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Amelia's Destiny ( Book #2 ) [Kindle Edition]

D.G. Torrens , Firstediting , Ares Jun
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A life of pain and abuse. Can Amelia ever escape?

In Amelia's Story, D.G. Torrens captivated readers with the heart-wrenching story of a young girl imperiled by a tragic life of abuse. Now a teenager, seemingly free of the past, Amelia struggles to find happiness in an overwhelming world. With many obstacles placed in her path, this only serves to make her journey an arduous one. Fighting for life and for love, will the courageous young girl grab hold of her dreams and discover her destiny?

“A fabulous sequel – a must read”

“A simply beautiful story”

“Engrossing… everyone should read this”

Editorial Reviews


A stunning tribute to what the human spirit is capable of! --Paul Rega, Amazon Top 100 bestselling author... Trail of 32

From the Author

More books by D.G. Torrens: 
The Poppy Fields (Book #1) Military/Romance 
Tears of Endurance (Romantic Drama Book #1)
Whispers from Heaven (Romantic Drama Book #2)
Broken Wings (Contemporary Military/Romance)
Amelia's Story (Book #1)
Military Boots (War Anthology)
Heart and Mind (Contemporary Poetry)

Product Details

  • File Size: 1386 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: D.G. Torrens; 1 edition (May 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008663QEC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Girl That Never Gave Up November 25, 2012
By Evelyn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I finished Amelia's story and then immediately went straight to Amelia's Destiny. After her mother had all her children taken away from her she seemed to still take great pleasure in making Amelia's life miserable no matter what. Even though the state had taken away her right to have the children she still had the say so, about where they would be moved to and such. If she had allowed Emily to go to the best place for her, her life would probably have been a lot easier. Even when Amelia leaves the home at 16 and has no where to go, her mother only lets her stay with her so she can take her money. Her mother is an evil, spiteful woman that should never have been allowed to call herself a mother. Obviously her mother is very jealous of her, as when she got the chance to do modeling work, her mother told her she could never be a model. Always put her down. Amelia, I say lifes best revenge is living well. Good luck to you, and I will be looking for your new book in 2013. I highly recommend this book to all, just be sure to get Amelia's Story and read it first.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Strength & Determination November 5, 2012
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Amelia's Destiny picks up where Amelia's Story left off and I was very anxious to continue the journey of this broken young girl to see where life would take her. She is now on her own and finds herself in a curious situation. She has no money and nowhere to live so she is faced with her first and perhaps most difficult decision. She decides to go to her Mother's home to live while she gets her feet on the ground and is unfortunately met with the same hostile and spiteful woman that her mother has always been. She moves in with certain conditions from her mother and sets out on her journey to become an independent, self-sufficient and strong woman.

The only positive results from moving in with her mother are that she is reunited with her brother Jake. They immediately begin to re-establish the bond they had when they were children and were painfully separated from each other. They embark on a journey to forge a new adult relationship and cherish their time together.

Ultimately this is a true story about a journey of determination, self-acceptance and a strong will to make something of her life and let go of the past along with all the pain it has caused. The path is not an easy one as it is met with setbacks and bumps along the road however Amelia finds that she is strong and resilient. She battles with depression and relationships that come and go as she struggles to find love, peace and success in her life.

In order to get the full impact of Amelia's journey I recommend reading Amelia's Story first for a greater understanding of when and how her journey started.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Child Abuse May 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I read Amelia's Story and was totally overwhelmed by the writing. Amelia's Destiny was absolutely incredible. I am a retired Social Work Administrator and started my career investigating cases of child abuse. These books brought back much pain as well as accomplishment. I was so relieved that Amelia was able to reconnect with her family.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL STORY June 10, 2012
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After having read Amelia's Story, a book that I loved, I couldn't wait to read the sequel. I have to say it is worth the waiting. I have read this lovely book in just 5 hours. I simply couldn't put it down, as simple as that. While reading it you feel as if you are sitting down with the author, having a nice chat while enjoying a nice cup of tea. The style is so down-to-earth and straightforward that you feel as if the author is just telling you about her life in a friendly, warm, and so honest way. Read this book, really, it is like talking to a friend.

Amelia found herself homeless and almost penniless, so she had to make a big decision. Going back to her mother's house leads her to more decisions. Amelia is a young woman with a plan for the future. Follow her in her travel to become the independent woman she wants to be, and feel all the struggles she goes through to get her purposes in life. A book that won't leave you indifferent.

Very easy to follow and read, it is the perfect read for every occasion. Beautifully written, the story evolves just effortlessly, flowing quite easily. Feel for Amelia, smile with her, cry with her, and be her companion in the difficult path to happiness.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!! Part 2 to Amelia's Story!! May 12, 2013
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Again this an amazing journey D.G. Torrens has come through!! I have so much respect for her and all she has come through, and to be willing to share her story so candidly with me: us the outsiders is amazing!!! A must read for all!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic May 6, 2013
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I'd read Amelia's Story and of course had to read her 'Destiny.' The most striking thing about this account is its authenticity - such brave honesty that we can only admire, how 'Amelia' pulls herself out of her poor beginnings, and despite the awful effects her past had on her, she is determined to seek a brighter future.

I would say everyone should read both books, to educate and make others aware of the terrible systems put in place for children who have disgusting parents. It also highlights the supposed 'care' system, where, for the most part, it seems only the brutal, cruel and evil staff are installed.

Yes, it's not an easy read in the sense of the subject matter, yet the words flow (despite some errors), making it a compelling read.

Highly recommended - well done, Amelia and thank you for sharing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What an amazing story
Amelia's Destiny along with Amelia's Story present a remarkable story of survival of a terrible childhood. The story grabbed me on page one and didn't let go until the very end.
Published 2 days ago by Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read
Book takes up right where the first one ended and is an amazing storyline. You wish the very best for Amelia and the ending makes it complete.
Published 2 days ago by Ivette Sierra
4.0 out of 5 stars Amelia - Smart and Tender,, Tough and Wise
AMELIA'S DESTINY picks up seamlessly from the conclusion of AMELIA'S STORY. She tells her struggle to assert her individuality in adulthood with great understanding and... Read more
Published 3 days ago by C. R. Yarmuth
4.0 out of 5 stars After reading the first book about amelia which is a ...
After reading the first book about amelia which is a true story, I had to buy this book to see how life turned out for her.
Published 8 days ago by grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars This has a happy ending.
Very interesting story telling the plight of orphaned kids. This has a happy ending.
Published 20 days ago by Mary Jo Goddard
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Sequel to Book 1
A nice sequel to Book 1 with a continuation in the story of Amelia's life. I was interested in how things turned out - but won't spoil it for you.
Published 24 days ago by M. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Love this! It's full of turmoil and pain but she makes it through smiling.
Published 24 days ago by Tennie Pufahl
5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel well worth the read
I so enjoyed Amelia's Story that I needed to know how it turned out. So I purchased Amelia's Destiny and I was not disappointed. Both books are easy to read and well written. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Robin Lux
5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked book one you'll like this one too
Amelia has a lot of courage. If you liked book one you'll like this one too.
Published 27 days ago by M. DeMars
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
Extremely repetitive. Not necessary. This should have been one book not 2. The second book wasn't nearly as well done as the first. Totally disappointed.
Published 29 days ago by sarah
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More About the Author

D.G. Torrens is the author of 10 books including bestselling Amelia's Story and the sequel Amelia's Destiny. This is a heart rendering true story that the author wrote for her daughter. D.G is a mother/writer/blogger who has a dream to inspire as many people as possible through her story. To show those with little hope that dreams can come true.
Born in England, passionate about writing, D.G has also written six romantic/drama novels. These are contemporary and military romance dramas. In addition to all this, D.G. has also written and published two poetry books called, "Heart and Mind" and "Military Boots."
The author is currently writing her 11th book, "A Soldier's Fear". This is a powerful and heart wrenching war/romance. Due for release in December 2014. D.G is also a member of RABMAD "Read a book make a difference" where authors donate a percentage of their sales to a chosen charity.

A quote by D.G. Torrens: "If you close your eyes, you can be anywhere you wish to be."

D.G. Torrens lives by the motto, "The child first and foremost."

All titles by D.G. Torrens:

The Poppy Fields (Book #1) Military/Romance
The Poppy Fields (Book #2) Military/Romance
The Poppy Fields (Book #3) Military/Romance (COMING NOV 2014)
Tears of Endurance (bOOK #1 (Romantic Drama)
Whispers from Heaven (Book #2)Romantic/Drama
Broken Wings (Contemporary Military/Romance)
Amelia's Story (Book #1)
Amelia's Destiny (Book #2)
Military Boots (War Anthology)
Heart and Mind (Contemporary Poetry)
A Soldier's Fear. Military/Romance (COMING DEC 2014)

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