I think war is never the answer to solving any problems.
The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies. Sheryl Crow. Best War Problems Think. I sometimes wonder if the tragedies my family has suffered are a kind of karmic price for all the fame and fortune the Bee Gees have had. Robin Gibb. Family Sometimes Bee Price. The Matrix itself is not some external evil, but rather an outcome of our own error, our karmic payoff of past actions.
Not merely illusion, it is an allusion to a founding myth of our culture.
Soulmates & Karmic Relations: What's the Difference?
Gregory Benford. Culture Past Evil Illusion. There has already been the karmic work: that what life has transformed in me, this initiation brought on, of necessity, by trials. Isabelle Adjani. Life Work Me Trials. There's no such thing as a free lunch, at least on the karmic level.
Joan D. Lunch Free Level Least. We all know the Red Sox did not win a World Series for 86 years after unloading Ruth, and the Cubs just might be carrying some heavy weight for past karmic transgressions. George Vecsey. Red Past World Win. I feel like I'm worried about my later years in life because I feel like I'm using up so much good karma right now. There's going to be some sort of karmic backlash somewhere down the road. Ed Helms. Life Good Feel Road. I think there's a karmic purpose that souls make before they decide to come into people's bodies and become someone's parent, or become someone's child.
Maybe my dad disappearing was his way of giving me material with which to work, or a predisposition to feel heightened emotions. The author did a wonderful job of showing that listening to someone can really make a difference and letting go of your doubts and fears can be the best decision of your life. I recommend this read for lovers of modern day romance with a different outlook at how people find their true love. Aug 14, Melissa rated it it was amazing. The Karmic Connection is not your ordinary romance novel. I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Adam Stowe is a workaholic whose boss exiles him to the Luna Wellness Center.
Lorraine is a "wellness guide" at the center. Adam is doing what he has to do in order to make them think he is enlightening himself in order for him to be able to go home. Lorraine is doing everything in her power to disregard the attraction that she feels for him since it's obvious that he d The Karmic Connection is not your ordinary romance novel. Lorraine is doing everything in her power to disregard the attraction that she feels for him since it's obvious that he doesn't believe in the same things that she does.
I have never quite read a book like this. Libby Mercer has a unique style of writing romance novels that don't necessarily involve a whole lot of sexual situations. It's a refreshing idea and one that appeals to me. I absolutely loved this book and the characters in it. The characters are as unique as Mercer's style of writing. Even though the plot is centered around Adam and Lorraine, the minor characters are also very interesting and you also get there take on the happenings at the Luna Wellness Center.
Overall, a very well written and very good read. I will definitely be reading more by this author. Mar 22, Meredith Schorr rated it it was amazing. Libby Mercer has done it again - written a romantic comedy that manages to be incredibly sexy without even any sex scenes. The author just knows how to write chemistry between characters. I have now read all three of her light romances as well as the chick lit book she wrote under the Anna Garner name.
This author is just incredibly talented and makes her stories seem so effortless although from the careful attention to details, character development and story arc, it is obvious that a lot of ef Libby Mercer has done it again - written a romantic comedy that manages to be incredibly sexy without even any sex scenes.
This author is just incredibly talented and makes her stories seem so effortless although from the careful attention to details, character development and story arc, it is obvious that a lot of effort went into writing them. I thoroughly enjoyed The Karmic Connection. Finally, this book, along with the others, always reinforces my belief in true love and that everyone deserves and will get her happy ending. So, Libby, thank you for that. Aug 14, Caffenero rated it it was amazing Shelves: chick-lit , kindle , indie. I had this book in my amazon TRL even if I forgot to put it in here.
I felt myself a sort of a karmic connection with her, you know? Getting to the heart of the matter, I think that Libby did a great job. It's not an easy task to balance a tender love story with wellness concepts and mix them up with a rational POV! The story is light, sweet and Adam and Lorraine blossoming connection is charming. Reading this book I felt the impulse to stand up and unroll my yoga mat, but the story was too enthralling and I remained with my kindle Even sitting in the lotus position ;P Apr 25, Cresta McGowan rated it really liked it Shelves: women-s-fiction.
This past December I did a review for Unmasking Maya by Libby Mercer, a fun read about a creative artist that reinvents her life. About a month ago, Libby Mercer contacted me again for another book review and I was happy to oblige. The cover reveal was posted on March 22, and tonight I'm honored to post the review of the book. In a word - LOVE!!!! Lorraine Jameson is the picture of peace, the picture of health, the picture of beauty with long dark hair and eyes that beckon a person's trust; sincer This past December I did a review for Unmasking Maya by Libby Mercer, a fun read about a creative artist that reinvents her life.
Lorraine Jameson is the picture of peace, the picture of health, the picture of beauty with long dark hair and eyes that beckon a person's trust; sincere and kind. She is the Yoga instructor at Luna Wellness Center, a place one goes to find peace and harmony, reconnect with their soul. Adam Stowe is her polar opposite - career obsessed, success obsessed, money obsessed, the very definition of a work-a-holic. When Adam's boss decides that Adam has put in one too many hours or hundreds, really he basically kidnaps Adam and packs him off with a first class ticket to finding inner peace.
Adam is livid, he wants nothing more than to break free of this hippie-dippie, yoga lovin', granola eatin', victory garden hell of a jail. But, much to Adam's dismay, he has to play nice or Celeste, the owner of Luna Wellness Center, won't give him a clean bill of health to return to the daily grind. Lucky for Adam, the Universe has other plans. Adam meets Lorraine, and he is captivated by her beauty, her strength, and her damn inner peace that no matter how many deep breaths he takes or yoga poses he tries to do, he simply cannot master the inner calm she seems to have.
However, Adam will soon learn that inner peace is often found through turmoil and Lorraine isn't exactly as she seems - but then again, are any of us really?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Libby Mercer has such a fantastic light, but thoughtful way of writing. I felt like I was walking through clouds, dancing with daisies, and sipping sunshine as I went through the days expectations of Luna Wellness Center. I'm ready to pack my bags and find one somewhere in TN. Anyone know where one is? The character of Lorraine captured me right from the start, and as I learned more about her I could really relate to her life, her battles, and her ability to press forward, to be positive. Adam took a little more time to grow on me, but as the ice melted from him, he found a place in my heart, too.
This novels certainly leans heavily towards the ideas of Gods and plans of the Universe, but I think there is merit in the idea that we can be one with nature and I don't think that renounces my firm belief in the Christian God. I believe they are many facets to the idea of spirituality and the way Mercer embraces them within the context of wellness made me feel at peace myself.
I also have the sudden urge to mix lavender and vanilla scents for clarity and relaxation. I think this is a perfect Spring time read. It lends itself to beginning again, finding a new and better self. And that's often the symbolic nature of Spring - shedding the old so the fresh and tender side of life can emerge after the ice melts and the haze of winter fades. I recommend picking up this book!
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review. San Francisco is the city that she currently calls home. For several years, Libby worked in fashion -- first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design. Fashioning a Romance was Libby's first published novel and Unmasking Maya is her second.
Aug 29, Heather T rated it really liked it. My biggest challenge was over-identifying with the two characters — The Crunchy and The Workaholic. If I had to describe myself, it would be a crunchy-workaholic reader! Lorraine is the heroine. Is it kismet? Not really! They both have interesting if not slightly brief backstories — case in point, Lorraine used to have a very surprising career!
Hello, we all know not to judge a book by its cover, right? At first, Adam seems so into work that he comes off as super narcissistic. I enjoyed the light, easily digestible story itself but actually found it to be too short for my liking. I think the bulk of it took place in 5—7 days. I am lucky to get my legs shaved more than once in that timeframe, let alone go through everything these characters did!
Wait, was that TMI? Moving on… I would have liked to see it take longer — or have the backstories built out a little more, maybe additional, deeper subplots for some of the secondary characters — but I understand why it had to take place during a short timeframe. Sometimes we have to yield to our fears in order to protect ourselves. Some of them work as boundaries to keep us from danger. Not only do I adore that quote I need to print it and hang it in my office , but I also need to run and tell The Husband that my fear of garage doors falling on me is to keep me safe!
Bottom Line The Karmic Connection is great at what it is — light, breezy chick lit. If you identify with either or both! May 11, Kaley rated it it was amazing Shelves: review-request , read-in , chick-lit. I don't even think I really paid attention to what the book was about, to be honest. Because I read and reviewed Mercer's second novel, Unmasking Maya awhile ago and loved it and knew I would love whatever she came out with next.
I was right. Her most recent work is funny and sweet and thoroughly enjoyable. This book was a quick read for me. I was actually able to finish it in one nigh When author Libby Mercer asked me to review her latest book, The Karmic Connection, I immediately said yes. I was actually able to finish it in one night granted, it's more of a novella than a full length novel as it clocks in at pages while I was sitting on the floor watching my bunny run around like the maniac that she is.
Since it was getting pretty late, I was glad to have an engaging and entertaining novel to keep me awake while Tonks got her exercise at her own personal gym aka my living room. I found myself laughing out loud at numerous scenes, especially when Adam got himself into very New Age-y situations and felt incredibly awkward. I wish I had noted which scenes really entertained me but I was too busy enjoying the story to make notes!
I've found that the two books by Mercer that I've read have had similar couples. Not necessarily in personalities but in the fact that the males are more traditional with office type jobs while the females are more free spirits. This really had no impact on the story, I just found it interesting. This does make for a more entertaining story, I think. The couple seems so incredibly unsuited but there's something there that Mercer is careful to write about in subtle ways that makes you realize that they're actually meant to be together.
I found myself rooting for Lorraine and Adam and couldn't wait for them to realize that the universe was right and they actually belonged together! I loved all the secondary characters in this novel. I loved Lorraine and Adam too, in case you were worried. Random fact: I was immediately interested in Lorraine once I saw the book's cover because she and I have very similar hair! I liked that we were introduced to the other visitors at the Center argh, I want to type that as "Centre!
He assumes they're all hippy dippy types and we are led to assume right along with them. Of course, there's always more to someone than initially meets the eye and Mercer allows each character to show why they're at Luna and what they're struggling with. One of my favourite scenes takes place between Adam and the teenage girl who's at Luna because she thinks she's too fat.
It's really sweet and helped Lorraine see that there was more to Adam than she initially thought. What can we learn from this? Don't judge someone until you really get to know them! Overall, I loved The Karmic Connection. Libby Mercer has written another funny and entertaining novel. It has a great mix of romance and sexiness that is so much fun to read.
This is a perfect read for a summer weekend for romance and chick lit lovers alike. I can't wait to see what she writes next! It was a fun read that I read every free chance I had. The Karmic Connection is a great story with a great message Or as the old saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover. I love this cover, by the way. The saying is directed towards the characters and Adam especially. We all have something we are dealing with, you just don't know what that might be until you truly get to know the other person. The ca 4. The cast of characters in this book is quite diverse and unexpected.
And although we only get glimpses into the lives of the other Luna Wellness Center inhabitants, we feel for them and hope that everything works out for them.
I enjoyed every character in this book. I can't say there was one that I could have had deleted and wouldn't have cared. He seems to think there is always time for romance later in his life. Now is the time to work. He is more concerned with his business than his own health and social life. He also judges other people quickly, based on first impressions. I love that he learns that everyone has a story and aren't what they seem at the "wellness center" that he was forced to go to.
I also love his internal dialogue when he starts with the new-age talk. This is when everything seems just complete and right between them. Where despite the personality flaws, the deeper union brings a sense of totality and completeness and bliss is experienced. When the joint life mission is even more clear between the couple, the union becomes a powerful tool at bringing the light and love into this world. Karmic soul connections are also quite easy to observe in couples.
These are couples caught up in more intense and cathartic, often painful relationships. In the beginning, the newness of the energy exchange is intense and high falling madly and irrationally in love. As the relationship stabilized the intensities turn to jealousies, rages, power play, etc. This starts the karmic turn in growth, where the couple must learn powerful and important lessons from each other. Abusive relationships also fall under this category. These are relationships where one cannot seem to get away from the other, or when one's total co-dependence state is defined in an unhealthy relationship that eats at the serenity of the soul.
When couples find themselves in this state, it is necessary to see that transformative work is not just done on the personality level, but must be seen in the soul level. Changes must emanate from a deeper level of the soul direction, values and belief in one's role in this life. The signs that a karmic relationship is being worked on and due payments between the couple are being balanced out is when release is obtained either through the break up, death or detachment , when one can send the other off in love, not anger or cold detachment, but find only compassionate love between them.
Only at this stage can you say karma has been finished.