Disclaimer: The Cat on My Head received two free copies of They Call Me Destiny, one for review and one to give away. We received no monetary compensation nor were we told what to write about the book. The opinions expressed here are ours alone.
Two young cousins, Margo and Cory, find a nearly dead kitten curled in the gutter next to her cold and lifeless mom. They rescue the little kitten and take her to a chicken coop in the girls’ grandmother’s yard to keep her safe. When they can, they bring her food but keep her existence a secret from the adults.
When the kitten is discovered, the girls convince their relative Fern, to become her “mom.”
They Call Me Destiny is written in an undated journal format by Destiny. (Brooks claims that Destiny wrote it in Italian and she translated.) It is the story of what occurs during that first year of Destiny’s life. But it is not just Destiny’s story. It is also about her human parents and their turbulent relationship. As all cats are, Destiny is very observant and perceptive when it comes to the actions and feelings of her humans.
Destiny’s many adventures, mostly when her family is vacationing at the beach, take place at night when she is allowed to roam the dunes alone where she searches for other feline companionship. The story takes place in the early 60s. Attitudes about cats being quite different then explains why Destiny was allowed to spend her nights outside meandering and exploring without ever having been spayed.
I won’t say more as I do encourage you to read They Call Me Destiny. To give one lucky reader of The Cat on My Head the opportunity to do just that, Kitties Blue will be giving away one copy of They Call Me Destiny. To be entered, leave a comment on this post prior to 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 19. The winner will be selected using Random.org and announced on Thursday.
In addition to enjoying reading about Destiny and her “family,” I was delighted to find the book had many black and white photos of black panther, Destiny. As a bonus feature the book also includes the first five chapters of the second book in the series, Destiny’s Children. It was just enough about Destiny and her litter of seven kittens to make me want more. I cannot wait to read book two.
To learn more about this award winning actress and writer, Fern Field Brooks, click here or here.
Pooh! You see mom, you are so slow we missed out! Hope you enjoy it.
Hi, I am girl Cat Scout Aspen. I am a Siamese/Snowshoe Mix & I am age 10. I have 3 other Sisfurrs who are all Cat Scouts. These are my Sisfurrs:Scout Willow, Age 6; Scout Mango, Age 4; and, Scout Tigger, age 4. We don’t blog yet. We have sampled Mau’s Bakeshop goodies. And, we asked Denmaster to start Hello Kitty Lovers social group for us four Sisfurrs. Our Moms loves to read. And us cats would love tp
Hi, I am girl Cat Scout Aspen. I am a Siamese/Snowshoe Mix & I am age 10. I have 3 other Sisfurrs who are all Cat Scouts. These are my Sisfurrs:Scout Willow, Age 6; Scout Mango, Age 4; and, Scout Tigger, age 4. We don’t blog yet. We have sampled Mau’s Bakeshop goodies. And, we asked Denmaster to start Hello Kitty Lovers social group for us four Sisfurrs. Our Moms loves to read. And us cats would love to be able to Gift this Book to her because she treats us so well!
Ooooh man this sounds GOOD!!!! Hope we win!!!
That sounds intriguing.
That sounds like an interesting book. I’m just finishing up another series and this looks like a good one.
That sounds like a good book, I need to add it to my Goodreads list.
The mom needs to add this one to her already very long reading list. 🙂
This looks like a wonderful book! Thank you for telling us about it.
It sounds like a lovely book.
I would imagine we don’t qualify, but thanks for the heads up and great review :))) xx
What a cute kitty! The book sounds delightful! 🙂
That sounds like a great book. We love when the voice of a book belongs to a cat.
Destiny sounds like a darn good read!
We’d love to read about Destiny. What a perfect name.
The book sounds awesome. Can’t wait to read about Destiny and her family. Thanks for this great giveaway.
I would love to read this book. My Max is an indoor only cat. He wants me to read the book too.
Yup. Sure right about leaving cats out. I will never ever ever do that again and haven’t since 1998.
That sounds like a wonderful story!
This looks like it will be an amazing read.
This sounds interesting! Thanks for the review! ❤
Sounds like an interesting little story……….so sad to start off but hopefully with a super happy ending.
I would love to read this book!! I might have to fight the Beast for it though! (Beast is my cousin JacK! – I did a post about how he tried to intimidate me!) Love, LadyBird
I love books about cats! And this one sounds awesome!
This sounds like an interesting book! I’d love to hear more about Destiny.