Author: Nan Prah Genre: Contemporary Romance Edition: Kindle Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company Pages: 147 Publication date: February 21, 2014
Reasons for reading: Received this book as a gift from the author for a candid review.
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?
When Aurora met and fell in love with Jason Lartey in South Africa, she was engaged to another man and she did the honourable thing. She broke off with Jason but never stopped loving him. Now three years later Jason hunts her down in Ghana and tries to woo her all over again. Aurora succumbs, having broken her engagement the moment she came from South Africa. Everything should have been smooth sailing, but it isn’t. Aurora has demons to fight and overcome before she can enjoy true love with Jason.
Nana Prah has written a beautiful, gentle, sweet and yet moving romance set in South Africa and Ghana, but more Ghana and precisely a hospital. The main protagonists are very well-developed, believable and engaging. The chemistry between the two is palpable and yet sweet. They share a strong sense of affection for each other but Aurora’s fears are true to life and I could easily identify with her on many levels. Jason’s patience with her, and the way he handles the other females on his heels speak volumes of his maturity and the love he has for Aurora. I love that Aurora faces up to her hang-ups. The author skillfully forces her to confront and reconcile with her past, in order for her to heal and move on with life and into Jason’s arms. 🙂
The language is simple, and well-edited. The dialogue is full of humour, nothing forced. I actually felt like I knew the couple and some of the other minor characters in Midwife to Destiny. Esi, Aurora’s cousin had me in stitches most of the time and I yet I could have strangled her for always butting in at the wrong time.
The author’s treatment of the medical scenes is also spot on. Nana Prah knows her stuff.
I must say that I was expecting some hot sizzling scenes between Jason and Aurora. But this is a sweet romance, not hot or erotica. And so that is fine. Midwife to Destiny is a great book and I recommend it to all lovers of romance and also to those who wish to delve into the Ghanaian medical scene.
A bit about Nana
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) ans had been an avid reader of romance novels since eighth grade. She has finally been able to utilise the years of inadvertent research into writing her own romance novels where love always conquers all!
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