Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.
For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.
Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.
Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.
Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them. Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts.
Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it’s with another.
But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself.
Sarah and Will hold tightly to their past, but steadfast promises begin to wane. Life continues, filled with romance, drama, and two souls yearning to understand the challenges brought with coming of age, and learning that fate is ultimately in control. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out?
Title: Surrender to Fate (Fate’s Path #1)
Author: Jacelyn Rye
Genre: New Adult Romance 18+
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Cover Designed By: Damonza
Event organised by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
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5 star review!
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
Excuse me, while I get a tad teary writing this review. This book owned me, completely. I can get pretty emotional reading an amazing story but this one took those emotions to a whole new level. At first glance, I wasn’t sure if I’d like the fact that the book is set between 1939 and 1942, but I can tell you that I am its #1 fan and I am hanging out for the release of Shattered By Fate.
While reading the prologue, you get so excited because it promises a happily ever after. I can tell you that this is not exactly the case, but don’t let that deter you from reading it without having the next book released. You NEED recovery time between Surrender To Fate and Shattered By Fate!
Those first moments when Sarah and William realise they love each other.. my heart melted to a puddle on the floor! Though, just when you think that they have a chance to allow their relationship to grow, Sarah is forced to move away with her family when they can no longer afford to run the family farm. They make a promise that they’ll stay in touch and she’ll come back to him so they can grow old together.
Home wasn’t a place. Home was the love in the arms that wrapped around her.
During their time apart, factors separate them even more than the distance. This is the time I took out shares in Kleenex because I cried through a whole box of tissues. When the characters are miles apart and are hurting each other without knowing it, I cried because I felt like I was betraying them by knowing. It hurts too much!!!!
The book ends in a cliff-hanger and I am about ready to go insane because I need to know that Sarah and William are okay and they will live happily ever after. I just need more Sarah and Will in my life!
About the Author:
Jacelyn spent her childhood growing up in the mountains of Colorado. After graduating from college, she moved to Southern California, where she still resides with her husband and two young sons.
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