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Date with Destiny by Helen Lacey
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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's wedding actually has a much deeper purpose. The author doesn't reveal the purpose too soon, but when she did, the story started to make beautiful sense. From then on, I was riveted. The ice maiden, prickly character of Grace suddenly became more attractive. Suddenly, you could see what has made her that way.

As a child, Grace had been sent away to study. With her high IQ and ability to attain excellent grades, it was obvious to all from an early age that her destiny was somewhere other than a small town community, much to the disappointment of Cameron, the young man who loved her. Grace left him to pursue a high powered career in the bright lights of New York City. But when Grace, now considerably older, returns to the heart of the community she left long ago, she realizes that what she really needs just might be right here.

Cameron is what you might call a beta hero. Sympathetic, kind and caring, he isn't too proud to tell the haughty Grace how he feels about her, but he has a self respect that is obvious. He's a community minded individual who really cares about people. Will Grace understand how special and wonderful he is before it's too late?

A story about finding out who you really are - and how it's not late to change your mind even if it is nearly two decades later.
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August 12, 2013 – Finished Reading
August 14, 2013 – Shelved

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