Duel with Destiny

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
"Duel with Destiny" picks up right where the story of the Scott Family of Chimney Rock, North Carolina left off in "Dawn of Destiny". It is the second installment in the "Destiny by Design" Series. If you are curious about where life has taken James and Bettie Lou, please download the story; then, let me know what you think. More

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About Judy Edwards

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me (especially if you are not related to me - they are my fans automatically!). I am a happily married wife and mother of three grown sons (each refuses to read my book - go figure!). I teach seventh graders, which shows I like to live on the wild side of life.

So much has changed in my life since I published the first installment of my "Destiny by Design" Series. I had quickly started on the second installment and finished all but the final ten chapters around Christmas of 2014, which had been my original goal to complete the book that I failed to meet. However, much like the twists and turns that are in my stories, Destiny took me on path I was not ready to travel. My daddy became gravely ill with a prognosis I was not ready to accept.

In the midst of our despair, a granddaughter was born on April 11th. My father was so proud of his first Great-Granddaughter and declared she looked just like her daddy - his first Grandson Josh. In the moments that he was awake, he would tell any family member in the room how much he loved them and was ready to go home. We would try to tease him about expiration dates and plans for summer, fall, and winter, but his prayers were different from ours. Mine were selfish. I prayed for a miracle, while he prayed for golden streets and worshiping at the feet of his Savior. I had so many reasons to give thanks for my many blessings; yet on April 14th my father's wish came true. Time stood still me, while the calendar marched on, as we all know it does.

Writing has always been cathartic for me. Most is private just like my first diary almost a million years ago now. However, I could not write a word. My book was so close to being finished and those who had actually read the first one (family and close friends) asked from time to time when they might get to read the next one. I had a dozen excuses, most of them plausible. The real reason was I couldn’t face some of what was in the book because it all hit too close to home and I simply wasn’t ready.

At last, my grieving process and love for life met on the same day, telling me it was time to allow myself the time to go back to the dreams of my childhood and face DESTINY without cowardice. My advice: find your dream, be willing to step out on faith to make it come true for you, and know that God is good.

About the Series: Destiny by Design
A story that begins a long ago time when a man's handshake meant the deal was done. When a lady waited for a door to be opened, and a man made sure to open a door for a lady. Respect for one's elders was at a premium, but the world continued to revolve as time marched on without any expectation of stopping any time soon.

I prefer stories that allow my mind to picture the scene and my brain to figure out what is around the corner even when it is the last thing I would want to happen to a favorite character in the story.

The series starts in the mid-1960's and journeys through time to the present day. Destiny has a hand in it all as love blossoms, marriages grow, babies are born, love ones pass, and that march of time refuses to stop for anyone - so enjoy the ride!

Also in Series: Destiny by Design


Review by: Chester on Sep. 26, 2018 :
I enjoyed it but there are some things that made me give it a three instead of a five stars review. The writing style is good,the plot is not typical and the romance is clean. But I wished there was more concentration on the two main characters from the first book instead of inserting the story of another couple, it was both distracting and overwhelming.
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Review by: Pappyt on Feb. 29, 2016 :
I loved this so much and can hardly wait for the next book. Five stars from me.
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