I am excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Meant to Be by Jude Deveraux. I received an electronic copy for free for review from the publisher. Thanks so much to MIRA and Jude Deveraux for letting me be a part of the tour!
Author: Jude Deveraux
Published by: MIRA
Released: March 16, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: An inspiring new family saga by New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux
Two headstrong sisters are bound by tradition but long to forge their own path.
It’s 1972 and times are changing. In the small farming community of Mason, Kansas, Vera and Kelly Exton are known for their ambitions. Vera is an activist who wants to join her boyfriend in the Peace Corps. But she is doing her duty caring for her widowed mother and younger sister until Kelly is firmly established. Kelly is studying to become a veterinarian. She plans to marry her childhood sweetheart and eventually take over his father’s veterinary practice.
But it’s a tumultuous time and neither sister is entirely happy with the path that’s been laid out for her. As each evaluates her options, everything shifts. Do you do what’s right for yourself or what others want? By having the courage to follow their hearts these women will change lives for the better and the effects will be felt by the generations that follow. Meant to Be delivers an emotional, smart, funny and wise lesson about the importance of being true to yourself. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I always love a story about sisters. I also really love family stories and family sagas, so this had so many things I wanted. We follow the family from 1972 to 1996. It's a story of where life will take you, and trying to figure out how to capture happiness. Vera and Kelly both think that life will go one way for them, but they are met with curveballs. They have to figure out just what direction they want to go in.
I liked this. It was a very poignant story, moving and relatable. It kept up a good pace throughout. We also follow the timeline of another character in the present day whose is important to what is going on.
It's a great new series from Jude Deveraux. This is an author that has a lot of stories. I'd definitely check this one out when it releases.
Jude Deveraux is the author of forty-three New York Times bestsellers, including For All Time, Moonlight in the Morning, and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.
Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Meant to Be by Jude Deveraux. Thanks so much to MIRA and Jude Deveraux for giving me the chance to read this book and having me on the tour. Look for this one March 16, 2021!