Meant to Be: A Novel

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“An entertaining page-turner.” —Kirkus Reviews on Met Her Match

An inspiring family saga about two headstrong sisters who long to forge their own paths.

It’s 1972 and times are changing. In the small farming community of Mason, Kansas, Vera and Kelly Exton are known for their ambitions. Vera is an activist who wants to join her boyfriend in the Peace Corps. But she is doing her duty caring for her widowed mother and younger sister until Kelly is firmly established. Kelly is studying to become a veterinarian. She plans to marry her childhood sweetheart and eventually take over his father’s veterinary practice.

But it’s a tumultuous time and neither sister is entirely happy with the path that’s been laid out for her. As each evaluates her options, everything shifts. Do you do what’s right for yourself or what others want? By having the courage to follow their hearts, these women will change lives for the better, and the effects will be felt by the generations that follow.

Meant to Be delivers an emotional, smart, funny and wise lesson about the importance of being true to yourself.

Don't miss New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's next exciting new release, MY HEART WILL FIND YOU!

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12 reviews
Kristina Anderson
August 8, 2021
Meant to Be by Jude Deveraux is a story that covers three generations in Mason, Kansas beginning in 1972. Vera and Kelly Exton have their futures planned out. Vera is looking forward to joining her boyfriend in the Peace Corps in Africa. Kelly is going to marry her beau while working with his father in his veterinary practice. The 1970s were a time when things were changing, and people questioned their roles which is what happens with Kelly and Vera. These two women need to decide what is best for them even if it upsets others. Meant to Be is an intriguing escapist novel. I thought the story was well-written with developed characters. I liked that Vera and Kelly were strong, smart women. Meant to Be is an appealing romance. There is some foul language in the book as well as intimate situations. I have been enjoying this author’s books since I was a teen, and I did miss the humor that is normally present in Jude Deveraux’s books. Lounging by the pool with a copy of Meant to Be is a lovely way to pass a warm afternoon. Meant to Be is a charming multigenerational tale with protest rallies, fields of fruit trees, high-speed horses, hidden hideaways, matchmaking mamas, and heart pounding romances.
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Linda Gutierrez
March 23, 2021
I have Authors that I love and read every book they have written.... But I have never read a book that I loved more than this one, and I have been reading novels for 45 years. I have a library with hundreds of books, and have given away several hundred. This is a keeper, I will recommend this book to my family and friends. FYI, this is the first and only time I have written a review. LG
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About the author

Jude Deveraux is the author of forty-three New York Times bestsellers, including For All Time, Moonlight in the Morning, and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.

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