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Field of Destiny
     

Field of Destiny

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by Patricia Sheehy
 

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Every choice comes with a consequence. And every consequence leads us closer to -- or farther away from -- our desired destiny. On a sweltering July afternoon, a baby girl is born. She comes into this new life with a plan, her soul determined to make amends for past actions, to be a better person and, ultimately, experience love and acceptance.

And then the

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Every choice comes with a consequence. And every consequence leads us closer to -- or farther away from -- our desired destiny. On a sweltering July afternoon, a baby girl is born. She comes into this new life with a plan, her soul determined to make amends for past actions, to be a better person and, ultimately, experience love and acceptance.

And then the unthinkable happens. The unwed teenage mother names her baby -- Natalie Marie -- setting into motion a series of actions that derail the child's destiny, thrusting her into an unplanned life of secrets, lies and betrayal.

Natalie doesn't realize her destiny has been altered. But she knows something is wrong. Feeling out of place in her own life, she's willing to do almost anything for a sense of belonging. Her decisions are often reckless, defying the "sacred contracts" her soul made before birth, and
mirroring destructive patterns from her past life in France. Fate steps in, offering Natalie a chance to reclaim her original destiny. But it means making hard choices. And living with the consequences. Can she do it?

Set in New England against a backdrop of social and racial tension, Field of Destiny explores the spiritual themes of karma and free will, taking us to those precise moments of choice where a single decision has the power to change everything.

A Book Club Favorite: Includes reader group questions and topics for discussion. Author available for book club meetings, using Skype for "long distance meetings." Visit her website: www.patsheehy.com/

"Get ready to lose sleep. Field of Destiny is a pager turner, guaranteed to keep you up at night. Sheehy is a master storyteller, inviting us into the lives of characters as flawed and lovable as any of us, struggling against betrayal and past life experiences in search for love and acceptance. A compelling must-read." ----Prill Boyle, author of Defying Gravity

"Patricia Sheehy does an outstanding job of weaving together an intricate plot that crosses the barriers of time. She has created a wonderful book that will make the reader long to follow the adventures and spiritual growth of these characters though other lifetimes." --Mary Montague Sikes, author of the Passenger to Paradise Series

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Jan Mann
i can't remember when I have read a more engrossing book. The author brings her fascinating characters to life in such a way that one cannot help but connect with them from the very first page, rooting for them as they travel on their life's path, anxious when they turn an unknown corner, sympathetic when they stumble, sad when they fall, and happy and excited when you pick themselves up again. Ah, was it my destiny to discover Patricia Sheehy and Field of Destiny or was it a happy accident? Wha
Amazon - Debbie Tokarz
Patricia Sheehy is not only great at writing a wonderful story but she adds real depth to her words to make you think about your own life. When she writes about how we possibly are here repeating past events to learn and grow spiritually it makes so much sense. Particulary, if you have ever encountered people you know that you met before but just can't place why you feel you know them or are so comfortable with them. I can't wait for the sequal.
Inner Tapestry Journal - Karen Rider
"Sheehy is a masterful storyteller whose style is poignant, evocative and powerful. When Destiny came to its end, I wanted more... much more... of the characters, the story, the lessons, the penetrating questions that reading this book birthed in my own mind. I have no doubt that everyone who reads this book will feel the same way"
Amazon - Jan Smith
I'd just purchased two other books at the time I bought Patricia Sheehy's "Field of Destiny." I have to admit, I started and was able to put down Joyce Carol Oate's and Don Delillo's new novels ... but NOT Patricia Sheehy's "Field of Destiny." This book draws you in with its fascinating characters, plot and ideas. Other books can wait!
Amazon - Diana Vonboheran
Sheehy has the ability to tell a story that keeps the pages turning. I, for one, read the entire book in a two-day period and admit to thoroughly enjoying the more romantic aspects of this tale, especially the very credible relationship between soul mates Nunki and Jabbah as incarnated as Natalie and Johnny. Their reunion although expected, elicited a few well deserved tears, so intense is Sheehy's skill in recreating that feeling one gets from a gift of mutually shared love.
Diana VonBehren
Sheehy has the ability to tell a story that keeps the pages turning. I, for one, read the entire book in a two-day period and admit to thoroughly enjoying the more romantic aspects of this tale, especially the very credible relationship between soul mates Nunki and Jabbah as incarnated as Natalie and Johnny. Their reunion although expected, elicited a few well deserved tears, so intense is Sheehy's skill in recreating that feeling one gets from a gift of mutually shared love.
Karen Rider
“Sheehy is a masterful storyteller whose style is poignant, evocative and powerful. When Destiny came to its end, I wanted more... much more... of the characters, the story, the lessons, the penetrating questions that reading this book birthed in my own mind. I have no doubt that everyone who reads this book will feel the same way”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012696069
Publisher:
Arcadia House
Publication date:
11/20/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
817,573
File size:
293 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Herchuk Sheehy is the award-winning author of several books, including Veil of Illusion, Giving with Meaning, and Dancing Under the Full Moon. In all of her work, she explores how the past influences our present life, the laws of attraction, and the power of a single moment to affect our destiny. A Connecticut native, she holds a masters degree from Wesleyan University.

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Field of Destiny 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In fact, I could not put it down! The characters are so well defined that one becomes completely involved with them and their story. Looking forward to the sequel. Sheehy is a very good writer.
wb05ocls More than 1 year ago
What a thought provoking and wonderful story. I have found my new favorite author in Patricia Sheehy !! Although this is a work of fiction, I found the charactors personalities and feelings so real and deep. The joy, pain and lessons the charactors tried to learn in their lifetimes is what we all hope to learn while we live on this earth. The connectiveness thats felt between the different charactors I know I've felt that myself with certain people in my life. I can't wait for the sequel. THANK YOU PATRICIA SHEEHY !!!
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BookLover019 More than 1 year ago
I loved this novel. First, it was exceptionally well-written and the plot well paced so that I wanted to keep reading. And yet I wanted to slow down and enjoy every word and every plot turn. The characters got into my head so that I thought about them all day. Whether or not you embrace ideas such as past lives or soul mates, this is a book well worth reading, as the plot and characters hold independently of those themes. I learned a lot and it made my think more deeply about myself, my destiny and the choices I make. Because, as the author says, "every choice comes with a consequence." This is a book I will likely read again. And I cannot wait for the stand-alone sequel. I highly recommend this novel and this author.
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Blu3Lotus128 More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book and I would highly recommend it!
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I read this book for my bookclub and defy anyone to put this down after starting it! I read it in one night and really enjoyed the thought provoking converstation it provided during our meeting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written, thought-provoking novel. It makes you think about the chances we take, the choices we make, and the path we follow. Does our free will really change our destiny? All the while, you will become engrossed in the lives of each one of these characters. They have such depth and such personality. You can actually feel the turmoil within their human spirit and the difficult decisions they must make throughout their lifetime. As a reader, you become the 'fly on the wall' taking in the all of the surroundings, urging Natalie to make another decision, yet you still understand why she chooses the path she decides to follow. I loved every minute of this book - it is intriguing, filled with hope, filled with reality and it certainly has a destiny of its own!! ENJOY!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT!! I simply could not put this book down! The characters were real & honest. The story was captivating. I was enthralled in the essence of this book. Sheehy paints with her words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you think about the people that you come in contact with through out your life and what is your purpose. Excellent story I can't wait for the sequell.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever thought you were somewhere before, but logically you couldn't have? Have you ever had an immediate connection with someone and wondered why? Then you must read this page turning novel. The characters seem so real and the story line so interesting. I can't wait to read the author's sequel to Field of Destiny as I want to learn more about their lives. I will certainly put more thought into which road I choose to take in the future. This is an EXCELLENT novel.