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Field of Destiny
     

Field of Destiny

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by Patricia Sheehy
 

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Every choice comes with a consequence. And every consequence leads us closer to - or farther away from - our desired destiny.

On a sweltering July afternoon, a baby girl is born. She comes into this new life with a plan, her soul determined to make amends for past actions, to be a better person and, ultimately, experience love and acceptance.

And then the

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Every choice comes with a consequence. And every consequence leads us closer to - or farther away from - our desired destiny.

On a sweltering July afternoon, a baby girl is born. She comes into this new life with a plan, her soul determined to make amends for past actions, to be a better person and, ultimately, experience love and acceptance.

And then the unthinkable happens. The unwed teenage mother names her baby - Natalie Marie - setting into motion a series of actions that derail the child's destiny, thrusting her into an unplanned life of secrets, lies and betrayal.

Natalie doesn't realize her destiny has been altered. But she knows something is wrong. Feeling out of place in her own life, she's willing to do almost anything for a sense of belonging. Her decisions are often reckless, defying the "sacred contracts" her soul made before birth, and mirroring destructive patterns from her past life in France. Fate steps in, offering Natalie a chance to reclaim her original destiny. But it means making hard choices. And living with the consequences. Can she do it?

Set in New England against a backdrop of social and racial tension, Field of Destiny explores the spiritual themes of karma and free will, taking us to those precise moments of choice where a single decision has the power to change everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982523421
Publisher:
Arcadia House
Publication date:
09/27/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,287,654
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Herchuk Sheehy is an award-winning writer with a passion for exploring the connection between mind, body, and spirit. In addition to her best-selling books, she has published close to 100 essays and articles in local and national publications and has three times been awarded Honorable Mention by Writer's Digest for her personal essays. She facilitates workshops and critique groups and coaches emerging writers. She also writes marketing and advertising copy for a wide range of businesses and organizations. A Connecticut native, Patricia holds a master's degree from Wesleyan University.

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Field of Destiny 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In fact, I could not put it down! The characters are so well defined that one becomes completely involved with them and their story. Looking forward to the sequel. Sheehy is a very good writer.
wb05ocls More than 1 year ago
What a thought provoking and wonderful story. I have found my new favorite author in Patricia Sheehy !! Although this is a work of fiction, I found the charactors personalities and feelings so real and deep. The joy, pain and lessons the charactors tried to learn in their lifetimes is what we all hope to learn while we live on this earth. The connectiveness thats felt between the different charactors I know I've felt that myself with certain people in my life. I can't wait for the sequel. THANK YOU PATRICIA SHEEHY !!!
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BookLover019 More than 1 year ago
I loved this novel. First, it was exceptionally well-written and the plot well paced so that I wanted to keep reading. And yet I wanted to slow down and enjoy every word and every plot turn. The characters got into my head so that I thought about them all day. Whether or not you embrace ideas such as past lives or soul mates, this is a book well worth reading, as the plot and characters hold independently of those themes. I learned a lot and it made my think more deeply about myself, my destiny and the choices I make. Because, as the author says, "every choice comes with a consequence." This is a book I will likely read again. And I cannot wait for the stand-alone sequel. I highly recommend this novel and this author.
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Blu3Lotus128 More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book and I would highly recommend it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for my bookclub and defy anyone to put this down after starting it! I read it in one night and really enjoyed the thought provoking converstation it provided during our meeting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written, thought-provoking novel. It makes you think about the chances we take, the choices we make, and the path we follow. Does our free will really change our destiny? All the while, you will become engrossed in the lives of each one of these characters. They have such depth and such personality. You can actually feel the turmoil within their human spirit and the difficult decisions they must make throughout their lifetime. As a reader, you become the 'fly on the wall' taking in the all of the surroundings, urging Natalie to make another decision, yet you still understand why she chooses the path she decides to follow. I loved every minute of this book - it is intriguing, filled with hope, filled with reality and it certainly has a destiny of its own!! ENJOY!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT!! I simply could not put this book down! The characters were real & honest. The story was captivating. I was enthralled in the essence of this book. Sheehy paints with her words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you think about the people that you come in contact with through out your life and what is your purpose. Excellent story I can't wait for the sequell.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever thought you were somewhere before, but logically you couldn't have? Have you ever had an immediate connection with someone and wondered why? Then you must read this page turning novel. The characters seem so real and the story line so interesting. I can't wait to read the author's sequel to Field of Destiny as I want to learn more about their lives. I will certainly put more thought into which road I choose to take in the future. This is an EXCELLENT novel.