First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

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
320 pages

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I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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