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Ties That Tether

(2020)
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When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.


At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping—well forcing—her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and…white.

When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"A beautiful, heartfelt story about the power of love, identity, and family. Ties That Tether is a delightful debut that romance lovers won't want to miss!" - Chanel Cleeton

"Lovingly written and heartfelt. Ties That Tether is a beautiful exploration of culture, family, and romance. Azere's journey to find her own voice should resonate with anyone who's ever felt trapped between conflicting worlds and expectations." - Helen Hoang

"An unexpected and heartfelt romance about true love and the sacrifices we make for it." - Sonya Lalli

"Ties That Tether takes the reader on a rich, emotional journey. A big, bold story about finding ourselves amidst the struggles of family loyalty, honoring one's culture, and the endless facets of love. Loved every glorious moment of this book!" - Jennifer Probst

"Ties That Tether was a roller coaster ride from page one and holy cow did I love it. Jane Igharo chronicles Azere's journey in such a beautiful, wrenching, and relatable way. As Azere struggled to find a balance between her love life, her own happiness, and the expectations of her family, I went through a whirlwind of emotions--and I adored every minute of it. I laughed and teared up and cheered and yelled. Best of all, Jane Igharo delivers a happily ever after that made me smile until my cheeks hurt. I tore through this amazing book, I couldn't read it fast enough." - Sarah Smith


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September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ties That Tether
Author(s): Jane Igharo
ISBN: 0-593-10194-4 / 978-0-593-10194-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ties That Tether
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ties That Tether
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ties That Tether
Author(s): Jane Igharo
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September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ties That Tether
Author(s): Jane Igharo
Publisher: Berkley
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