Monday, June 22, 2015

Locked in Purgatory by Nakia Laushaul

Locked in Purgatory
A wise man leads his family by example. 

AFTER TEN LONG YEARS LEFT TO ROT IN A NURSING HOME, LUTHER BENNETT is plum sick of this life. Paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a series of strokes, the man who once held power, wealth and prestige in the palm of his hands, now has nothing at all except for a disturbing memory bank full of dreams and hopes from his past. Luther’s son, SAMUEL BENNETT, heir to the misfortune of his father’s wealth has grown weary of slipping into Luther’s shoes and desperately desires an identity of his own. Trapped in a relationship that doesn’t exist and a mounting mistrust of all men, Luther’s only daughter, LYNNE BENNETT just can’t seem to find the love and validation that should have come from her father. 

As their lives begin to unravel, the Bennett family must finally make a decision. Live the way they’ve always lived—rooted in secrets, denial and festering anger or change. Can Luther, a mere shell of his former self, save his shattered family from the devastating purgatory he’s created?

Simply Said, says

Outstanding storyteller

This is one of the best, well written books I've read in a long time. 
Luther is stuck in his own purgatory due to his own selfish ways. 
He's only able to grunt, curse, listen to his conscience, his guilt and 
his roommate.
He now lives in hell because he's had many strokes and is unable to 
speak, apologize, plead, or make amends with the family he left, 
to marry one of his tricks... 
"The honorary member of the family"...

He can see and hear everything from his luxury nursing home suite, 
but it's hell on earth.
This story was absolutely heart wrenching, told from each family member, 
and the long term effects it had on each. 
They also were Locked in Purgatory, because of how he lived his life.

Nakia Laushaul is an OUTSTANDING writer and has a way of pulling 
you into the story as if you were right there, like a fly on the wall


Nakia R. Laushaul was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and now resides in Houston, Texas with her lovable teenage son. She is a poet, novelist, and entrepreneur. Nakia is a real people person so, in her free time she enjoys spending it with her family and participating in many social activities. She has always loved to read and early on in life guessed that writing would play a major role in her future. Like many others, Nakia ran away from what she loved, immersed herself in work and concentrated fully on being a mother. 

Inspired and fueled by attempts to be molded into the norm, she began to write her first body of work titled, THE TRUTH AS I SEE IT: IN POETRY & PROSE. Nakia remains determined to present the truth as she sees it in all
facets of her writing, and hopes that her writing will inspire and serve a meaningful purpose for her readers. Nakia is committed to challenging everyone within her reach to find compassion and empathy in the differences that exist among us all. Her debut novel, RUNNING FROM SOLACE recently won the 2011 USA Book News Best Book Award for African American Fiction. She is currently working on her next novel.


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