Yinka, Where is your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
Okay, I know we might not have officially hit summer yet but let’s look forward to it and start by chatting about a book that I reckon makes the perfect read by the pool or on the beach. I think Chaya’s stunning holiday photos might be to blame but we can all dream, can’t we?!
Yinka was a book I intended to read on a recent trip; so, I started a couple of days before but finished it the day prior to the flight. I *so* enjoyed this story; it made me think, it made me laugh and it made me whoop for joy at certain moments.
Yinka is in her thirties; educated at Oxford, she’s British Nigerian. Oh — and she’s single, which her family aren’t going to let her forget. Ever.
I really adored Yinka as a character; I found her voice so relatable, it was as if she was perched on my sofa chatting to me about her life, not to mention her many mishaps. I was rooting for her all the way!
Family, relationships and love are at the centre of this novel and it’s quite the journey of self-discovery for the woman at its helm. A light and easy read in some ways, but with a serious and thought-provoking undertone, Yinka has been described as the heir to Bridget Jones. I thought it was a hugely enjoyable contemporary romance and one that I’d recommend, whether you’re reading it by a pool or not ~ S
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