Imperfect Arrangements: The Uplifting and Heartwarming Love Stories of Three Sister-Friends


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There are two sides to every story…

In the sun-soaked capital of Ghana best friends Theresa, Maku and Lyla struggle with the arrangements that define their relationships.

Ambitious, single-minded Theresa has gambled everything to move with her loving husband Tyler from London to cosmopolitan Accra. But when shocking developments threaten their plans, they also expose the hidden cracks in her fairytale marriage.

Feisty Maku is desperate for professional recognition – and her dream white wedding. But how long can she wait for her laid-back partner Nortey to stop dreaming up pointless projects from the comfort of his local bar and stand up to his family?

Churchgoing Lyla married Kwesi in haste, and six years later she is desperate for a child. But while she battles a vicious mother-in-law, and her growing attraction to the mysterious Reuben, her husband has bitten off more than he can chew with his latest mistress.

Facing lies, betrayal, and shattered illusions, each couple must confront the truth of who they have become and the arrangements they have enabled. Against the backdrop of a shifting culture, each woman must decide what – and who – she is willing to sacrifice for the perfect marriage.

‘Following three couples on the cusp of significant life changes, this charming romance… explores the difficulties of relationships at varying stages. Williams… weaves in vivid cultural details as she lifts the veil on the realities of marriage, the woes of infertility, and the strain of gender roles. Readers are sure to enjoy this uplifting work.’ – Publishers Weekly

‘I very much enjoyed this brilliantly written novel.’ – Dorothy Koomson

‘A witty, true, and, sometimes, heartbreaking portrayal of married life.’ – Ayesha Harruna Attah

‘A celebration of sisterhood. You won’t want to put the story down till it ends.’ – Chibundu Onuzo

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Frances Mensah Williams

A Londoner of Ghanaian origin, Frances Mensah Williams is the author of the FROM PASTA TO PIGFOOT romance series. Selected by WH Smith as one of the top 25 of its 100 Summer Reads, FROM PASTA TO PIGFOOT explores contemporary middle-class Africa and the humorous clash of cultures arising from mixing English cream with African spice.

If you enjoy contemporary romantic fiction with diverse settings and featuring smart, strong-willed women of colour dealing with themes of substance - think love, guilt, race, belonging, identity and the challenges of clashing cultures - and written in a humorous and accessible style, you'll love Frances's books!

With one foot in each cultural camp, Frances writes novels set in both London and contemporary Ghana, where the stories play out against a backdrop of locations ranging from high-rise office buildings to modern shopping malls, pristine beaches, night clubs, art galleries and restaurants.

An award-winning entrepreneur and Executive Coach, Frances has also written two non-fiction careers books.

Contact Frances via Twitter - @FrancesMensahW- or Facebook - /francesmensahwilliams - or Instagram - francesmensahw

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