3 out of 4 stars
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The Spirit of Wants by William H. Coles
The Spirit of Wants by William H. Coles was published on September 2016 and it was one of the finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Competition. It's a story of a married woman who left her family and followed the man she loves all the way to Africa.
This is really a great book. I love the individual characteristics and the scenes were engrossing. Their unique characters let the readers, like me, felt like I'm also a part of the story. How can a family stand the test of time if they don't know how to communicate each other, appreciate each other, and listen each other? A happy family is one of the main factors in raising a good child. I can sympathize what they've been through, their decisions, and the consequences that they all faced because of their actions. Some were self-centered, ambitious, and some were career driven that they often forgot to value their family and the people who should matter to them.
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars because of some errors that confused me and I didn't like the ending. It's so abrupt. The story is good and I recommend this book to my fellow readers who like to read fictional stories about family, career, love, and a twist of one's beliefs. There were part of the story that made me sad, confused, and at times I am also questioning the characters motives regarding their actions and the way they treated one another. Sometimes, we were so self-absorbed kind of person that we always forgot the importance of the people around us and even our family, either it's a family by blood or a family by heart.
I like the way William H. Coles delivered the meaning of the whole story. There's a lot of truth in this book that happened to the lives of many people out there. The story seems so really realistic to me and I can easily understand the flow of the story. I can also visualize the scenes, their arguments, their heartbreaks, and the devastation they felt when they realized that their actions caused agony and grief to the people who cared them.
Love is a strong and powerful emotion that everyone can feel and it can blind us when it comes to making difficult decisions. A lot of times, our heart overruled our mind and it makes us reckless because we believe that when it comes to love, our hearts always win. We always forgot that love comes in many forms. Loving someone doesn't mean that the person you love automatically reciprocate your feelings, and this kind of love always lead to heartaches. There are greater love like loving a family, a friend, a colleague, and even loving our work. Do not focus on the kind of love towards opposite sex because sometimes it wouldn't work out. Sometimes, a relationship simply doesn't work out, it runs its course and you will be alone. Learn how to value the people who were always by your side at all times and be grateful to them because they cared for you even if you were being difficult at times. Give importance to your family because they're the one who always understand you, and guide you all the way to your success.
The Spirit of Want
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