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Strides of Destiny
     

Strides of Destiny

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by Loly Garriga
 

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How many times can love conquer impossible obstacles?

“Strides of Destiny” is a true love story that gives new meaning to the words love, fate and destiny. It passionately depicts love’s triumph and perseverance during the many hardships and uncertainties experienced by a young couple who are ultimately separated against their will --

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How many times can love conquer impossible obstacles?

“Strides of Destiny” is a true love story that gives new meaning to the words love, fate and destiny. It passionately depicts love’s triumph and perseverance during the many hardships and uncertainties experienced by a young couple who are ultimately separated against their will -- with no hope of ever reuniting again. Alex and Loly’s adolescent romance begins during the 1950's when life’s cadence on the exuberant and exotic Caribbean Island is mixed with flowers’ fragrances and sea breeze. But their life together is interrupted when political instability in the country prompts a revolutionary movement that turns their paradise into a place of despair. The island of paradise suddenly suffers a social and political metamorphosis imposed by the new regime of Fidel Castro. Lack of freedom and human rights generates drastic decisions and each day people leave behind their property and assets, and their families and loved ones. Uncertain if they will ever see each other again, many families cannot bear the tests and trials of the separation. Alex and Loly’s love and faith help them hope and persevere, even though their reunion seems distant and unattainable. But is this feeling strong enough to survive all the tests and tribulations that life presents them?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012881595
Publisher:
Library Tales Publishing
Publication date:
06/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
275 KB

Meet the Author

I was raised in the Catholic religion and attended a private school, The American Dominican Academy from kindergarten through graduation to Business School. While in school, I always enjoyed writing and wrote brief love stories.



In 1957, I met my sweetheart Alex when he was a medical student at the University of Havana. We married on November 3, 196l and we had two daughters, Vivian born in 1963 and Beatriz in 1968.

We lived in the city of Camaguey, Cuba from 1964 until January 1966 where Alex practiced as an Anesthesiologist until we were punished by the Cuban government and first transferred to Nuevitas., for a few months, and then to El Central Elia, Camaguey where we lived until my departure from Cuba in August 29, l969.



When I arrived in the U.S. my daughters and I went to New York, there I worked as a medical secretary to provide for my children and save monies to cover my husband’s travel expenses to leave Cuba.

In August 24, 1974, my husband finally arrived to New York reuniting the family once again. Alex promptly started to prepare to obtain his medical license here in the United States

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Strides of Destiny 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
StephanieM22 More than 1 year ago
I cried like a baby and laughed like a child, that's what a book should do! 100% recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely book!
Chase00 More than 1 year ago
Great book, i loved it.
Robert4002 More than 1 year ago
Good read
Aviator9090 More than 1 year ago
Heart warming and heart breaking, a book for the heart!
Mary07 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, a terrific story about love and separation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From Cuba to New York, with a loved one still stuck in Cuba and you can't hear from him. A heartwarming love story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very touching story about separation and how love triumphs all. loved it!
Yelybn More than 1 year ago
The length of the book was perfect. The description of places, the chronological order of events and finally the honesty of the feelings. I felt the book to be a very real depiction of a dramatic set of cicumstances that kept a passionate young familly apart. I very much aapreciate the sincerity the autor demonstrated in the humanity of the characters. I love this book and highly recommend it ; a must read!