Touched by the Light - Linn B. Halton

Sunday, January 29, 2012
 Title - Touched by the Light
Author - Linn B. Halton
Genre - Paranormal
Date published - February 24th 2011
Publisher - Book Guild Publishing
Format -Hardcover
Pages - 238
Author's website -
Rating - 5 out of 5

Wow, what a fantastic book! I'm thinking about the's really hard for me to classify this book. WHY? Well the story involves mediums and ghosts, and a part of me says this could be a romance with paranormal twist, but then again... The story just seems too real and there's a lovely message hidden, so another part of me would classify it as a spiritual read, book about life and hope.
Hmmm, but the point is, no matter which genre I classify it in, it's an amazing book, which without any doubt I will re-read again and probably, again enjoy the story.

I so wish I had read up on the subject of the afterlife. Is this the way it's supposed to be, or am I doing something wrong? Whatever happened to angels and clouds? I ask myself. Wasn't I supposed to have a helper to greet me and show me the ropes?

Her name is Mya, and she just discovered she is no longer alive! Well, she did see the light and the tunnel, so she assumes she entered the other dimension. Afterlife? She never really thought of that, and sure wasn't prepared for this. Is she a spirit, a ghost, can someone see her, hear her, tell her family what happened to her? That's when Laurel enters the picture, she's a medium, though she really hates the fact she has this weird "gift" of talking to dead people. She starts communicating with Mya, though she can't see her, but can always feel her presence and lead long conversations inside her head. Spooky! But why is Mya communicating with Laurel? Is there a reason why this spirit is attached to her?
At first, Mya is very confused, she has no clue how she ended up in this new dimension, she seems to remember her family and bits of her life, but really has no idea what happened to her that brought her to this "state". Is Laurel supposed to help her "cross over" in peace, or is Mya there to change Laurel's world?

Dan is Laurel boyfriend, he's sweet, protective, absolutely lovely. But lately he and Laurel seems to grow apart, until the inevitable happens - they break up. But Mya feels she can't allow this to happen, she believes these two are meant to be together. Will she be capable of bringing them back together?

What an amazing story! Each of the characters in the book is telling a bit of the story, revealing things about their lives, relationships and feelings. As you approach the end of the book you will understand what were the reasons that brought Mya to that "state" and what was her "mission". There were few plot twists that absolutely took me by surprise, I really had no idea the story would go that direction. The characters are so vivid, you will feel like being in the same room with them (or talking to them in your head - Spooky again!:))
This is the first book by Linn B. Halton I've read, but it's definitely not going to be the last one. Actually I'm really really looking forward to reading more from this author. Will talented Linn B Halton surprise me with another interesting story about Afterlife? Oh I sure hope so! Excellent book that will warm your hearts, and make you wonder.. Are things happening to us fate, coincidence or part of a greater plan?

"You can play, you can make your choices, you can think you have total control. But who controls the paths that converge and who decides which moment in life is a truly defining one?"

Just think about it and enjoy this mesmerizing story.:)  

My rating


  1. Anonymous said...:

    What a fabulous review, Ananda: thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and impressions. I can't wait to read Touched by the Light, it is so high in my TBR pile now and I just know I'll enjoy it. Great job, Ananda, and congratulations to Linn on writing an inspiring and captivating book. XX

  1. Linn B Halton said...:

    I've been busy all day and just stopped to look at my Inbox, then clicked through and what a fabulous surprise! Thank you SO much for your lovely review Ananda - what a boost and what a joy to read your words. I loved every single second I was writing 'Touched By The Light' and it will always be dear to my heart. I have written two more 'psychic' stories to come later this year, but in the meantime my next one is a nice little romance - nothing spooky! A big hug and 'thanks' - Lxx

  1. Ananda, What a great review! You're so right in saying that it's hard to categorize this book into a genre. I totally agree with your comments. HUGS xxxx

  1. Mandy said...:

    A brilliant review!! A fantastic book and a wonderful author! A five star combination if ever there was one!

  1. Janice Horton said...:

    Oh wow - what an interesting review - which makes me want to rush to buy this book. I have read Linn B Halton's 'Being a Sceptic...' book, which is not fiction but I loved her voice, and I feel I must read 'Touched by the Light' now before she brings out her new books this year. I've always thought that maybe something or someone is 'in charge' of our 'paths that converge' as I have experienced too many of these incidents myself for it to be coincidence - but yet I still profess to be a sceptic - if an open minded one! Thanks for the review Ananda.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    A very well deserved 5 diamonds - I loved this book. Great review.

    CJ x

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Another super review Ananda :) I read Touched By The Light a few months ago and I agree with everything you say - especially about that wonderfully surprising twist at the end :) Congratulations to you on your review and Linn on her fantastic book! xx

  1. Sounds like a very intriguing read, especially for someone like me who loves both romance and all things spiritual. Sounds like it marries the two beautifully. Can't wait to read it. Congrats, Linn! Wonderful review, Ananda!

  1. Lindsay said...:

    Great review Ananda, it sounds like a book to make the reader think, love the quote at the end too. x

  1. Sheryl said...:

    Late coming in, Ananda/Linn, but what a fab review. I read something in The Telegraph yesterday about the next big genre. This sounds as if it has that uniqueness that might just fit the bill! Love it! :) xx

  1. Sue Fortin said...:

    I love the idea that there are some twists and surprises in the plot and the fact that it leaves you wondering - lovely review.

  1. A lovely review. The book sounds good - the afterlife is always an absorbing subject because we all hope (or at least I do) that there's something more afterwards.
    Good luck with the book, Lin.

    Helen xx

  1. Miriam Wakerly said...:

    A very tempting review. No matter how hard I try I am so very sorry but I cannot believe in ghosts, an afterlife and all those psychic spiritual mysteries - BUT - perhaps it is people like me that should be reading books like this! All wrapped up in what is clearly such an intriguing story, this book may leave even me feeling inspired! Well done both Linn and Ananda xx

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