THE LIFE OF MEYER Meant to Be series book 1 (formerly titled Meant to Be)
“…thoroughly enjoyed it! I ran the gamut of emotions with the characters.” Pat
“I really did enjoy the book. Several times it actually teared me up.” Ken
“Great vacation read. I loved the characters; how they interacted; how they grew. These are people I would like to know. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more novels from author, Richard Alan.” Carol
Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures and a top 500 Amazon reviewer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon:
“In Yiddish there is an expression, Bashert which means destiny or meant to be and often it is used in the context of one’s divinely foreordained spouse or soul-mate. It can also be used to express the seeming fate or destiny of an important event, friendship, or happening…
Latching onto the theme of Bashert as his hook, Richard Alan’s debut novel Meant to Be: A Novel focuses on the lives of Meyer and Joan, as well as members of three generations of their friends and family who experienced meaningful and perfect timing arrivals by the right person at the right place. It is an enchanting peek at how these family members perceived the signs pointing them in a specific direction and informing them that they indeed found their soul mates and paths that would lead to their ultimate personal destinies. Moreover, these Bashert experiences were accepted as a guidance following their own truth, regardless of the consequences that may have occurred.
…Interwoven into this engaging tale are the lives of various members of Meyer and Joan`s families, as well as some of their friends, that have likewise experienced this feeling of Bashert -something that none can exactly put their fingers on as to why it happens, but they just know that it must be some divine intervention influencing their fate.
…Alan has nonetheless woven a tender and heartwarming yarn that catches the essence of the concept of Bashert and readers will no doubt be nudged to have a good look at their own lives where meant to be may have played a pivotal role.”
THE COUPLES Meant to Be series book 2
Andrew Bernstein “ASB” reviewed The Couples (Meant to Be)
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Another good read from Richard Alan July 7, 2012
Richard does it again with another “feel good” story about love, family and life lessons. He does an excellent job of weaving in characters that started in his first book, “Meant to Be” but here they have grown into adults. If you are looking for a nice read that leaves you in a good mood and feeling positive check out “The Couples”. You won’t be disappointed.
FINDING EACH OTHER Meant to Be series book 3
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Story Continues… December 21, 2012