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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
Set during the British handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, Nina Purtee’s fascinating romance novel, Crossing Paths: The Road to Destiny, chronicles a couple’s beautiful union amid friendships and family sagas. One day, after getting engaged to Ramone, a legendary Spanish matador, Annie reflects on their journey. Just a day before, she had considered turning him down because of his dangerous profession. Now, Annie looks forward to becoming his wife. The story also follows their friends’ lives and the relationships they form. The upcoming turnover derails Annie and Ramone’s path to a happy marriage. As tension rises, the island of Mallorca becomes a safe haven for them. On the Spanish island, sailors prepare for The Copa del Rey, and pilgrims arrive for the annual Night of the Pilgrims.
Purtee has penned an immersive novel full of depth, heart, and captivating detail. There were many suspense-filled moments and unexpected outcomes that took me by surprise. The characters are well-crafted. They are original with distinct personalities and flaws as they face relatable struggles. The settings are described in striking detail which transported me to the places that frame the story. Annie and Ramone’s love story feels real. Other characters are compelling as well and their relationships seem authentic. The story’s ending is beautiful and rewarding. Crossing Paths is a soul-stirring portrait of a couple’s journey and lovely union. It includes eccentric, fresh characters whose lives are examined in detail and stunning settings that readers will love. While it continues the previous novel, it can be read as a standalone.