Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child

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by Barbara Bretton
     
 

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Dakota didn't claim to understand men. But she did know that Patrick was stubborn and angry and that he refused to let anyone, including his young daughter, get close. No woman had ever challenged Patrick so brazenly, and no little girl had ever seemed so in need of a family. Now only time would tell if their destiny lay with each other.

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Dakota didn't claim to understand men. But she did know that Patrick was stubborn and angry and that he refused to let anyone, including his young daughter, get close. No woman had ever challenged Patrick so brazenly, and no little girl had ever seemed so in need of a family. Now only time would tell if their destiny lay with each other.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In Bretton's third novel involving a hot-air balloon that whisks travelers across centuries, sassy 1990s protagonist Dakota Wylie is dropped smack in the middle of the American Revolution, where she is discovered by Abigail, the neglected six-year-old daughter of wealthy Patrick Devane. Patrick is as cold-blooded as they come. Cuckolded by his wife years before, he's convinced that Abby is not his natural child and treats her as such. He now pours all his energy into posing as a spy for the British while coming to terms with his growing attraction to the headstrong Dakota. Dakota, in turn, finds herself falling hopelessly in love with both Patrick and little Abby. But there can be no future for her in 1779. As Dakota muses: ``We couldn't have made it over the long haul even if we wanted to, Devane. You'll never get my jokes and I'll never be able to heal your broken heart.'' Dakota's spunky character-wisecracking and overweight (by today's standards)-carries the reader through a confusing plot line. Although the publisher claims that each book in the series stands on its own, this one does not. Fans of Bretton's time-travel novels are strongly advised to read Tomorrow & Always and Somewhere in Time first. (Sept.)
Amazon - Western Reader
A most satisfying ending to three terrific books. Ms. Bretton really delivered with this trilogy. I read the three books in a little over one day and am still reliving various parts of each book. I was awash in tears at the end, amidst a big smile. I admit that these three books have whetted my appetite for more on the subject ... not dry history books, but books detailing the minutiae of daily lives of "regular" people. The search is on!
Romantic Times Magazine - Romantic Times
Wonderful wit, a feisty heroine, a gifted child, and great glimpses of friends from the past combine to make magic!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551660905
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

In the month of February 1982 I wrote and sold my first novel. And no, I wouldn't believe it either if it hadn't happened to me. I sent in my manuscript on Thursday February 21, 1982 and four days later the telephone rang and I heard the amazing words, "We want to buy your book." How I wish you could have seen me. I was standing by the kitchen door of our North Babylon house, the picture of cool sophistication, as I listened to Vivian Stephens explain the terms of the deal to me. You would have thought I'd sold a first book every single day of my life. Yes, I said. Sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for calling. I look forward to our association. That cool sophistication hung on until I hung up the phone, took a deep breath, then promptly threw up on my shoes.

I was thirty-one years old, unagented, unschooled, unfamiliar with anything to do with the business of publishing. To put it mildly, I was in shock. My husband was working in Manhattan at the time (and finishing up his degree at night) so it would be hours until I could break the news to him. This was too exciting to waste on a phone call. I wanted to see his face when I told him that my dream had finally come true -- and came with a $6000 advance!

He pulled into the driveway at midnight. I was waiting in the doorway, holding a bottle of champagne and two glasses. I didn't have to say a word. He knew right away and the look of joy and pride in his eyes warms me now, years later, long after the advance faded into memory.

Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 books. She currently has over ten million copies in print around the world. Her works have been translated into twelve languages in over twenty countries.

Barbara has been featured in articles in The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Romantic Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Herald News, Home News, Somerset Gazette,among others, and has been interviewed by Independent Network News Television, appeared on the Susan Stamberg Show on NPR, and been featured in an interview with Charles Osgood of WCBS, among others.

Her awards include both Reviewer's Choice and Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times; Gold and Silver certificates from Affaire de Coeur; RWA Region 1 Golden Leaf; and several sales awards from Bookrak. Ms. Bretton was included in a recent edition of Contemporary Authors.

Barbara Bretton lives with her husband in NJ.

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Destiny's Child 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I still prefer the first book in the series. The hero was a bit stiff in this one and hard to really feel for, although maybe that utter properness is historically accurate. The heroine grew on me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awosme book fatso's big ass
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I gess that is a good book when you find it give it to me were i stay is warren street.