Tuesday, October 29, 2013

REVIEW: An Unexpected Blessing by Unoma Nwankwor

Date:                         10/25/13
Title:                         An Unexpected Blessing
Author:                     Unoma Nwankwor
ISBN 13:                    978-0-9890738-0-6
Pages:                       326
Publisher:                Kevstel Group
Cover:                        Paperback
Rating:                      4 Stars

What do you do when your Nigerian heritage dictates when and who you marry and you
have other desires? You lie to your Nigerian parents and tell them that you are dating someone who is Nigerian; when he’s not. 

Feranmi, who lives in Atlanta, pays her parents a visit in her native Nigeria. Her parents are adamant about her lack nuptials and lack of exposure to a Nigerian candidate for husband. Trying to respect her parents, she lies to them and tells them she is dating a Nigerian, but old flame Alex is all American.

Wanting something in return, Alex plays the part of Feranmi’s potential Nigerian husband when her parents plan a visit to the states to visit their daughter.

Feranmi and Alex’s past make things complicated to say the least and Feranmi knows that if her parents find out that Alex is not Nigerian, it may break their hearts. Feranmi struggles with her parents and cultural wishes and what she truly wants for her own life.

Newcomer Unoma Nwankwor has done a great job with her debut novel with her ability to spin a story, while adding twists and turns and summing it up with food for thought. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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