Destiny's Plan

Destiny s Plan One empty bus seat Two aching hearts A future written by Fate When Raquelita Muro s overbearing mother rips her and her little sister away from their beloved Papa one tiny rebellious corner of Raque

One empty bus seat Two aching hearts A future written by Fate When Raquelita Muro s overbearing mother rips her and her little sister away from their beloved Papa, one tiny, rebellious corner of Raquelita s heart is grateful that the bus is crowded, and the only seat left is out of Mama s sight Next to a handsome young man.Matthew Buchanan s beautiful traveling companioOne empty bus seat Two aching hearts A future written by Fate When Raquelita Muro s overbearing mother rips her and her little sister away from their beloved Papa, one tiny, rebellious corner of Raquelita s heart is grateful that the bus is crowded, and the only seat left is out of Mama s sight Next to a handsome young man.Matthew Buchanan s beautiful traveling companion is than something pretty to look at before he ships out for Viet Nam Deep in her sad, whisky colored eyes he glimpses a new dream to replace the ones he s leaving behind It breaks his heart to leave Raquelita in her tyrannical mother s hands, but she gifts him with a token of love and a tender promise to exchange letters in secret.But their first, shy hello has reached the ears of Fate Fate is in the mood to see how far it can push two lonely hearts to the brink of temptation, desperation, and despair before they break Perhaps beyond any hope of healing

  • ☆ Destiny's Plan ☆ Victoria Saccenti
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Destiny's Plan

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  1. A native of Cuba, Victoria grew up in the nucleus of the prestigious Alonso family, founders of the National Cuban Ballet The artistic environment fostered her writing spirit and an insatiable curiosity to explore the world and meet different cultures She writes romance and family sagas with complex emotional content, as the human condition in all its forms is her favorite theme Victoria is the author of Destiny s Plan, Destiny s Choice, and Destiny s Way, and a contributor to The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s THE GAME OF KINGS, by Laura Caine Ramsey Central Florida is home, but if she could convince her husband, she would pack her computer and move to Scotland, a land she adores.

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  1. 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.


  2. 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 [...]


  3. Destiny s Plan by Victoria Saccenti is a classic Romance novel, beautifully written and realized by this obviously talented author Set in the depths of the Vietnam War years 1967 69 , the story within is as old as time star crossed lovers who fall in love at first sight, soul connections and love triangles separation, perilous trials and a satisfying and unexpected resolution All can be found in this tale and lovers of this genre will be enthralled There is also than a small nod to the classics [...]


  4. Rating four starsDestiny s Plan by Victoria Saccenti was a phenomenal book and I absolutely loved it I love historical fiction and I thought that was one of the best elements of this story It s interlaced with history that adds to the drama and poignancy that I always gravitate toward when finding a good book to read I felt like I was inside of the book the entire time I was reading it I was emotionally invested in the story while I was reading I felt everything Being severely visually impaired, [...]


  5. I had the immense pleasure of reading an early draft of this story in a word Captivating You will be absorbed into this story on so many levels The innocent and instance connection between Raquelita and Matthew is as real as anyone that has be blessed with love at first sight and will make believers out of others.The first novel from the talented Victoria Saccenti Author, transports you to another time, when the country was discovering the awareness of love, life and the world.This story is a de [...]


  6. Amanda s review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsDestiny s Plan is a coming of age story, of first love and lost, and their journey to be together again It was a chance meeting on a Greyhound bus that Raquel Muro meets Matthew Buchanan and both their lives will change forever Its 1967 and they are going in different directions but find solace with one another on the long bus trip Over a course of hours they fall in love with and make a spiritual connection to one another This story covers [...]


  7. This book was provided by the author publisher to Nerd Girl in exchange for an honest review A love story set in the 1960 s I mean who doesn t swoon over those love at first sight and now I m off to war type storylines I know I do So many elements in a story like this Love, tragedy, loyalty, despair, hardship, happiness and solace A true love story that hits home for some and brings you to the reality of life itself Raquelita is a girl victim of circumstance After her mothers marriage is destroy [...]


  8. It took me a long time to read because of medical conditions but it was so worth it Matthew and Raquel s love is timeless,love destined The time period, 1960 s, brought me back to a special time in my life The events and music helped me travel to this wonderful, sad and unforgettable place Thank you Victoria for the ride.


  9. Subtle, elegant and full of wonderful landscapes, this classical romance novel was very nice to read, from the purity and novelty of first love, to the discovery of adult love, it navigates through different characters, some pure, some very damaged, some suffering with unrequited love I especially loved the calm and flowing pace of the story, which reminesced a long gone lifestyle.


  10. Debut author Victoria Saccenti has written a complex, heart wrenching tale of a chance meeting that changes lives, and the intricate ways that bonds of family and obligation can both hurt and heal The love story here is startlingly sudden, but also quite sweet, as Raquelita and Matthew recognize their connection within moments of meeting and somehow manage to establish a bond so strong that it can withstand physical and emotional trauma.Destiny s Plan has a plot that spans eras and continents, a [...]


  11. Raquelita Muro and Matthew Buchanan meet by chance on a Greyhound bus ride between Texas and Tallahassee For both of them the journey is difficult and fraught with emotion Raquelita is travelling with her difficult and irascible mother, Isobel, and her sweet younger sister, Marit , ostensibly, to make a new start, after her parent s separation, and to stay with family in Florida Matthew is travelling a very different path, a journey which will take him to Fort Benning and to deployment in Vietna [...]


  12. I have very conflicted feelings about this book There were clear and distinct positives and some aspects that just weren t for me First the positive This book has remained thought provoking long after the last page was read It s always a good thing when a book becomes the topic of discussion on a lengthy car trip Sprinkled throughout the book were a number of passages that just read beautifully poetic and musical with great depth of feeling There were also times when I was completely immersed in [...]


  13. Raquelita Muro and Matthew Buchanan were destine to be soul mates however they didn t know it as yet The only reason I didn t give this book a five star is because the author lost me at times with all the big words she used to explain certain things and feelings in their lives This is a very long book so it will take you a few days to read Raquelita and her sister Martine were traveling with their mother to a relatives in Florida They left their Texas home with their father when they got divorce [...]


  14. Destiny s Plan is a story of love at first sight that faces many challenges Raquelita is leaving the only home she has ever known Traveling with her mother and sister, she takes an empty seat next to a handsome young soldier, and her life changes forever.Isabel, her mother, also has her own story in Destiny s Plan She is relocating to Florida after her divorce and will soon realize that this event has been orchestrated by one who has loved her from afar She and Raquelita will face many obstacles [...]


  15. Such an amazing historical romance and coming of age story The characters stories are written with passion and factual revelations of the time in which the story is set Included are the beliefs of old and the powers that be Your emotions will run from one extreme to another as secrets unfold and tragedy creates reactions Victoria Saccenti definitely grasps and portrays the hardships of war and how it affects all extentions within a family Love can definitely conquer all obstacles thrown it s way [...]


  16. I was pleasantly surprised by how beautifully written this novel was Gripping romance set in the Vietnam War Era, I was hanging on the edge of my seat, truly invested in what was going to happen to the characters There are many twists and turns that you will not see coming, and that s always the best part of a novel for me I am looking forward to reading of Ms Saccenti s work and am especially thrilled that there will be a sequel to Destiny s Plan Highly recommend Could not put this book down.R [...]


  17. A good first book Mostly well researched In a review someone questions the need to include the abuse an important character suffered as a child I thought it was important and that it was well done For the most part it was beautifully worded and the descriptions transported the reader beautifully.It didn t need all that sex, though, especially the graphic parts with vulgar words It cheapens the novel There were two many names for the main character There were too many named characters that didn t [...]


  18. 5 Stars Destiny s Plan is a story about fate and love So many different types of love and feelings went into this book that it made it a great book that I devoured This book starts off with a chance meeting between Raquelita and Matthew on a bus with both of them heading off to start their lives but in completely different ways Raquel s mom has taken her and her sister away from their Papa and is starting over somewhere else with the help of someone unexpected Matthew is headed off to war after [...]



  19. I did receive a free ARC Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Destiny s Plan by Victoria Saccenti is a classic Romance novel, beautifully written and realized by this obviously talented author Set in the depths of the Vietnam War years 1967 69 , the story within is as old as time star crossed lovers who fall in love at first sight, soul connections and love triangles separation, perilous trials and a satisfying and unexpected resolution The story opens as we are witness to the flig [...]


  20. SNS Rating 3.0 Lillian s Review It started off really slow for me, I almost put it down as I thought that they fell in love far too soon Raquelita and her sister have been taken away from their father and their mother won t tell them why They are now stuck with her on a bus going to somewhere unknown Their mother is very strict and always angry, she is hiding a secret that is about to come back to haunt her.Matthew is on the bus going towards his future in the army, he knows that he will land up [...]


  21. The author paints a vivid picture that enables the reader to easily step into the story and get intimate with the characters very early on however, the controlling mother and her new suitor, the carefree Xavi, lack an emotional connection Read full review in the 2016 December issue of InD tale Magazine.


  22. Destiny s Plan was a wonderful story I was immediately drawn right in the beginning when the mother was moving away with her two daughters I knew she was running from something or someone On the train, one of the daughters, Raquel, meets a handsome soldier named Mathew As much as I was intrigued by their story, I was actually intrigued by Isabel and Xavi s story I think my favorite character actually was Xavi He had a lot of depth to him and definitely one of those men who had the right amount [...]


  23. Destiny s Plan was the first historical or 20th century I have read, so I was a bit worried about if I would like it After reading the blurb and knowing the basics of they story line, I decided to give it a try Overall, I loved the story it was great The characters are great and well developed However I do think that Matthew and Xavi might be my favorite characters The love and relationship between Matthew and Raquelita and then Isabel and Xavi was beautiful and heartbreaking all in different wa [...]


  24. Rachaelita Muro is traveling with her mother and younger sister They have left her father and she isn t happy She has lived a sheltered life On the bus she sits with a young man, Matthew Buchanan, he is on his way to a training area for the military He has had his heart broken and he is sad Him and Lita hit it off on their two day trip and they vow to keep in touch Her mother is very much against this and tells her so Lita gets her aunt and uncle involved so she can write to Matthew I read both [...]


  25. While I really wanted to like this book, the constant head hopping beginning on page 2 did me in The author s descriptions and style were beautifully written, but the head hopping ruined it A good editor would have corrected this As a result, I found it unreadable.


  26. For a star rating and a full review please visit InD tale Magazine online, Dec Jan 2016 17 issue indtale reviews historical


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