Destiny (Destiny Trilogy #1)
By Cindy Ray Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster's son at her Baptist high school. When they're cast together in the school's production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.
As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.
But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?
Weaving around Destiny and Isaac's alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.
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About the Author:
Wife. Mother. Writer. Cindy Ray Hale lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her husband and four children. In addition to being a writer, she’s an avid reader and a social media junkie. She starts her morning by writing with a freshly-blended berry spinach smoothie next to her. She’s obsessed with Les Misérables, playing the piano, and stalking up-and-coming musicians on YouTube. Destiny is her first book and will be available for purchase November 2013.
You can find and contact Cindy here:
- Website for destiny
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And, for all of you who want to see a glimpse inside this book, here's an excerpt:
“I was wondering if we could keep this on the down-low?”
“Why would you want to do that?” I had a feeling it was because her parents disapproved, but I wanted to see what she had to say about it.
“Um…” She chewed on her lip like she was contemplating which reason to give me from a long list. “It’s complicated.”
“If Michael comes out here and finds us, we have to pretend we’re out here as friends looking at horses.”
“That’s not an explanation.”
She ducked her head and wouldn’t look at me. “Isn’t it enough for me to just be your girlfriend quietly with no questions asked?”
“Are you worried about Aspen? You don’t need to be afraid of her. She made her decision.”
She shook her head. “No, I could care less what Aspen thinks.” I didn’t believe it, but there was determination in her jaw as she said it.
“Are you worried about your parents? Because I can talk to them.”
Her eyes flew open in terror, and she shook her head vehemently. “No! Oh my gosh! Isaac, don’t do that!”
“I don’t like pretending and sneaking around like I’m ashamed to be with you.”
“Please, can we just keep it quiet for a few more weeks?” She looked up at me with such desperation. I couldn’t deny her small request.
“Okay. But I want you to at least go to Homecoming with me next weekend,” I said with a hopeful grin.
She arched an eyebrow disapprovingly. “I can meet you there and be with you I suppose, but never in a million years will my parents let you pick me up formally as my date.”
“We’ll have to set up several Les Mis practices then. Maybe we can do one at your house so your parents can get to know me a bit better?”
She gazed at me cautiously but nodded. “Okay, but you have to make it seem like there’s nothing going on between us.”
I sighed and swept my fingers across the silky skin of her collarbone. “That won’t be easy.”
“You’ll just have to try.” She stood on her tiptoes to kiss me again.
“You’re not supposed to date me, are you?” I had a feeling Hannah had been lying about Destiny’s parents suddenly changing their stances on dating.
She refused to meet my penetrating gaze. I cupped my hand under her chin and angled her face toward mine. “I want you to feel like you can be honest with me. Please, just tell me.”
When her cobalt eyes met mine, she had fear in them. “There are so many people who think we shouldn’t be together. It’s not just my parents. What about yours? Your dad hates us. If he found out you were dating a Mormon…”
“He doesn’t hate you. How could you say that?”
Anger flashed in her eyes. “He hates what I am. It’s the same thing.”
I opened my mouth to speak but closed it again. She was right.