I feel like there have been so many wonderful books coming out recently that really are a romance about falling in love with yourself, and I am HERE FOR IT! These types of stories are making my heart feel so full!
Yinka is the kind of character we all need to read about. She is a bit lost, feeling the pressure of family, culture and friends, to be like everyone else and get married. Her story is filled with failures, mishaps, and heartbreaks, but through it all, she is actually on a journey to find herself.
So, Yinka is a fantastic lead character for this story. She is surrounded by family and friends, but they can be a bit overwhelming and intrusive in her life. She starts to feel that pressure and she succumbs to it. We see her take steps to try to make herself fit the mold of what everyone wants. I really enjoyed watching her go through this journey. We get to see her really find herself through all the missteps, and it’s a wonderful story.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone that enjoys a story of realizing how great you are as just you!
Where to Find This Book:
Meet Yinka: a thirty-something, Oxford-educated, British Nigerian woman with a well-paid job, good friends, and a mother whose constant refrain is “Yinka, where is your huzband?”
Yinka’s Nigerian aunties frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, her work friends think she’s too traditional (she’s saving herself for marriage!), her girlfriends think she needs to get over her ex already, and the men in her life…well, that’s a whole other story. But Yinka herself has always believed that true love will find her when the time is right.
Still, when her cousin gets engaged, Yinka commences Operation Find-A-Date for Rachel’s Wedding. Aided by a spreadsheet and her best friend, Yinka is determined to succeed. Will Yinka find herself a huzband? And what if the thing she really needs to find is herself?
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? brilliantly subverts the traditional romantic comedy with an unconventional heroine who bravely asks the questions we all have about love. Wry, acerbic, moving, this is a love story that makes you smile but also makes you think–and explores what it means to find your way between two cultures, both of which are yours.
Just the Facts:
Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pub Date: January 18, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.