My fair lady, they say, but my name is Jennifer
I dreamed of a life full of love that’s Tender
Was it wrong to wish on willows for norms that were Gentler?
Or hold unto a man whose love promised me Better?
I didn’t mean it; I didn’t see it Coming
Passion and romance so rich and Stunning
Swept into the arms of a man so Cunning
He teased my senses so, and I stopped Running
When I realized the truth, it was too Late
My feet had sunk beyond redemption’s own Pate
My heart, my soul, I’d given and promised to Wait
For the one I called my love, my all, my true Mate
I could swear my joy was God’s own Fate
Bestowed upon me in bountiful Rate
Why else was it sweet like delicious Date
Or beautiful like roses hung on a Gate
But little did I know that a bit of a Lie
Was poison that could kill and cause me to Die
To die once—my love, my heart—I Sigh
Rodrigo, my love, you’ve left me high and Dry
I will never forgive, I will never Relent
I will weep my heart out until I’m Spent
I’ll let the roses die because you’ve Sent
A dagger through my heart—I hate you and God—I won’t Repent
But grace was in the wind; it blew and it Sang
It whispered in my ears, soothing a painful Pang
Promising to break my fall and not let my heart Bang
Against lies like cutting rock, and even the thorn’s Fang
For a while I rebuffed it—no more deceit will I Take
But somehow deep within, I knew this voice was no Fake
It breathed peace like a river so that my soul would Wake
To see God’s love—my Father’s grace—all for my Sake
Finally, it dawned on me how I’d gotten it all Wrong
I’d turned my back, too, on the one who’d being my friend all Along
But I remembered it all, and I prayed, “Oh, God, make me Strong.”
Teach me love, fill my soul, and in my mouth put a Song
God, so faithful, my great All in All
Found me, restored me, and gave me a Ball
My prince, Rodrigo, He healed and mad Tall
So we could dance again to our heart’s content in the great Hall
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About the Book
… a terrible past, an uncertain future
Jennifer, a woman unexpectedly trapped in a path of love and passion against everything she believes.
Rodrigo, a man set to get what he wants at the cost of what matters most.
Stefano, a man with a past, a story to tell and passion to offer.
Chidi, a friend in need, a friend indeed. Or not?
From a culture where good girls follow the norm and live as they’ve been told, Jennifer is no different from any other girl until by happenstance, she meets and falls in love with Rodrigo, a man who’s handsome, rich and foreign. Different. She has no idea who he is or what he does, and is swept into a world of romance and passion. It is not long before she discovers a shocking truth that shakes both her world and his.
Then he is gone.
Stefano shows up at a time when Jennifer has made up her mind about the rules of life. He thinks she’s beautiful and is in love with her. In a bid to convince her to give him a chance in her life, old memories once buried are brought to life. And the events that follow don’t leave anyone unaffected by the truth of the past that was left unsettled.
Meanwhile, Jennifer with her friend Chidi, find themselves on a self-discovery journey that has one of them raising questions.
Some just have to ask, where is God in all this?
… an inspirational romance, from Lagos to Italy.
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