In The Hand of Fate by Gloria Antypowich, will Tim be able to tell Christina that having MRHK syndrome does not mean she is not cut out for the intimacies of love? Christina appears to be a healthy, happy woman. Since she took her job as an office manager at Swift Current Accounting and Bookkeeping Services, she kept her past to herself. After a heartbreaking divorce from her ex-husband because she had the MRHK genetics disorder, she has shunned love and intimacy from her life. She does not allow anyone to get too close and in return saves herself from future heartbreak.
Tim Bates did not have it any better. He was rejected and dismissed by his step-family. He came to Swift Current four years ago when he was reeling from a divorce from a woman who never truly loved him. When he was given the opportunity, he took it. When he met Christina for the first time, he did not like her. But time made them good friends. He comes across a mystery that could mean everything he knew about his birth could be wrong. He asks Christina to help him discover the truth. However, he starts developing feelings for her that he cannot ignore. Will she accept him or reject him like everyone else in his life?
The Hand of Fate by Gloria Antypowich was a wonderful read and I literally breezed through it. The mystery of Tim’s past and Christina’s battle with herself was very intriguing. In fact, this is probably the first novel that I have read in a long time that does not irk me in some way. Everything was perfect! I really enjoyed this book. The author has a nice flair with words.
Note to the Author from the Reviewer:
I really enjoyed this one as well. You have a nice flare with words.
The story has many dimensions to it which makes it an exciting love story.
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By Ica on January 29, 2016
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Phew! What a roller coaster ride. Though The Hand of Fate is book 3 in the Belanger Ranch Creek series, it is the last for me to read. I already know what happens in book 4 because I read it first not realizing it was a series, but no spoilers from this reader. However, once I finished reading book 4, I knew I had to buy and read the other 3 books, which I did. Though each book can be read as a standalone without too much fuss, I suggest you read them all – you won’t be disappointed.
Christina is a strong and independent woman. Or is she? She takes a job as an office manager at Swift Current Accounting and Bookkeeping Services, but keeps her past to herself – a past that includes a heartbreaking divorce from her ex-husband because she had the MRHK genetics disorder. Since then she does not allow anyone to get too close to protect herself from heartbreak.
Tim has issues of his own, starting with rejection from his step-family.
Hers and Tim’s past bring their friendship to the next level and then the next until they learn that with love, family, and good friends, who support you at every turn, you can have it all.
Same as with the other books in the series, Gloria Antypowich brought some new characters – Grayson, Sarah, and Taylor and masterfully wove their lives with those of the old ones Frank, Colt,. Shauna Lee, Ellie Brad, etc.
A fascinating contemporary romance series with charming plots and vibrant characters, set against the serene and enchanting background of a beautiful ranch. The mystery factor will have you turn pages.
By P.S. Winn on November 22, 2015
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By Patricia statham on December 4, 2015
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This is the third book in a series that I absolutely adore . This story revolves around Tim and Christina . They are the best of friends but there is something deeper between them . The secrets that each of them harbor will take their relationship from friends to the love that defies all. They have the Thompson family ‘s support , they are family to them . The help comes in so many different ways . As the family supports and helps them in every way possible . They show how much family means and what a family is willing to do to help out their own .
The whole crew is back in this book, the main characters Tim and Christina are such complex characters . Christina is the sweetest woman that you can ever imagine. She is loving and kind, loves children. But she can’t have any due to MRKH syndrome which means that she can’t have children.. She is also so strong and doesn’t let anyone or anything stand in her way . Not even her pig headed best friend Tim . He has some issues but when he realizes that he has loved Christina , he is in whole hearted and will do anything for his Christina .
They also work through the mystery of the picture and what it means . They also have help from the rest of the farm family . Even the biggest surprise of all, well there are actually two surprises . I am not going to tell you what they are . You will have to read the book to find out . But they are awesome . The whole crew is back Colt , Frank. Shaun lee , Brad and Ollie and Ellie. We also meet a couple of new characters Sarah , Taylor and Grayson . Trust me you will fall in love with all these characters.
This book had me in tears in so many spots, the author gave us such a loving and emotional story. I think I cried more in this book because of the reaction to Christina not having children . It hit a soft spot with me, and I related to her sooo much . The author did a great job in researching both the medical and emotional aspects of MRKH syndrome. The research paid off big time, you find yourself reading a emotional love story between two people , that will over come anything and everything .
I love this author and her style of no nonsense writing . I also love the fact that she is writing about a province that I love and know about . She takes us on a ride through south western Saskatchewan . She paints a great picture of ranching and farming life with a close knit family of people that aren’t related by blood but by the heart and love. So if you want a sweet series about friends and family that will do anything to help each other out . Throw in romance and love these are the books for you . This can be read as a stand alone but I suggest you read the whole series and get to know the whole gang .
By Sagar Khetia on January 5, 2016
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