This is one of those hidden gems that is both educational and entertaining at the same time. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria, is Eve Brown-Waite’s personal memoir of her time spent in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, and then later two years in Uganda when her husband took a job there with CARE.
Eve first meets her husband John when interviewing for the Peace Corps – he’s her recruiter. I have to admit I had reservations about this book right away. Eve’s narrative about the guy she falls head over heels for seemed so corny, I thought I had picked up a work of teenage chick-lit. But it wasn’t long before I settled in an enjoyed myself. Eve’s self-deprecating humor had me laughing along with her, and the descriptions of her third world experiences were just as horrifying to me as they were to her. Well, maybe not – after all she had to live them, and I only had to read about them. At any rate the book was great fun and very interesting.
3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2009
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