The blurb on the jacket may entice you, but it’s always nice to read what other people have to say about it, isn’t it?
Here is a selection of the reviews for ‘Touched By The Light’, which I hope will make this book one you will want to take home and read for yourself:-
Alice Berger, reviewer and author http://bergersbookreviews.com/2011/05/03/touched-by-the-light/
“It’s impossible for me to tell much about this story without giving away all the intricate plot twists that make it such a fun read. Romance, good friendships, and the paranormal blend together so nicely, with a cast of believable and well-developed characters. Everyone grows as a result of their experiences, and the reader is rewarded with a happy ending.
Touched By the Light is Linn B. Halton’s first work of fiction, and it’s a dandy. I look forward to reading more from this talented new author.”
Kit Domino, artist and author http://wp.me/p1q0nb-2G
“This Psychic Romance delivers on all counts even if you don’t believe in the supernatural and paranormal, life after death, spirits or anything remotely psychic. The ending is surprising, raising more questions than can possibly be answered on this journey into the spirit world, but a satisfactory conclusion nonetheless.
New writers are frequently told not to write in the first person because of how limiting this is in enabling the necessary reactions and actions between characters but Linn has achieved what many writers never do. She has created strong, believable characters in an intriguing plot that moves forward a pace. Each chapter is told from one character’s viewpoint delivered in the first person. And it works! No small feat for a new writer.
So, well done Linn on a superb read. I look forward to reading more of your books in the not too distant future.”
Wilkie Martin, author http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3KS8S4PKWJ8X1
“This is a good and imaginative story about the problems a young woman faces when she unexpectedly finds herself in the afterlife. It is cleverly constructed and well written with a nice romantic interplay between the characters, who are interesting and sympathetic. Just when you start to think you understand what’s happening, a couple of well-timed plot twists keep you wanting to read on as the plot moves to a satisfying finale.”
Kim The Bookworm – reviewer http://kimthebookworm.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html
“This book is a moving, sad, funny, happy and emotional tale of a some very confused people, and a novice, befuddled spirit all making new lives for themselves. The unexpected twist had me sat open mouthed for quite a while; it was SO not what I had thought was going to happen – quite unpredicted leaving me a little bewildered myself!
Not going to give any more of the plot of this wonderful book away, you need to read it for yourself. If you are interested in life after death and the spirit world, you will really enjoy this novel. If you are not interested in these things, I still think it’s a book that you will get a lot of pleasure from. It’s a well written, easy to read, original and fresh book that I thoroughly liked reading and really looked forward to discovering what was going to happen in the end.”
Sue Uden, author:-
“Anyone who is not totally sceptical of some form of life after death will have asked themselves questions highlighted by this novel.”
Nikki Bywater, reviewer:-
“Although this is a psychic romance, you do not have to be interested in the paranormal to read this book because it is not a ghost story, it is more about human emotions and feelings. What is different with this book is that throughout the chapters the story is told by all the main characters from their point of view and this is really done well with excellent writing so you do not get confused or lose the plot in anyway. There are some unexpected twists in the story, which add to the story and make it an excellent feel good read.”
Ara the Writer, author:-
“A great read with a lot of originality and clever twists.
The story is told from the first person perspective of ALL the main characters. At first I was concerned that I would get confused, but the author does a brilliant job of writing in distinct voices. At no point, did I get lost. In fact, there is a close, personal effect that it leaves behind. It felt real. It felt like I was the ghost traveling from one mind to the next. Very nicely done!
Also, the paranormal element of the story is shown in a way that you find yourself wondering, “could it be really like this?” It’s very clever, well thought out and surprising. There are a couple of excellent plot-twists in there that makes your eyes pop out and flip that page. In the end, this is a wonderful love story.
It is hopeful and full of possibility.
I highly recommend it.”
Kathryn Brown, author:-
“I was so excited to read this book as I’m extremely fascinated by the paranormal and enjoy a romantic story, too. This one is so well-written. The imagination of the author was incredible in itself, but to have written a book with such a fabulous twist made me love it even more. What you have here is a well-researched and well thought-out piece of fiction …”
“I found `Touched by the Light’ to be an unusual and thought-provoking novel of love/romance and logically unexplainable connections.
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. 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…..
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!”
‘Lightning Jim’ First time I’ve written a review for this site (Amazon) but this book was fantastic! I would highly recommend it to anyone especially to those with an interest in the ‘human’ side of life. The characters are intriguing and the book got me instantly hooked. Hope there’s a follow up. (Amazon.co.uk)
‘Clive’ A thoroughly enjoyable book, with many surprising twists and turns to keep the reader enthralled, With engaging characters, thoughtful incite Ms Halton creates a story worthy of the loss of a nights sleep. I couldn’t put the book down until finished. (Amazon.com)
‘Sue’ (via http://linnbhalton.co.uk) After reading ‘Touched By The Light’, I must congratulate Linn on her first publication. This delightful and unusual story contains likeable characters and unexpected twists that keep the reader interested throughout. It has a definite appeal towards the female audience, due to the romantic content. I can honestly say, it was an absolute pleasure to read!
‘Erin’ (via http://linnbhalton.co.uk) I just finished reading Touched By The Light. I enjoyed all the characters and could identify with them all. I especially liked the fact that we get to hear from each character, their thoughts and confusion. This really hit home for me as I have had many of the same thoughts and questions. With some very interesting and unexpected twists and turns in the story I found myself not wanting to put the book down until the very last page. I will certainly be on the look out for another novel by Linn B. Halton!
I would like to thank each and every one who has taken the time to post reviews and express such wonderful comments.