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Asuccessful woman lawyer falls in love with a TV-evangelist accused of sexually molesting a child. She loses the case and while on appeal he escapes the country. She leaves family and new husband and child to follow him to Africa. She is faced with deep questions about who he really is and she returns in penury to try to rebuild her life and career only to discover the devastating effects of unrequited love.


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Akanimo123

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I like the novel because it is unpredictable. This makes the reader to keep reading the book till the end as it can not be predicted. Another thing is that the plot of the story is well defined with good timely explanations thus helping one understand the time between each of the events and to understand the geographical location of the scenarios.
“The Spirit Of Want” has 62 chapters with each chapter dedicated to Luke and Lucy. I notice that the book, “The Spirit Of Want” is professionally edited with no noticeable grammatical errors. The grammar used in the novel is simple, easily understood and neither complicated nor ambiguous. I hereby rate “The Spirit Of Want” by William H. Coles, 4 out of 4 stars because of its beautiful story and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys reading a good book to read.
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Kremena Boyanova

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I think this book is a wonderful read. Interesting plot, complex characters, very discussed themes, deep understanding of the human nature, unexpected turnovers- all these will make your reading unforgettable and very fast pasted.
The author masterfully examines love. This is one of my favorite subjects, so explored and yet, every time with new nuances in the way it is revealed. William H. Cole has the talent to present this feeling in so many aspects- as love towards family, friends, children, opposite sex, fame, money, career. The writer demonstrates how we all like to receive love, but not all of us like to give love; how love can be self-giving, but also can be self-centering.
I completely and totally love the book and will recommend it to everyone that loves novels with deep meaning. On my opinion The Spirit of Want absolutely deserves all 4 rating stars, so I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. Thank you, William H.Cole for the wonderful book. I hope everyone will enjoy it as I did!
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srensch1

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There is nothing wrong with books the purpose of which is simply to entertain. I read lots of them, and I have no more regret than I would after watching an entertaining TV show. But every now and then, I run across a book which not only entertains but leaves me with something to ponder for a while, and those are the books that stick with me. The Spirit of Want is one of those books.
Who is the book suited for? Anyone who views reading the way I do. Mr. Coles did not even fall back on sex or violence to make his book entertaining. I cannot find any faults and give the book 4 out of 4 stars.
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Hannahrg

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I was fascinated with how the author eloquently wrote about the greatest battles that we encounter most specifically, the war in our minds. Despite the fact that Lucy was very much well learned and educated, she was not able to overcome the rejection experienced from her own family. She lost herself in a whirlwind of forbidden love and being a lawyer could not really save her from herself. In the middle part of the story, I have grown to love Elizabeth. Her consistent and stable emotions helped her overcome her worst fears and weaknesses. As Lucy slowly degraded into less of a human being, Elizabeth soared like an eagle, conquered her dreams and victoriously lived her life.
This book is something that I love reading since I work in the legal field and I have family members who are in the field of medicine. I am focused on maintaining the integrity of the legal process and in doing what is just, fair and right so I was able to comprehend the depth of the lessons foretold within this story and how we could all learn from the wrong decisions made by some of the characters. There were a few grammatical errors that I noticed in some of the chapters that would not be easily noticed because such mistakes are only minor. Even so, I will rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because I was entertained and I have learned lessons that I could apply in my life as a paralegal.
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asere_maryanne

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At the beginning of this story, I never had an idea that it would end the way it did. This explains the mastery behind William H. Coles writing.
This story is extraordinary in many ways. The writer knows how to hold the audience in suspense, no matter how hard I tried to guess, the story was not predictable. For the character development, the characters true colors are gradually brought out and we get to understand why some of the characters are the way they are. William uses vivid descriptions to explain his thoughts. When I was reading the book, I often found myself thinking out loud mostly in disgust; some characters were too disturbing for me, Hower being one of them. Elizabeth turns out to be my favorite character, she is the voice of reason in the family, and she makes us see how wisdom is better than just being smart and beautiful. The book tackles themes such as love, divorce, betrayal, religion and pain.
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Malaika Fahari Fadhi

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I would recommend people to read this book especially those who are passionate to know what really happens in our societies. This book has clear descriptions of what is happening at what time. It has a good and smooth flow and one does not have to strain to understand the book. No one can be put off by this book as it covers a wide range of things that vary. This book can guide one on day to day encounters by helping one decide on what to do when presented with some hard situations. The plot and characters of The spirit of want are well developed. I found the book very helpful. Therefore, I give this book 4 out of 4 stars.
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Estrellah

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One of the things I like this novel is that it is unpredictable. This motivates the reader to keep turning the pages in order to know what happens next. I also like the way the writer presents the characters and describes the emotions of every scene such that the reader is able to understand and get immersed fully in the story.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. This is because the book was professionally edited and I didn’t spot any grammatical errors anywhere. Lawyers and doctors will find this book interesting. I would also recommend this book to religious people. This book describes the weird lifes that some families and pastors live.
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oge123

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One of the motifs of the novel was over-ambition versus selflessness. Where Lucy and A.J trampled on people in order to excel and attain their desired height, Luke and Elizabeth were ready to make sacrifices for others’ well-being. The theme of giving versus taking kept reoccurring in the book.
William’s writing style was impeccable. The arrangement of the book followed chronological order which made it easy to understand right from the beginning. His choice of words and grammar were excellent. I therefore, rate this book 4 stars out of 4. I recommend it for all book lovers.
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Sharon2056

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William H. Coles is a born storyteller, in all the three parts his large cast doesn’t feel faceless. This is because, he carefully brings out each character’s traits. There’s a well crafted relationship between characters and there’s a seeding out of important issues affecting society such as, fake religion, law and religion- which actually caught my attention, love and selflessness.
The writing style is very entertaining, with dialogues and narrations seamlessly placed throughout the novel. I was never bored. However, there were a few typos in the book. By the end of the book I felt invested in the characters, and drawn to sympathize on Lucy. I came to partially understand her insecurities and self sabotage. I linked it to the hostile upbringing she was brought up with, with her tough dad, and the hostility of those around her due to her mistakes. The book was a real mind opener, and the issue on how law was used to protect religious malpractice was really interesting.
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msomigreat

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The Spirit of Want is an interesting read for the author has taken ample time to develop each character. Additionally, through several twists in the book, Coles lets the reader understand the true characters of the people involved. The author causes the reader to inquisitively question the true motivation behind what people do for a living ‘The Spirit of Want.’ Am particularly impressed by the fact that the author lets the reader that the choices of our lives have consequences and that everything that is done in the dark surely comes to light. This is particularly seen through the exposure of Bain as fraudulent televangelist & womanizer and AJ MacMiel as an irresponsible and corrupt surgeon.
The book is well written with no grammatical errors. The writer also ensures that the story flows nicely that the reader understands the different turns and twists that develop the plot of the story.
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