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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate by Linn B. Halton - Book Reviews & Giveaway

 Book review

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Review by Suze

Kristi has a successful career. She's a famous lifestyle coach and she writes self-help books. She is always busy guiding and helping others. She has to travel a lot for her job and that demands sacrifices. When she's completely exhausted Kristi decides it's time for a sabbatical. She has a house she never sleeps in and a boyfriend, Tom, she never sees. Tom lives in a cabin in the woods and Kristi is more of a city girl. Kristi finally has the chance to think about settling down and she tries to figure out the right path for the future. She could use a little help, which is why she calls Patrick.

Patrick is a psychic medium and tarot reader. Kristi could use a bit of guidance. She has many questions and it's time for her to find answers. Her journey isn't straightforward though and there will be bumps in the road. Will Kristi get everything she wished for or will she end up with an even bigger mess? Is Patrick really the one who can make her discover what kind of future she needs?

A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate is an amazing story about love, life, work and friendship. I immediately loved Kristi. She has a heart of gold and she wants to help as many people as she can. I loved her positivity, confidence, ability to be practical and honesty. She has a lovely warm personality. Tom is moody, withdrawn and temperamental. He's incredibly talented when it comes to creating art, but he's vulnerable as well. He's adorable and has a boyish quality, but that also means he can't manage his own life very well. He needs someone to take care of him. I couldn't wait to find out if that woman would be Kristi. Is it possible for Kristi to have an intimate friendship with a man?

A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate is a feel-good book filled with practical wisdom. I love the way Linn B. Halton sees the world and I admire her perceptiveness. She writes about being at a crossroads and I liked how she describes the step-by-step discoveries and realizations of her main characters. Personal growth is an important part of life and I found it refreshing to read about. Patrick's gift is not just that he can communicate with spirits and give tarot readings, he also has a calm and comforting presence that puts people at ease. Patrick is kind and caring. He's a generous and honorable person. I loved his ability and the way he deals with it. He's an interesting character with a lot of fascinating character traits.

Linn B. Halton writes about her characters in a detailed way and she makes it easy to see into their souls, which is really special. I love it when women are capable and competent and Kristi is so good at taking care of things that large numbers of people depend on her and her books. She has to take a break before she can go on with her life. Taking a break to objectively look at your life is a great thing to do and a fabulous topic for a novel. I love Linn B. Halton's fast-paced and matter-of-fact writing style, this gives the story a dignified tone, which was exactly right for this type of story. The heartwarming romantic ending makes the reading experience wonderfully complete. I highly recommend Linn B. Halton's novels, I think her books are all fantastic.

Review by Anniek

Kristi seems to have it all. She has a successful career as a lifestyle coach, she's a bestselling author and she has a large fan base. Kristi is used to live out of a suitcase, she almost never has the chance to be at her house. She bought it a few years ago, but never made it her home. She didn't even bother to unpack all of her stuff, so the place is still filled with boxes. Kristi has a complicated relationship with Tom. Tom has been her best friend for a very long time and they're both expecting to end up together. Tom is a brilliant artist with extreme mood swings.

Kristi finds herself at a crossroads. She is no longer happy and satisfied with the life she is living. She makes the decision to take a sabbatical for four months, so she can write a new book. A book that will be totally different and completely honest. Kristi is the one who normally helps people out, but this time she needs guidance herself. She reaches out to Patrick, a well known tarot card reader and psychic medium. It turns out that Kristi has more help than she realized. Patrick becomes a very important part of her life and he tries to steer her in the right direction.

Kristi is a very loyal friend and a hard worker. She has put her own life on hold to be the successful lifestyle coach she wanted to become. Now the time has come to be who she needs to be. This takes a lot of courage and I think that Kristi is very brave. I liked to read about how sweet and kind she is towards others. She helps people out with advice or in other ways whenever she can. Even though she is very wealthy she doesn't look down on people. Kristi is all about creating chances for people and helping them to get further in life. I was hoping for her to achieve the same. I loved the chemistry between Kristi and Patrick. He's such a patient and kind man. I felt he was perfect to help Kristi through her struggles.

On Linn's website you'll read: written from the heart, for the heart. That's exactly how her stories feel. Linn B. Halton knows what she is writing about and connects with her characters. A Little Luck, A Lot of Fate is a beautiful story about how you sometimes need to re-evaluate your life. All of the characters felt like real people to me. It was like reading a diary instead of a story. Linn B. Halton's stories flow naturally and you'll find yourself lost in her heartwarming world. I have been a big fan of Linn B. Halton's books ever since the first time I read one of her novels. I highly recommend any of her books.

- "When something major goes wrong in your life and other people can see that failure for what it is, that hurts. But doing nothing is the biggest failure of all. So face up to it and be prepared to say, loud and proud, 'I've failed, but do you know what, I'm still standing and the lessons I've learnt have made me even stronger'."-

About Linn B. Halton

Bristol-born Linn B Halton lives on the edge of the small market town of Cinderford, in the Forest of Dean, in the UK. "I'm a hopeless romantic, self-confessed chocaholic, and lover of coffee. For me, life is about family, friends, and writing. Oh, and the occasional glass of White Grenache..."
An Amazon UK Top 100 best-selling author with A Cottage in the Country in November 2015, Linn's novels have been short-listed in the UK's Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award.
Linn writes chick lit, women's contemporary fiction and psychic romance for Choc Lit, Harper Impulse and Endeavour Press.

Find out more at

Twitter: @LinnBHalton
Facebook: Linn B Halton Author


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  1. I look forward to reading anything by Linn B. Halton, and I added them all to my tbr! Great reviews!

  2. Waves and thank you so much Suze and Anniek, you know I adore your reviews! I really appreciate your ongoing support and, as usual, your kind words take my breath away. It's always nerve-wracking for me when a new book goes live. Will readers engage with the characters and I have done their story justice? Well, judging from your wonderful reviews you've both touched on the heart of the story and for that I'm sending virtual hugs. You've both made my day! Lxxx

  3. I love how you explain the story enough to intrigue me in every review but not too much as to ruin the book for me. I always become curious about books after reading your reviews. I'll try to get my hands on this book ^_^

  4. I liked the reviews. Sounds like a great read.

  5. This is a wonderful review. Thank you so much ❤️❤️

  6. The book reviews sounds good. Thanks for sharing. Love the covers too.

  7. The reviews really make me want to read these.

  8. I enjoy books like this. All of that All that discontentment in life has to hold the promise for some real transformation.

  9. I love the covers. Thanks for the chance x

  10. Thank you for introducing me to this book, it sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading!

  11. The books look like they are very good reads and I love your covers!!

  12. What a cute idea to have the luck and fate tied in with a paranormal theme.

  13. looks like holiday books

  14. Sounds good to me, would love to read!

  15. Linn's books are great, can't wait to read this one x

  16. Fab review, so looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Does anyone experience a straight journey? I wish.

  18. The book sounds great, thanks for the giveaway.

  19. It would be great to win a signed paperback of
    A Cottage in the Country
    or A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love by Linn B. Halton.
    I haven't read either of these books but they sound interesting.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  20. I follow you on Facebook, excellent review

  21. Seems like a great read for this time of the year xo