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    Beautifully Bittersweet

    at first I admit I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into in deciding to read this book. Because admittedly I do tend to lean towards more thrillers and suspense or mysteries… I’m not a huge romance reader because frequently I find them to be ‘basic’, for lack of a better word. All focused on “getting the guy” and stupid, unbelievable plotlines. But I was intrigued by “The Governor’s Wife” for a few reasons – one is that it includes issues of marital abuse and how that is addressed here, even when someone has the ‘perfect life’ it can really be in shambles. And also, just having a lot of money or success doesn’t make one happy or fulfilled without love also. I believe this to be true, and also how cultural and family pressure can affect life choices, and can be for the worse in the long run. I had an almost immediate connection to not only the characters (especially Ogonna and Philip), but with the way that Amaka Azie was writing them (and the others), and I found myself just wanting to read more… and more… and more… and I couldn’t believe it when I realized I was totally hooked in this dramatic, star-crossed saga, and was transported to another world experiencing the lives of these characters who are so true to life and authentic, yet unlike any I’ve met before. A bittersweet, beautiful journey through to the end, and I’m really glad I took a chance on this one. I see Amaka has a backlist of titles, and I will like to read some of these as well. Recommended for adult readers of drama and romance.
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    good

    I am of somewhat mixed feelings on this novel, “The Governor’s Wife” by Amaka Azie. On one hand, it is so beautifully written with some of the most interesting and relatable characters I’ve read in a long time, and I liked how each of them had their own unique set of circumstances against such a dynamic and interesting exotic setting (at least to me). But on the other, at times it was almost like this book was almost too much at once, and seemed to lack a clear focus—I was unsure what the exact *point* was much of the time. It bounced around from topics I thought needed to be explored more, like the safe house, or her past traumas, or even them resolving and totally understanding what happened between them years ago. There still seems some lack of communication and trust by the end, and while it does resolve, sometimes things felt a little too rushed. But that is just my opinion, other people may disagree. I just like to feel like I’m reading 1 book at a time, and with this one, I often felt like I was reading several. Even the truth about her brother and her dad’s role in what happened – I wanted more details. It has a ton of great qualities – professional editing and formatting – love the cover!—and a dynamic storyline that feels inventive and is engaging. There is a lot of heart in these pages and I can see people liking it.
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    riveting

    just a heads up…when starting “The Governor’s Wife” make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!! Trust me on this! (and it’s pretty long, ha!) The book starts off with an intriguing beginning and we see the main characters from their previous relationship 7 years ago and the heart wrenching breakup. Then it is 7 years later (present time)and now their paths have once again crossed (although they were never completely severed)) … and even years later the sparks immediately fly! Philip and Ogonna definitely have more to their story, however, that won’t make everyone happy, especially his current ‘girlfriend’ who will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Azie’s characters are so developed and fleshed out you feel like you know them personally. I think what I liked the most is just the overall feel she manages to create where it feels so intimate, like a close friend is telling me this riveting, sexy and sometimes jaw-dropping story that I don’t want to stop listening to.
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    So hard to put down :-)

    once I started reading “The Governor’s Wife” I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing, but it did take me a few nights. Within the first few pages we are intrigued by Ogonna’s predicament, I particularly enjoyed Amaka Azie’s tone and overall way of writing her story. The interweaving plotlines with Phil and Ogonna – past and present—were solidly constructed and realistic. The themes of love, life, betrayal, forgiveness and moving on - and just the emotional issues were handled with respect, not like contrived drama often used to sell books. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill love story, but still real, poignant, and moving with help of good friends- and despite the interference of toxic, and dangerous saboteurs. It has more complexity than I see in a lot of books these days, especially ‘romance’, and I’d love to read more from her someday. Happy to see she has a few other books out.
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    A captivating story of True Love

    this is the first novel I have read by Amaka Azie, but I hope it won’t be the last! This was a captivating book with impressive detailing and characterizations. There is such strong, vivid writing, and the characters are all fascinating, beautifully broken, and going through their own transitions. GREAT character development and dialogue, and everything just felt “authentic” for the time and place (Abuja, Nigeria). Dialogue, interactions, scenes, the characters… some you adore (like Lara) others you might want to strangle (Stella) But everyone plays their part perfectly to tell this story of overcoming the past, healing, and what the real power of true love looks like.
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