Destiny's Circle

Destiny's Circle

by Jeanne Helen Cates

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Destiny's Circle by Jeanne Helen Cates

Anne Thompson's life in 1956 was typical of a normal, solid, middle-class English woman. Then, for a lark, she wrote a letter to an American Air Force corporal, David Beckman, based in France, and he becomes a pen-pal. This sets off a chain of events, pushing her on an amazing journey through a life she could never have imagined.

If Anne had used her gift of heightened intuition, sometimes able see into the future through dreams and visions, and looked ahead, she would have been stunned by what lay in store for her. Would she have had the courage to face it? David Beckman, fell in love with her before he even met her in person, and when he came to England on leave, swept her into the tumultuous circle of her destiny.

Anne's friend, Julian Sinclair, charming, good looking and aristocratic, was a successful, journalist/photographer. Anne, at nineteen, seven years his junior, was too young for him to consider having anything other than a platonic relationship with her; fighting against his deep attraction he thinks wise to ignore. They spent their time together, discussing philosophy, politics and the arts. Anne's parents had made sure their young daughter had been well-educated. Anne, intelligent, strongly opinionated and beautiful, was an amusing companion for Julian. Anne hated the English class system, the poverty it produced. Julian argued it was not just relegated to Britain warning her not only in England is there a class system. This was a source of minor conflict between them.

A mysterious, handsome Indian Sikh, with beautiful dark luminous eyes appears one day while she is on an errand for her mother. Scrutinizing her as she waited for her order, he tells her, “You have the gift. Follow your heart. You will cross a vast stretch of water. There will be tears, but when destiny's circle is complete, you will be happy.” After paying the shopkeeper, she looks around, but the Sikh has vanished. Was he real or a figment of her fertile imagination?

Swept away on an emotional tide, over which she feels she has little control, she ventures on a diverse journey of despair and joy, learning many hard lessons. Her life becomes almost intolerable until she meets an American Air Force pilot, who befriends her. Through twists of fate, coincidences, the Cold War and political upheaval leading up to the onset of the Vietnamese War, all four men influence her life for better and for worse.

Over the years, the Sikh seems to appear at times of crisis. Who is this mysterious foreigner? Where does he come from, and why did he choose to come into her life?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771154253
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 910,653
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jeanne was born and educated in Cheshire, England. Her interest in writing began in 6th grade when she wrote and acted in a play performed at the school in between dodging German air raids in the Second World War. Her interesting life led her to America and met her husband, an officer in the U.S. Air Force. After returning to civilian life they had many adventures, moving around the country for her husband’s jobs and were in key places where history took place. She studied Parapsychology at the Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her husband was employed at NASA working on the Lunar space module, and assisted with the Safe return of Apollo Thirteen. They moved to Washington DC where her husband was offered a position at the Naval Research Lab. Here her career began as a property manager of high end, multistoried condominiums. Her writing took the form of monthly newsletters and she met many famous individuals, including the satirist writer, Art Buchwald, who inspired her to write. After retiring she became interested in doing fiction. She currently lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband of fifty-six years, and is a member of the Round Rock Baca Writers’ Club. She has a grown daughter,son and granddaughter.

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