BECAUSE HOME IS: Some say that “Everyone is running from, or towards something”. But you run till you get ‘home’. Everyone wants to go home.Would you recognise ‘home’ if you saw it, him or her?“Because Home Is” is a short story collection about finding home, going home, and being home.IFECHIDERE: How far can one’s home life go to determine or scupper their destiny?When Ifechidere is accused of … destiny?
When Ifechidere is accused of being a child-witch by her aunt, nobody speaks up for her.
But after she collides with an unexpected opportunity, Ifechidere’s first day at school turns out to be even more than she hoped for.
When her marriage plans stall and she discovers the truth about her identity that’s been hidden in plain sight all this time, will the moral support of close friends help Ifechidere hold her happily ever after?
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT: The only things retired police officer, Alex Simpson wants when he comes to the Kinging Guest Lodge are delicious home-cooked meals and a serene environment. He is recovering from typhoid, after all.
The last thing he expects is to play private investigator in a criminal investigation.
Yet, that’s exactly what happens when another guest, Maria Marshall is found in her room with a knife sticking out of her chest.
Unfortunately, Maria is a woman of different faces. So, more than one other guest – including her own mother – has reasons to want her dead.
Under pressure from the State Governor and with a reputation to protect, an arrogant DPO makes it clear that he doesn’t need outside help to close a case.
But as the clock ticks, Alex becomes more convinced that there’s more to this case than meets the eye and someone will be arrested for a crime they did not commit.
SURVIVAL: Do you know any secondary school student, who could survive a plane crash… and a jungle?
Before a group of youngsters from the same Abuja private school, set off for the annual African Colleges Competition in South Africa – their only mandate is to return home with as many gold medals as possible.
But when their delayed flight turns into a flight cancellation, nobody foresees danger – especially as a replacement flight is sorted.
It’s only when their pilot loses contact with the control tower, that an air traffic controller has to admit he has no idea what’s going on.
In a race against time and with the elements, wild animals and other factors, which of the students has what it takes to survive a Congolese jungle IF they survive the crash?
There’s also the question of “what” will survive when close friends are thrust together by Fate in the ultimate reality show without cameras – first loves, innocence, sanity, sense of right and wrong, and hopes for the future…
FOREVER THERE FOR YOU: How does a daddy’s girl from Nigeria, who’s never been in a toxic relationship in her life, end up with an abusive husband in the UK?
The only child of a wealthy entrepreneur and a celebrity event planner, Nadine knows what it is to be ride or die.
Convinced she’s found her soulmate when she starts dating, Nadine hopes for a love marriage and a happy ending.
But Nadine’s dad isn’t particularly looking forward to a father-and-daughter dance at what he’s afraid might be an interracial marriage ceremony for her.
When unexpected events trigger a life change for Nadine, she feels her best bet is to reconsider her options without rose-coloured glasses. Meanwhile, her closest friend, Stella believes Nadine is having a quarter life crisis.
Will the loyalty of a perfectionist to those who aren’t there when she needs them the most, turn Nadine into a domestic violence statistic?
Or will Battered Woman Syndrome cause her to self-destruct in a foreign land, where the weight of generational differences she has carried with her, makes her feel alone?
Fearless Five By Four Boxed Set by Chioma Nnani
Five stories by various authors.
Because Home Is … by Chioma Nnani
Because Home Is …: a collection of short stories about finding home, going home and being home by Chioma Nnani
Starts with about the author.
Cassandra was glad to be home….her spouse and family were there and she surprised them by being there earlier than expected.
She travels a lot and everybody helps. It’s all the little things that count.
Goes into different family members and what they want out of life. Another story is about Felix and Trisha and how they will be together for another 25 years.
Goes back to when they first met and how enthralled she was with him but things change over time.
And last is about Sean and his many wives and children. His mother doesn’t know what it is with him but he’s different now.
He is worth a lot and women tend to seek him out because they want a portion of what he has. Each of the wives has a story and you learn about them and how he moves on…
Last story is about ‘the one’ and is a story about Jade and how she can’t forget.
Excerpt from Forever There For You is also included at the end.
Love how each perceives being home as something different.
I received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.
Ifechidere by Chinedu Enechi
Ifechidere By Chinedu Enechi
She is born and before she knows it she loses so much and others take her in to care for her. Hate that others make her their own personal maid but she is able to get beyond it all.
She has faith and strength and is very brave to deal with reality.
Part I can relate to is when Steve takes a liking to her. Wedding plans are made and before that the meeting of the families to decide on the event and ceremony.
She is very accomplished but is not sure about him after a bit of time has passed. He travels for work and never really has told her just what it is he does.
Don’t care for the ending because it’s a cliff hanger. She has so much more of her life, maybe we’ll read about it in another book in the series.
Glossary of words and phrases are listed at the end of the book. Felt lost reading the book as I’m not familiar with the language and slang. Like the area and details of what is there for work and shops in the area.
Received this review copy from the publisher and this is my honest opinion. Received this review copy from the publisher and this is my honest opinion.
Murder At Midnight by John Ukah
Murder At Midnight Series: An Alex Simpson Mystery, Book 1 By John Ukah
This story starts out with Alex and he’s arriving at the Lodge to recuperate from Typhoid fever.
He has been there before and felt it was home to him. Last time two people had died. He is immediately introduced to several who are also there.
He meets the mother and daughter later as they sit to have dinner. It’s a small collection of people and they have their quirks with one another.
Maria, Alex thinks is in love with one if not more of the men and is trying to escape her mother. She had lost her spouse in a car crash and is left with cruces to get around.
Love that she knits, I do also and find it calming.
Maria approached John and told him of her getting the letters of a love affair and she’s not sure what to do with them.
Shortly after we find she’s been killed and nobody knows who. John used to be a cop and all of them come to him to tell him of why they think they possibly had killed her accidentally.
John digs and finds out so much more information about them all and the real cops are there to investigate. Another person comes down really sick and others think it’s rat poison mixed in with cocoa.
I like mysteries and am usually very far off guessing who did it. This was the same although I remembered some secrets to some clues but was no help to me in the long run.
Really enjoy this series and hope to get to read more from this author. Very detailed descriptions, would make a good movie also!
Received this review copy from the publisher and this is my honest opinion.
Survival By John Achile Yusuf
Enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more from this author. Couldn’t put the book down.
Book starts out with the students that are just back from National Camp and the team going to South Africa will be leaving soon to represent Nigeria.
The reason I enjoy these types of stories is because the children have grown up and are very resourceful.
After the plane crashes the students band together as they have landed in a jungle. One girl is very smart about animals and tell them how to protect themselves.
Some make spears out of long poles. There is a lot of bloodshed and so many wild animals.
At the same time some parents are hounding the police to find the wreckage and the students. There are clues that the kids survived…
Love how one uses what he has to set up a signal heard by others to direct them to be saved.
20 days later they are rescued, some in bad condition, others in worse and some mentally beaten up.
Lots of travel, action, adventure, survivalist skills and living off the land.
Glossary of words are explained at the end of the story.
Received this review copy from the publisher and this is my honest opinion.
Forever There For You By Chioma Nnani
Enjoyed this story about a young girl who is spoiled being the only child in the family. She lives in Nigeria and wants to be a lawyer and go to university in England.
She is an over achiever and makes friends as soon as she arrives at campus. Nadine has many relationships throughout her young life.
Troubling times when she is no longer appreciated and she lets it go to her head. Such abuse is so horrid to read about and hate the way it all turned out.
She had no idea who was really there for her.
Glossary of words used are attached at the end.
Excerpt from the next book is included.
Received this review copy from the book reviewer yellow pages and this is my honest opinion.