Popular television personality Damisi Odinga, needs to end the fourth season of her show Becoming Ruth, with a bang. The trending topic in the country is the fairy-tale wedding of the heir to the Danjuma empire. The family has been shrouded in secrecy ever since the unknown sons resurfaced in the country last year. Coverage of the wedding weekend will give her show the boost it needs and seal its number one rating. No one can get an interview with the couple but she had a way in, her ex man, Jabir Danjuma. So what if he broke her heart and she hasn’t been able to get over him? This was kingdom business, right?
Years ago, Damisi left him without an explanation and now Jabir has her just where he wants her. Their encounter sets off a series of events that leave them both with fresh pain and hurt. Angry, they leave Abuja to their destinations. If they didn’t set eyes on each other again it would be too soon. But little did they know that fate has another thing planned. Will they stick it out long enough for the Potter to perfect their scars and pain for His purpose or will distance and time steal the day.
Anchored By Love is the second book in the Sons of Ishmael series. It is completely a stand alone novel. I had an idea for this series when I watched Oprah’s fatherless sons a while ago. I wanted to tell the story from a different perspective. Nigerian. This series is a tale about three brothers who shared the same pain with the absence of a father. Each acted out their pain differently but through the love of good women God placed in their life, they are able to pull it together. But they did not go down without a fight.
What was your biggest challenge writing Anchored By Love?
This book deals with the human ability or inability to accept the grace of God and free ourselves from condemnation after we have confessed our sins and been forgiven. My challenge was showing His grace but also making people understand His wrath and that actions do have consequences.
Are your books driven by the characters or story line? Why?
My books are driven by the characters. This is because the characters evolve as the story moves along. It has a lot to do with the genre I write which is Christian fiction.
What is it that you'd like readers to walk away with after reading Anchored By Love?
When a reader reads my work, first and foremost I'd like them to walk away with the message of gospel : faith, hope & love. Then I'd love them to be entertained and educated about the culture of the continent of Africa.
My commitment to my readers is to not only give them an enjoyable reading experience but teach them about different African countries, especially my home country Nigeria...Our language, our food, our music.
Cultures may differ but the universal theme of faith, hope and love remain the same.
What is a hidden talent or favorite pastime that you enjoy that may surprise others?
I don't indulge often because of time but when I can...I love watching sports. Especially soccer and basketball.
About Unoma Nwankwor
Born in Akron, Ohio to Nigerian parents, Unoma Nwankwor spent her childhood and early adulthood years in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Global Management. Her publishing credits include An Unexpected Blessing (2013), The Christmas Ultimatum (2013), When You Let Go (May, 2014) and A Scoop of Love (Jan, 2015). Her work has appeared in Africa Book Club, USA Today HEA blog and The Kenyan E-zine; Wamathai. Her stories are described as a fusion of faith, romance and African spice. Unoma is also the co-owner of KevStel Group LLC and resides in Atlanta Georgia with her husband and two children.
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