Author Profile on @LisaNEdwards . #CantFightFate #ChasingButterflies #SeedoftheSunflower
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What role does Fate play in our lives and are we imprisoned by Fate or do we have some control over our circumstances? That is the question that frames author Lisa N. Edwards’ marvelous Can’t Fight Fate trilogy. Beginning with Can’t Fight Fate and continuing with its equally impressive literary “siblings” Chasing Butterflies and Seed of the Sunflower, Edwards allows readers to follow the journey of Hollywood entertainment lawyer Nikki Kirkpatrick on her lifelong quest to find her green eyed soul mate foretold by psychics. This trilogy taps into our emotions; while we witness Nikki’s growth, we may learn something about ourselves in the process.
Why you should read Lisa N. Edwards books
Remember the carefree splendor and innocence of childhood? Your life was unencumbered, fed by an imagination that offered an endless meal of possibilities. Like a butterfly, you were free to soar.
You were free to dream.
Then, you were initiated into the world of adulthood with responsibility and doubt. Fate seemed to possess a wicked sense of humor presenting obstacles on the road towards your bliss.
You’re chasing butterflies. Alas, they always leave you behind for their own bliss in the sky.
Somewhere along the way, you learned a lesson: You can’t fight fate.
But why does Fate have to be an adversary for you to fight? Why can’t you appreciate the moments of each day but still pick up the pieces of the puzzle that Fate places before you to learn about yourself and your life’s journey?
Last year, Fate smiled at me. I discovered the beautifully inspiring writing of Lisa N. Edwards. Her books Can’t Fight Fate and Chasing Butterflies fed my imagination, fueled my optimism yet spoke to my insecurities and doubts about my own life journey. They helped me recognize the pieces of my unique life puzzle. Yes, I will stumble. Yes, I will fall. But the most important discovery of all: I won’t be afraid to get back up.
Edwards crafted an unforgettable protagonist in Nikki Kirkpatrick. Nikki is a Hollywood entertainment lawyer. She is at the top of her game professionally. However, she remains haunted by the words of several psychics who predict that her green-eyed soul mate is out there somewhere.
What is endearing about Nikki is that she is a reflection of us. She is accessible because she wants to find her happily ever after, but remains cautiously optimistic. She is vulnerable, sensitive and loyal. Nikki makes missteps. However, she doesn’t wave the white flag of surrender.
Can’t Fight Fate and its powerful sequels, Chasing Butterflies and Seed of the Sunflower, are riveting, thoughtful books. The lessons they teach us are to savor the moments of the day even as we keep our eyes trained on the future.
To buy Lisa N. Edwards’ books:
Interview with Seed of the Sunflower author @LisaNEdwards via @tdmiller820917
Book Review: Seed of the Sunflower by @LisaNEdwards via @tdmiller820917
Interview with author @LisaNEdwards via @tdmiller820917