- File Size: 243 KB
- Print Length: 135 pages
- Publisher: Insightful Creation Publication (January 4, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 4, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078TCYW78
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Two gunshots, a missionary and calculated revenge are the bewildering twists that capture the attention of Charles Everson, or better still, Esquire. In the book Esquire: The Lawyer of Faith - Part One by T.K. Ware, Everson is atop-notch lawyer with one mission; to come to the aid of helpless victims in their time of need and put the bad guys away. However, this time around it does not look that simple. Francis Newberry, a missionary arrested for a double homicide, seems to be hiding something even from him, her lawyer. At first, the facts seem to be straightforward. A battle ensued and, in the name of self-defense, two shots were fired. As the case progresses, Everson soon realizes he is caught up in a vicious struggle for revenge. As things take a turn for the worse, he starts to doubt every single detail he has gathered regarding the case and all that he knows about the victim.
Esquire: The Lawyer of Faith - Part One by T.K. Ware is packed with enthralling action and intriguing plot twists which make it the kind of book you read in one sitting. From deceit to revenge, Ware writes a compelling story that will have a grip on any reader. Still, T.K. Ware manages also to build powerful characters who dominate each scene effectively. The character presented by Charles Everson is an admirable one, which made me more emotionally attached to the story. The book evoked my emotions as I sympathized with different characters and felt anger and despair in between. It was an engaging read and I definitely recommend it to readers who are fans of books in the Christian thriller genre.
Reviewed By Milton Kelly- Blogger I read "ESQUIRE: The Lawyer of Faith" in one day because the story is very interesting from the cover until the last page. There is something about receiving a gift that turns out to be a 9mm gun, especially when it was inscribed, made this Christian Suspense narrative very entertaining that I couldn't stop reading until the conclusion. This isn't the first book of T.K. Ware's that I've read,and I look forward to much more from T.K. Ware, although this one is my favorite book. As usual, T.K Ware always provided a great stories drawing a picture in Sermon to shows the readers that there is faith and hope in every situation. Also we should put our trust in God, and with a great story line mixed with twists, turns, and justice. I thoroughly enjoyed this well written story, and read it from the title page to the final page in one day. I definitely recommends this story, and read many of his works.
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Now… I was thrilled to dive into this book and I can proudly say I enjoyed the plot but I do have my fair share of complaints.
The first thing I noticed was a string of errors in the writing. There was nothing that made me stop reading or lose focus on the story, but the mistakes were simple grammatical errors that could have been easily fixed by a quick read-through. It seemed like the editing was either done very lazily or not at all.
I also wished the writing had been stronger. I did enjoy the story—I thought the plot was intriguing and played out well—but I found the writing to be very simple. There were a lot of passages and cheesy dialogue that read like a high schooler taking creative writing for the first time. Many of the edge-of-your-seat sequences fell flat because the writing was so painfully dull in comparison to the emotion and fear the characters actually faced.
On top of that, there are times when the point-of-view switches from Charles to Charlene in the middle of the inexplicably short chapter—sometimes one paragraph is detailing Charles going to get a drink and the next paragraph is about Charlene talking with her friends. And suddenly the last paragraph is Charles and Charlene driving home with everything summed up by saying something like ‘An hour later…’ I felt like I was constantly jumping from one person’s perspective to the next with no warning or smooth transition. It would have read better if the story followed one person per chapter instead of switching point-of-view randomly.
My last and biggest complaint is about Charles and his wife. I said before that I love Christian fiction that goes outside the box. As far as the plot goes, that’s a true statement when it comes to Esquire, but the characters are very stereotypical. As a female Christian, I have bumped into dozens of people who had the attitude that women are not and cannot be leaders—whether in their faith, their marriage, or in the world around them—and I see some of that attitude portrayed in this book through Charles and the female cast members.
Firstly, there are no especially strong or standout female characters; most of the women are stereotypical ‘good’ Christian women. The two that really stick out—and I use the phrase ‘stick out’ loosely—are Charles’ essentially brainless wife and Francis who is—of course—a battered wife and a missionary…How typical…
But what bothers me most is the way Charles interacts with his wife. I mentioned earlier that Charles’ wife was brainless, I didn’t mean that she was unintelligent but that she never had to use her own mind. To some, it may seem like Charles is just protective and loving--as any husband should be. But in my opinion, it feels like his wife is nothing more than a prop. She makes no vital decisions and while Charles is never overbearing or harsh with her, it seems like everything that involves decision-making and using your brain is left to the husband. But what’s most disturbing is that it’s never a problem for his wife—it’s as if she is perfectly content with never using her brain.
Again… Charles never mistreated his wife and it was VERY clear that everything he did for her and with her was out of genuine love BUT sometimes the line between being protective and being controlling (even in a gentle, loving way) is thinner than you might think. I don’t think there was any malice in their marriage at all, in fact, controlling is too harsh of a word to use here…I think the best comparison to make about Charles’ marriage is the relationship between a parent and a toddler. While the parent obviously loves and cares for the child, there is a clear understanding that the child is a child… They are not as smart or as capable as the parent and therefore all of the decisions, the issues, and anything else that involves basic logic is done or solved by the parent with little or no input from the child. That’s probably the best description of their marriage which, sadly, is the type of marriage I often see in Christian fiction—which is the main reason I do not enjoy Christian romance very much.
Despite everything I just said… I must repeat this… I really enjoyed this book. I would probably read it again if I had the spare time and I will definitely recommend it to Christian readers and anyone who enjoys crime fiction. I know this review wasn’t as kind as my reviews in the past have been but I’m being harsh because I have read Ware’s writing before and I know what he is capable of. Both of my other reviews were 5-star reviews and it was well earned.
I wasn’t being picky with the grammatical errors, I’m a reader who can usually overlook simple mistakes here and there—I know I made a number of grammatical errors in this review! But there were a lot of mistakes scattered throughout the book paired with the weak writing, poor character development, and the unappealing relationship portrayed between Charles and his wife. Most of the issues I pointed out could have been solved in the editing process, but it seemed like that part was skipped completely or the manuscript was self-edited. Authors should never be the sole editor of their work—self-published or not! Not only are we bias to common criticisms, but we are also human, we miss things! A fresh pair of eyes can make the difference between an alright novel and an amazing novel.
While Esquire is certainly enjoyable and entertaining, it feels more like a very rough draft rather than a complete novel. Given more time, and a thorough edit, I think this could definitely be a book to remember.
**This book was given to me by the Author in the purpose of writing a honest review about this book