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Presidential Intentions by Douglas J. Wood is about a woman who finds herself aiming to become the first female president of the United States of America. Samantha Harrison shows signs of brilliance as a child by graduating top of her class and is awarded a full scholarship at Stanford. She marries Ben, her wealthy professor, and starts to carve a career. Deciding to go to law school, the brilliant Samantha meets Watts, who will play a big part in her political life. She becomes a congresswoman and a governor, and at the same time she raises two children with Ben. As she treads the long and winding way to becoming the most powerful woman in the world, Samantha’s family has to take the back seat. This will put a strain on her relationship with her family, especially her daughter. She is also confronted with moral and political dilemmas, but what cost is she willing to pay to achieve her burning ambition?
Presidential Intentions is a fascinating story that brings us inside the personal life of US presidential candidate Samantha Harrison and the slippery halls of US politics. Douglas J. Wood’s distinct writing style sets him apart from other writers and does not fail to get my undivided attention. Narrating with no clear chronological order, it is like reading interesting pieces of a puzzle that one has to connect at the end of the story. As a result, it is quite difficult to put down this book until its last pages are devoured by the reader. As Samantha’s political life reaches its zenith, her personal life seems to crumble around her. This is a striking contrast that the author presents in a delicate way, so that as the story progresses the reader cannot help but empathize with her. The idea of a woman US president is certainly interesting to political enthusiasts out there and this is a novel that can certainly whet their appetites.