This is book number 2 in the A Still Life with Elephant Novel series.
The delightful sequel to Judy Reene Singer’s Still Life with Elephant, which People magazine called, “a charmer,” An Inconvenient Elephant brings back Singer’s feisty and unforgettable heroine Neelie Sterling and introduces a whole new cast of pachyderms.
After a year spent caring for baby elephants in Africa, Neelie Sterling is preparing to return to the States and a life filled with exes—ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, ex-house, ex-horse. But she is leaving behind some unfinished business in Zimbabwe: a very special elephant targeted for execution. With the help of her new friend Diamond-Rose Tremaine, an eccentric safari operator, Neelie manages to buy some time for the imperiled pachyderm, knowing that when she lands in New York they'll need to raise funds for his rescue.
Once they're home, everything becomes a struggle. Neelie and Diamond-Rose now must relearn how to survive in an urban jungle of table manners and real beds while coping with the overbearing affections of Neelie's family. Harder still, Neelie desperately needs the help of her wealthy conservationist ex-boyfriend, Tom, to save the magnificent creature—and swallowing her pride just might be the biggest challenge of all.
Neelie’s quest to save an endangered elephant in Zimbabwe will enthrall fans of Water for Elephants and Hannah’s Dream, and anyone who loves animals and cares about their preservation.
Judy Reene Singer is a dressage competitor, horse trainer, and all-around animal lover. She has written about the equestrian world for more than a decade and was named top feature writer of the year by The Chronicle of the Horse. She is the author of Horseplay and Still Life with Elephant.