Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog Tour and Book Review: Destiny by Cindy Ray Hale

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Destiny (Destiny Trilogy #1) by Cindy Ray Hale. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours . The blog tour runs from November 5 till November 25, you can view the complete tour schedule on the Destiny blog tour page on the website of Lola's Blog Tours.

DestinyDestiny (Destiny Trilogy #1)
By Cindy Ray Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster's son at her Baptist high school. When they're cast together in the school's production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.
As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.
But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?
Weaving around Destiny and Isaac's alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.

You can find Destiny on Goodreads

You can watch the book trailer here:

Official Author picAbout the Author:
Wife. Mother. Writer. Cindy Ray Hale lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her husband and four children. In addition to being a writer, she’s an avid reader and a social media junkie. She starts her morning by writing with a freshly-blended berry spinach smoothie next to her. She’s obsessed with Les Misérables, playing the piano, and stalking up-and-coming musicians on YouTube. Destiny is her first book and will be available for purchase November 2013.

You can find and contact Cindy here:
- Website
- Website for destiny
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Google+
- Pinterest

And there is a tour wide gveaway, here is what you can win:
- A Destiny Swag Pack:including a signed copy of Destiny, a Destiny keychain, a t-shirt that says "I heart Destiny," a Destiny bookmark.
- a $25 Amazon Gift Card
- Camp Boyfriend Swag pack.

Buy Links:
- Amazon kindle: 
- Amazon paperback:
- Smashwords:

For a chance to win enter the rafflecopter below:
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My Review: *****--5 Stars!!
Amazing!! This is exactly the kind of YA book that I love!! People meet and friendships are formed, crushes are developed, and romances start to pop up all over the place. Since there is religion involved, the language and intimate situations stay clean. I'm a big believer that the falling-in-love and romance part of a relationship is more toe-tingling than a casual relationship that is taken lightly.

Destiny is a teen girl and her actions and thoughts took me back to my teen years. She was true to the age she is and her character was very real and believable. My inner (younger) self felt a connection to her from the beginning. She is trying to find her way in life and discover who she really is and wants to be, but also has that little rebellious streak.

One point that I really loved was that all of these kids, from a couple of different backgrounds and upbringings, managed to be great friends and were very accepting of each other because of their similar moral beliefs. I loved that message!

I loved the friendly, enthusiastic Hannah and her swoon-worthy cousin, Isaac. I loved that he started to really grow into himself and stand up for himself and I honestly cannot wait to see where this series goes. I loved every minute of it!!

I loved everything about this book, from the romance, to the Les Mis production, to the growing and maturing of the characters, to the family dynamics, to the friendships, and to the messages that were given.

Content: some religious content, but not preachy; kissing; no language (thank you!!); CLEAN!!

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