Book Review: The Naïve Wife: Rachel’s Choice by Ufuomaee

This is my first book by the author so I went into reading it blind. However, I am interested in reading more Christian fiction stories written by Nigerian or African authors therefore I was hoping that this would be a good one.

This book is the first in the ‘Naive Wife’ trilogy and the story follows Rachel, a 32 year old Christian woman and radio show host. On her younger sister’s wedding day, Rachel is introduced to two young men, Doug and Ejike. Both seem interested in her and she finds them both attractive in different ways, however, Doug is more forth coming and she finds herself swept into a relationship with him. While she is excited to be in a relationship after a long break, she is still conflicted about her feelings especially when she keeps running into Ejike.

This was a quick read and can be read in one sitting. I found the story quite relevant for a lot of young Christian women/men who wish to be married. The ability to discern who is a true Christian man or woman is one of things that is lacking among most young Christians today and this was clearly evident in this story. Despite the theme, I didn’t quite enjoy reading this book. This was primarily because I didn’t find any of the characters likeable and it was difficult for me to root for the protagonist. I understand that this is a somewhat common problem in Christian circles but Rachel is not in her early 20s, she is 32 years old and I just couldn’t wrap my head around some of her choices. This book actually tells us what not to do when we are trying to make a choice on who you will be spending the rest of your life with and for that reason, I recommend to young Christians. Nevertheless, I am still curious about how her story plays out therefore I will go on to read the second book in this series. So watch this space for more reviews on this trilogy.

Rating: 3 Stars

Published: August 29th 2019 by Ufuomaee

Pages: 179

Genre: Christian Fiction

The Author:


Ufuoma is a Christian Blogger, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur and Author. She ministers at, serves at and works at She is also a mother and a wife, who is learning to walk in Grace and Truth.

As Ufuomaee, she has written many books and novels, which you can read via You can also find and follow her on GoodReads.

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