

I don't want to give too much of the plot away, but if you enjoy books from the perspective of a cat, warmly told and with a touch of spirituality, then this book is for you! It also makes a great heartwarming Christmas gift for any cat lover. 

To find out more about Sheila Jeffries visit her website 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the author. It was my choice to review and all words are my own. Full disclosure.


  1. Sounds like a lovely book. And yes, Athena's face says it all. I think I need to order this book!

  2. That sounds like a really good book.

  3. That sounds like a really great book, Athena and Mum. We'll have to check it out, for sure! :)

  4. It sounds like a very nice book, I am going to add it to my Goodreads list.

  5. I've had my eye on this book and Sheila's others as well for awhile now. You've convinced me to buy them!

    1. She's a great storyteller and a very nice lady :)

  6. This really does sound like an awesome book!

  7. I love your sleepy face, Athena! You are so cute. The book sounds like a great read for this time of year. Combining kitties and Christmas can't go wrong! :)

  8. I love books that can spark that kind of emotion. It's those that you never want to end. ☺

  9. That sounds wonderful and we'll have our mom check that book out. She reads to us too and we are all ears, especially when the story is about other kitties.

  10. This book sounds terrific, and we hadn't heard of it. So thanks for the review. Mom's going to check it out on Amazon. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  11. The Staff loved the other books, so she will check this out! xxx

  12. Looks like a sweet little book. I'll have to add it to my list at amazon for the next order.


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Athena and Marie