I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Locked In Purgatory by Nakia Laushaul
Luther Bennett used to be a very good-looking man. One that had the ladies throwing themselves at him. Not only that, but women knew that Luther was a good catch…even if he was married. Luther owned a business called Bennett Homes and was successful in all that he did… or so it seemed. Financially, he was there for his family but that was about it. Luther put himself before others. He always figured he had all the time in the world to settle down and play the family man. No matter how much his wife Marian wanted him to stay home to spend time with her or how much his children wanted him to be there for them in the physical sense.
“A man will become a father when he wants to be, and no amount of forcing, crying, arguing, threatening or prodding will turn him into one.”
For ten long agonizing years…Luther has had nothing but time to think of his past and all the hurt he had inflicted on his family. Paralyzed from the waist down, from multiple strokes he is left in a nursing home with only his thoughts to occupy his time. Nightmares plague him, from all the things he did in his past. Regrets engulf him, and he has no idea how to correct the wrongs of his past. His estranged daughter Lynne refuses to visit him and wished him dead. Samuel his oldest son is fighting to keep the family business afloat but the stress of it all may just end his marriage.
Locked in Purgatory by Nakia R. Laushaul is a must read! Anyone is sure to be able to relate to this story. For that man who feels that cheating or having multiple women does not affect his children…you are so wrong. Or when that man treats the women in their lives like a walking mat…coming and going as he pleases and thinking that woman will always be there…again you are wrong. For that man who thinks that there are no consequences to your actions
“…there is a God and He sits high and looks low and whenever an offense is committed against one of His children, don’t worry, He’ll be the one to right it-measure for measure.”
At times, the story can be a bit lengthy (the reason for the 4.5) but in the end, it shows it was necessary to the story. Ms. Laushaul wrote a very emotional story of a family that has been hurt by the actions of one man and how even years later it affects each one. This was by far one of the best books I have read. The character development has the reader connecting with the character(s and as the story unfolds the reader can feel the pain and heartbreak.
Ms. Laushaul is an incredibly talented writer, and it shines through with her novel Locked in Purgatory.
Note: The quotes in the review are from the novel.