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A Love Rekindled [Kindle Edition]

Myne Whitman
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Book Description

When Efe Sagay receives a transfer to the branch of a prestigious hotel chain in the Nigerian capital, she accepts it, happy to return home to family after years in the United States. Also, Nigeria is a big place, right? There should be nothing about her new city, Abuja, to remind her of the heartbreak of her relationship with ex-fiancé, Kevwe Mukoro.

However, Efe is facing Kevwe across an office seven months later, swamped by emotions she’d thought were dead. When Kevwe claims he’s never stopped loving her, and asks why she abandoned him, Efe stomps off, incensed. It was the other way around!

But they are unable to stay away from each other, and buried desire flares. Ultimately, passion is no match for the bitter memories of broken promises. Efe and Kevwe have to resolve the traumatic events of the past before love can be rekindled.

Editorial Reviews


"... proves that though external forces can cause a delay, they cannot kill love." Folake Taylor

"...a moving tale of first love, the challenges of tribal biases and the importance of hope, persistence and forgiveness." Lara Daniels, author of Love at Dawn

About the Author

Myne Whitman was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria, where she spent most of her time, studying, reading and daydreaming, or climbing trees and playing with the boys. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health Research but chose to go back to her childhood dream of spinning stories. Myne is living her own love story with her husband in Bellevue, Washington and volunteers as an ESL tutor for a local charity, writing and blogging the rest of the time. She critiques with the Seattle Eastside Writers Meet-up and is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.

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  • File Size: 335 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SUP3J6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,198,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars for me September 2, 2011
This title of this story basically summarizes what happened. A young college student named Toritsefe Sagay (Efe) met and fell in love with a fellow student named Kevwe Mukoro. They were torn apart for over 7yrs, but a chance business meeting between Kevwe's twin broter Ofure and Efe paved the way for the former lovers to confront each other. Instead of getting closure, Efe and Kevwe discovered that their feelings had not changed. They had to make a choice of whether to let the past rest or find out what went wrong and fix it.

What I liked:
1) The use of naija slang brought back lots of memories
2) Lightly touching on tribal fighting--anymore focus would have detracted from main story
3) Kevwe's consistent pursuit. It was clear that he loved Efe and that never waivered

What I did not liked:
1) The back and forth from the past to the present. It ruined the fluidity of the story for me
2) This story is so basic...lacking creativity as the plot is just so common. There just wasn't any real meat on the bone.
3) Certain things were not believable. The "issue" was so obvious that I thought the couple must not be that bright.

Overall, it was a decent read. The flow of the story kept it from being a 4-star.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful expression of a love so strong and true April 17, 2011
By Olori
The book started a bit slow for me but after the first few pages, I couldn't stop reading the book till I finished it. A Love Rekindled is a realistic and engaging story. You could almost touch the characters - Efe and Kevwe - both guarded by past hurt but vulnerable to past love. You ached with their pain and yearned for their kind of love - pure and intense. Myne did a great job incorporating some of the Nigerian issues that we never really get to read about in novels but that are so much a part of who we are.I also loved the way she explored intimacy in the book, very genuine (and yes you could feel the intensity).....not forced or overkill! I always appreciate Myne's simplicity and that made this book an easy read. I didn't care much for the way she moved between the past and present so frequently but after a while it adds to the suspense and gets you excited for what's coming next. With a lot of love and a hint of comedy, A Love Rekindled is definitely a must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Spellbinding!!! April 5, 2011
Myne, I am impressed with your progress, particularly in relation to your second romance novel.
Bravo to you! Please consider turning "A Love Rekindled" into a movie. It will definitely have me and many others running to the theater. It has been a while that I have read a love novel. It appeared that the days of enjoying reading Mills and Boons love novels were behind me due to my busy schedule, but thank goodness for "A Love Rekindled," the fire is rekindled inside of me.

This exceptional novel tells a story of how lost love was resurrected in ways unimagined. Myne, I do like the way that you paint a vivid picture of the characters (Efe and Kevwe), weaving past love and despair interactions into rapid sentences to fill in the reader with some of the past history to the present challenges they have to face. In addition, it was both interesting and informative to become au fait with the richness of combined American and African culture; what a plus! You ingeniously wove together the clear truth that love certainly cuts across all tribes, cultures, and nations notwithstanding what the world throws at you. This made for a colorful and captivating tableau.

A Love Rekindled is a treat worth sharing with all. It is comforting, warm and enticing! Without reservation, I heartily advocate this book.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A book for the season March 24, 2011
By Nkiru
Myne has woven a tale of the past and present so beautifully; the tale of a love extinguished by human foibles and prejudices yet reignited by the enduring human spirit. The characters live and breathe across each page and the reader follows them on a journey of rediscovery and healing. This is the book of the season. Don't miss it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A love that won't quit May 29, 2011
`Jane and Joan's sobs mingled, and they ran out of the room, tears gushing down their cheeks. Ovie came in soon after. "What is this I hear? I saw the twins on my way here." "Kevwe may have broken up with Efe..." Efe looked up to her. "Is there any doubt about it? His father told me. I'd been hoping he would call, but he hasn't." "So he couldn't face you to tell you himself?" Ovie demanded as she sat. "I saw him today, and he wouldn't talk to me too..." "You saw Kevwe, today?" Efe sat straight. Time seemed to move in slow motion, and she felt dizzy for a while. "Yes. On my way to First Bank, I saw him at UBA Akpakpava, near the roundabout. When I said hi, he ignored me. Maybe he thought I knew about the break-up..." "Are you sure it was him you saw?" Efe clutched her chest. The ache in her pounding heart was real. "I'm sure. You know how I complain about his habit of jangling his keys all the time as if he's the only one who has a car. It was the sound that caught my attention, and he was with another girl." Efe stopped thinking, her breathing also seemed to cease. All the blood in every single part of her body drained to her heart, making it expand, and it pushed against her ribs as if to burst loose. Efe sprang out of bed, screaming in fear.'

Efe Sagay grew up and went to school in Nigeria. While attending school she met the love of her life, her soul mate, the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with...Kevwe Mukoro. And the feelings were duplicated by Kevwe. As soon as Efe graduated, they would be married. This was the dream and this was the plan.

But real life doesn't always see things the way we do. The perfect future can always be destroyed by unforeseen circumstances.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A love rekindled. By myne whitman
I recommend this book to my book club,because it was recommend to me. I found the book an easy read if I ignored some of the language and words I knew nothing about. Read more
Published 22 months ago by lrpsr
3.0 out of 5 stars On the Fence
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Published on November 1, 2011 by First Class Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Is The Answer
A LOVE REKINDLED by MYNE WHITMAN is a passionate love story. Efe and Kvewe are both from Nigeria. However, both are from different tribes. Efe is an Itsekiri. Kvewe is an Urhobo. Read more
Published on May 9, 2011 by Grapes
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
i liked the way the author tells the story with the present and future tenses. The story is written where the story line is easily followed. All the characters are well-defined.
Published on May 7, 2011 by Shirley Boykin
4.0 out of 5 stars A beach book!!
Imagine breaking up with the man of your dreams, hankering after him and harbouring hurt and disillusionment for years and then, out of the blue, up pops his identical twin brother... Read more
Published on May 6, 2011 by Louise Wise
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable!
This is a touching and real romance with the added bonus of Nigerian culture. I love the way Efe faces and overcomes her own insecurities and doubts, and I just plain love Kevwe. Read more
Published on April 25, 2011 by S. O'Donnell
4.0 out of 5 stars Splendid. Riveting. A Love Rekindled is a sure page-turner!
Myne Whitman eloquently tells the story of unadulterated love entangled in a web of tribal conflict, parental interference, lies, forgiveness and the limitless bounds of an... Read more
Published on March 22, 2011 by Nyarkoa
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended

If you liked A Heart to Mend, you'll love A Love Rekindled. Read more
Published on March 22, 2011 by Folake Taylor
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More About the Author

Myne Whitman is my pen name. I was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria, where I spent most of my time, studying, reading and daydreaming or climbing trees and playing with the boys. I have a Master's degree in Public Health Research but have chosen my childhood dream of spinning stories. After a few years in Edinburgh, Scotland, I now live with my husband in Seattle, USA. I write and blog full-time, and also volunteer as an ESL tutor for a local charity. I critique with the Seattle Eastside Writers Meet-up and I'm also a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.

The Pacific Northwest of America is a great place but during the drizzling winter rains, I dream of long, hot, Nigerian days and the red palm oil of Banga Soup. A self-confessed adrenaline junkie, I love theme park rides and my wildest ride yet would be the Simpsons at Universal studios, Hollywood. Or maybe it was that reverse bungee jump I did in Scotland,

In addition to writing popular fiction to get people reading, I am passionate about using the internet and social media to promote the book industry and literacy levels in Nigeria. To this end, I facilitated a session, "Social Media and the Book Publishing Industry", for the Publisher's Forum at the 2010 Garden City Literary Festival, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I also founded and work as the publisher and managing editor of, a critique website for aspiring Nigerian writers.


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