In 1922 West Africa, Comfort Mensah knows she does not want to spend her life within the confines of a family as her mother has. Determined to pursue a nursing career and find her own way, she works alongside her medical provider father, who also happens to be a leader of a faction focused on ridding the Gold Coast of white colonialists.
David Hodgson, a member of the British colonial occupation troops, has just arrived in West Africa on his first military assignment. He finds Africa—the place where his parents first met—filled with interesting images, events, and people, but none as fascinating as Comfort. As he and Comfort fall in love, not everyone is thrilled with their affection for each other. Comfort’s father, whose opposition to white people dates back to his childhood, is adamant that the relationship end. But as David and Comfort already know, forbidden love is often the hardest to let go, even when the families are enemies.
In this riveting historical novel, a young African woman and a British soldier share a forbidden love with the power to change their destinies forever.