Book Review: Midlife Psychic by Carolyn Arnold

Hot flashes in my forties? Expected. Waking up psychic? Not in my wildest dreams.

My name is Erin Stone. I’m forty-three with a daughter away at college and a successful career as a communications officer with the 911 dispatch center for the Toronto Police Service. My life had just returned to a new normal after my divorce and everything was going along smoothly. Then BOOM! Turns out the universe had other plans for me.

I dreamed of a plane crash—only it wasn’t just a dream. The crash happened in real life. Eighty-three dead. A vision, plain and simple. Not exactly. My family certainly wouldn’t understand. And me…psychic? I’d dabbled in new-age spirituality in the past but never plunged into the deep end. Now I’m in over my head.

Why was I given this vision, and does it hold clues as to what caused the crash? My best friend, Trish, is convinced it does, and a handsome stranger with the National Transportation Safety Board is willing to partner with me to solve the mystery. But if I’m going to embrace the vision as telling of newfound psychic abilities, I will need to keep my paranormal gift a secret from my daughter, brother, and aunt. Little good that might do them though.

Someone out there has their own secrets and is willing to go to great lengths to protect them. Now the very gift I was given has put the lives of my loved ones at risk. Will my psychic abilities be strong enough to save them?

This work of paranormal women’s fiction features a strong-willed heroine in her forties with enough baggage to check some, along with a heavy dose of magic and a splash of romance., Goodreads 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy ARC from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I have read quite a few of Carolyn Arnold’s books, but this one is a bit different. I liked it! It seems that she is able to engage the reader in any genre she chooses.

Erin Stone is a typical divorced mom in her forties who is living a contented life. There’s little drama in her personal life and that’s the way she likes it. Then she has a dream about an airplane crash that turns out to be a vision. She does NOT believe in psychics, though. Talk about life-changing.

I felt like I really got to know Erin. She’s a strong woman with beliefs that have been challenged, but she decides to use her newfound talent (power?) to do good. There are loved ones of the crash victims she may be able to help find closure. When things hit close to home, though, she has trouble dealing with it, but she does cope. She’s a hero in my book.

And then there’s the new man in Erin’s life. Is he really as good as he seems? Can any man be as perfect as he seems? Maybe?

Midlife Psychic is paranormal women’s fiction with a bit of romance and a little suspense. I can’t wait to read the next Erin Stone book…hopefully, there is one coming.

About the Author

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has many published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures. Her crime fiction series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining. This led to her adopting the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives near London, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two beagles.