There are two sides to every story…
In the sun-soaked capital of Ghana, best friends Theresa, Maku and Lyla struggle with the arrangements that define their relationships.
Ambitious, single-minded Theresa has gambled everything to move with her loving husband Tyler from London to cosmopolitan Accra. But when shocking developments threaten their plans, they also expose the hidden cracks in their fairytale marriage.
Feisty Maku is desperate for professional recognition – and her dream white wedding. But how long can she wait for her laid-back partner Nortey to stop dreaming up pointless projects from the comfort of his local bar and stand up to his family?
Churchgoing Lyla married Kwesi in haste, and six years later she is desperate for a child. But while she battles a vicious mother-in-law, and her growing attraction to the mysterious Reuben, her husband has bitten off more than he can chew with his latest mistress.
Facing lies, betrayal, and shattered illusions, each couple must confront the truth of who they have become and the arrangements they have enabled. Against the backdrop of a shifting culture, each woman must decide what – and who – she is willing to sacrifice for the perfect marriage.
Following three couples on the cusp of significant life changes, this charming romance from Williams (From Pasta to Pigfoot) explores the difficulties of relationships at varying stages. Theresa Brew and her husband, Tyler, moved from London to Accra, the capital of Ghana, to get their careers off the ground. But when Theresa learns she's pregnant with her first child, she worries pregnancy and motherhood will take her away from her fledgling public relations company. Intertwined with her story are those of her two best friends, Lyla Amoah and Maku Tetteh. Lyla, who is married with a singular desire to be a mother, fights her growing attraction to a handsome churchgoer. Meanwhile Maku is on the fast-track for professional success while raising three children, but she resents that she never got to have a church wedding with her long-term partner, Nortey, whose family disapproves of her. These three heroines are connected by their growing disillusionment with their romantic fantasies. Williams, who was born in Ghana, weaves in vivid cultural details as she lifts the veil on the realities of marriage, the woes of infertility, and the strain of gender roles. Readers are sure to enjoy this uplifting work. (Self-published)