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Overcoming All Odds is an exceptional, insightful, and motivatingly inspiring read that will have a very special appeal to readers who are seeking encouragement and ideas for dealing with the problems affecting their own lives and happiness.

Midwest Book Review

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An often appealing and inspirational remembrance.

Kirkus Reviews

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This book tells the story of Carol Ann Wilson's life.Overcoming All Odds taught me a lot of valuable lessons. I learned that it is our reactions to situations that define us, not the situations themselves. I discovered that the only true end is death. Anything is possible as long as there is life. I learned that life will never be easy for us; all we have to do is keep fighting. 

—Online Book Club Review (Bookshelves)

An incredible life story that you must read! Overcoming All Odds tells the heartful story of an amazing life. Carol Ann's tragedies of heart and health, constantly overcome through spirit, expectancy and perseverance is an inspiration to all who read it. I've known the author for years, but never realized all that she had done and how many lives she has touched. Through tears and laughter, I enjoyed every chapter!

Alan Gappinger


An Amazing Life! Your book came yesterday. I started reading it and could not go to bed until I had finished it. I was surprised at first by the title, but after having finished the book, I think the title is perfect. You have lived a fruitful, generous, creative, helpful life in spite of so many challenges that would have done the rest of in while we were still in our 30's!

—Kamalla M.


Today’s Truthiness…you cannot control what happens to you…you control how you respondThroughout Carol Ann Wilson’s nine decades of living, she has never, ever given up. At times, her life has been equivalent to a roller coaster ride. Many have asked how does she “do it”…whatever the “it” is. What’s your secret? What Carol Ann has is an abundance of the human spirit to thrive. To get up…take another step when bleakness has surrounded her. She has dealt with life-threatening chronic illnesses, cancer, business fraudsters, and tragedy. Each time, it was to take one more step…just one more. A survivor at beating the odds, her work has impacted millions. If you are looking for encouragement, Against All Odds is just the book for you. Highly recommended.

—Judith Briles


Is she the Energizer Bunny? Great book! What a life! Even though blessed with so many wonderful things in her life, she also had many hardships. She overcame them all with a positive attitude and determination. The sheer number of accomplishments in her life could fill 4-5 other people's life stories. I don't know how, but she kept going...and going...and going! Creating new life chapters and helping others so much with her determination and knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I cried and I laughed at different parts. I was enlightened!


What a great read! Overcoming All Odds flows easily through the life of a woman who faced far more than her share of adversity.  But an overcomer she is facing odds that would force surrender by most of us.  Experience her life and be challenged to say: "I can do this!" 

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