Sandy Waves

You Never Know What Lies Ahead

Fiction - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/13/2014
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Reviewed by Valerie Rouse for Readers' Favorite

Sandy Waves is an enjoyable story about Tamara who sought greener pastures in the U.K. Tamara, or Tee as she was affectionately called, was a native of Nigeria. She was relocating to the U.K. to join her cousin Debbie. She naively believed that Debbie was pursuing her university degree and had a good job. Reality kicked in and Tee quickly found out that Debbie was just a cleaner and had flunked college. Despite this turn of events, Tee did not let this deter her from dreaming of making it big. She made friends with Pam, an investments trader. Pam offered her accommodation at her house in exchange for her services as a nanny for her son, Callum. Tee accepted her offer. Tee also auditioned for a role as an actress and got the part! Unfortunately, her father died in Nigeria. Tee returned home and buried her father. She decided to return to London. She met Eddy, a handsome friend of one of her old school mates. Eddy knew her new boss and he was also travelling to London. The future looked bright for Tee on all levels.

Sandy Waves is a fast paced story. It had me enthralled from the beginning as it resembled a conversation. This clearly demonstrates the creative skills of the author. The tone is colloquial and easy to follow. I appreciate the fact that Femmy Koya fully developed the main character. She did an excellent job in creating this persona. I really liked her buoyant spirit. I am glad that the author chose to highlight her dauntless demeanour and her prevailing optimistic outlook on life. I admire this characteristic of the main character. I believe that many persons should adopt this attitude in order to rise above the trials that they might encounter in life. Ordinarily, most people settling into a new environment might become disenchanted with those conditions. Not Tee. She put her best foot forward and did the best she could. I appreciated the contrast between the two cousins. This added an element of intrigue to the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sandy Waves. I recommend it to all readers who love drama and suspense.