Gastien: Circle of Destiny

Gastien: Circle of Destiny

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by Caddy Rowland
     
 
Gastien Beauchamp will discover that destiny has a way of completing what it starts. He is the final link of the Beauchamp destiny – a destiny that will not be denied. Being the new darling of the cutthroat New York City art scene is wonderful, but a kiss from his mentor opened a door to a new and terrifying world. America in the 1940s is no easy place to be gay. His

Overview

Gastien Beauchamp will discover that destiny has a way of completing what it starts. He is the final link of the Beauchamp destiny – a destiny that will not be denied. Being the new darling of the cutthroat New York City art scene is wonderful, but a kiss from his mentor opened a door to a new and terrifying world. America in the 1940s is no easy place to be gay. His secret could cost him more than just his blossoming career. He could lose his life.

As his fame and wealth grow, Gastien's personal life plummets out of control. Finally embracing who he is, Gastien meets the man of his dreams when he moves to Paris. Unfortunately, that man has vowed to never give love a chance to break his heart again – and everything about Gastien sends loud warning signals to his brain.

Gastien wants it all: fame, fortune, and love.

Maybe that's asking for too much.

This historical fiction novel is book 5 of a 5 book drama/family saga for adults (The Gastien Series). Each book can stand on its own, but is most compelling read in order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016516813
Publisher:
Caddy Rowland
Publication date:
04/12/2013
Series:
The Gastien Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
597,016
File size:
354 KB

Meet the Author

The drama of humanity. We live, die, love, hate, win and lose in a never-ending variety of ways. Often those ways are heart-wrenching. Other times they are not.

Why do people make the choices they do? Why do some abuse power? How do the powerless learn to survive? Why do a few dare to be different, while others conform—and why are so many disturbed by those who don't? These are the questions that have always haunted author Caddy Rowland. Those questions keep her pounding away at her keyboard, creating novels showcasing the sublime joy and bitter tragedy of being human.

Caddy has always been a nonconformist. She likes to push the proverbial envelope when it comes to characterization and world building. Heroes have warts; villains have soft spots. Main characters don't always learn their lessons because all too often we don't, either. There isn't always a happy ending, but sometimes there is. Otherwise she'd be predictable.

She writes for readers who like to think and feel; who like their stories to be raw, graphic, unpredictable, "real" and sometimes brutal. For readers who like their boundaries challenged; to be shown how rarely life decisions are truly black and white, but instead shades of grey.

Think of a carnival midway with books instead of rides. She asks you make sure you're the minimum height if you plan on riding alone. You must also leave prejudices and inhibitions behind the entry gate. If you can’t, Rowland's reads might be a tad much for you. Don't worry. There are plenty of safer reads out there. Just step out of the line and find a more appropriate book for your reading enjoyment.

No, Caddy Rowland's novels aren't for everyone. But then again, they just might be for you.
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Gastien: Circle of Destiny 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this so much. Made me laugh and cry. Buying more from this author.
cinchase More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story and great characters. The story was very tender and touched a subject that many choose to avoid. The author opened the door and brought a better understanding of what it is like to be in an alternative life style. Just like the other books in the series I found it hard to put the book down as I kept wanting to know more about the characters and what they had to endure. I cried and I cheered reading this story and felt that I was right there as the story unfolded. Above all else not only does love conquer all but love has no boundaries.