Destiny: A Novel

Destiny: A Novel

by Sally Beauman


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Sally Beauman’s international bestseller sweeps across decades and continents to tell a spellbinding story of star-crossed love

Edouard’s story begins in London in 1940. At fourteen, he’s the son of a baron and second in line to a dazzling jewelry dynasty.

Hélène’s story begins in Alabama in 1950. An only child, she lives with her mother in a trailer park and dreams of escaping her hardscrabble life.

Their paths cross in France, and a brief, passionate affair follows. They are separated by fate, and that seems to be the end. But Edouard cannot devote his life to business . . . not before finding Hélène again.

is Sally Beauman’s masterpiece about a man and a woman and their once-in-a-lifetime love.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480444805
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Pages: 1036
Sales rank: 1,234,697
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

Sally Beauman was born in Devon, England, and is a graduate of Cambridge University. She began her career as a critic and writer for New York magazine and continued to write for leading periodicals in the US and the UK after returning to England. In 1970, she became the first recipient of the Catherine Pakenham Award for journalism, and at the age of twenty-four, was appointed editor of Queen magazine. Beauman wrote for the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, and Telegraph Magazine, where she was arts editor.

Her novels, which include the New York Times–bestselling sensation Destiny, have been translated into over twenty languages and are bestsellers worldwide. In addition to her works of fiction, Beauman published two nonfiction books based on the history and work of the Royal Shakespeare Company: The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Centenary Production of Henry V (edited by Beauman, with a foreword by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 1976), and The Royal Shakespeare Company: A History of Ten Decades (1982).

Beauman passed away in 2016 at the age of seventy-one.


London, England

Date of Birth:

July 25, 1944

Place of Birth:

Torquay, Devon, England


B.A. in English Literature, Hons Cantab, 1966; M. A., Hons Cantab, 1969

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Destiny 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first review on a book. I loved this book, one could see some things that were coming but others were huh!?! I am so excited that I saw this on a list and really enjoyed this, I laughed, I cried and was instantly looking @ books by this author! I am not sure which one is next because my late nights reading this will make me take a break for a couple days!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read 'Destiny' twice. It was THAT good. Another person had commented on the ending breaking your heart. NO JOKE! But it doesn't matter because the story is so beautiful. It was absolutely fantastic!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say, being so deeply involved in the characters' lives onyl made it harder for me to put the book down! I only disliked how the book skipped around from plot to plot, but it kept me in suspense. Definitly a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished Destiny. I took as long as I could to read it because I NEVER wanted it to end! I am on my way to the library to get the rest of Sally's books. I am sooooo glad I found this book. Thank you Sally!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most amazing romances that I have ever read in my life, and i have read many. I fell in love with Edouard and Helene's love affair, and with the characterization of Edouard. Spanning three decades, it quickly consumes you into these characters lives. When it ends, I honestly felt like a piece of me was lost. And, I must warn you, it will end in a way that will break your heart forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an assignment given to me by my Psychology teacher. It made a huge impact on me -- that was 13 years ago. Since that time I have yet to read a book as good and as captivating as this one.