Destined: a novel of the Tarot

Destined: a novel of the Tarot

by Gail Cleare

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Overview

A USA Today bestselling author (1/17, 9/17) offers a charming love story set against a mystical coming-of-age journey. (YA-Adult) Emily Ross attracts ghosts, has prophetic visions and can sense people's thoughts. She's learned to hide her strange talents, and leads a lonely existence until she takes a job at the curio shop owned by elderly occult scholar, Henry Paradis. He teaches Emily to accept her magical nature. She sets out to create the path to happiness, guided by the Tarot's Higher Arcane, the twenty-two cards known as "the Fool's Journey." When Emily falls for sexy international antique dealer Tony Novak, who claims to adore her, she struggles to find the courage to trust him. Tony says she can steer destiny with her thoughts. Will Emily make her dreams come true?"The book has its own special kind of charm that makes it hard to put it aside. It is a novel that celebrates the diversity of different cultures and the strength of women. It is also a reminder that we have the power in our own hands to change our lives. ...I enjoyed the relaxed pace of the story and, while it lasted, it was nice to lie down somewhere at the end of a busy day and spend some time with the cast of this book. It's a story I would recommend if you need something to lift you up, to inspire you, and to entertain you at the same time." --Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite"Each chapter of this unassuming novel is illustrated with a card from the tarot, and the contents of each section are loosely related to the meaning of the corresponding card. Cleare's narrative follows Emily, a young woman on a path of self-realization and awakening.... Readers already interested in the tarot and its uses for divination will enjoy Cleare's serious meditations on the meanings of the cards, and the way the tarot plays out in Emily's life. What's more, Cleare offers a little bit of self-help and a little bit of chick lit, packaged together with a positive, make-your-own-destiny message: a pleasant, comforting read." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461007760
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Gail Cleare has written for newspapers, magazines, Fortune 50 companies and AOL. She also hosted a Tarot chat room for AOL and has done thousands of Tarot readings live online and in person. Her award-winning ad agency represented the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She was the turtle Leonardo's date for the world premiere of the second TMNT movie, and got to wear a black evening gown and sparkly shoes. Gail lives on an 18th century farm in Massachusetts with her family and dogs, cats, chickens, black bears, blue herons, rushing streams and wide, windy skies. She's into organic gardening and nature photography, and can often be found stalking wild creatures with a 300 mm lens.

Visit her website at: www.gailcleare.com.

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