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Nakia R. Laushaul

Writing the truth in fiction...

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Nov 24, 2020 Gloria Kitchens rated Estranged by Nakia R. Laushaul on Goodreads!

I feel like fate brought me and this book together. I happened to see an ad for it on Instagram and I read the blurb and on a whim I decided to buy it. This is completely different from the type of book that I would’ve chosen for myself. But I ended up really loving it.

The book is about the Bennett family and centers around the perspectives of Luther Bennett the father, Samuel Bennett the son, and Lynne Bennett the daughter. Luther Bennett was at one point, a successful businessman but most of all a ladies man. Now, he finds himself in an assisted living facility waiting to die. Throughout the book, you learn a lot about the type of man Luther Bennett was and how that affects his family. The way that the family dynamic unfolds keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what the characters will do next.

My favorite thing about the book is how we learn so much about Samuel and Lynne’s mother through the three perspectives. The entire time you’re truly wondering what could this woman be thinking and what makes her want to keep caring for someone who hurt her so many times.

I’d really recommend this if you’re trying to get out of a reading slump. It was a quick and powerful read!

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Best Book of the Year

5 Stars!!

Don't Miss this Book.





Intense and



Thought-provoking and vivid.

Emotionally charged!











and Real.

The Truth...

One of the best books i have ever read!

Nakia R. Laushaul

My Story

No matter what I am doing…I am always thinking about writing. And characters. And plots. And things that make you go, hmmm. I was born to do this.

I AM EVERY WOMAN. An empty-nester, affectionately known as, Mom. I am a daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. I am the Olivia Pope of operations and administration by day and a writer & greedy reader by night.

I officially began my journey into professional writing in 2009 by publishing a collection of poems, The Truth As I see It. I followed that with, Running from Solace, Chasity Rules and now, Estranged (previously published as, Locked in Purgatory).

​I have been blessed to write stories that withstand time and continue to touch the hearts of many. It is my sincere desire to continue along the write path for many years to come. Thank you for being on this journey with me. Stay tuned as there is more literary goodness in store for you.



Nakia R. Laushaul

Books by Nakia R. Laushaul
Also Available at the Following Retailers:
Apple Books | Amazon | BN 
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What Readers Are Saying

May just very well be one of the best books I have ever read!