Katya falls in love with the Gypsy Zoltan who helped her escape from the Turk. Zoltan's fiance, by an arranged marriage, goes after Katya. The fiance falls and is killed. Katya is blamed.
Katya is followed to Trieste by the Gypsies. With help from a wealthy woman in Trieste, Katya escapes by ship to America. But, first, she must marry a local boy, Ivan.
"Destiny Denied" is an intriguing story of a family's deep secrets coming to light and leaving them with choices that they'd rather not make. The local priest, Father Lahdra, kept a journal of those secrets and after his death, all is revealed.
About Rosemary Gard (South Bend, Indiana Author)
The author spent three months in a village in Jugoslavia in 1956, where she lived the life of a peasant with her cousins. She slept on a straw mattress, cooked on a clay stove, washed clothes in the river. Her historical books are all based on facts of Croatian Immigrants.
Rosemary, born in the US, had Croatian as her first language. She has lived in Italy and traveled to Bogota, Columbia. She and her husband have been antique dealers and appraisers for fifty years.
The series of 7 Destiny books are all based on facts, which have been fictionalized. Rosemary takes great pains in adding historical events which have taken place during the time frame of her books. First books starts in 1892, Zagreb and the 7th is in New Orleans, 1915.