Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Destiny's Plan: change is blowing in the wind


Destiny's Plan
by Victoria Saccenti
a Historical Military Romance
about new beginnings

Victoria Saccenti's debut Historical Romance Destiny's Plan releases today for #99cents  Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, the novel explores young na├»ve love as a foil to mature love. 
 
 
 
Blurb for Destiny's Plan
 
When Raquelita Muro and Matthew Buchanan meet by chance on a Greyhound bus between Texas and Tallahassee, neither suspects Fate is about to take over.

Raquelita, a gentle girl under the heel of her abusive mother, finds this kind young man a miracle. Matthew, an idealistic young soldier, discovers this sweet-natured girl is an angel in need of a guardian. However, the next stop on Matthew’s journey is Fort Benning to report for deployment to Vietnam, while Raquelita’s destination is set at her mother’s whim. Regardless of the forces tearing them apart, they discover a way to secretly span the distance, to end up closer than ever. But Fate is rarely kind. The vagaries of war—and the unstable tempers of Raquelita’s mother—intervene, leaving both ill-fated lovers feeling there is no hope for their love.

Set in the turbulent era of the Vietnam War, Raquelita’s and Matthew’s story is one of love, loss, lost faith, shattered memoires, deferred dreams and broken promises. Will Fate tear apart these two damaged souls, leaving them desperately alone forever, or will they finally overcome Fate, their bond stronger than they ever thought possible?
 
 
Review by pearls
5 Stars
My favorite part of this historical romance novel is that it explores so many different types of love. Young love, unrequited love, mature love, free love, familial love. It also explores duty, to your country, your family, your loved one, and to your own self. The Vietnam War, a time of epic social upheaval, is the perfect setting for this exploration as Raquelita and her family are faced with changes, both within and outside their family. Is a chance meeting on a bus part of Destiny's Plan, and if so, what is that plan? Get swept up in the winds of change as one twist after the other leaves you wondering what the ultimate outcome will be.
 
 
Review by TinkNCognito
5 Stars
This is such a terrific coming of age story. Set in the 1960's, it is the story of two young people who meet on the train - Raquelita heading to a new life and Matthew heading to war. It was love at first sight.

It is the story of fate and destiny. Beautifully written, it kept my interest. It showcases an interesting part of our history and tells a wonderfully compelling story.

Great first book from a new author.
 
 About the Author
A native of Cuba, Victoria acquired a love for books from her parents and the thirst to see the world from her father. As a result, she has been around the globe, by her count, at least twice. From her journeys, she has gathered a varied collection of stories and anecdotes to inspire her muse. She loves writing generational sagas, and romances with complex, emotional content. In Destiny's Plan, the readers travel from stately San Antonio, to peaceful Central Florida, to the jungles of Vietnam, and to the hectic streets of New York during the turbulent 60's. Victoria is currently writing Book Two of the Destiny's Series.
 
Giveaway
 
Inner Goddess is giving away a ebook of Destiny's Plan
 
Give a shout out to debut author Victoria Saccenti. 
 
Contests ends Saturday midnight Sept. 19. Must leave contact addy to win.  Open to International readers

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