Book: Crossing Paths by Jessie Costincategories: Book, New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Fate, Travel, Australia, Peru, Finding Yourself, Relationships, Cancer, Women's Fiction
Jessie Costinabout this book: 'The Road Less Taken' by Robert Frost inspired this book. The poem is not just about taking the road less travelled, as it is so often thought to be, but it speaks to me of the way we only get one path in life. Once you've made a choice, your life goes in that direction. "Way leads on to way" and you can only wonder at how things would have turned out if you'd taken a different path.
This is what 'Crossing Paths' is about. When is it too late to realise you want to make a different choice? Are some things meant to be, fated, or is it all down to us and the path we choose?
Ashley, right at the start of the book, is beginning to realise the path she's chosen may not be the one she wants, but she feels afraid to let go. What if she chooses differently and it turns out to be the wrong way? Or lets go of everything and ends up alone? And so she thinks she is just leaving things up to fate, reading the signs and letting that direct her course - and her relationships. But she quickly discovers fate is fickle, if there is any such thing at all. She knows she needs to learn to direct her own path - even if it means letting go of someone she loves - and accept the consequences of her own choices. But it's a lesson she has to learn over and over before it sinks in - and don't we all!
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