Rick Barry

​   Thumbs up on the continuing saga


In Destiny of Heart, Brakefield continues her Destiny series, showing us continuing developments with the characters we met in her earlier books. Sugar-coating nothing, in this book Brakefield paints scenes with believable characters who face harsh realities of life. They deal with disease, death, and financial setbacks during World War I and the years that follow. However, like an ever-present ray of sunshine piercing the clouds, God's Word provides a guiding light. The Almighty's blessings are always there for those who trust in Him. If you want to know more, you'll have to get your own copy. ;)

As 1917 arrives, Ruby McConnell Meir and her husband, Stephen, leave home and family behind for the prairies of Colorado. They hope and pray the climate change will cure Stephen's mysterious illness. 

Back home, Ruby's sister Collina battles to save not only Shushan, but her own life as well.

Franklin Long lost what money couldn't buy. Is it too late to make right his failings?

Each yearns for contentment, but life has other plans. Will their legacy of faith see them through?

Award-winning historical fiction author Catherine Ulrich Brakefield weaves fiction with real life historical events to create this true-to-life novel Destiny of Heart, the third book in the Destiny series.

Reviews 

Glenda Parker   

   Awesome . . .


My review today is on the Historical Christian Saga, Destiny of Hearts. This is book three in the Destiny Series. This saga continues from April 7, 1917 through April 14 1933. The McConnells women loose most of Shusan and move all over. This story is inspirational and heartwarming. You will laugh and you will cry. It will touch your heart. It rightly describes the horror of the Great Depression. My father worked in the CCC and told us it saved his life. I have often heard some of the horrors my grand parents and parents went through.

Ruby marries the love of her life and ends up in Colorado. When Stephen's health deteriorates. He chooses the man he wants to marry Ruby after his death. Ruby doesn't agree and they are forced to return to Shusan. Myra married to Clem ends up in Detroit. Clem has become a drunk and a womanizer. Franklin Long is now divorced and living in Detroit; he runs into Myra and her daughters. He brings them home for Stephen's funeral. After loosing most of Shusan Collina, now divorced, finally agrees to marry her childhood sweetheart Franklin Long if her mother, Ruby, and the children come with them to Detroit.


​Ruby starts her own dress shop; Franklin works to help Clem with his evil ways, Collina struggles to live a life of leisure. When the war ends the family suffers through the Great Depression and looses everything. God has a plan for this family a good plan for a hope and a future. God has a plan for you too, a good plan and not for evil. Give Him your heart and watch Him work in your life.