Battling Destiny

Battling Destiny

by Danielle Stewart


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Michael Cooper has his life together. He is the successful lawyer all his friends turn to when they find themselves in trouble, and he and his beautiful wife just welcomed their newborn daughter to the world. In just under two years, he went from a cocky bachelor to a quintessential family man with a close-knit group of friends. Yes, Michael Cooper has his life together. Until the news that his father has died forces him to return to his hometown in Ohio.

Any feelings of grief and loss over his father are overshadowed by the idea of having to step back into a world he has spent years trying to forget. He knows, all too well, the reach of his mother's manipulation and the grip of his father's spiderweb like empire. It took everything he had to leave Ohio all those years ago and make a life for himself in Edenville, NC. Now, in the wake of his father's death, will he have the strength to leave it all behind again? Will Jules, the one woman who understands him the most, stand by him when the truth about his family comes to light? Can Michael battle the destiny that's been thrust upon him and make his way back to the simple life he's fought so hard to build?

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ISBN-13: 9781503269712
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2014
Series: Piper Anderson Series , #6
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Battling Destiny 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great storyline from this author. Loved it . Jules surprised me, never thought she would need to be slapped. Tabitha put 'mommy dearest ' to shame. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whole collection is great
valeriaVS More than 1 year ago
I can't find the words to describe how this book made me feel. A really great one from Danielle Stewart! I almost didn't finished the book. A little past half of it and I was all set to putting it down, close the book and walk away from it... Then Betty arrived and to save the day (as well as this reader's day)... Since book 1 of this series, I have soft spot for Michael. He's my favorite among them all. He's the one I fell in love with among the male characters. I think part of his part that had me drawn to him was the mystery that was his family. And alas, it's here. The book that will tell all of his story finally arrived. As I dove into the book yesterday, I actually felt anxious on how it turned out. Well, with everything that has been going on with this "Edenville gang' I was prepared to expect the worst. So I started digging in, reading about his family. What I wasn't prepared for was the role of Jules in all of it all. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. I felt so disappointed and annoyed with her I was set to walking away from reading Michael's story. After all, there's no way I can get inside the book to slap her into waking into sense. And that's when Betty turned up. She didn't slap Jules for me. But she made reading about her actions bearable. You might wonder why I gave it five stars even with all the disappointments and annoyance that Jules gave me. It's not because I love Danielle Stewart and her writing. Nothing can make me give a book 5 stars no matter how I like the author if I don't like the story. So why? Being annoyed with Jules and all that, was where I found the beauty of this novel as I took sometime to mull over the story in my head after I've read it. It didn't go the way I wanted it. The characters (or at least a character) didn't react the way I want her to be based on how I came to know her in reading this series. I expect better judgement from Jules because after all they had been, with Piper's dad, with Willow and Jedda's parents, I expected her to learn how not all parents could be as loving as Betty or how not everyone was made a heart of gold. But then, Jules being sort of different from what I expected her to be made me look at things in another perspective. As humans, we are bound to make errors. All of us at one point of our lives called a bad judgement. But it's still alright, because it's the reason we have friends and family - to correct us, to support us, to help us stand up again when we fall. When our faith for human kind falters. This Piper Anderson series had led me to a roller coaster ride of emotion, adventure and learning that in the end, I am thankful to Danielle Stewart for writing it the way she did. After all, nothing is more boring that a story which you already know how it will end just after the opening acts. And this series was far from boring. Every page, every character, every event brought me something that had made me realized things and learn a thing or two, helped me see things differently and made me want to look at the world in a new perspective. It's as if I were part of everyone's journey until it come to a very well ending. And I can say I am very happy. For those who love, romance, suspense, drama and even a few hilarious acts, I highly recommend reading this series. It's worth your time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in the series and was hooked. Had to read all of them and wished there were more.
Cheri2424 More than 1 year ago
I was so happy for another chance to visit Edenville and Piper! We finally find out about Michael's past and why he was so determined to hide it. Another great book by Danielle Stewart!! Love is a wagon wheel - read the book and find out why................
Anonymous More than 1 year ago