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
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