Miles Alexander, son of an Alabama sharecropper, is a successful business and entertainment lawyer with interests as distant as Costa Rica, where—much to his law partners’ dismay—he is about to acquire a local restaurant chain from the notorious coffee baron, Humberto Cabrera, one of the wealthiest and most mysterious dons of Central America. Miles’ success however has distanced him from his roots, altered his belief system, his political views, and the values that shaped him. Fearing Miles will suffer the same fate as his grandfather, who was crippled at about Miles’ age, Mary Rose Alexander, the Dove, through a series of transpersonal (quantum) exchanges with Miles while he’s in Costa Rica, draws him back to Ohio, where upon his arrival she suffers a disabling stroke that marks the beginning of a long and sometimes painful journey, during which time, in the afterglow of his Mother’s Light, Miles’ rediscovers what is truly pleasing to his soul, revealed to him in his hometown, where he is forced to confront issues of race prejudice, poverty and hopelessness, that are part of Lessons of Home. Can he get beyond the sudden and jarring rift with his white law partner, the antagonist Reid Lowell? Can he rise above temptation and unbridled materialism, and embrace compassion and community over competition and individualism? Or will he return to his old ways and suffer the fate his mother is all too aware of?
Reid Milbank Lowell, scion of wealthy planters from Georgia, finds that his financial and lifestyle interests in the continued success of the law firm, Alexander, Seasongood & Lowell, far outweigh Miles’ personal interests, leading to a conflict between the two men that is nothing less than a clash of cultures. The law firm, and its representation of rappers and others antithetical to Reid’s antebellum roots, has led Reid to stray from the path his fathers would have him follow. Will he continue along the same path and suffer the same fate as the mythical Narcissus in a classic case of Death by Envy? Or will he change in time to avoid a painful ending and the wrath of his ancestors?
Ratings and Reviews
Be the first to rate and review this book!
You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!
We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!
Light of The Dove
by R.A. Sales
Share your thoughts
Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book.
Rate it *
Please make sure to choose a rating
Add a review* Required
How to write a great review
- Say what you liked best and least
- Describe the author's style
- Explain the rating you gave
- Use rude and profane language
- Include any personal information
- Mention spoilers or the book's price
- Recap the plot
(0) 50 characters minimum
The review must be at least 50 characters long.
The title should be at least 4 characters long.
Display Name *
Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.
Report a review
At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
Would you like us to take another look at this review?
You've successfully reported this review. We appreciate your feedback.
Light of The Dove
by R.A. Sales
Thanks for Sharing!
You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them.
by on October 23, 2016
- Page Publishing, Inc., April 2016
- Download options:
- EPUB 2 (Adobe DRM)
You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: