Nana is no stranger to Inside These Lines, so this time I opted for a book review and a spotlight on said book, Midwife to Destiny. Raffle giveaway at the end of the post! Do enter! *wink*
Midwife to Destiny
Destiny Series, Book 1
Contemporary Romance, Multicultural
Here`s the Blurb:
Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.
Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.
They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages?
If you want sweet, mushy, kind and honest to God-good-feel- kind of book, than it doesn`t come any better than Midwife to Destiny. If you`re in the mood for a hunk of a man who`s a splitting image of Will Smith, with more charm to boot, than in these pages you`ll find him.
This contemporary romance set partly in SA, Cape Town and then Ghana, giving the reader a diverse cultural taste as well as a modern view of both countries. But I have to say, what intrigued me was the charm you`ll find in most African/South African authors writing. There`s a honesty that strips the characters bare, revealing their flaws. I`ve always noticed this and I have to say it is a continent thing *smile*
Ora`s perfectly flawed. And if you don`t reside in Africa, don`t worry, her flaws are universal. Daddy-issues has found its way to the African continent too *wink* This is one of the major themes/conflicts in the book. Ora need`s to deal with past demons in order to move forward with Jason. And like in real life this is not easy. Ora simply can`t trust herself. Her inability to love fearlessly has been compromised and she has to face a couple of hard truths about herself.
I found Jason endearing. His relentless pursuit of Ora, breaking down her walls etc. He simply didn`t give up. It paid off in the end. Like I said before, Midwife to Destiny, checks all the boxes. It is a feel good story, it will satisfy your ‘pink cheeks and shy smiles’ yearning. But it will also have you slapping your forehead going ‘Come on girl, he`s right there! Seriously? Come on!’ Yep I`m with Esi *laughs*
Midwife to Destiny get`s a 4 out of 5.
The pain pulsing through Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins’ injured wrist transitioned into a delicious, unfamiliar tingle when Dr. Lartey touched it.
“It’s just my luck to come on vacation and get hurt,” she huffed in frustration as she forced herself to not sigh at the pleasure his gentle probing touch evoked.
“You were very lucky. The x-ray shows your wrist isn’t broken, but you sustained a very bad sprain so you have to be careful with it,” he said, sounding all business-like.
Each time he touched her wrist, her stomach twisted and her awareness of him as a man, with the need to get to know him better, intensified.
These sensations unnerved her but the gorgeous man she had the privilege of calling her doctor seemed unaffected.
His confident stride had drawn her attention when he’d entered the consulting room. His spicy, with a citrusy undertone, cologne filled the sterile hospital air, making her nostrils flare to take in more of his unique scent. Deep brown eyes had perused her chart as she’d taken in his short-cropped hair, high cheekbones, and thick lips that brought kissing into her mind. Dark smooth skin rivalled the richness of high quality chocolate.
Ora scanned the emergency room cubicle, which had become smaller with the doctor’s broad-shouldered, towering stature, for cameras. Could she be on a reality TV show? Starring in one had never been a life objective, but the crew might have caught her unaware. No visible cameras, but those producers were sneaky and could place one inside a stethoscope.
Nana Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides in Ghana where she loves her job as a writer and nurse educator. She has been writing since she can remember (in her journal) and has been an avid reader of romance novels since the eighth grade. She has finally been able to utilize the years and years of inadvertent research into writing her own romance novels where love always conquers all.
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