From Publishers Weekly
"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. Readers already interested in the tarot and its uses for divination will enjoy Cleare's serious meditations on the meanings of the cards, and the way the tarot plays out in Emily's life. What's more, Cleare offers 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."
"The book has its own special kind of charm that makes it hard to put it aside. It is a novel that celebrates the diversity of different cultures and the strength of women. It is also a reminder that we have the power in our own hands to change our lives....It was nice to lie down somewhere at the end of a busy day and spend some time with the cast of this book. It's a story I would recommend if you need something to lift you up, to inspire you, and to entertain you at the same time."
--Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
"A thoughtful and much recommended novel of tarot. Through the unknown, we can find something magnificent. 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
"The beguiling tale of the transformative power of love and friendship. An enjoyable and enlightening novel."
--Dolores Stewart Riccio, author of the Circle of Five series
"Gail Cleare delivers a solid debut novel, DESTINED. Ms. Cleare's characters are well-drawn and likeable, her plot and ideas spectacularly original."
--Patricia Grasso, bestselling romance novelist and author of Marrying the Marquis
"DESTINED is a wonderful read, combining Tarot, metaphysics, and life experiences into a beautiful rainbow of color."
--Bonnie Cehovet, Tarot blogger and Amazon "Vine Voice" Reviewer