I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Thank you, Ola. Since I had not read anything by this author before now, I went into reading this book with Zero expectations and hoped for the best.
‘A Love for Tomorrow’ is a Christian fiction/love story about two single parents, Seun and Frank. Frank is a widower who is still coming to terms with the shocking truth that his wife is gone forever while Seun on the other hand is trying to start life afresh after her experience in a bad relationship. Both of them are not looking for a relationship but after a meeting at Frank’s brother’s bookstore, a friendship of sorts develops. As they spend more time in each other’s company, sparks begin to fly but are they willing to let go of their past and try again? This is a story about trauma, toxic relationships, grief, love, forgiveness and second chances.
I started reading this story and got hooked almost immediately. It was also a quick read that I finished reading in one sitting. Apart from the obvious fact that the story carries very important themes which interest me, it was also well written. The characters were relatable, and I could feel their emotions as I read the book. Most importantly, the style of writing Christian fiction the author used was what I loved the most. It wasn’t preachy or in your face, it was just a good story that expressed God’s love, grace, forgiveness, e.t.c. in the daily lives of the people involved. Trauma and what it does to us is something I believe should be discussed more and taken more seriously in our society and I hope that more writers will use their work to create awareness about trauma and its effects. Although this book is supposed to be the sequel to another book, it can be read as a standalone. I will be reading the first book soonest so watch out for my review.
Christian fiction is one of my favorite genres and I am always excited to discover an author whose work I like especially in the Nigerian/African space. I can say I like this author already and I highly recommend this book to all Christian fiction and romance lovers.
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Christian Fiction
‘The Grace Ola’ blends faith and realism into compelling stories with life-like, relatable characters. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria and is currently a content developer and brand communications associate. Learn more about this author at http://www.thegraceola.com
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