Eighteen years ago a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington's life forever. Faced with many difficult decisions, she chose to follow her heart and embrace an uncertain future with Glenn Ferguson, her devoted first love...and the father of her baby.
At the same time, in another part of the world, 16-year-old Ryan Hamilton makes his own share of mistakes, but learns important lessons along the way.
Soon Kate's and Ryan's paths cross in a way they never expected, which makes them question the existence of destiny. Even when all seems hopeless, is it possible that everything happens for a reason, and do we end up exactly where we are meant to be?
©2013 Julianne MacLean (P)2013 Julianne MacLean
"Book Two in the Color of Heaven series."
Book Two in the Color of Heaven series.
This is the story of Kate Worthington and Ryan Hamilton. Kate deals with a teen pregnancy, while Ryan in involved in a teen drunk driving accident. Both later become successful in their field of choice and learn from their mistakes.
If you're looking for a hard-hitting story of love, loss and new hope, this is the story for you.
"Good Addition to the Series"
This is the second book in The Color of Heaven series. While this book is part of series, you can easily read it as a standalone. Though I highly recommend you read the series because Julianne MacLean does such a good job of creating rich characters with thought provoking storylines.
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that information here. I have read many of Julianne's books, including other books in the Color of Heaven series, but hadn't read this one yet. It did not disappoint me, even though it was a confusing read at times with the way it went back and forth between the main characters. It is worth hanging in there and reading the entire book.
I also have the Kindle version. I like how the Kindle and Audible versions update where you stopped reading/ listening when switching between the two. Julia Motyka, Jennifer O'Donnell, and Paul L. Coffey were the narrators for the audio version. They did a good job in narrating the book. All three were very articulate and easy to understand. While I normally don't enjoy listening to female narrators, both Julia and Jennifer did a good job and I had no problem with listening to them.
Destiny is defined as "a predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control" (The Free Dictionary) and this is exactly what this book is about.
I found the story extremely thought provoking, making me think about my own life, the people in it and how each contact had helped shape my own thoughts and actions and decisions.
In the story we have two people who because of life's accidents go on to live a certain life until they eventually meet and are drawn together into a loving relationship. They support each other and with the help of family members are able to unravel a twenty year old mystery that changes their lives once more.
This is their 'destiny'.
It is beautifully written and Julianne McLean has the power to suck one right into her book with her power of the written word.
All three narrators were superb. Their enactment of this tale a well orchestrated symphony.
I highly recommend this book and audiobook.
I really loved this book and am going back for more from this author. Looking forward to discovering what other delights await.
"enlightening and confirming"
The follow through for the characters was life confirming and realistic. It was easy to apply to anyone's personal timeline. Life is a wonderful journey we creat as we venture along and being able to recreate our own creativity through the stories of others makes our own Destiny real. Thank you for a great read.
An enjoyable book to read!! How life can have unexpected twist but life will go on with the path your life is suppose to take, things happen for a reason!!
Very good story. Full of interesting connections and emotions that are so real to keep you from closing the book. Enjoyed the journey and the end of the journey. Love Julianne MacLean's books.
"These colours are about family relationships."
Yes, I would recommend not only this book but the series. So interesting and draws the listener right into the continually unfolding plot.
to suddenly realise how these people were all connected.
There's a timbre in her voice that draws me in.
No, I find the whole plot moving.
"Sometimes Life Leads Where You Need to Be"
COLOR OF DESTINY is the second book in her Color of Heaven series. Because I truly enjoy Julianne MacLean's historical romances, I gave the first book and now this one a try. I'm not really a fan of contemporary fiction. There is just too much angst that hits too close to real life. Don't get me wrong, Kate and Ryan's story is very well written, and is a charming romance filled with high emotions. I just would have appreciated it more had it been set a few hundred years ago. :)
I enjoyed the narration a lot more in this book than the first book - the different voices helped the story and characters become more believable.
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