Friday, April 06, 2012

The Secret Path of Destiny

In The Secret Path of Destiny, a young, disabled, German-American girl, named Isolde, and her destitute mother reach out for a lifeline being offered by a widower in the German town of Fredericksburg, Texas. The year is 1865, and the two travel from New York City through the aftermath of the Civil War. But another war is brewing, this time with Native Americans. And Isolde and her mother are heading right into the heart of Comancheria, the homeland of the Comanche.

It is not the Comanche Isolde fears, but her mother’s new employer, who becomes her stepfather. Isolde realizes he is a cunning man who is not who he pretends to be. As the situation worsens, Isolde is forced to make a life-changing decision to escape; desperate, she seeks refuge with a Comanche Indian, who befriends her at first, but later joins a warring band of Comanche. Her malevolent stepfather pursues her across Texas, turning her life upside down. In the midst of her troubles, Isolde’s faith sustains her, and she unexpectedly finds the love that has always eluded her. Eventually, Isolde accepts the difficult circumstances of her life and realizes that a person’s destiny is often hidden from view because the path is sometimes rocky.

About the Author

M.B. TOSI has been an editor of non-fiction books and a weekly newspaper. She teaches piano and has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in education. Born in Pierre, South Dakota, she has lived in Alexandria, Virginia; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; and Toledo, Ohio. She has three children and three grandchildren. She currently has two books that you can purchase on Amazon by clicking on the links- The Sacred Path of Tears and The Secret Path of Destiny.

My Opinion

I had never had the pleasure of reading a book written by M.B. Tosi until I read The Secret Path of Destiny.  Believe me when I say it was a pleasure I plan on continuing in the very near future, I'm heading over to download The Sacred Path of Tears to my Kindle just as soon as I finish writing this blog post.  I do love that you can now download most books that are on Amazon to your Kindle but back to The Secret Path of Destiny book.  This book was such a great read, I read it in the tub and stayed up super late (3am) trying to finish it and that's a good book in my opinion.  M.B. Tosi has a way with words that just entrances you and makes you feel like you are right there in the story watching it unfold almost like a movie.  Yes, she's that great of a writer!  I plan on adding her to my list of favorite authors.  The only caution I have for this book is to make sure you read The Sacred Path of Tears first. I didn't do that and didn't realize The Secret Path of Destiny was actually the 2nd book in The Indian Path Series. 
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars since I've lived in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and now Oklahoma it was so easy for me to imagine all of the places that were talked about in this book and all of the rich Native America history.  Tosi has really done her homework on the Native American history and paints a fascinating picture that leaves me wanting more!

Thanks for reading,

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