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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 (109 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”


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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: 1385 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: #45,806 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 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 15 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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13 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amelia's Destiny August 21, 2013
By Vanheer
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What an incredible life endured. I am in awe of this author. She has overcome incredible circumstances.

This story struck a cord with me. Although I must say I am in no way comparing my life to the author, I too was "distanced" from family. I met my oldest half brother for the first time when I was eighteen years old. Sadly my two half brothers and I along with my father never met under the same roof at the same time. With my father's passing many years ago, it will of course never be. I bring up my past not because I particularly want to, but to shine a light on a theme that connected with me throughout Amelia's life. It is simply that the decisions our families make directly infringe upon our lives. Families are broken up. Siblings are forgotten or perhaps never discovered.

This is a moving story. An "epic" in every sense of the word. I will leave it at that.
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7 of 7 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful story one I couldn't put down May 15, 2013
By Tammy
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I loved the first book, couldn't put it down. The second just as good. A childhood, no child should have gone through. You made it and I congratulate you. So many hurdles to jump, I thank you for sharing a wonderful, sad, courageous story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-rending; triumph over tragedy
Amazing story! I work in foster care and this hit home. So nice to see a success story.
Published 6 days ago by Bryna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Both the first book and this one were very well written. I couldn't put either one down.
Published 9 days ago by Lori Staib
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful conclusion!
Book #1 "A Childhood Lost" would not be complete without this amazing and wonderful conclusion! Amelia' s story and her accomplishments after so much loss should be an inspiration... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Judith Ann Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars What a remarkable story
You should be very proud of your accomplishments. You set goals for yourself and never lost sight
I am.Sorry your mother treated you so poorly. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Leslie Schmitt
5.0 out of 5 stars What a life
I had to buy the second book one after getting the first one free. The fact that her dad was the way he was after all she went through surprised me. Read more
Published 25 days ago by C D C
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This was an amazing book about her struggle to become something even with all her hardships. I couldn't put it down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Linda Demarco
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Loved it. Very endearing. This is one strong lady! With all that she went through she still came out on top and was a good lady.
Published 1 month ago by Marlene
4.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing Life Story
The second book of Amelia's life begins as she reaches adulthood and strikes out on her own, ill prepared by a public care system which substituted for her family. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Flocan
5.0 out of 5 stars Happier times
IS à well written story, THAT keeps you wanting to find out what happens next. AMELIA IS able to leave her Mother behind and build à life for herself. Read more
Published 1 month ago by awesome and fun for all ages
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this author.
Very compelling book. I could not put it down. I will be reading more books by this author. She tells a great story.
Published 1 month ago by P. Kump
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More About the Author

D.G. Torrens was born in England, United Kingdom. She is married with a five year old daughter. Her first book, "Amelia's Story" (the authors true life story) has inspired people all over the world. The authors second book "Amelia's Destiny" has been equally successfully around the world. The author has also published three romance novels, "Broken Wings" "Tears of Endurance" and "Whispers from Heaven." In addition to all this D.G. Torrens has published two poetry collections the first, "Heart and Mind" inspired by her own experiences and life in general. The second, "Military Boots" an anthology of war poetry, for all our soldiers past and present. D.G has just completed her "The Poppy Fields" trilogy the first two books in the trilogy will be released in April 2014.
The author lives by the motto, "The child first and foremost."

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