The Secret Path of Destiny
Review from Jim Langford, Director Emeritus of University of Notre Dame Press, bestselling author of The Spirit of Notre Dame and Quotable Notre Dame
Just about anyone can write a book, but only a good writer can write a good book. M.B. Tosi is a very good writer, and her books are truly worth reading. She has done it again in The Secret Path of Destiny with a blend of history and fiction that will keep you turning the pages of this inspiring story.
Review from Margaret Paul, Ph.D., bestselling co-author of Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You and Healing Your Aloneness and co-creator of Inner Bonding®
M.B. Tosi weaves a fascinating story about how the power of love, faith, courage and trusting intuition guides and sustains during extremely challenging situations.
Review from John G. Agno, Executive and Business Coach, author of Develop Leadership Skills: A Reference Guide
We Americans mostly think of ourselves in singular racial terms. Yet, one in seven new marriages is between spouses of different races or ethnicities, according to data from 2008 and 2009 that was analyzed by the Pew Research Center. When I was in my mid-30s, my mother gave me a family heritage chart that goes back twelve generations to the marriage of a Frenchman and Native American woman. She told me then that I would think more about my "roots" as I aged.
Reading The Secret Path of Destiny by M.B. Tosi, which is the second of The Indian Path Series, gave me a better feel for my ancestors' lives in America. The book begins in the mid-1800s and follows a young American woman's life, including a beautiful relationship with a Native American of the Comanche Tribe, during the Indian Wars of the late 1800s. The book provides a wonderful story and is a good read for those of us who wish to know more about the lives of our ancestry.
Review from Author S. R. Cox
This book is a perfect blend of American History and Romantic Fiction. This beautiful story weaves fascinating Native American history with a romantic twist where the main character's journey is one of extreme courage, loyalty, love, and forgiveness of those who betrayed and left her physically crippled for life.
Isolde's sheer determination and joy plays on the hearts of everyone she meets, entirely changing their lives for the better. She sets an example for how we can relate to others with love and peace despite tragic circumstances, acts of apparent hatred, and expectations from others on how we "should" respond to given situations.
M.B. Tosi's geographic and personal descriptions allowed me to insert myself into the story where I experienced everything from laughter to tears. Grab a tissue or two before you start, and be prepared to not put The Secret Path of Destiny down until you finish.
Review from A. Accord-Wright
I was interested in this book because of the Fredericksburg / German / Native references. My husband's family still resides in that area, and were German Immigrants. My Mother in Law is a Native American that married a German. I was interested in learning the German/ Native combination. I was not disappointed!
However, at times, I did feel like I was reading two books side by side. The Historical Fiction part of the book is some of the best I've ever read. Informative, accurate, detailed - and completely spell binding. Then we would switch to the story based in the 1860's-80's, and I didn't feel like the same connection to historical truth. The vocabulary, the way they spoke to each other, some of the reactions of this young 16 year old girl, the detachment of the mother, left me scratching my head. However, that said, this was a book I just could not put down. I read it at stop lights, at the grocery store parking lot, at an event, and then all night long. It was a less than 24 hour read. Even though it has a romantic interest, they come together very quickly in the book - and story never really lets you know what the ending point will be - where will these characters go? You get to really be involved with all of the characters, rooting for the villains and the heroes. I can't wait to check out the first book in the series. I really enjoyed, especially the later part of the book - where she intertwined her faith, in God and Jesus, with the Great Spirit, and her desire that all men know forgiveness, grace and healing - and above all the Son of God. Well Done.
Review from S. Griffen
LOVED this book! Seriously I read it in 1 day! I couldn't put my tablet down. I stayed up way too late but it was worth it, it was that good! I loved Isolde and Tseena their journey's and life's ups and downs. I really wish and hope there will be more with these characters to come.
The Secret Path of Destiny is Book Two in The Indian Path Series, but don't let that stop you from reading it. I haven't read book 1 (I hope to) and I was able to instantly fall into this book. I never felt lost or wondering what the author was talking about. M.B. Tosi is such a great storyteller, so descriptive and detail you can really imagine yourself in the book's setting. This author is a must read on my list, I hope to read the whole series!!! I'm hooked and I'm not a historical fiction reader ever really. The Indian Path Series has changed that, at least for this series of books. Guess my love of Native American Indian culture was what made me love The Secret Path of Destiny but really I think anyone will love what M.B. Tosi has created. So what are you waiting for? Check out our library or local bookstore to grab your copy of this and the first The Sacred Path of Tears.
Review from J. Wedemeyer
I had never had the pleasure of reading a book written by M.B. Tosi until I read The Secret Path of Destiny. Believe me when I say it was a pleasure I plan on continuing in the very near future, I'm heading over to download The Sacred Path of Tears to my Kindle just as soon as I finish writing this blog post. I do love that you can now download most books that are on Amazon to your Kindle but back to The Secret Path of Destiny book.
This book was such a great read, I read it in the tub and stayed up super late (3am) trying to finish it and that's a good book in my opinion. M.B. Tosi has a way with words that just entrances you and makes you feel like you are right there in the story watching it unfold almost like a movie. Yes, she's that great of a writer! I plan on adding her to my list of favorite authors.
Since I've lived in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and now Oklahoma it was so easy for me to imagine all of the places that were talked about in this book and all of the rich Native America history. Tosi has really done her homework on the Native American history and paints a fascinating picture that leaves me wanting more!
Review from M. Smith
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.
Review from M. Barrett
M.B. Tosi is such a great writer, very descriptive and detailed you can really imagine yourself right there in the book. I am part Native American so that is one of the main reasons this book drew me to it. My love of my Indian culture was one of the strong points that made me choose to read The Secret Path of Destiny. The lives of the characters in the book are woven into the true events of the times and the book has action, romance, intrigue, and drama all rolled into one. I believe you will love this book and not be able to put it down once you pick it up.
Review from D. Leck
I truly loved M. B. Tosi's second book. Even more than her first. The Secret Path of Destiny is an inspiring novel of how love and faith can overcome any obstacle. The characters were so believable and they pull you into the story before you realize it is happening. You cannot help but keep reading to see where they are taking you next. I cannot wait to meet more inspirational characters in future books!