"An entertaining page-turner."—Kirkus on Met Her Match
An inspiring new family saga about two headstrong sisters who long to forge their own paths.
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 works for the local veterinarian and plans to marry her childhood sweetheart...as soon as he gets around to proposing.
Neither sister is entirely happy with the path that’s been laid out for her. But it’s 1972 and times are changing. 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.
This is about love and life. Trials. Tribulations. Coming together. Family ties. Caring for each other. Simply, Meant to Be.
I may be a bit bias as I have been a Jude Deveraux fan for many years. Ms. Deveraux has changed her writing in the last few years to more contemporary stories and her contemporary stories are just as great as her romance novels. This book spanning three generations beginning in the 1970s through 2019 was just both moving and emotional. This is the story of sisters and the men they love, the families both biological and not and the children of their unions. It’s a tale of what was acceptable in the 1970s for women and how we have progressed. I enjoyed this book that made me laugh, cry and remember growing up in the 70s, 90s and today. A must read.
A bit scattered..
I used to really enjoy Jude’s older books but her newer more current books aren’t s enjoyable for me. Too many different characters and hard to follow and stay engaged in the story. I was disappointed with the way this story ended.. it missed the Mark for me