Little Bits of Karma by Laura Simmons
If you love charming tales about love, reincarnation and forgiveness, then Simmons story of Holly and her journey of redemption and forgiveness is right up your alley.
Publisher’s Description: A captivating story of reincarnation, redemption, and forgiveness.
Even though Holly O’Rourke is having problems with her longtime significant other, James, she has never entertained thoughts of infidelity…that is, until the day she has a chance encounter with Charlie, a handsome coworker. James promises he will change and work on their relationship, but Holly’s feelings for Charlie just won’t go away.
Distressed by her mixed emotions, Holly schedules an appointment for a reading with a psychic medium, where she discovers her adulterous past lives and their tragic consequences. Holly learns to do her own past life regression through self-hypnosis and uncovers not only lives that she shared with James and Charlie, but how the other people in her present life have been with her in the past—the threads of their lives interwoven for centuries. Holly is stunned by recurring themes and the issues of karmic justice that need to be addressed.
Where will her karmic path ultimately lead? Find out in Little Bits of Karma, an entertaining new book about spiritual cause and effect.
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Luna Lovebooks says…
What I liked: What first caught my attention was the cover. It is beautiful and just goes to show you that we often pick up books because their covers attract us first. The subject matter of reincarnation was what prompted me to read this novel though. The past lives aspect as well as the paranormal aspect of being psychic is something that is unique and I thought reasonable well done.
Most of the characters are middle aged, but it fits with the flow and idea of reincarnation. It would be hard to do a book about life lessons for someone who hasn’t really had a life in the grand scheme of things. The main characters were very well developed, their past lives coinciding and adding to their current lives. It was almost like there could have been separate stories.
What I didn’t like: To me, the beginning is very snooze worthy. It moves very slowly and doesn’t really pick up until you get to Holly’s past lives. However it tapers off again and picks up again. The whole last part of the book seems like a giant epilogue until Holly goes to the hospital when it picks up again and then it goes back to being slow.
The past lives were too short. I think instead of being a snippet and giving us a brief glimpse they should have been a bit longer. Also the language used seemed more contemporary and I feel this takes us out of the specific time period for that particular life. While cute the ending literally states that “they lived happily ever after” and was a little clichéd for me. Also if jumping from head to head or time periods confuses you when you read then this may be a puzzling read.
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