Multi-volume, multi-genre author, Eileen Omosa introduces us to the first volume of her new sweet romance series, “An African Woman’s Journey”, “Ignited by Education”:
She’s the most educated girl in the village, but her parents are worried she read the wrong books. Will they ever find a common understanding?
By sheer luck, Sophia Mariko has completed university education through grants for students from poor families. She’s focused on building her career and to pay fees for her siblings when her father summons her to the village to get married.
Sophia could resist and stay in the city, but her job is insecure. Richie floods her work desk with red roses and proposes to marry her. She turns down his overtures but becomes desperate on learning he’s the son of her employer.
Can Sophia shun marriage, yet her upbringing prepared her for the role of a wife and mother? Or will she abandon her job and drop back into the poverty she has worked so hard to overcome?
I enjoyed this sweet romance. To be honest, I had to look up what this genre included; I admit romance is not my first choice for reading pleasure. The truth is, this story is a lot of fun. Sophia is a woman with a plan and she is determined to complete her plan, I admire her fortitude.
There are many elements that are necessary to bring a story to life, Eileen weaves this tapestry quite well. The plot and sub-plots were interesting, scene setting was quite good, and the dialog was downright funny at times! I laughed out loud more than once! I savored the local flavor of Africa Eileen wove into the story, she shared what a lot of the Kiswahili language terms meant. Kiswahili is spoken by nearly 100 million people in Africa. Learning about food and cultural customs enhances a story for me a great deal. The action was played out quite well also, without being too exhaustive and bogging the story down.
All things considered; this story gave me several hours of reading pleasure. I award 5 stars to “The Girl Who Left the Village”!
I am happy to share that volume two of the series is available at this time: “The Secret He Never Told Her”.
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