Two minds, two bodies, two hearts, one soul.
On the day Dorothy Lyle turns forty, she is still single and living a boring, routine existence of a nine-to-five life. This has never been part of her great life plan, and is a niggling and constant source of frustration.
That all changes when she unexpectedly wins a fortune on the lottery, and is propelled into the realms of the super-rich elite. Everything money can buy suddenly comes within reach for her.
And while Dorothy likes the idea of being rich beyond her wildest dreams, she soon finds it will bring its own set of problems. A set of problems compounded by her unique and amazing ability.
In the old days when she was plain old Dorothy, it was easy to hide her psychic powers. But now, rich beyond belief, it's going to be so much harder. When her dreams and visions start to become more vivid and frightening, she wonders if any amount of money can protect her from her own gifts.
What do the dreams and visions mean, and why does one particular strange and dangerous man keep appearing to her? The universe is talking to Dorothy, but is she ready to listen?
Book 1 of the Miracles and Millions Saga.
A story of hope.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm buying the next book in the series to see if Dorothy finally puts her foot down when her relatives all have ideas for benefitting themselves by spending HER lottery winnings. She's really on a spree at this point.
Chick Lit this is not this is a story about a real woman! The first book in any series is always a curious read; you know the writer is just beginning to lay the foundations and in Avarice both the writer and Dottie are just beginning to find their feet. Carmichael speaks of her writing starting out as a form of therapy and I get that… Dorothy is full of all the real emotions and insecurities of a woman on the wrong side of forty. The narrative rambles along with a soft Irish lilt and you cannot help but warm to Dottie, the majority of the narrative is written in the first person but Carmichael breaks it up by sharing Dorothy’s personal emails with her friends and I would say that one of the main things that has stood out for me is that if anything Avarice is a celebration of friendship. In terms of readership the finger has to be directed at mature women and yes it is a female read but it’s not chick lit! This is one for those of us who like our female leads to be determined, because Dorothy Lyle is a strong minded woman with opinions, wisdom and real life experience. Every forty something female needs to read this, especially if you are a mother… there are so many cast away comments that you will immediately identify with, it’s really is comforting to know you are not alone. The Miracles and Millions saga is one woman’s adventure when she became rich beyond the dreams of avarice, this is book one and certainly worth dipping into! I am certainly tempted to read on, I need to spend more time getting to know Horace the hairy bear!