The House Girl

The House Girl - N1000

Chinyere is excited when her aunty Chinwe comes to take her to Abuja to work for a rich family, who have also promised to send her to school. However, six months later, she's still out of school and it looks like her emotionally unstable and needy Madam, Osinachi, has no plans on changing that. After a weird but special encounter with her Oga, Donald, Chinyere feels bold enough to bring up the issue with him, so that she can go to school like her mates.

However, Osinachi's suspicions about the pair is awakened when Donald insists that Osinachi gets a nanny, so that Chinyere will have more time for her studies. Osinachi is determined to find out their secret, but is not ready for the other secrets that will be exposed, which threaten to destroy everything she has worked so hard to build...


10 thoughts on “The House Girl”

  1. The House Girl is a complete read. I was spellbound from start to finish. Our weaknesses and sometimes bad judgements is made blatantly obvious and then comes the redeeming grace of God and how everything eventually works together for our good………though a work of fiction, we take a peek into what happens sometimes in the society we live in. Thank you Ufuo, for this glimpse into some life lessons we never have to experience by God’s grace.

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  2. This book was reviewed by Blogger and Author, Onome Omodara, on Instagram at

    “Book review: The house girl

    @ufuomaee let me first start by saying you have done it again. I really enjoyed this book.
    I just didn’t see it coming, the house girl is a book that is so thrilling, the plot was so beautiful, you don’t even know what to expect.

    At a point I was asking myself who is the main character again, you beautiful crafted the story and each character had it’s own uniqueness.
    I love the fact that you dealt with forgiveness, you talked about the church which a lot of writers are shying away from, you taught grace in a simple but deep teaching.

    You are sure using your writing to expand the gospel! I love that about you.
    I didn’t see the end coming at all, I was shocked at Chinyere’s confession because I was already thinking now Osinachi has a child to call her own even if it’s partially but you gave us a real twist there . I’ve said it before I love the way you use the pen! You are a gifted and anointed writer.

    I look forward to the part 2 sha, I’m curious about Donald and Osinachi. You did well ma!

    You really inspire me.
    #onomewrites #writer #fiction #okadabooks #author #adventurous #booklover #housegirl #ufuomaee

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  3. This book was reviewed on Victor’s Corner at


    “In The House Girl, the author did a good job in telling a relatable story in such a way that vivid life lessons can be drawn from it. Each character presents a different angle to the lessons of life that can be gleaned from the book.

    I found that that the following themes were covered in the book: The vulnerability of the girl child (especially the one from a less privileged background) to sexual exploitation, making an interracial marriage work, issues around child-bearing, challenges with child adoption, teenage pregnancy, living with a mental health issue, secrecy in marriage, love and commitment, forgiveness, personal relationship with God, role of parents in-law in saving a troubled marriage, rape, infidelity, blackmail, bribery, to mention but a few.

    I liked reading the book and I would not hesitate in recommending it to you as well. I think that irrespective of one’s age or experiences in life, anyone that reads that books will definitely find a lesson or two to draw from it for personal application.”

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  4. Onojeharho John

    The house girl is a classic pen picture of the crisis and challenges of modern families where both parents are engaged in pursuit of economic gains outside their homes. The intrigues, the suspense and the desire to find out “what next” is worth investing your time and in my case my sleep. The epilogue, let me use the modern lingo, was a bomb Or should I have said a blast?

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  5. The seventeen chapter book is intricately woven with meaty elements of a blockbuster. Such a page turner leaving me glued to my phone from start to finish.

    Agreed, I didn’t let tears roll down my cheeks, this time. But my fragile heart suffered. It raced erratically at the turn of events. My emotions were attacked as I tried to identify with the protagonist. 

    I was in no way disappointed as events unfolded. In fact, even as tension built up in my heart, I realised again life is neither black nor white.

    You can’t read Ufuomaee’s The House Girl and assume you can tell the end.

    You’ll be greatly disappointed.

    To be candid, I saw a part of me in the fictional character, Osinachi who got me really mad, especially when she came in with Benjamin, her son.

    By the way, let me share some lessons I gleaned from The House Girl.

    a. Suffering is the reward for bad choices, not punishment from God.

    b. Nothing happens in life, by chance.

    c. An unrepentant individual can find his/her back to Christ Jesus.

    d. All things will turn out for my good.

    e. God’s wisdom and goodness is available even in the midst of a raging storm.

    f. God still rules in the affairs of men.

    Ufuomaee holds the attention of her readers in enchanting words in a plot surrounding family life, Christian fiction, romance, and drama.

    You inspire me, Ma’am.

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