beauty and the beast
About this book
Erhuvwun is the most beautiful girl in her small village. Everyone knows this, and her father, Onuoha, takes great pride in this knowledge. But one day, he makes the mistake of offering her hand in marriage as a wager on a sure bet. When Amadi wins the bet, Onuoha is distraught, but Amadi is determined to claim his prize; his bride. However, Erhuvwun loves Akpos. But since he left for the city about a year ago, she doesn’t know what to make of his promise to come back for her and marry her. At only 16 years old, she finds herself in a marriage to a complete stranger, who is not the easiest person to live with. He doesn’t respect her or women in general, and she soon finds out that her happiness in marriage is very much dependent on if she can birth him a male child. Amadi is a man unfamiliar with love. His father taught him that women are good only for pleasure and procreation, and it’s a man’s right to rule over them. He grew up in a home where his mother was despised, and his father’s other wives were cast away for only bearing daughters. When his wife suffers, not one but two, miscarriages, he’s sure that she is cursed. The problem, however, is that there’s something bewitching about Erhuvwun. Beauty and The Beast is a romantic story about how two unlikely companions discover themselves and find love in marriage.