Do you believe in fate?
What, exactly, is fate?
Wikepedia defines fate as: “Destiny, a predetermined course of events.”
Google defines fate as: “The development of events outside a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power.”
Wiki-answers defines fate as: “...the theory that everything happens just the way it is supposed to happen and all things and events are predetermined.”
That last definition is how I would define fate. Some might call it karma, others might call it the hand of God. Some might call it a bunch of New-Age hooey. But I believe in it. I don’t believe in coincidences—I think everything happens for a reason.
Meeting my husband was all about fate. We met at a wedding. Neither of us should have been there. He was supposed to be across the country playing baseball (he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates minor-league system), but he’d been unexpectedly released the week before. I hadn’t spoken to the bride in many months, but she called me out of the blue to ask me to be in her wedding. Dan and I didn’t meet until the reception (although I’d seen him earlier and thought he was cute, but I was sort of seeing someone else at the time and wasn’t looking to meet anyone). I was really tired and wanted to leave the reception. I started to sneak out, but the bride spotted me and dragged me back inside. She said one of her friends had the hots for me and wanted to meet me. Inward groan here. I love my friend, but she had some really weird friends. But, to be nice, I said I’d meet him, then I’d leave. Well, to make a long story short, I didn’t leave. We hit it off right away, and we’ll be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary in September.
Did fate bring us together? I think she did.
The hero in my new book, DELIVER THE MOON, also believes in fate. Gabe and Louisa used to be married, until the tragic death of their son tore their relationship apart. When he’s accidentally invited to a family wedding several years later, and he runs into Louisa, he’s certain fate had a hand in it. Louisa thinks he’s full of crap—so he has to figure out a way to convince her they’re meant to be together. Since this is a romance and romances all have happy endings, you know that he did figure it out. :)
What about you--do you believe in fate? Has fate had a hand in something specific that’s happened in your life?
Blurb for DELIVER THE MOON:
Once upon a time, he promised her the moon. It's time to deliver.
Louisa D’Angelo used to believe in happily ever after—until the tragic death of her son and the demise of her marriage. Now, five years later, with her life back in order, she has a great career and a wonderful man in her life. So what if the passion and excitement isn't there? In her book, passion and excitement only lead to heartbreak. Then, her ex-husband shows up and upsets her tidy little world.
Gabe D’Angelo never believed in happily ever after—until he met Louisa who taught him how to love and be loved. But their happiness was short-lived. Guilt and grief forced Gabe to walk away. Now, though he's pulled his life together and should be happy, he realizes something’s missing. After seeing her from afar at a family wedding, he knows what it is. It’s Louisa.
The problem is convincing her she's still in love with him.
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