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Touch of Fate [NOOK Book]

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Marianne has long been able to predict the future, but is powerless to alter its course. When her daughter inherits her dreaded power, she decides to make a change and move across the country. To her surprise and delight, she discovers that she is not alone--five new friends have similar abilities. Then Marianne finds one of those friends murdered. With the help of Detective Derek Richards, she must find the murderer before the murderer finds her.
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Touch of Fate

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Overview

Marianne has long been able to predict the future, but is powerless to alter its course. When her daughter inherits her dreaded power, she decides to make a change and move across the country. To her surprise and delight, she discovers that she is not alone--five new friends have similar abilities. Then Marianne finds one of those friends murdered. With the help of Detective Derek Richards, she must find the murderer before the murderer finds her.
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Editorial Reviews

PJ Reviewer
...Touch of Fate is a mystery and paranormal lover's delight. The book possesses a brisk and engaging plot plunging me into a world of murder, psychic phenomenon and love, all the while breathing life into Ms. Amsden's characters. I read this story in one sitting and will enjoy reading it many times again.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000108925
  • Publisher: Twilight Times Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,164,324
  • File size: 535 KB

Meet the Author

Christine Amsden was born and raised in the St. Louis area, which inspired the setting for her first novel, Touch of Fate. She started writing shortly after learning to pick up a pencil, and though she majored in Computer Science and Psychology in college, she never lost her love of the written word. She writes more fantasy and science fiction than anything else, but hopes to make these genres accessible to everyone by portraying characters anyone can relate to.
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  • Posted October 24, 2011

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    Mystery, detective work, fate and romance with great characters

    What Niffeneger did for time travel in Time Traveler's Wife, Christine Amsden does for fortune-telling in her novel, Touch of Fate. Imagining a world where people really can see glimpses of the future, Touch of Fate explores what might happen if they were just ordinary people, from all sorts of walks of life. But prediction brings questions not just of predictability, but also immutability. What if the future they see really can't be changed?

    Marianne would love to change her prediction of the death of a daughter's friend. Marianne's daughter would kind of like that too. But death is death, and as both their lives fall apart, Marianne finds herself drawn to start a new life in St. Louis-drawn by fate? Drawn by the touch of fate perhaps? Soon she finds she's not alone in her strange life, but when one of her new friends witnesses a murder, and her daughter get in trouble for announcing predictions in unlikely places, Marianne might wish she were alone. Luckily there are open-minded people who just might try to believe her, and Marianne's journey to acceptance includes accepting herself and others.

    A novel that combines mystery, detective work, lives gone wrong and lives beginning to go right, with well-drawn touches of both fate and faith, this really is an intriguing and enjoyable read.



    Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    A MUST READ WITH PARANORMAL ROMANCE,MURDER AND LOVE! TOUCH OF FATE BY CHRISTINE AMSDEN...

    RATING:4.5) TOUCH OF FATE by Christine Amsden is an engaging,and exciting paranormal thriller/mystery/romance. First edition Oct. 2006.It is written with depth and details.The characters will capture your heart as you ride along with them on a roller coaster ride of adventure,mystery,murder,psychic powers,friendships,romance, intrigue,drama,and the blossom of love. Marianne has psychic power into future events but is powerless to change anything in the future.Her daughter also has this same power.Marianne is a divorcee.When her daughter's best friend is killed in a car accident,and Marianne learns her ex-husband is to marry his lover,who happens to be pregnant she moves herself and her daughter half way across the country to start a new life.She finds new friends,a group of women who share her abilities.Marianne with the help of her new friends learns to control and understand her ability. When murder occurs,Marianne finds herself attracted to the handsome detective,Derek. Together they must find a killer before Marianne becomes a victim herself. Love blossoms between Marianne and Derek as they work to find a murderer becomes time runs out. This is a fast paced,action packed, adventure filled,roller coaster ride with an engaging plot and a list of characters that will keep you turning pages.It is a story that not only paranormal readers will enjoy but also mystery,suspense,thriller and romance readers will enjoy also. With romance,love,new friendships,and a little magic you can't go wrong with "Touch of Faith". A must read.This book was received for the purpose of review from the author and details can be found at Twilight Times Books and My Book Addiction and More.

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