Gail Cleare
Destined, a novel of the Tarot
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Destined, a novel of the Tarot Gail Cleare This is the year Emily learns how to deliberately shape the future She gets the courage to walk away from her safe routine and takes a job at the fabulous curio shop owned by Henry Paradis, an occult scholar Recognizing her psychic talents as the valuable gifts they are, Henry teaches Emily to accept her magical nature and look forward She chooses the path to light, fThis is the year Emily learns how to deliberately shape the future She gets the courage to walk away from her safe routine and takes a job at the fabulous curio shop owned by Henry Paradis, an occult scholar Recognizing her psychic talents as the valuable gifts they are, Henry teaches Emily to accept her magical nature and look forward She chooses the path to light, finds lifelong friends, falls in love with an incredibly sexy man, learns the power of desire and intention, faces her worst fears and is swept toward awakening The mystical images of the Tarot s archetypal trump cards chart the way, 22 sequential steps along the path to success known as The Fool s Journey Illustrated by images from the Payen Tarot of Marseilles 1713 , which is the oldest surviving Tarot deck Cleare s narrative follows Emily, a young woman on a path of self realization and awakeningThe novel is well plottedoffers a little bit of self help and a little bit of chick lit, packaged together with a positive, make your own destiny message a pleasant, comforting read Publishers Weekly A thoughtful and much recommended novel of tarot Through the unknown, we can find something magnificent Destined tells the story of Emily, who takes a job at a curio shop and delves into the occult and mystery A novel of romance and the life of the occult and the tarot, it s a fascinating break into this culture and the belief in mysticism Midwest Book Review. Destined a novel of the Tarot This is the year Emily learns how to deliberately shape the future She gets the courage to walk away from her safe routine and takes a job at the fabulous curio shop owned by Henry Paradis an occult
  • Title: Destined, a novel of the Tarot
  • Author: Gail Cleare
  • ISBN: 9781461007760
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Donna says:

      Boring I don t know who left these other reviews but they are incorrect It gives you the impression of being a type of paranormal romance.but it definitely is not I was so bored reading this book It was like a lecture on going green to save the earth and using the technique of positive visualization from the book the secret I got this book for free so I don t feel too bad I wasted my time reading this But I would seriously reconsider buying this book The other other reviewers were not being hone [...]

    2. Louise says:

      A very good and realistic view interpretation of the Fools journey A gentle pace and hard to put down Slightly predicable in a few places if you know the Tarot, but if you do not, it s a good introduction to the Major Arcana.

    3. Janis Hill says:

      I would like to thank the author Gail Cleare for providing me with a free electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review I approached her via a book reviewing newsletter I get so no sneaky deals done Just me simply wanting to read a book as it looked interesting.Okay, so I will say I felt Destined a novel of the Tarot was going to be a lot different than it was Like other reviews I ve read, I was thinking it would be an urban fantasy romance mystery than the women s ficti [...]

    4. Corina says:

      This was going to be a two star review but I gave it an extra star because of the use of the Tarot to tell the story, because the Tarot is what drew me to the book What is wrong with the book It has a story and a vague plot but it has no conflict It s basically the linear story of a year in woman s life in which she gets a new job, new friends, new boyfriend, and a new way of life But there never seems to be any conflict that lasts than a couple of pages and what little conflict there is, is qu [...]

    5. Valentina says:

      What caught my attention with this book was the idea of using the Tarot s Major Arcana to tell a story As a Tarot reader myself, this really called to me as an inventive way of incorporating a bit of mystical atmosphere into a book.The beginning was really well done From the first page, the story and the narrator immediately grab on to the reader, making us want to read on There is a good balance of internal and external action which lets us connect well to the narrator This lasts until about ha [...]

    6. Carol Kean says:

      I love the information on tarot the best novels don t just entertain they teach The dialogue about spirituality was fascinating, but other dialogue was a little too chick lit for me Some reviewers call the novel plotless, but it s refreshing to see a writer violate that old rule about torturing the protagonist and upping the ante, page after page, to keep conflicts and obstacles going and going Too often, plots are contrived just to make them seem interesting While Cleare s prose is so wordy I h [...]

    7. Fanny Rothschild says:

      Destined is truly a magical book, from beginning to end It is so much than a story about one woman it is a journey into a world in which we all learn about listening to our intuitive sides and about coming together as a community to bring about friendship and love in our lives and to revive the health of our planet There are surprising twists and turns along which we also gain knowledge about the tarot, herbs, organic cooking, positive visualization and permaculture, a way that we can sustain t [...]

    8. Sara says:

      I really enjoyed this book I have been interested in the occult for many years, and the Tarot has always fascinated me, but the meanings and interpretations for real life have eluded me Until now.The story follows the main character through life s ups and downs, towards a path of happiness and wisdom I like that each chapter reflects one of the Tarot cards, and you see how the lesson with each card can affect daily life I also really enjoyed the rest of the characters They were very well develop [...]

    9. Mindy says:

      I love this book, the characters, the town they inhabit I wanted to live with them and was so sad when it ended, waiting for adventures THe blend of tarot reading, and depth of communication between the characters, and the interest of mysteries that were curious but not criminal created a page turner.I like books with character development, people I wish I could know and spend time with, relationships I could model and learn from sharing.Read this book for relaxation, uplifting fun, and the fe [...]

    10. Lady says:

      I love Tarot cards, and enjoyed the author s unique take of using each card as a specific chapter and tailoring that chapter to revolve around the meaning of the specific card The stories of each of the characters was good, and I liked the friendships made in this book I wish I could give it stars, but the environmental Gore topic in this book was just too unnatural and was starting to get annoying when talking about light bulbs and energy sources, etc It added nothing to the story and just see [...]

    11. Gene Komaromi says:

      I started to read this book on my Kindle and couldn t put it down I finished the book at3 30 in the morning The author uses a Tarot card to set a theme for each chapter in a story of trust, faith in the future and love.A new job causes a total change in the life of Emily Ross She makes the famous Fools Journey of the Tarot ending up with the world The story involves warm characters in a colorful and friendly neighborhood setting that nurtures a true Circle of Friends.

    12. Linda says:

      Gail has cleverly combined the green theme along with back to basics First getting in touch with self and then other People coming together to help one another and becoming friends in the neighborhood The use of the Tarot Cards in each chapter is educational and enjoyable Add some romance and you have an interesting novel This is compassion and love wrapped with care in a giantbow.

    13. Sue says:

      Eh What I thought was going to be a chick lit novel based around the Tarot ended up feeling like I was reading a 20 year old s journal after she discovered all kinds of New Age stuff to tell her friends about Gratuitous name dropping Starhawk and Oprah in a single chapter for no real purpose.

    14. Lilly says:

      This is a light breezy happy story, nothing too complex or emotional, just a very uplifting book that encourages you to look at the positive side of life.And as it was free on , I really recommend this book.I do hope the author writes of the same.

    15. Doreena says:

      Smooth, easy, feel good read I was kind of disappointed when it was over, but the ending was perfect I like stories where everything is tied up in a nice, neat package and I am not left hanging Loved it

    16. Christine says:

      A fun story, showing the growing closeness of a community as its books and antiquities shop is brought back to life If you have an interest in the tarot, the author bases each chapter on a card from the major arcana.

    17. Aileen Lundeen says:

      A very good read This novel is about Emily, and her journey to happiness The tempo, and style of writing left me fulfilled without the highs and lows of many contemporary authors If the author writes another book, I will read it.

    18. Jms3 says:

      Seven chapters in, and I definitely like this intriguing tale with a very good writing style

    19. Lisa Crowe smith says:

      good book the author got to rambling way of topic at time but it was all in all an awesome read

    20. Tammy Mohr says:

      I didn t finish the book It was boring And everything was so perfect There wasn t anything to keep me interested.

    21. Kim Eley says:

      I wanted to like this book because I find Tarot to be interesting, but the writing is atrocious It felt forced Bummer.

    22. Julie Barrett says:

      Destined by Gail CleaireWasn t sure I was going to like this book but loved the writing style of another of the author s books.A bit out of my comfort zone as I know nothing about Tarot cards and the fortune tellers but enjoy reading and learning.What I loved about this book was Emily who is trying to be strong and powerful walks away from a job where they want her to do things she really wasn t hired for Bravo for just walking out the door.Which leads her to job interviews where she comes acro [...]

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    24. Gail Hartsfield says:

      Awesome readA Very enlightening read Very thought provoking and inspiring Caused me to look within myself, for the negative emotions that may be lurking and letting them go.

    25. Loki says:

      This is not the type of book I would normally read, and having done so I am reminded why this is not the type of book that I would typically read.I picked it up solely For it being set in Northampton Mass, and because the tarot connection On both counts I was disappointed.Firstly, if you are going to set a story in a town like NoHo and not utilize the character of the town itself, then you are committing a disservice to the town, to your story, and to your readers To refer to locations in a gene [...]

    26. Gail Cleare says:

      Honorable Mention in General Fction at the 2012 Green Books Festival.Publishers Weekly says Each chapter of this unassuming novel is illustrated with a card from the tarot, and the contents of each section are loosely related to the meaning of the corresponding card Cleare s narrative follows Emily, a young woman on a path of self realization and awakening The novel is well plotted and Cleare offers a little bit of self help and a little bit of chick lit, packaged together with a positive, make [...]

    27. Jody says:

      Sorry I just could not finish this Great idea and foundation, but the poor editing if there was editing even done killed it This story turned into long scattered thoughts like one would find in a daily journal I have no problem with a personal journal type story, however the sentences are not smooth and do not flow every well However, I do like the idea and the foundation of the story this author started out with she just did not continue along the original lines I gave it a 2 just for the idea [...]

    28. ette says:

      I got this free on as a kindle read I m glad it was free as it really, really needs an editor By chapter four I was done There is no build up of plot the introduction to the characters is poorly done, and it does not read like a book by a professional.

    29. Matt Kelland says:

      Not for me It felt trite, preachy and predictable.That being said, it wasn t badly written, and will doubtless appeal to those with a hippy approach to New Age thinking and who enjoy romantic fiction.

    30. Alison says:

      kindle 352 metaphysical

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