Acceptance by Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo starts off with a woman in distress, who has been jilted by a former lover by the name of Richard. Although she is upset, she proclaims that “Acceptance exists at the core of our being. It is our default status. In order to reach this base level of acceptance, one need only remove the items lying on top. To do this, we must first identify all the things we do not accept around us. Then, one by one, eliminate them.” The main character, the woman who is at the core of this tale of romance gone wrong is Eva, the London born daughter of refugees from Nigeria. She meets Richard while she is at university, and decides that he is the love of her life. Unfortunately for them both, although their love is seemingly full of so much hope and prosperity, the actions that they both undertake lead them down a path of uncertainty. (Read More)
4.0 out of 5.0 stars ------------- Redcityreview.com
I love this book, it has such a powerful and emotional message expressed by some very high quality writing. The plot is very unique compared to most in the genre and it stays captivating from start to finish, I was hooked within the first few pages and it was literally hard to put my kindle down; I found myself reading the book whenever I had the chance which is very unusual for me because I usually lose interest quickly while reading. (Read More)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, July 20, 2013---------- By Lucidity
Readers are lead into a rollercoaster of emotion as the author explores how each character responds under great duress. `Acceptance' is insightful and chilling. I couldn't put it down! (Read more)
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting read!, July 23, 2013 -----------By ShelSweeney
There's abuse, there's an immigrant mother's misunderstood love, and an intoxicating man involved too, of course. So the author takes us on a journey to accept the things she has no choice for, and to cast out and triumph over the hurtful ones who tried and sometimes succeeded in walking over her.
Richard, you brought her to this place, and you and mom were the matches that lit Ibitola's fires and put her mind and fingers to writing it down. You and mom were the burning sticks that pushed this fine author to fill the pages of this terrific book. I would say thank you, but as she says "You don't deserve it."
Instead she dedicates "Acceptance" to her husband, "Kola," and prefaces the work with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." (Read More)
4.0 out of 5 stars Acceptance, a great book for those in the fight 23 July 2013 ------------- By brotherdave