Title - Touched by the Light
Author - Linn B. Halton
Genre - Paranormal
Date published - February 24th 2011
Publisher - Book Guild Publishing
Pages - 238
Author's website - http://linnbhalton.co.uk/
Rating - 5 out of 5
Wow, what a fantastic book! I'm thinking about the genre...it'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.:)