A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate by Linn B. Halton

Posted October 25, 2016 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance / 3 Comments

a-little-luck-a-lot-of-fateTitle:  A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate
Author:  Linn B. Halton
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 25, 2016
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When destiny calls, you need to pick up …

On the surface, Kristi Danielson has it all. She’s lifestyle coach to the rich and famous, has a bestselling book to her name and is described by her fans as “the veritable Queen of how to lead a fulfilling life”.

But the harsh truth is that Kristi has never practiced what she preaches. Her home life is a mess, her relationship with artist boyfriend, Tom, not much better – and now she has to redeem herself before all is lost.

At her wit’s end, Kristi is driven to seek out the help of Patrick Blakeslee, a tarot card reader and psychic medium, in an attempt to make sense of the mounting panic she’s feeling.

But Patrick’s visits have an unexpected effect on Kristi, leaving her with more questions than answers – and a life-changing decision to make.

Read on for my thoughts on A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate.  No true spoilers, promise.

It’s often easy to believe that the rich or famous professionals have it made.  Easy Street.  But then there’s that whole “judging a book by it’s cover” thing.  You can’t always believe what you see.  Kristi is a perfect example.  On the surface she has it made in the shade.  A popular and influential life coach to those rich and famous folks  She has what we all think we want, the fabulous career, money to spare and then some, a beautiful home, a consistent boyfriend.  She has it all.  Or does she, really?  Underneath the surface Kristi’s life is changing.  Call it burn out, call it hearing voices in her head, call it bored… but still change is coming and she senses it.

When that voice in her head insists on some time off, a break to write one final self-help book all about her own journey to sanity and acceptance that only she is responsible for her own happiness, Kristi accepted her own challenge.  At the end of this self imposed journey she never could have have imagined that her life would be turned upside down and righted again, that she would believe in things that most people brushed off as nonsense or that love, the real deal kind of love would be found in the most unusual place.

A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate is an emotional journey for the characters, and the reader as well.  We are taken deeper into the characters and discover that all that glitter on the surface simply doesn’t go down through to the core of some people.  Kristi will find disappointments, challenges and what makes her happy.  And that alone is worth the journey.  I’m certain there are reviews out there that will give you far more details than I have – yet, I believe, to get the most from this story you need to read it for yourself.  Most of us know that feeling of needing a change in our lives, not all of us are brave enough to take that risk.  After finishing Kristi’s story you just might be doing some self evaluating of your own.  And, really, that is a good thing.

I would recommend A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate for any Romance reader, but especially those that enjoy digging a bit further beneath the surface to find treasures in their reading.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

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3 responses to “A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate by Linn B. Halton

  1. Ah, Marcy, I simply love your review and how you get to the heart of the story. It’s easy to look at other people’s lives and get an impression that is far removed from the reality. But at the end of the day, we are all looking for a happy ending and life is too short not to take risks! Anyway, thank you for making my day! Lxx

    • Marcy

      I believe there are many readers “out there” who want to go below the surface of characters to see what truly makes then Tick. This will appeal to those readers, and hopefully draw in the readers who simply want a good love story. So it does touch many lives. I love complicated characters… so it was a joy for me to follow along on Kristi’s journey. And I adored her “inner voice”. So my thanks have to go out to you for a story that grips and delivers. It was my pleasure to read this one.

  2. Well, you are just my perfect sort of reader, Marcy. Life is too short to spend it being unhappy and I think you were so right when you said that not all of us are brave enough to make changes. So lovely to be able to chat with you and hope you have a great day!