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Surrender to Fate (Fate's Path #1)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  289 ratings  ·  84 reviews
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 tog
ebook, 290 pages
Published August 3rd 2013
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I freaking loved this book! And where do you ask i got it? well im a reviewer now at : . It went far beyond my expectations. Surrender to Fate was sad, sweet and heartbreaking. There were so many moments in the book that I would feel the urge or need to bawl my eyes out.

I also believe that Jacelyn Rye has this amazing way of writing that has the power to make the reading audience feel the emotion of her characters. The story starts out with Will and Sarah, bot
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Surrender To Fate is one of the most heart wrenching books I have ever read. Man I have to say this is a story of love and how far the heart will go to save that love. I am not sure if you have ever loved someone so much you would die for them only to have them ripped from you and your heart is left shattered into a million pieces. But the heart is a funny thing because it wants what it wants and will not stop until it gets it.

This is the story about William and Sarah in the gorgeous mountains o
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4.5 Stars

"Me Ware Mo"

A promise... a commitment.
Will and Sarah grew up together and went from being best friends, to being....more. A genuinely deep and innocent love soon bloomed between then. Everything was going great until fate stepped in. Sarah moved with her family from Colorado to California.
Not a big deal, right? Wrong. You see, this book took place in the 1940's. It's not like they could just pick up a phone and call each other
H.J. Bellus
I am a believer! A total believer in Author Jacelyn Rye. I am not sure where to start this review because this story contained so many elements that typically turn me off as a reader. However, Jacelyn Rye TOTALLY NAILED IT in this storyline. Did I want to throw my Kindle? Check! Did I want to slap a character or two? Check! Did I want to swap positions with Sarah in a truck? Hell Yes! The title of this book sums it all up! Your heart better be ready to go on a long and angsty journey while readi ...more
Tracey Quintin

When I first started reading this book and saw it began in 1942, I thought to myself uh-oh I’m not going to enjoy this because I haven’t been interested in historical romances in quite some time. With that said, before I even completed Chapter 1 I was COMPLETELY RIVETED! I don’t think this falls into the typical “historical” romance category so if you aren’t into that either, you MUST READ THIS!

Bloody fantastic!!!
This started out like a family saga then turned into a sweet love story. What I thought would happen didn't. It was GREAT that I was so wrong! So many books get quite predictable and this was enchanted and kept me gripped through out the day. Then quietly I say and finished it this evening. The ending is a cliff hanger! I want, no, no, no, I NEED to know what happens next to Sarah and her family.

I want to catch up on Matt.

Oh, I need book 2!
I was lucky to receive this ARC as a
Dayreader Reviews
First let me start off by saying that I really, really, really wanted to like this book. The cover drew me in and I really wanted to read this book, but UGH I hated it! Even though this book is somewhat of a "historical" read since it takes place in the 1940's the prologue got my attention, and I thought ohhh I'm gonna like this, but there was so much nonsense in the first 18 chapters I didn't know when it was going to get good. Yes I know that you need a back story for the characters and we nee ...more
This is a heartfelt story of first love, heartbreak, temptation and deceit. Is your first love really strong enough to weather anything? If you fall to temptation is your love really all that strong for that person?

Sarah and Will thought they knew where there life was heading. They planned to be together forever and make each other happy. That all changed one day when Sarah had to leave.

Sarah was devastated with the news of having to leave her home, her childhood and Will. She didn't want to g
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I gave this book 5+ Stars.
This is Will and Sarah's story.

And what a story it is. Will and Sarah have been best friends their whole lives, their family's are close and do everything together, through the good times and the bad. How could they not be best friends, but as they get older their feelings start to change and they fall in love. This is a story of first love, of loss, of family and how to deal with things when fate doesn't qu
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How can I say this...It was absolutely positively FANTASTIC!! The setting took place back between 1930-1940. Which I thought was going to be a little bit of a concern on my part - take it off the list! Jacelyn was able to build the setting, the characters, and the story in such a way, that I felt as if I was there.

Will and Sarah - oh my gosh, how I would give to have that young love. The kind that you promise to each other forever. The love that is innocent and pure. But as we all know, time, li
Janett Gomez
Heart wrenching comes to mind when reading this story.

Sarah and William grew up together, they were everything for each other and they made innocent promises and made plans to be together forever no knowing that life has cruel ways to mess with all the plans and take us through a complete different path.

With Sarah's family having to move to California to start a new life, Willian and hers planned future comes crashing down and relationships will be tested to the breaking point. Tragedy, deceit
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 w
Jan 28, 2014 Charidy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adults
This story will make you cry, laugh and crave the next book

I bought this book on a whim when it was a free ebook. OMG what a surprise and gift it has been. The story centers around a young girl named Sarah and her family. Circa 1940?
The story is written with beautiful detail and every character is well developed and believable.

Sarah realizes that she is on love with her Best Friend, Will. They grew up together and she soon finds out that he feels the same way. The way it is written you get to

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I really liked this book and thought it was a smashing read. I had never read a historical romance so I was a little skeptical at first but now I'm really looking forward to book two. I shall explain why I only gave it 4.5 stars and not the full 5 but it isn't anything major. Just the sexual scenes were very modern. This book was so old world and set in 40's that the sex before marriage didn't s
Kimerin's Confessions of a Bibliophile
I received an ARC as a part of the blog tour for Shattered by Fate. What a fantastic read! The time period in the beginning starts in 1942, I must admit, that once I began reading I was worried that I wouldn't like it. I am glad that I put that issue aside and continued reading. I felt so many emotions while reading this story; suspense, anxiety, grief, sadness, anger, relief, loss,sympathy... Jacelyn Rye sure knows how to ignite a readers emotions. It was impossible to predict the plot twist th ...more
Philomena Callan
What a thoroughly lovely story this was. This is William and Sarah's emotionally sweet love story. The love these two have for each other is such sweet first love.

This book started in 1942. I really thought this wasn't the book for me as I don't normally read books from so long ago but I was so wrong.

As much as I tried guessing what was going to
happen next I was so wrong. This is not a book that you predict what is going to happen.

This is certainly one of them books that I don't know how to re
Terri Sullivan
Sarah and Will, have been friends since they were small. Their families spent almost every day together. One day. Sarah and Will realize that they are much more than just friends. They promise each other that they will be together forever. Until that one day when forever ends...Sarah is informed by her parents that they are leaving Colorado and heading west to California. How will she live without him? He wonders how he can go on without her.

This is a true, young love story. It reminds me of my
Very, very good. I blew through this novel in two sittings. Hey, I had to sleep! Started the second book (then I went back to work after 9 years being home with my kids), so that's going slower for me. Partly because I'm tired and partly because I'm trying to devote some time to crocheting an afghan for my sister's baby due in May. I can't wait till I can download the third book in the series. I feel so bad for the main characters who fall in love as teens and then are ripped apart by familial c ...more
Aubrey Storm
Surrender to Fate

By: Jacelyn Rye

Reviewed by Aubrey Storm

WoW!!! What a beautifully well written love story set in the 1940's. The character's were well development and plot was filled with plenty of twist and turns to keep you guessing. This is a very emotional read and will have you in tears more than once. I really didn't think I would like it because it was set in the 1940's but boy was I wrong. I ended up loving the fact that it was in the 40's. I will diffidently be reading more books by th
I clearly didn't read the description of this book - still haven't, in fact - because I totally thought this was going to be paranormal. Oopsy.

This book is actually set in the early 1940's in Colorado and Bakersfield, California. I did correctly guess that this book would center on young love, but I grossly underestimated the sex scenes. Like, grossly. The estimation, not the actual scenes.

Sarah and Will are the main characters, and the story is told from a 3rd person POV. Pacing is on the slow
Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
"This,” he said, pointing to the carving, “is the symbol for ‘Me Ware Wo’"

“What does it mean?” Sarah asked as she traced over the edges, rounding each circle with her fingertip.

“It is a symbol for commitment. But its actual meaning is,” Will paused and his face flushed. Then, he quietly continued, “I shall marry you.”

I feel kind of traumatized. And I’m still thinking through if I should thank the Author for that or not. Either way, it’s undeniable that I felt every possible emotion towards thi
Cocktails and Books
This was one of those stories that had characters your loved that seemed to equally frustrate you.

Sarah and William had grown up together in Colorado and eventually fallen in love. But fate throw them a curve when shortly after Sarah's eighteenth birthday, her family leaves Colorado for Bakersfield, California. William and Sarah are both devastated by their separation, but they make promises to each other that one day they will be together again. But once they're separated, life has much differe
Jessica Figueroa
"What if your heart and your head are telling you two different things? How do I know which one to listen to?"

Sarah and Will have been friends ever since they could remember. Just when they promise to be with each other forever they are suddently surprised when one has to leave. The promise they kept in eachother heart was that they will always be together. With distance and time it became harder and harder coming to terms that they may not possibly see each other again. Now both are left with a
Emily-Jane's Book Corner
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Excuse me, while I get a tad teary writing this review. This book owned me, completely. I can get pretty emotional reading an amazing story but this one took those emotions to a whole new level. At first glance, I wasn’t sure if I’d like the fact that the book is set between 1939 and 1942, but I can tell you that I am its #1 fan and I am hanging out for the release of Shattered By Fate.

While reading the prologue, you get so excited
Divas BookBlog
I absolutely adored this book! It took a minute to get into the story which is pretty common for me but a few chapters in, I was hooked! This is a beautiful, sweet romance based in the late 1930’s early 1940’s about two young people who fall in love but are torn apart by circumstance. Separated by fate, Sarah and William try to stay true to their feelings, but with no access to each other they both struggle with what path they should choose. Do they keep faith that one day they will find their w ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

One of the most beautiful but heart-breaking stories I've ever read.

I didn't quite know what to expect when I started to read this story but it was so much more than I could have imagined. It was a beautiful love story filled with so many heart-breaking moments and I desperately need the second book because I need to read the HEA I am so hoping for.

The two main characters in this book are Will and Sarah. I loved these two from the
Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
3.5/5 hearts

***I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review***

I love romance just as much as the next girl. It was hard to get into this book for me. I mean it starts out good, had me like oh yeah sex scene already whooo hoooo, then well then it gets thrown back 3 years and all the sizzle left. Well not completely but you have to read further in to get back to the sizzle. I liked that the author was descriptive but it was just to much description for me. A few sentences would suffice mayb
Anessa Decker
William and Sarah were best friends growing up in the mountains of Colorado. As they grew up, they realized there was a lot more than friendship between them, it was more like love. Forever seemed like a guarantee, a no brainer; everyone wants to spend the rest of their life with their best friend. Like all things in life, unexpected circumstances completely derailed their plans.

Sarah and her family packed up and moved from Colorado to California. Thousands of miles separated Sarah and Will, but
Nicole Rogers
I have to be honest and say I have no clue where in the world to start my review. I finished this book late in the evening and I knew that I needed a day or two before I could write this one. For this being her debut novel Jacelyn did an absolutely fantastic job. When reading the Prologue I have to totally admit that I really thought I knew where this story was going to go, but boy oh boy was I wrong. The title of this book first it to the letter, you will truly see surrendering to fate.

Sarah is
United Indie Book Blog
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

A story about two young people who fall in love at a young age. However their love is not an easy one and they are torn apart and both individually suffer so much heart ache. It will be up to fate to someday bring these two lovers together once again.

One of the most beautiful but heart-breaking stories I've ever read.

I didn't quite know what to expect when I started to read this story but it was so much more than I
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