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Friday Fiction Mom: Yewande Adewunmi

Can you believe its May already? And as you know it’s the month for Mothers. Well everyday is the mom for mothers but in the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day in the US.

I don’t always get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom because she lives in Nigeria, however as you read this I am with her because I’m visiting Nigeria.

In every culture of the world, mothers have a strong place in the family unit and it isn’t different in my fiction novels. This month I’m going to introduce you to the mothers in my books. First up is Yewande Adewunmi of An Unexpected Blessing. Enjoy an excerpt. (Pictured here is Nigerian Actress Sola Shobowale, she was my character inspiration) Image via Google

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Feranmi almost laughed out loud at her mother when she entered into the house. It was almost midnight. Her mother was seated on the couch with her legs crossed at her ankles. Her eyelids were drooping and looked heavy, but she wouldn’t give in to nature. Feranmi knew she’d stay awake ‘til she found out what went on tonight.

“Mummy, hmm…so you didn’t sleep because of this gist?” Feranmi took off her shoes and sat next to her mom.

“Tell me now. What happened? How did it go?”

“Where is daddy?” Feranmi asked, ignoring the questions.

“He is sleeping, oya now—”

“Mummy, I kept an open mind, but my heart was already closed.” Feranmi paused for a response. “He’ll tell his mom and I’m telling you. We don’t have those kinds of feelings for each other.”

“But hasn’t he changed? At least a bit?”

“Yes, he has—”

“You see, if you had given him a chance since I have been asking you. It would have worked,” her mother said.

Feranmi giggled. “No it wouldn’t have Mummy. I had already met Alex, but I kept pushing him away.” Feranmi put her arm around

her mother’s shoulders, when she saw her tear up.

“Mummy, please I need you to support me here. I’m sorry about Aunty Sade. I know she was your only sister, but Alex is different. Nothing like Roland. I need you to trust me and know I can hold my own. You taught me about confidence and self-esteem,” Feranmi said.

Her mother remained silent for a while, then said, “I just want you to be happy. I’m not totally convinced about this Alex, but I will give you my blessing. But mark my words, any day I hear sadness in your voice because of him, I would be on the next Delta flight.” Her mother’s tone was stern and serious. She stood and secured her silk scarf on her head. “Come and help me weigh these bags.”

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I hope you enjoyed the excerpt. You can order An Unexpected Blessing here

Blessings

Unoma

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An Unexpected Blessing ~ An Excerpt

coverblogSo yesterday, along with many other people, (official numbers are not out yet) I watched With This Ring on Lifetime. The movie was your typical girlfriend movie. It was based off a novel The Vow. I haven’t read the book but I loved the movie. I love good romance and a great story but it resonated with me for another reason…

The main characters issues, were the same issues the heroine of my debut novel, An Unexpected Blessing had. They needed to get married. Sooner rather than later. The difference between Trista (the main character in With This Ring) and Feranmi (my heroine in An Unexpected Blessing) is that fact that the pressure to get married was self imposed by Trista meanwhile Feranmi’s pressure was put on by her parents.

Her parents were making a surprise visit to the US and she needed a pretend boyfriend to get them off her back. So she turned to her best friend Ini who owns a dating agency. Just like the Trista in the movie With This Ring, Feranmi went on a number of frustrating dates before Alex came to her rescue.

Read An Excerpt 

Feranmi’s  phone rang. It was probably Ini calling to find out how the date went. She secured the satin scarf on her head and went in search of her phone. She was right, it was Ini. Feranmi answered the phone, placed it between her shoulder and ear, picked up the empty glass on her nightstand and made her way to the kitchen.

“Hey, girl, how did it go? Ini asked.

“It was terrible. The guy was rude, pompous, and he believed in a higher power. Can you believe it …a higher power?” Feranmi paused to let Ini’s laughter subside. She was glad someone was having a nice time. “It’s not funny.”

“Calm down, Fera. Your folks aren’t here yet. You still have time, besides…”

“Besides, what?” Feranmi asked when she sensed Ini’s hesitation.

“At the risk of you biting my head off, I was gonna say besides your buddy, Alex, is back in town. He could always help out.”

“That’s out of the question. Please find me another date,” Feranmi snapped. She couldn’t imagine asking Alex to stand in as her man. There was unfinished business between them that she had no intention of finishing. It wouldn’t be fair to him or her. They both knew the way they left things. She had spent the last four years trying to get over him. But apparently that didn’t happen, because ever since they ran into each other, he had constantly invaded her thoughts.

You can buy An Unexpected Blessing here

Blessings

Unoma

Have a great week and don’t, my fourth novel A Scoop Of Love will be available of Friday Jan 30. You can pre order here

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