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Reviewed by Nicole Lofton for Readers' Favorite
"Destiny" by Karen Wiesner is a very good book. As a Christian I could relate to this book on many levels. As humans, when we are on a spiritual level sometimes we find it hard to forgive ourselves when we feel that we have done wrong. I have struggled with that myself. I think Karen Wiesner did a great job of displaying the struggle of a spiritual journey. Karen Wiesner also did a great job showing how sometimes our relationships with others can consume us and how we in return, lose ourselves in wanting to be loved. The four main characters, Chris, Elizabeth, Oscar, and Yolie, who are all friends, all have unique stories but their stories blend with each other. Chris is struggling to find his own identity but is doing so in a way in which he is turning away from God. Elizabeth does not really know who she is but is not really trying to find herself because she is so much in love. Oscar is Elizabeth's best friend and to me is the most sane of the group, and Yolie is someone who just has a really caring heart but that is also what has led to most of her struggles. All in all, "Destiny" is a great story. I would recommend it strongly and encourage anyone to read this as it can actually help a lot.
I gave "Destiny" only 4 stars because at times it was kind of easy to tell what was going to happen next but Karen definitely did a good job of putting a lot of twists and turns in the book, which I loved. The book definitely kept my attention all the way through; I actually felt as though I was watching a Lifetime movie at times. If you enjoy real romance novels that not only focus on the good but also show the struggles of relationships and how couples do overcome them, then this is the book for you.