The Governor's Wife

The Governor's Wife

by Amaka Azie

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BN ID: 2940155890294
Publisher: Amaka Azie
Publication date: 11/22/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 664 KB

About the Author

Amaka Azie was born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa. She developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club and her active imagination has captured the interests of many. With multiple stories in her head, she has finally decided to publish. Amaka currently resides on the Wirral peninsula in North West England with her husband and two daughters, where she also works part time as a family doctor. Apart from reading and writing, she enjoys watching crime TV shows, painting and travelling.  

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The Governor's Wife 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
TanyaGuardino-Lopez 20 days ago
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.
Anonymous 20 days ago
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 sex, sex, sex, 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.
JackieBryant 20 days ago
I flew through this one as fast as I could! I know authors probably don’t like hearing that the book they labored over for months I finished in such a short period of time, but it’s not my fault! Haha. In “The Governor’s Wife”, Amaka Azie delivered such an easy to read, addicting page-turner, it was pretty hard to stop reading once I started. From the start I’m drawn right in by Ogonna and Philip’s relationship – starting seven years ago and then now, when they meet again. You can tell right away there is still passion and unfinished business with them, despite the difficult circumstances both go through to rekindle their relationship. It is just so easy to fall in to the lives of these characters as if we are there with them and a part of the story. Was a nice change of pace reading a story set in another part of the world – but surprising enough it didn’t feel as different than I would have hoped. There are some words, some details and lifestyle things, but I just wish I’d gotten to see more of the feel of Abuja. But that takes nothing from this wonderful story. It is recommended for adult as it is pretty sexy, and touches on some deep, and at times dark subject matters – but handled with grace and very thrilling at the end. And did I mention sexxxy? (4.5 stars)
BelladonnaBooks 21 days ago
If I had to say what my favorite thing was about this book by Amaka Azie, it would probably be her ability to create such believable characters and storylines that feel hauntingly real – regardless of locale or backgrounds. From the dialogue to the mannerisms to the internal narratives, nothing ever feels fake or melodramatic and it all flows so well from the first pages to the last –I wasn’t at all surprised to see that she’s not only written several other novels, but that she is a medical doctor as well, as she is clearly intelligent and has a solid grasp on the human condition. There is more meaning to the characters and their developing stories that can only come from an author with profound insight and an ability to connect with people in a way that touches their head, heart, and soul. I will read more of her books and would recommend to my friends.
MarissaAnn 26 days ago
Lately I’ve been in a rut of putting down books and not picking them up again because I lost interest at one point and just never continued, or just started to become so predictable cliché I can’t take it anymore. This was definitely not the case with this book, “The Governor’s Wife” by Amaka Azie! From the very beginning the intrigue and drama with both Ogonna and Philip – separately and together— continued to pick of ‘steam’ from one page to the next as past and present came to life in an intense…and sometimes quite shocking way. There are some oft-used themes present, and a few places I did sort of suspect what might happen, but not enough to ruin my enjoyment at all, in fact Azie makes her story stand out in the crowded romance genre and made it feel new, not like something I’ve read a million times. Maybe it was the international setting, or the unexpected twists fate had in store for both. Al I can say is that their love scenes are hotttt and I don’t find that type of passion frequently, where it is intoxicating and not overdone and cheesy at all. Just right! The editing was flawless (I notice these things!), and ending gives a satisfying end to a remarkably emotional ride.
Danielle6476 28 days ago
aw, I loved this book – and much more than I expected to! Amaka Azie’s literary style is easy to get lost in from one scene to the next. I’ve never read a romance set in Nigeria before (or any novel for that matter) and enjoyed the doses of cultural flavor and words. I don’t know if “Point and Kill” is just a Nigerian thing, but it sounds delicious (despite the harsh name). Enjoyed the main cast, but the supporting ones were just as great – Lara and Phil’s friends. Of course Stella is just… ugh… and so is Ogonna’s mother, but they add the necessary conflicts that make it more compelling. We really feel like we are a part of their story and in their heads the story shifts from both perspectives… and that’s what I like in a book. I love how it all wrapped up, and it really gave us a sense of things really coming ‘full circle” This novel is broad in themes and isn’t just a simple romance novel, but that element is definitely the focus. I was almost in tears at a few points and loved that the characters were flawed, inspiring, and so human. Recommend.
BellaReadz 3 months ago
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.
NikkiTurnage 4 months ago
this was an engaging, passionate novel that captured my attention from the beginning and never once let it go. “Yet She Stays” is powerful and hits home, and each subsequent chapter and scene was riveting, realistic, and well- crafted. I liked how we see both sides – Ogonna’s and Phil’s simultaneously – each giving further insight to their past and how it affects where they are now. The narrative and dialogue propelled the story at a very good pace and I enjoyed the blend of past events and present characters, and especially how it played into the romantic drama. Ogonna and Phil have a relationship that is anything but ordinary, and although their connection (and chemistry) is strong, they still face many obstacles that threaten them to the end.. How it ends up is not for me to reveal, but their journey is a memorable and one I liked a lot, especially because the Nigerian backdrop added some unique flavor and Amaka’s writing is excellent.
JohannaPR 5 months ago
"The Governor’s Wife” by Amaka Azie is definitely my kind of book. I adore the whole “real life” drama, situations, and ‘loves from the past’ that when reunited sets off major sparks and life changes…. testing and shifting relationships all around. While this is admittedly a familiar trope in literature and romance especially, I thought Ms. Azie did a incredible job of making the storyline feel fresh and original, and best of all, completely believable. This is so much more than just a “romance” story - it is a story of a life, and overcoming adversity despite the odds and how the past affects the present – from Ogonna’s abuse (emotional, financial, mental) to Phil’s successful, yet emotionally empty life and with unfulfilling and even toxic female relationships. There are some shocking twists, some unexpected revelations (and then more) that complicate things further for them all and almost becomes deadly. Kept me going right to the final pages which were perfect! Not surprised to see that Amaka has written several other novels and I will definitely be checking them out soon. Recommend for fans of women’s fiction/romance category. Some intense adult scenes.