What's Meant to Be by Kathryn Starke

A terrific guest post from Kathryn Starke, author of THE PERFECT BLEND. What’s Meant to Be…

Valentine’s Day is a yearly reminder to show your love to the people who are most important in your life, not only romantically, but also in friendship and in your family. There are plenty of opportunities to spread the love. The month of February instantly turns into a sea of pink and red, roses, chocolate truffles, hearts, and romantic movies. One of my personal favorite films in this category is Serendipity starring Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack. In this movie, two complete strangers meet for a moment and are instantly drawn to each other.


What’s Meant to Be…
by Kathryn Starke

Valentine’s Day is a yearly reminder to show your love to the people who are most important in your life, not only romantically, but also in friendship and in your family. There are plenty of opportunities to spread the love. The month of February instantly turns into a sea of pink and red, roses, chocolate truffles, hearts, and romantic movies. One of my personal favorite films in this category is Serendipity starring Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack. In this movie, two complete strangers meet for a moment and are instantly drawn to each other. Despite distance, engagements, and time, they are constantly reminded that they are destined to be together. The story always makes me wonder about one’s own love story-not just starting a relationship or getting married-anyone can do that if they really want to. I’m talking about finding the type of love that lights you up and makes you elated to plan a future with someone. It is a relationship that you believe without an ounce of doubt that it is meant to be. It’s serendipitous.

I recently read that “love will come to you when it’s ready, not necessarily when you are.” Now, more than ever I believe that it is true. We single women are putting our best foot forward on apps, talking to matchmakers, and getting set up on blind dates by friends. We are putting in the effort and the work required to meet someone. As a result, we are meeting tons of men, but it may not be the one person you are meant to be with for life. As an author, I equate the dating process to writing. You send your manuscript out to thousands of literary agents and publishing companies who may not connect with your story; they are not who you are meant to work with on your book. And you only need one person!

The Perfect Blend by Kathryn Starke

Thanks to one special publisher who fell in love with my original story, I just released a Valentine’s Day themed contemporary romance novel entitled The Perfect Blend. This book takes place in a coffee shop and follows the journey of owner Minnie Logan who is determined to add the perfect blend to her menu while potentially finding her own perfect blend in a man who just moved to town.  

As a character in the book says, “It’s all in the timing indeed.” Sometimes things are out of our control. We just have to have faith in the journey and the exciting possibilities of the unknown.

Someone recently reminded me that no one person is perfect. However, the blend of two unique individuals can be. When that happens, we just need to hope the timing is also right.  I have no doubt that it will happen. In the meantime, take a moment to notice the occurrence of events that are happening by chance all around you. “Your door of fortune is soon to open.” It will be serendipity.

 And for an excerpt from the first chapter of THE PERFECT BLEND, click here!

The Perfect Blend Chapter One


 Kathryn Starke

Kathryn Starke is a literacy consultant, reading specialist, author, and the founder of Creative Minds Publications, an educational publishing company. The Perfect Blend is Kathryn’s fifth book and second novel. Starke is the creator of Tackle Reading, an educational philanthropic day supported by the NFL. Visit The Perfect Blend by Kathryn Starke (satinromance.com) to read chapter one and learn more about this Valentine’s Day themed romance novel.

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