Book Review: Many Waters by Rosemary Okafor

Last year was my first time of reading a book by this author and I enjoyed reading that story. I was therefore glad when a received a copy of this book from the author with high expectations. Thank you Rosemary.

This story follows Elizabeth and Ebube. Elizabeth has just been dumped by her boyfriend on her birthday but meets Ebube, a naval officer on that same day and the attraction they both have for each other is electric. Although Elizabeth is not ready for another relationship yet, Ebube eventually sweeps her off her feet and they fall in love. However, he is duty bound and this may threaten their budding relationship and the future. This is a story about love, faith, commitment, duty, revenge and courage.

This book started as a slow burn in the first two chapters but after that, I was held captive until the end. It was action packed with twists and turns, military missions, sprinkled with the love affair between Ebube and Elizabeth. It is no surprise that I loved Ebube’s character as a man who knows what he wants, goes for it and gets it. I also admired his courage and doggedness in the face of adversity. I loved the fact that it was primarily set in my favorite city, Port Harcourt and then it took us outside Nigeria to war torn Somalia which has now spurred my interest to learn more about this country and it’s struggles. My biggest takeaway from this book would be the reminder that most times, being in love can be hard as well as being beautiful. I was glad the author gave me the happy ending I desired eventually not to mention the steamy scenes she is so good at writing.

I highly recommend this book to all lovers of contemporary fiction but if you are triggered by war related themes then you may need to approach it with caution.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Published: February 28th 2022 by Drose press


Genre: Contemporary Fiction

The Author:

Rosemary Okafor

Rosemary Okafor was born in 1987, at the little town of Aba, Abia State, in Nigeria. She is a community service volunteer. She has written short stories which are featured in three Anthologies: Be my Val volume 2, Hell has no fury and Nights at Club Nova.

Her first book ‘One more night,’ was published in 2020.

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