Book Review: Dawn of Fortune by Wanjiru M. Thuku

This novel captivated me.

It was not easy to put down as the love and success story, the mix of words, the description of emotions, places and things set my mind on fire. At first, this was not how I felt as I am used to non-fiction.

This is a thrilling story of a young girl, seeking success by all means.

It is a story of love, a story of hope, and a story of surmounting the conflicts of life.

I loved that the story is set in Ghana and Rwanda. Personally, I think this makes it more interesting.

If it was in Kenya, I guess, I would have mental pictures of how things and places look and perhaps that’ll have destroyed the ‘tension of knowing what next’

Ami Sako, a young girl from one of Ghana’s Chandarua village, flees from home to escape marriage. She was underage.

She grows up in a children’s home.

“All around, there seemed to be ns single soul – only the sweet melodies of birds could be heard” – Wanjiru M Thuku, Dawn of Fortune

Being a bookworm, she passes her exams, joins University to study medicine and gets work in Rwanda.

But that’s not the story.

There’s that love life that is kindled at the university between Kwame, a Kenyan, and Ami that is so engaging throughout the book.

‘He wanted to linger there and feel the sweetness and the explosion of her flavors’ – Wanjiru M Thuku, Dawn of Fortune

It is a roller-coaster ride of emotions that finally ends in a resolution, albeit in suspense.

You know it is a great author with a great story, when the characters come to life in your mind, and they linger on for longer.

Wanjiru Thuku’s use of descriptive words is catchy and unforgettable.

It is not easy to put this book down once you start.

Recommended for lovers of romantic books.