The Secret He Never Told Her (An African Woman's Journey Book 2) by Eileen Omosa
Multi-volume, multi-genre author, Eileen K. Omosa, introduces us to the second volume of “An African Woman’s Journey”: “The Secret He Never Told Her”:
His wife staying in employment will reflect negatively on his capability, but resigning will stall her career goals. Can they ever find a middle ground? In less than two years, Sophia has hauled her family out of poverty. Satisfied with the outcome of her hard work, she’s focused on building a career with a stable income when Richie asks her to resign from her job and become a stay-at-home-mom.
Richie cannot envision his wife struggling to balance the tasks of wife, mother, and employee. He asks Sophia to stay at home, provide the comfort he needs to work hard at his job, and earn enough money to cater for the financial needs of his family.
Sophia cannot imagine life without her job, the way to grow her career, realize her dreams.
How will Richie convince Sophia that he has enough wealth for his wife not to work a single day, yet Sophia is determined to prove that a woman can balance her professional and family life?
The Secret he Never told Her is book two in the series An African Women’s Journey. Sophia’s story starts in The Girl who Left the Village and concludes in The Woman She Became. A trilogy where education, culture, ambition, and love intertwine.
Previous title, Slowed by a Baby
This story was very enjoyable. I like the way the author writes. I think I liked it even better than the first one (link at the bottom). Getting married introduces many changes in the dynamic of two people and two families, as they work to blend their once-separate lives. Getting pregnant makes that work even more complicated, especially, when the baby shows up a few months after the wedding.
Eileen does a wonderful job of exploring the conflicting visions and desires of two people who are just learning how to communicate. This story is not short on description or scene setting, it is the richness of dialogue that made me laugh out loud so many times.
The personal and relationship growth of Richie and Sophia is heartwarming and encouraging. Each of them is fully fleshed out as well as the supporting cast of family and friends.
I award 4.9 stars to “Slowed by a Baby”.
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Previous book review and interview: http://www.wordrefiner.com/book-reviews/the-choices-she-must-make-africas-billionaire-heirs-book-1-by-eileen-k-omosa
Tags: multicultural, hope, contemporary women’s fiction, sweet romance, marriage, communication, relationship, pregnancy, international business, Kenya
Copyright © 2019 Mark L Schultz except for the author's introduction
11/5/2019 02:11:35 pm
11/5/2019 03:34:32 pm
I have enjoyed both books. You have a unique writing style and I like the strength your characters present.
11/5/2019 04:25:29 pm
I use fictional characters to write on change and adaptation - how does the African girl who has attained education, balance her new reality of a career woman and the competing cultural expectations of a mother and wife?
11/5/2019 10:57:15 pm
You have led an interesting life. I bet you have racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles.
11/6/2019 11:05:21 am
Thanks Mark, you got it right that the genre chose me. I wrote the first draft of book one in the trilogy (Ignited by Education) as a wholesome and clean romance. During the editing process, including questions I received from my various editors, I started seeing the larger social issue of girl education, the conflicting worlds (educated career woman and cultural expectations of her as a wife and mother) she finds herself in and how she embraces the opportunities and challenges along the way. I settled on Women's Fiction as the overal genre.
11/6/2019 11:21:48 am
That is quite interesting. I have observed that writing the first draft is a solitary project. After that, subsequent drafts, cover, editing and such becomes a group project because a writer needs beta readers, critique partners and more to produce a quality book that is easy to read. The cover is the second most important part of a book, after the title.
11/8/2019 04:02:52 pm
Well said, sometimes writing is a solitary project. I try to get out of mine by reading books by other authors - residing in their world for some hours gives me reassurance that I'm not alone. I also listen to podcasts, attend local workshops and meet for "coffee" with other writers.
11/8/2019 10:40:39 pm
Making a living from writing is every author's dream. Having a trilogy is a good start. You are building a fan base, one reader at a time.
11/11/2019 11:53:06 am
Thanks Mark, having relocated from the place called Home, where I would have by now qualified for pension, to a new country where many start all over again, success in my books will be my insurance.
11/11/2019 01:20:04 pm
Thank you, Eileen, I always enjoy talking with you. Your journey has been interesting and international.
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