Book Review: The Governor’s Wife by Amaka Azie

I read my first book by this author last month and decided to move on to the next book in the series in a bid to read more of her work and this time I was not disappointed at all.

The Governor’s Wife’ is a story about Ogonna who is recently divorced from her abusive husband and has decided to start an NGO dedicated to helping women who suffer from domestic violence and the likes. As she searches for the perfect property to use as a safe house for these women, she stumbles into Philip, her first and only love whom she had dumped to marry the governor seven years ago. Everything seems to stop as they meet but Philip is engaged and still angry at her for the betrayal. However, as they bump into each other again, they both realize that the love they shared never died but was only buried deep inside them. This is a story about love, forgiveness, second chances and domestic violence.

I really loved this one. I started it and then it was done before I knew it. I loved the two main characters, Philip and Ogonna. For some reason, I found them relatable and lovable. I also felt that the dialogue between both of them came to life and felt so real to me that I found myself getting anxious in certain parts when I was unsure of what next would happen. It was also a delight to see other familiar characters from the first book which made it feel like I was reading about people I knew personally. This is one of those romance stories that have the right portions of almost everything I want so I will end this by saying it was a great read.

I highly recommend this book to all romance lovers and now I am off to reading the next book in the series. I’ll definitely return with a feedback.


Rating: 4.5 Stars

Published: Published November 22nd 2018

Pages: 197

Genre: Romance

The Author:

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Amaka Azie is an award-winning author of romance fiction set in tropical West Africa.

She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories.

Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, she developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club.

Her books showcase bold and exciting female and male main characters with compelling storylines, and her active imagination has captured the interests of many.

Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and travelling with her family. She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters and where she also practices as a part-time family doctor.

Amaka was named one of the Most Influential Nigerian Authors Under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the years 2017 and 2018.

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