Special thanks to the author for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is a sequel to a book I read earlier in 2020 titled ‘With These Shoes I thee Wed’ and it was interesting to see some of my favorite characters once again. The story is centered around two main characters and friends, Jadesola and Toke. Jadesola is a successful lawyer, Christian and is ready to tie the knot with Mr. Right when she finds him. With several experiences of dates and relationships that didn’t work out, she decides to take her friend’s advise and try online dating. Surfing through the dating site, she finally meets the man of her dreams but he lives in far away Canada and they are both unsure if this “friendship” will not lead to a dead end.
Toke on the other hand is trying to adjust to the new life of being a pastor’s wife while managing her thriving business. This is not the life she thought she would have with Mayowa and her frustrations begin to put a crack in their otherwise loving relationship. This story seamlessly portrays the struggles of a young Christian couple in ministry as they face several challenges and the life of a typical single Christian woman who is waiting for one.
I found this book very interesting and captivating. In the first book, I didn’t really like Jadesola’s character but this book showed her growth as a person and a believer and it was refreshing to read. It was also good to see Toke and Mayowa’s journey as they navigate through married life. As someone who has been married for over 16 years, I could relate to some of what they were going through and I am eager to see how all this will end in the third book. I also liked the way the author introduced a bit of legal drama surrounding a child abuse which added some suspense to the story. Christian fiction has always been a tricky one for me but I must confess that Tope Omotoso does it so well that I always leave her stories with valuable lessons for myself or others.
I really enjoyed reading this book as the writing was very fluid and it kept me hooked although the end of this one was inconclusive. I understand that this is a series of at least three books but I would have preferred if the author concluded at least one of the stories in the books or partially, but I guess I’ll have to patiently wait for the next book.
I highly recommend this book to all lovers of fiction especially Christian fiction. I will however advise that you will have a better experience if you read Book 1 before this book. Nevertheless, it can still be read as a standalone. Now watch out for the next book in this series.
Rating: 5 Stars
Published: October 13th 2020 by Leverage
Genre: Christian Fiction
Tope Omotosho is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought-provoking stories and writing that applies to all ages. Her stories and articles cut across love, relationship and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life.
She is a devoted Christian passionate about bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love.