4 out of 4 stars
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The Spirit of Want is a story of a young and beautiful woman named Lucy. She is intelligent and a lawyer by profession. She comes from an influential family and her father is a renowned doctor in Atlanta. Lucy is a rebel from the beginning while her sister, Elizabeth is gentler and quieter.
Luke is an eye doctor and is smitten by Lucy’s charm. They both get married and are blessed with a baby girl. Lucy is professionally driven and very ambitious, while Luke is extremely busy with his practice and they get to spend less time with each other. Meanwhile, an evangelist named Reverend Bain is accused of having sex with an underage girl. He is under trial, and Lucy fights his case as a defense lawyer. Lucy does some preliminary work of research and investigation for the case. In this process, she happens to meet Reverend Bain very often. Bain's powerful personality and good looks, attract Lucy toward him. Her heart overrules her mind, and she ends up having a whirlwind romance with his client. Lucy crosses all boundaries and leaves her husband and child to follow Bain to Ghana, in pursuit of love and happiness.
The author William H. Coles has written a beautiful and touching story that is full of twists and turns. There are several poignant and heartbreaking moments in the story. The author has infused life in the characters by making them sound so real. Lucy’s difficult, self-loving, and stubborn nature has been very well portrayed. The characters played by Luke and Elizabeth are very sincere and genuine. The mystic aura built by the author, around the character of Reverend Bain, makes the reader more curious about him. I was impressed by the character played by Elizabeth. She plays a second fiddle to Lucy in terms of looks and intelligence and always gets snubbed for it. In spite of this, Elizabeth always has a soft corner for Lucy. Her generosity and kindness draw applause from the readers.
The book is fiction and the story is set up in the 1980s. The content of the story revolves around the strong desires and emotions of an attractive and married woman toward a man who has a darker side to him. The book describes the constant inner struggle and guilt of the woman, which later on is overpowered by her carnal desires. The story has a lot to offer to the readers. It talks about relationships, betrayal, acceptance, forgiveness, and love.
The book contains narrative writing with dialogs. It is easy to read and has an interesting plot. The book is an irresistible page-turner. It has been professionally edited and has no flaws. I would recommend it to readers from all walks of life, and those who want to read an exciting fiction. I would give it a rating of 4 out of 4 stars.
The Spirit of Want
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