Review: A Suitable Wife
A SUITABLE WIFE - Unoma Nwankwor

Away To Africa (Book #3)

KevStel Publications


Brenda Larnell (A+)


REVIEW: I loved EVERYTHING about this story! From the introduction of a new fictional affluent Black community, Luxe Noir, South Carolina to the blissful Epilogue. For this story, it’s time for Jidenna Kalu, a talented artist, to find a suitable wife is like the catalyst for Jidenna finally realizing his need for a mate. You’ll get that when you read the story. Jidenna’ s number one choice is Zola Westbrook, Uju’s dance instructor. It seems that Jidenna is keeping his distance from Zola, and Zola has some negative feelings against Jidenna for ghosting her.

Catching up with the Kalu men (Cheta -
THE MAKESHIFT FIANCÉE and Arinze - RENT A BAE), their wives, the mothers, aunties and grandparents of this wonderful fictional family is a highlight of the story. Although the Kalu men have African roots in Enugu, Nigeria, they work and live in the US. Jidenna lives in Atlanta, and so does Zola. This story is all about family and the love that holds them together. Zola’s family, The Westbrooks of Luxe Noir, SC is hit with a dilemma that could have ended badly. That dilemma is the motivation for Zola and Jidenna getting back together again.  What we do for our family is key to this story, and Zola makes a major move to help her family in crisis. Another key point to the storyline is both Jidenna, a widow, and Zola, a divorcee, get a second chance at love. I just love that trope! It never gets old. By the way, if you want to know more about Luxe Noir, South Carolina, I suggest you click on the link in the Author’s Notes. I’m sure we’ll revisit this historical area in another story.

Kudos to the brilliant wordsmith, Unoma Nwankwor, who never fails to give us a scintillating modern-day picture of Africa that elevates her stories. She also provides a useful glossary of the Igbo/Pidgin language utilized in the story. Last but not least, the HEA is divine!

A SUITABLE WIFE is a dynamic and endearing story that you can’t put down! I highly recommend it. It’s more than a sweet romance. It’s a first-rate, second-chance love story that embodies everything good and not so good about family and relationships. You can read it as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend that you read THE MAKESHIFT FIANCÉE and RENT A BAE also (especially RENT A BAE). You can thank me later!

6th June 2023 |