I found ‘Touched by the Light’ to be an unusual and thought-provoking novel of love/romance and logically unexplainable connections.
Written in the first person throughout, Mya starts us off on our journey as the scene is set with the theme that flows through the most of the story. We also see the story from the perspective of Laurel and her boyfriend Dan and also Mya’s sister Sadie and a medium called Grace.
Each new section of the story has a title so at no point was I confused with who was ‘speaking’.
This is a modern love story and Linn B Halton portrays her characters with depth by examining their emotions. We become involved not only in Laurel and Dan’s relationship but also Lennie’s love life (Lennie is Laurel’s best friend), Grace’s love life and Mya’s family. We get to identify with the characters through how they express themselves. In reality, we are usually drawn to other people on a heart level because they provide something we think we lack in ourselves – they are our ‘mirror’ and this theme is quite central to the characters.
You don’t have to have any previous knowledge or belief in the spiritual world to be drawn into the story. There are explanations that will enhance your enjoyment! Even though this is quite a ‘deep’ topic, there are a few fun moments, for example when Mya is frustrated while ‘being’ in Dan’s company.
The writing flows and we are led on to each new level at the right time. There is a balance of emphasis between ‘life after death’ and the romance. It really is not a heavy read!
I only have one criticism ……………..and that’s with the paper the book is printed on – it is so white that my eyesight found it hard to adjust to read anything else for a while.
There’s not a lot I can really say about the story itself without revealing any spoilers …………….. I will say I hadn’t figured on what was actually happening (although I knew something was because of the unusual link between Mya and Laurel) or who really was the link between the characters.
This love story is all related to how we interact despite the emotional wounds we carry and how through introspection and sharing we have the capacity to become whole.
If you want a love story that has depth and soul then this could quite possibly be the book you are looking for.
I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy to review.