I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.An Unexpected Blessing by Unoma Nwankwor
A woman with a scheme…
A scorned man with a past…….
A budding romance threatened by secrets…..
Personal banker, Feranmi Adewunmi is has done well for herself in diaspora by any standards. The only problem was that she’s single. By her parent’s calculations, she should be married by now and they have the perfect man in mind. However she is determined to beat them at their own game. All she needs is a man.
CEO of Montgomery Construction, Alex Montgomery was back in Atlanta. His main focus is to rebuild what was left of his business after an unfortunate incident in Chicago changed his life forever. A chance meeting with Feranmi turned that plan upside down. The pain she caused him in school was still fresh in his mind but so were the feelings that never died. Now she needed a favor.
For Feranmi time was running out. Her parents would be visiting soon and she still hadn’t found the perfect Nigerian man. Alex would just have to do, after all how hard could it be? What they weren’t prepared for was an attraction they couldn’t ignore. Will they lean on the Lord for guidance or insist on being in control? Will his guarded dark past confirm her fears? Or will love prevail the second time around?
An Unexpected Blessing is a story of love, forgiveness, and being open to God’s plan in your life. The best blessings often come in unexpected packages.
Reviewed by: Leona
Nigerian, Feranmi Adewunmi ‘aka’ Fera is proud of her accomplishments and her job as a personal banker, but her parent’s constant reminder that she should be married is getting to her. Although she sees nothing wrong with being single. She has tried to honor her Nigerian culture by honoring her parent’s wishes, knowing that they would only approve of her being with a Nigerian man. Unfortunately, this caused her to lose a good man that was of African descent.
Enter Alex Montgomery, an African American, who is CEO of Montgomery Construction. Also, the man that Fera used to date. When Alex runs into Fera, she asks him to do a favor for her. She asks Alex to pretend to be her man since her parents are about to come for a visit soon. Although he was hurt by the pain, she caused him from their breakup, the feelings he had for her never went away. So it came as no surprise to him when the pretending became something real that neither one of them could ever have expected.
An Unexpected Blessing by Unoma Nwankwor is a novel of love, forgiveness and second chances. It was interesting to see the differences in culture between Nigerian and African Americans. Although the story does start out slow because it is too detailed. Too detailed with trivial things that have no substance to the storyline. There are a few editing errors, but it does not necessarily take away from the story. An Unexpected Blessing has a Christian feel that has an underlying message that anyone can surely benefit from.