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Publisher's Summary

When a woman travels to Nigeria to attend the funeral of the father she never knew, she meets her extravagant family for the first time, a new and inspiring love interest, and discovers parts of herself she didn't know were missing, from Jane Igharo, the acclaimed author of Ties That Tether.

Hannah Bailey has never known her father, the Nigerian entrepreneur who had a brief relationship with her White mother. Because of this, Hannah has always felt uncertain about part of her identity. When her father dies, she's invited to Nigeria for the funeral. Though she wants to hate the man who abandoned her, she’s curious about who he was and where he was from. Searching for answers, Hannah boards a plane to Lagos, Nigeria. 

In Banana Island, one of Nigeria's most affluent areas, Hannah meets the Jolades, her late father's prestigious family - some who accept her and some who think she doesn't belong. The days leading up to the funeral are chaotic, but Hannah is soon shaped by secrets that unfold, a culture she never thought she would understand or appreciate, and a man who steals her heart and helps her to see herself in a new light. 

©2021 Jane Igharo (P)2021 Penguin Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

Critic Reviews

"A page-turning, emotional, and romantic journey of self-discovery. Jane Igharo beautifully celebrates the powerful ties that link families and the legacy of love that unites them.” —Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba
 

The Sweetest Remedy is a journey around the world into the complex and wonderful intricacies of family. Igharo gives readers a story filled with love, humor, and the magic of belonging. Reading The Sweetest Remedy will have you calling your family, updating your wardrobe, and looking for your passport!” —Denise Williams, Author of The Fastest Way to Fall

“[An] intriguing examination into the dynamics of family relationships and what it means to have pride in one’s culture and heritage. It also holds some unexpected twists and turns that will keep readers engaged until the end." —Associated Press

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a story like none other.

outstanding narrator, characters well developed and easy to recognize through the narrator and the descriptions.

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Super Sweet!

I really enjoyed this love story! I saw some comments on how it fell flat but I disagree. I believe after reading some really heavy books, this light-hearted story as perfect to hit the refresh button.

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Enjoyable.

I not only enjoyed this book for the story and the characters but the performance was engaging. it is a great Summer read, light with a happy ending

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Ah! Soo good

I loved this story. Even better than "Ties that tether" also by Jane. The performance was awesome and kept me engrossed from beginning to end. I loved how, even though there were issues, the author didn't ruin the story by refusing to let the characters grow up and process the issues as some others do just to prolong the story. I loved that Hanna found healing in herself and didn't get healed by a man. I cannot wait to read/listen to more books by Jane Igharo. She's definitely my favourite African romance writer and I hope she writes more.

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Good!!!

Worth the read !!!! Amazing storytelling!!!I would read this book again. The narrator had a good voice !

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Loved it

I loved the accents and the storyline. The characters really came to life. Although, with such a thorough introduction of the heritage I had the plot figured out from the 1st chapter. I wasn't expecting the twists.

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Great intro to Nigerian culture. Solid 3.5 stars.

I think this book was a cute love story and had an interesting plot.

((-)) However it does become a bit redundant after a while and somewhat predictable. Can get slow in some places.

((+)) As a 1st gen American (Nigerian Igbo woman- both parents), I appreciate the guide into the Lagos street and more, I found myself pausing the book to go and google the places/things described. So much was familiar yet there was still room for learning more ab Yoruba culture. I love that this book sheds light on the beauty of Nigeria, the old biases, the popular foods, the culture as a whole.

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Wonderful through and through

It’s rare to read a novel that’s so thoroughly enjoyable on so many levels! I stumbled upon this author and this narrator and I’m so glad I did because they’re a fantastic duo. I laughed out loud while listening to it and even shed a few tears. It was more than a romance. You’ll love this novel whether you’re familiar with Nigerian culture or not but if you’re familiar with it, you’ll be delighted. The accents and all of the cultural references and nuances are spot on with only a couple of minor issues. I promise you won’t regret the credit spent on this one. In fact, I’m getting ready to download her second novel right now!

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Great read

Beautiful book and the narrator did a great job bringing it to life. Could definitely listen twice.

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An enjoyable listen

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The narrator’s voice was delightful and smooth and her accents were fitting.

The story itself was a good, lighthearted listen and gently grabbed me into the romance.

This was an enjoyable listen.