“Ancient Chinese wisdom secretly passed through handwritten fortunes guides the lives of two men from different cultures.”
Good Fortune is the tale of two men unknown to each other, connected by a shared source of enlightenment. Each overcomes adversity to achieve inner awareness through personal journeys. Michael Hamilton, successful San Francisco advertising executive, has his world shattered when he becomes a casualty of the 1994 California recession. He faces a bleak future — unemployed, despondent and alone. To pull himself together he must overcome emotional obstacles and accept a broader, unconventional vision of reality. A secret mentor will guide him.
Wu, the respected manager of the family-owned Good Fortune Chinese restaurant, enjoys financial security. He has been a loving husband and father, but is at odds with his aging father, Chow Lee Tong, the restaurant’s bookkeeper. Gradually, Wu neglects his wife and sons due to his assiduous attention to business.
Wu and Michael each face challenges that, like the mirrored images of the Yin-Yang symbol, are identical yet reversed. Good Fortune awaits them, but first they must discover happiness is less tied to outward goals than inner awareness. Tong’s gentle wisdom shows them the way.
Good Fortune Author Leslie Bratspis
"Her style is colorful, descriptive and brimming with well-researched, fascinating details that draw the reader in and make the book hard to put down"
"Her sensitive and realistic portrayal of the characters' thoughts and emotions makes Good Fortune a pleasure to read from start to finish. "
"I was captivated from the first chapter and unable to concentrate on much else until I had finished reading the book"
The setting of the 1994 California recession might as well be the current national state of affairs. There's something here for everyone.