Thursday, March 27, 2014

Surrender to Fate by Jacelyn Rye Blog Tour

Surrender to Fate

(Fate's Path, Book 1)


Some say fate holds the cards. But what if love deals the hand? No love goes untested. Ever. Indeed, true love is left to prove itself. And that is exactly where fate steps in to play the game.

For William and Sarah, that game begins with growing up, in the unspoiled mountains of Colorado. In a time and space as clear as the Rocky Mountain skies above, these young souls together learn about life, what matters most, what endures, what doesn’t, and about love. Innocent young love moves ever so surely toward lives they both can picture, lives spent loving each other in a place they know so well and cherish.

Will and Sarah are ecstatically swept away in the swells of new love. And it is in their rarefied bliss that they make the fragile promise of first love, a promise that fate will soon rock and pound into doubt, guilt, and epiphany.

Unexpected and unprepared, these young lovers are suddenly torn apart, first by distance, and then by the far greater pressures of temptation that test the very fidelity of their heart-held promise. No longer able to console each other, hold each other, touch each other, they face the inevitable decision: move on to other loves, or cling to the faith that they will someday be together, again.
Will and Sarah stare down an unknown path, sensing destiny will not wait long before it comes to take them. Wracked with doubt, they wonder if their love was real. Caged by guilt, they both feel tempted by others intent on stealing their hearts.

Fate plays hardest when love is tested. And Will and Sarah are no exception, letting go of their happy past to embrace hope for an uncharted future. Love plays hardest when fate tests. And so it is, even through their trials of the heart, Will and Sarah never really stop loving each other. Theirs is a love so real and pure that each just wants the other to find happiness, even if it's with another.

But fate does not surrender so easily. Dealing blow upon blow, both Will and Sarah are each struck by jolting events that take them to the very edge of life, itself.

Sarah and Will hold tightly to their past, but steadfast promises begin to wane. Life continues, filled with romance, drama, and two souls yearning to understand the challenges brought with coming of age, and learning that fate is ultimately in control. What happens to love when life is on the line? Can they both relinquish control when love is on the line? Will fate even allow them to find out?

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OUR 5 Star Rating!

This book is set in the 1939-1940’s and yes that in itself had me thinking it may not be for me. It is not usually my choice in books to read but I gave it a shot and…this is what I thought...

Sarah and William have been the best of friends growing up. There families have always been very close.
When they reach the age of maturity they finally admit that they feel more for one another than simple friendship, they feel love. They make promises to each other of a future. 
But what would any book be without the conniving girl on the sidelines that tries to ruin it all…Margaret. 
Oh my Margaret how I wanted to kick her a few times for sure.

When Sarah’s parents are forced to move to California so her father could provide for his family her world came crashing in around her. This meant she would have to leave William and the love she felt for him. The promise they had made to one day be together was now in question. Her family could no longer make it in Colorado and that left her parents no other choice but to leave behind the life that had known.
They would be no living on a farm that belonged to an old friend of her father’s. He would work on the farm for free housing and be given a small wage for his family. Sarah came to realize quickly that Oscar and Ellie were friendly people and very welcoming. Adley their son well he gave her an uneasy feeling and she wasn’t yet able to figure out just what that meant for sure.

And of Course with Sarah gone Margaret made sure she found every way to be near William. When William is offered a job working for her father in his store, well that just made it all the more easier for her to sink her claws in to William.

With Sarah and William so far apart they found comfort in others. William fought his attraction for Margaret while Sarah fought hers for Adley. It was hard for the both of them to hold on to each other while being so far apart. 

Oh and Margaret played a little game of her own to make sure that William thought a little less about Sarah.

The thing was William found himself in a situation where things just had be done or so he felt and before he knew it his life was being planned out for him.
When Sarah gets a letter revealing a tragic loss within William’s family and the fact that William had moved on she decides to let go of her past and move forward with her future.
Just when things appeared to be set for them both... Pearl Harbor was struck and Adley along with her younger brother Matty were drafted to war. She was devastated with the idea of losing both of them and in the back her mind she knew Will would also be fighting as well.
This story held me and I needed to find out more. I couldn't stop reading about the lives of these characters and it was beautiful and emotional at the same time...
This read was one that I was so glad I gave a chance and I was not disappointed.

Oh the cliffhanger…yes we have a cliffhanger and darn it if I am not craving the second book now…
Shattered by Fate… Grab Your Copy Now because you will need to know what happens next.


Fate's Path Series

Shattered by Fate

(Fate's Path #2)
One heart cannot remember. Another heart cannot forget. Both hearts reach toward something to grasp. For Sarah, it is her past. For Will, it is to bring that past back. The only thing standing squarely in their way — is their future. Each has promised their heart and life to another. But where happiness should be, instead are the dark billowing clouds of a storm of reckoning. The thunder of regret splits a horizon now raining down upon them in shards of shattered promises and unreachable memories. In Book One of this three-part saga, fate seemed it would not be denied, bringing Sarah and Will together in a turbulent world, uniting young hearts for the right reason: love. But — almost as if it has eyes — fate sees to it that no love that is meant to be is allowed to be, without it being tested to the passionate edges of chance. Accidents. Small ones are remembered and retold with a laugh. Useful ones are celebrated. But shattering ones — those are the ones that slip from the fingers of fate. The kinds that are followed by silence as it roars the sound of life changing. And it is this pounding drone that Sarah and Will — once inseparable — now hear when they listen to their hearts. After her accident, Sarah awakens in a hospital room and into a very different life. Will, accidentally buried by heavy timber when he heroically saves a fellow worker, is also delivered into his own unforeseen, disoriented new life. Destiny’s dust never settles. And nothing is clear when doubts appear. Sarah is betrothed to Adley, while Will is engaged to Margaret, yet both are still connected to each other by an indescribable draw seemingly groping out from the deepest reaches of fate. A fate that deliberately leaves the door of temptation cracked open, giving Will a yearning peek at the naked truth of Sarah, who reaches out with the same tortured passions. A fate that leaves both to fight the desperate desires of wanting what each knows they cannot have. A fate that dares them to ask, “What will happen if I finally feel you?”

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Our 5 Star Rating on Book 2

At the end of Book One within this series you are left hanging.
And Book takes off from there leaving you feeling emotional invested in Sarah’s tragic heartbreaking outcome. She suffers not only loss of loved ones but the loss of her memory as well…but only the younger years. She remembers nothing from growing in Colorado. Everything is black and lost. Names, faces and even photos of her past leave her blank and feeling empty. With Matty and Adley gone she is left to face the blackness alone. Both Oscar and Ellie attempt to comfort her but nothing seems to soothe the loss she has suffered.

When Henry (Wills Father) received a letter announcing the loss of his dear friends he set out to California to convince Sarah to come home with him to Colorado. He felt it was the best place for her to be while trying to regain her memories of her childhood.
Needless to say this was a complete shock when Will arrived home from work to find the girl he promised to love for forever standing in his kitchen. When she didn’t recognize him that nearly broke his heart, they had shared so much in the past.

Will was determined to help Sarah regain her memory. But it only brought back all the feeling he had for her. The love he still held but chose overtime to tuck away. 

The emotion this story made me feel for Sarah and Will was overwhelming. And I felt bad for Adley as well. He had been so good to Sarah, so patient and willing to give her everything he could.

When Adley returned from war to find Sarah was no longer in California left him full of anger and disappointment. She had promised him she would be there and knowing that she would be there waiting for him kept him going and gave him hope. Now his sat alone without his Sarah by his side.
When He appears out of nowhere and William is faced with the idea that Sarah has another man willing to love her without any question has his mind spinning.

Oh My Lord!!! 
I am addicted to this series. I swear it has my mind spinning. I am dying to find out the next step in this story…
I am literally looking at my Kindle saying NO NO!!! It can’t end there…I NEED MORE! This is torture and I need book THREE like NOW!

You are so Rockin’ this story Jacelyn and I Love this series. 
Another    *****5 STARS!!!!

Chosen by Fate, Fate's Path #3

About the author:
Jacelyn Rye

Jacelyn Rye is many things. She can be as alluring as the love that flows from her pen: pure, honest, simple. But then, like a storm that suddenly appears over the mountain, she can also have you running for shelter where there’s no place to hide. Like life, itself, Jacelyn delivers the hard with the soft, the pain with the joy, the instant with the forever. All of it, for a reason. And it’s there that one can best enter her life.

“I believe in signs, I believe everything happens for a reason,” she’ll tell you. If you know someone like that, you already know a primal piece of Jacelyn — a person who actually listens to the Universe because there, she knows she’ll find more than answers, she’ll find reasons. And those reasons give her insights about nature, and human nature, both of which she invites us to explore with her.

Growing up in the blue sky country of Colorado doesn’t leave an impression, it becomes a lifeblood. For Jacelyn, the clarity of that truth flows through her stories, her characters and her inherent spirituality that somehow knows faith, in the end, triumphs over despair.

Through her storytelling — firmly stimulated by that early country life that taught her to always be prepared when venturing forth — Jacelyn’s uncanny ability to “see” what could happen takes readers into a crystal ball where the future’s many possible outcomes await in a swirl of incandescence, right down to the details of smell, touch, fear, love.

Because life also presents its possibilities in dreams, Jacelyn holds dear that open door. “My dreams mean a lot to me. I listen to them, solve problems in them, learn from them,” she confides. It figures, then, that when you read her stories, you’d best get ready for a trip with an original dream weaver.

And then, there’s serendipity. To know Jacelyn is to accept a dance with chance. She accepted one such chance when she moved from her beloved Colorado to an unknown life awaiting her in Southern California, where she lives today. “I knew another beautiful world was out there. I was ready for adventure,” she says, with the confidence that proves her faith is more than just words. “I moved from Colorado as soon as I graduated from college, thanks to a great job offer. The night after I received my job offer, I saw a commercial that said, ‘California, find yourself here.’ In that moment, I stopped debating the move and took it as a sign that my adventure would be found in California.”

As Jacelyn does so well, she shares those adventures in her writing. In her first book series, you’ll find Jacelyn’s experiences of this major life change play out in Sarah, who also moves from Colorado to California. “What I’ve seen and felt enable me to write realistically about how a Colorado mountain girl feels about living in California.”

In the quiet mornings, you’ll find Jacelyn savoring her coffee, outside. To her, it’s all about listening, breathing in, appreciating being here for another day. And of course, there’s time spent in the mountains, fishing, wading in creeks with the people she loves. Curiously, this girl who comes from the mile-high mountains, still fears the miles-deep ocean she frequently visits, but only to sink her toes in the hot sand and watch, in awe and respect, the thundering surf.

On any given day, be it in the mountains, at the beach, or on her terrace, Jacelyn is dreaming and writing, her way of sharing something meaningful with those who come to know her.

One thing is for sure, wherever she goes, wherever she’s been, Jacelyn is aware and thankful for the gifts around her. Indeed, although she does not get back to Colorado that often, she’s there in spirit, and in absolute detail, in a moment’s call. “The smells, the sound aspen leaves make when the wind asks them to dance, how tall pines gently sway back and forth against a backdrop of the bluest blue I’ve ever known.” That’s someone who takes it all in, who takes it all with her, and who offers it to everyone who opens her books.
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