By Steven J Hicks
Set opposed to a southern California backdrop stretching from sacred burial grounds on an island off the Santa Barbara coast to the sprawling San Fernando Valley, Ambition & Fate is a hugely charged story of greed, honor and hubris. in response to genuine occasions within the author’s personal younger years, it's a novel that reads like a memoir—rooted honestly, but crafty and unpredictable.
Adam Spencer and Katherine Walker appear destined for one another—he the intense, honest, destiny healthcare professional; she the lively, green-eyed attractiveness proficient to run her robust father’s genuine property empire. yet they're soulmates in a sea of uncertainty, buffeted by means of the undercurrent of affection stumbled on, then misplaced, then reawakened via a shocking connection.
While Adam and Katherine’s tale is the center of the unconventional, it truly is fickle Nature that propels the narrative: Santa Ana winds, eating hearth and an unforgiving sea modify the familial and political panorama. Characters deliver the tapestry to existence: an established Simi Valley pioneer, a cantankerous yet heart-of-gold army leader, a central authority reliable scheming to learn from California’s post-WWII housing growth, and vaqueros descended from displaced Chumash Indians. The occasions that bind this disparate solid turn into a crucible of character.
Steinbeckian in tone, Faulkneresque in subject, Ambition & Fate manages to be either lyrical and down-to-earth—a very pleasing read!
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Ambition & Fate by Steven J Hicks