Finding a Soul Mate Meant to Be Together series book 1 (formerly titled Meant to Be)
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.” Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures
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“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 Richard Alan.” An amazon reader review
“I’ve only found one other male author who writes women so well.” An amazon reader review
“…it was a positive story. Some of the characters had to deal with adversity, but with support from family and by working hard, these were overcome. I’ve already ordered the next book in the series and am looking forward to my nightly read!” An amazon reader review
THE COUPLES Meant to Be Together series book 2
“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 … but here they have grown into adults. Looking for a nice read that leaves you… feeling positive, check out “The Couples”. You won’t be disappointed.” 5 stars – Andy (Seattle), an Amazon verified purchaser
“Just fell short of five stars. I loved the main 3 couples in this book. They were so human, believable and likable I enjoyed the way the author introduced each couple and then switched among their stories. At first when a chapter would end and he’d switch to another couple I would be upset because I’d been so engrossed, but he would quickly pull me into the next couple. I definitely plan to buy more from this author; this is one of the few books I will keep.” 4 stars – Michelle (GA), an Amazon verified purchaser
FINDING EACH OTHER Meant to Be Together series book 3
“5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Story Continues…Richard has been able to continue the saga of intertwining families in his latest book, Finding Each Other. I like how the story flows and how family members depend upon themselves…but, that family is always there to support and love them. Many of the successes and lessons learned by the characters come about due to their own hard work and faith in themselves, family and God. An enjoyable read that I highly recommend!” 5 stars – Andy (WA), an Amazon verified purchaser
“The people in Mr. Alan’s novels have become part of my family. I can’t wait for book 4 to find out what happens next.” Ellen, a direct purchaser