Williams, Gabrielle. Beatle Meets Destiny.
5Q * 4P * J * S
Williams, Gabrielle Beatle Meets Destiny. Marshall Cavendish, 2010.352p. $17.99. 978-0-7614-5723-7.
John Lennon, known as "Beatle," meets Destiny McCartney one night at a train station. He is attracted to her mostly because she is wearing sunglasses at night and reading a book. Of course, when the two discover their name connection, they decide it must have been fate that drew them together. Fate plays a part when the two run into each other the following day as well. There are more connections: Destiny's brother is a math teacher at Beatle's school, a teacher who is coincidentally dating Beatle's twin sister, Winsome. Winsome, by the way, was born on a different day, in a different month and year than Beatle. Strange? The story has only begun to twist its way along.
While the characters are certainly unique and the situations are beyond the usual, this novel covers familiar terrain: fate, family, friendship, and romance. The phrase "the course of true love never runs smooth" applies here, as Beatle and Destiny face plenty of obstacles. What helps provide a road map of sorts in this rather convoluted story is the handful of chapters, marked by a film reel instead of the usual heart shape, that are part of a documentary about twins. How this connects Beatle and Destiny is one of the many surprises in store for readers.