Book description: In "The Secret Path of Destiny", a young, disabled, German-American girl, named Isolde, and her destitute mother reach out for a lifeline being offered by a widower in the German town of Fredericksburg, Texas. The year is 1865, and the two travel from New York City through the aftermath of the Civil War. But another war is brewing, this time with Native Americans, and Isolde and her mother are heading right into the heart of Comancheria, the homeland of the Comanche. It is not the Comanche Isolde fears, but her mother’s new employer, who becomes her stepfather. Isolde realizes he is a cunning man who is not who he pretends to be. As the situation worsens, Isolde is forced to make a life-changing decision to escape; desperate, she seeks refuge with a Comanche Indian, who befriends her at first, but later joins a warring band of Comanche. Her malevolent stepfather pursues her across Texas, turning her life upside down. Eventually, Isolde accepts the difficult circumstances of her life and realizes that a person’s destiny is often hidden from view because the path is sometimes rocky.
My review: This is another great book by M.B. Tosi. Once I was finally able to start reading this book, I couldn't put it down! I was totally drawn into the story and into the lives of the characters. Once again, Ms. Tosi has combined historical facts with a fictional story. The Secret Path of Destiny is about the Comanche, and I enjoyed reading the history about the Comanche during this time period as much as I enjoyed the fictional story. Ms. Tosi is a wonderful story teller, and I look forward to reading more of her books. I received a complimentary copy of this book from WestBow press through the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.