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E-troubled Destiny

E-troubled Destiny

Can Love Grow out of Chaos

by R. Drew Springfield

About The Book

All hearts strive for love, but just as some waken to fool's gold, others watch their trust raped within a sanctity gone awry. Just turned thirty-eight, Elaine embarks on a two-year assignment at just the right time in her life; and she arrives in Istanbul, Turkey, with an agenda: to focus on work, secure her career, and lay the foundation of renewal. What, she asks, could possibly go wrong?

E ∞Troubled Destiny, begins just three months into Elaine's tour, and it seems Rachel, her sixteen-year­ old daughter, has a different agenda. This is manageable, however, with Rachel, the youngest of three, whose tantrums and rebellions, while different from her siblings, are not new. But then comes an unexpected twist when the torso of an American Elaine recently met with floats to the surface of the Bosporus, leaving her with an uncertain danger and no clue as to why. So far, she can cope; but when Ryan, a young airman stationed in Istanbul, unveils his love for her, Elaine is plunged into a cauldron of desire and doubt that has her at wit's end and juggling a multitude of priorities. But then Paddy, a British man she knew briefly before leaving for Turkey, arrives on the coast of the Black Sea. Suddenly, managing, coping, and juggling are no longer an option as Elaine enters a tortuous period where she must face her own worst fears and decide who, if anyone, can share the love she holds within.

Publication date March 29,2022
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
979-8-88622-154-1 (E-BOOK)
Genre Romance
Pages 322
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

The author with his wife Ellen, 1987, San Antonio, Texas Born in August 1946, the author spent his early years in Beachwood, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. At age nine, he, his brother Jay and his mother Dorothy moved to Bethesda Maryland to join Laurence, who was due to rotate stateside after extensive travel throughout South America as a Foreign Service Officer. Instead, they soon joined Laurence in Asuncion, Paraguay. There, amidst childish play in the dirt streets of Asuncion, the author watched his father strive to build a society of tolerance and democracy within the long-held military junta of Alfredo Stroessner.

By the winter of 1957, the family moved to Lahore Pakistan, another bastion of military rule, albeit with brief respites of corrupt civilian rule. The author returned to America in 1962 from what is now Bangladesh, experiencing culture shock for the first time in his life. In 1969 his draft number came up and finding the prospect of the Air Force preferable to the Army, he enlisted in the spring, traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for a nineteen-month tour. It was there he met his future wife, Ellen. They married in May 1980, a marriage filled with love, respect and trust that ended with her death on September 9, 2004.

This is the author’s second novel.


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