Joonie is a young, strong-willed, fun-loving girl from Grassy Park in Cape Town whose life changes when she falls pregnant.
We take the journey with her as she becomes accustomed to living in a foreign country with an aunt whom she initially adores. She makes friends, gets a job, begins dating and eventually starts feeling at home in the US.
But Joonie’s dream is shattered when those around her become less reliable – she has to deal with her boyfriend’s changing behaviour and his strict Greek mother – and a shocking family secret is uncovered, all as she becomes a mom for the first time.
This offering from the South African author is not her best but it’s an entertaining and absorbing read.
Joonie by Rayda Jacobs