Victoria Saccenti

Only the quality of the soul matters. I see yours, and it’s perfect.

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Noémie’s Journey

Love is waiting around the next curve…but trouble is never far behind.

Desperate to shake memories that stalk him like feral beasts, Richard Winters points his motorcycle toward the highway and twists the throttle—destination anywhere but New York. By the time he puts his kickstand down, he’s in Summitville, North Carolina, where, with a few annoying exceptions, one being an outlaw MC, he’s left alone.

Except there’s one woman who catches his notice and resurrects the protective instinct that cost him everything once before. A woman with stunning green eyes that haunt his dreams, and facing prejudice that makes him want to rise to her defense. But that would mean doing the last thing he wants to do—lower his guard.

Noémie Bellerose has heard times are changing, but in 1968 North Carolina, she and her younger brother are second-class citizens. The new bartender in town is temptation on two wheels, but in what world could the two of them connect? Not this one.

Despite their best intentions to avoid trouble, trouble finds them both—and so does an attraction that won’t be denied. But can love bloom where it is planted, or will they be forced to resort to desperate measures…before hate cuts them down?

“How serious are you? How far are you willing to go for her? Tell me your plans. You’ll take her out a few times. Cause a scandal. White man dates colored girl. You’re exceeding the limits of proper conduct, boy. Don’t you understand? She’s skittish because she’s afraid for you.”

A quote from Noémie’s Journey

Destiny’s Series Box Set — The Complete Trilogy

Destiny’s Plan

Michael Buchanan’s bus seat mate is more than something pretty to look at before he ships out for ’Nam. Deep in Raquelita Muro’s sad, whisky-colored eyes is a dream, and they promise to exchange letters in secret. But Fate will push two lonely hearts to the breaking point. Perhaps beyond any hope of healing…

Destiny’s Choice

Four years in Spain was supposed to give Marité Muro some perspective. But she’s come home knowing exactly what she wants. Brian MacKay.

To Brian, Marité is ripe, tempting, forbidden fruit, yet she challenges his resolve until, in a moment of weakness, his wartime demons slip free. And the past threatens to destroy their love.

Destiny’s Way

When Brian’s PTSD-fueled demons flare dangerously out of control, he packs his crippling load of baggage and leaves, convinced Marité is better off with anyone else—even his bitterest rival.

Anger tears at Marité’s heart, especially at herself for realizing too late she should have fought harder for the only man she’ll ever love. But Fate has a few more tricks to play. And one tiny, fragile miracle with the power to heal them. If it lives to draw breath…

"Outside, tired golden rays had dimmed into hues of rose and light fuchsia, foreshadowing what waited ahead: a dark, lonely road."

Raquelita ~ Destiny's Plan

Destiny’s Way

Destiny can show the way home…if it can navigate the shadows of Fate.

Brian McKay’s love for Marité Muro burns with the heat of an eternal flame. But when he catches her cousin, Michael, forcing an unwanted kiss upon her, Brian’s jealousy comes dangerously close to flaring out of control.

In a moment of despair, he packs his bags and boards a plane for Round Rock, convinced Marité will be better off with anyone else. Someone younger. Someone who isn’t dragging around a crippling load of baggage—and PTSD-fueled demons.

Anger tears at Marité’s heart as she flees to her Abuela’s home. Anger at Brian for abandoning her so easily. At Michael for trying to reignite their past infatuation. Mostly, anger at herself for realizing too late that it’s past time to grow up, take responsibility for her own part in the debacle, and fight for the only man she’ll ever love.

But Fate has a few more tricks to play before Brian and Marité find the strength to reconcile. Some that haunt Brian’s war-torn mind. Another threatening from Michael’s dangerous ambitions. And one tiny, fragile miracle growing under Marité’s heart, with the power to heal their past and seal their future. If it lives long enough to draw its first breath…

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"She owns my heart and soul. Forever. But it’s too late now, the winds of time have scattered the pieces in every direction…if any can be found. I know she’s moved on. She must have."

Quote from Destiny's Way

Destiny’s Choice

No one evades Fate. Especially when the escape route is cracked and full of holes.

As a naïve young woman, Marité Muro nearly drowned in a maelstrom of confusing emotions stirred by two very different men. One whose tortured soul tugged at her heart, another whose scorching touch made her innocent body want…more.

Four years in a Spanish prep school gave her time to gain perspective, and now she’s come home to Florida knowing what she wants. The one man she’s never been able to forget, and she’s ready to prove their age difference is no obstacle.

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Vietnam left scars on Brian MacKay, some visible, some invisible—and infinitely more dangerous. His war buddy’s sister-in-law has ripened into a tempting, irresistible woman, but she is forbidden fruit. Yet she challenges his resolve until, in a moment of weakness, his demons slip free.

Marité isn’t sure why the man who held her closer than skin is suddenly holding her at arm’s length, but she isn’t afraid to fight for him. Even when someone returns from the past who could destroy everything. Her home. Her family. And Brian’s love.

"Brian had transported her to a glittering, foreign shore, an undiscovered land full of unimaginable pleasures. A place she had tried to envision, but without a point of reference or her lover's guidance, she could never quite imagine."

Quote from Destiny's Choice

Destiny’s Plan

One empty bus seat. Two aching hearts. A future written by Fate…

When Raquelita Muro’s overbearing mother rips her and her little sister away from their beloved Papa, one tiny, rebellious corner of Raquelita’s heart is grateful that the bus is crowded, and the only seat left is out of Mama’s sight. Next to a handsome young man.

Matthew Buchanan’s beautiful traveling companion is more than something pretty to look at before he ships out for Viet Nam. Deep in her sad, whisky-colored eyes he glimpses a new dream to replace the ones he’s leaving behind. It breaks his heart to leave Raquelita in her tyrannical mother’s hands, but she gifts him with a token of love and a tender promise to exchange letters in secret.

But their first, shy “hello” has reached the ears of Fate. Fate is in the mood to see how far it can push two lonely hearts—to the brink of temptation, desperation, and despair—before they break. Perhaps beyond any hope of healing…

Awards

Finalist in Fiction: Romance at International Book Awards May 2017

 

 

 

 

"The image of Papá waving good-bye still scorched Raquelita Muro’s mind. She tried to swallow, but it was impossible. After last night’s tears, her mouth was dry and raw."

Quote from Destiny's Plan

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