Defying Destiny

by John H. Egbers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/12/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781480861350
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781480861343
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781480861367

About the Book

Stewart Fletcher is a restless young Englishman who desperately wants to become a part of the new technological advancements that are emerging with the turn of the century. With an intense ardor, he rebels against a life in which he will never find satisfaction or contentment and escapes prosecution by entering the United States illegally after a confrontation with a member of the elite British twentieth century society.

After his determination, vision, and a fair dose of good luck allow him to successfully enter the exciting automobile market stimulated by geniuses like Henry Ford and Ransom Olds, Stewart quickly attains success and wealth. But just as he thinks all is well, he must face a business and personal crisis triggered by venture capitalists and a failed marriage to a talented Irish maiden. But will he be able to defy destiny again after he drastically changes his life’s course with his childhood sweetheart in a renovated carriage house near the Delaware River?

In this historical novel, a young Englishman who sets out on a determined quest to become part of the motorcar’s early pioneering years is led to a destiny he never expected.

About the Author

John H. Egbers was reared in The Netherlands. After completing his engineering studies, he served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force and was employed by the Royal/Dutch Shell Group and the Du Pont Company in both Europe and the United States.