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Was it fate, or a labor of love? Find out as Grace Preston comes face-to-face once again with teenage crush Cameron Jakowski in author Helen Lacey's fourth book for Harlequin Special Edition, Date with Destiny



Financier Grace Preston did fourteen-hour days in New York City. She didn't do small towns in Australia. Not since she'd fled almost twenty years ago. But when a p
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nas Dean
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
DATE WITH DESTINY is a Harlequin Special Edition release for August 2013 by author Helen Lacey.

Grace Preston is a top-shot financier in New York city. She left small town Crystal Point behind when she left for New York. She had also left small town cop Cameron Jakowski behind as well. Now she was back.
She didn’t really came back to stay though. She was just here to regroup and go back to her job after her life threatening accident.

But would Cameron let her go now that she was here? What would h
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Desere
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
We have all been there, a life changing event pushes us to push harder in order to hide our feelings of despair, hurt and anger. We either drown ourselves in work or for some they go for alcohol or drugs, some even hit the gym as a form of punishment anything to keep your mind from thinking and you feeling that you should not be the one to find happiness, you deserve hurt and you will take it all.

We all also know that this is not the way to handle it , finding an outlet for the stress and worry
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Maria
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Helen Lacey's Crystal Point Series in Harlequin Special Editions is a series of well written novels, set in a small town in rural Australia, with a romantic central story surrounded by community, family, kids and pets. The series is almost a saga now, with various members of the Crystal Point community taking the centre stage each time a new story appears.

As much as I enjoy the series, I frankly admit that this story got off to a slow start for me. Grace Preston's visit home to attend her sister
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Nancy Crocker
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Date with Destiny (Harlequin Special Edition) by Helen Lacey

Grace Preston thought she was holding it together after an accident which took the life of a colleague. But when she falls apart in front of a client she is ordered by her boss and therapist to take a much needed break and return to her family and friends in Crystal Point. She agrees to take care of Dunn Inn for Evie while she is on her Honeymoon. But Grace has never felt like she fit in with her family. A brilliant mind as a child she
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Melody Cox
Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Another Crystal Point Book With a Messed Up Woman That Was Very Repetitive

Grace Preston, perfectly beautiful with a sky high IQ headed home to Crystal Point for her sister's wedding. She also carries with her a life altering secret that she refuses to share with anyone...and no, she is not dying. At her sister's wedding she is paired with Cameron, the only man she has ever loved but ran away from because of unrealistic fears and expectations. Grace feels she doesn't fit in or belong anywhere. Wh
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Susan
This was a very emotional book. Grace has come to Crystal Point for an extended stay. She has spent the last sixteen years living and working in New York, with only short visits home. As a child she had a very high IQ and her parents sent her to a boarding school for gifted kids so that she could make the most of it. Because she was smarter even there she never felt like she fit in with the other students and when she was home on holidays she didn't feel right there either. When she graduated sh ...more
Donnie
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Romantic story.
Shirley Buchanan
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Life is like a tapestry woven on a giant loom. On the one side, there is an intricate picture slowly appearing from the interlocking threads. On the other side, there are thread ends: sometimes loose, sometimes knotted and sometimes just tangled. The interconnecting lives of Grace and Cameron through their families, their jobs and their choices was one such tapestry. Could they unravel some of these threads, the loose, the knotted, or the tangled and change the emerging picture or were the bindi ...more
TashNz
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sometimes I feel that I cant find the words to do a story justice and I'm like that with Helen Lacey's gorgeous story Date with Destiny so I'm going to describe how it makes me feel and the picture it evokes in my mind. The feeling you get when you're all snuggled up in the middle of winter in front of a roaring fire. The wind and rain may howl outside but you're oblivious to everything because you've got your nose in a darn good book. That's the feeling I feel when I read Date with Destiny.

I fi
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Cari
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have work in the morning, but couldn't put the book down! I'll get maybe four hours sleep, but it was worth it. Helen Lacey writes characters who are flawed but deep, engaging, passionate, loving! You want them together!

Grace is super smart and was sent to boarding school for a better education, but it distanced her from her family. She felt she didn't fit in, so she isolated herself more. Until something horrible happened and she went home to Crystal Point to heal.

Cameron is strong, confiden
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Kelly Steel
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! The warmth and tenderness of the character portrayal was super!
Louise Cusack
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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"Lacey's downunder, second-chance romance is an emotional journey worth taking. Her couple's road back to love is a bumpy ride but one that's worth every heartwrenching moment, and the love scenes are a sensual delight." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars
Rom Reader
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. Looking forward to more from Helen Lacey set in Crystal Points.
Susandalley2006hotmail.com
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Definitely my favorite in this series. Surprising depth and relevant issues.
Jemi Fraser
I really enjoyed this story of Grace and Cameron. Loved the twists the author takes along the way and watching the characters cope with the plot and each other. A terrific read!
Gail
Kinda sappy, but a nice read.
Krishna Rathore
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A life changing event pushes us to push harder in order to hide our feelings of despair, hurt and anger.

Awsum book which reflects feelings & emotions!!!
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Helen Lacey grew up reading Black Beauty, Anne of Green Gables and Little House on The Prairie. These childhood classics inspired her to write her first book when she was seven years old, a story about a girl and her horse. Although, it wasn’t until the age of eleven when she read her first Mills & Boon, that she knew wanted to write romances. Her parents’ love of travel meant she s
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