A cultural experience that will take you on a journey filled with more tragedy and heartache than romance.
Nadia is the kind of character you root for but also want to shake and scream at not to succumb to temptation. For the most part, she is a level-headed, hard-working woman. When it comes to Anthony, her crush from adolescence and baby’s father, she throws caution to the wind. This novel took me on a journey through Nadia’s days in Nigeria, first meeting Anthony, coming to America on a visa, and the whirlwind of her ups and downs bumping into Anthony throughout the next couple of decades.
When I started reading this book, I was drawn in by the new perspective of a Nigerian romance and seeing how it would unfold there. However, most of the unfolding actually happens in the U.S. Nadia and Anthony meet by chance one day in Nigeria and, from that point on, they stay in each other’s lives one way or another. Nadia is a reserved, focused, compassionate woman from a strict Muslim family. Anthony on the other hand, is a suave, selfish, smooth-talking player from a Christian family. Neither of their families want them together as a result of their conflicting beliefs but once Nadia and Anthony are in America, none of that stands between them.
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