These days I’ve been longing for a light, heartwarming read, and so I sat down with my mounting TBR and was looking for a book that had to potential of satisfying this criteria and I should’ve read anyway.
I came up with ‘The Magic Touch’, and I’m so glad it turned out this way! It really was the right book to pick up!
I got this book directly from the author, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion about her work.
I was contacted by the author, Kelly Florentia herself, months ago, to be honest, but it’s no news that I’m way behind with my reading. As you might have already guessed, I’m very much of a mood reader, so until now, this nice little book has been quietly sitting on my Kindle, waiting for an opportunity to woo me. And that time has finally come!
As I said above, this book was exactly what I needed! I have to admit that at first I thought it was going to be very fluffy and pink and so on, and for the first third I was indeed convinced that it was going to be a steady, light 4 star – mostly because it matched my mood. But you know what?
This book positively surprised me. There was way more depth to it than I first gave it credit for, and soon I started to care about the characters, and the plot included way more twist and turns than I thought it would! I just looked back at the end, and saw everything for what it was… and though there were a couple of things I guessed was coming, I was far from finding out everything before time. I’m rarely that way with mysteries, let alone a novel that’s in no way intended to be one! But yes, in it were little clues you could go by, things to look back at later and think ‘wow, so that’s why that happened that way… that’s why he or she said that…!‘. It’s a wonderful thing that I always love about any kind of book I read.
I was charmed by many characters, especially Emma, Harry and the darling old neighbor Alistair; and the ones that weren’t so great people I could dislike from my heart. Most of them weren’t simply black or white, they had qualities and backstory to support their personalities. Even though I can see and accept that this story is closed at the end, and it probably wouldn’t be right to drag it forward, I feel like I would love to read more about them.
Let’s Give It a Grade!
- Story: 5/5
- Characters: 5/5
- Style: 4/5
- The Subjective Factor: 5/5
- GPA: 4.75
I think this novel has become one of my favorites in its genre! When there’s need it’s humorous, and it’s heart-wrenching when that’s what’s necessary. It’s a well-built-up, well executed story with likable characters.
Those who need a bit of a lift up, but don’t simply want a shallow story to satisfy that need.
Strawberry juice mixed with a bit of champagne.
‘Just Give Me a Reason’ by Pink ft. Nate Ruess
I’m up to read any Kelly Florentia book now!
Have you read this book? Have you read any book by this author? What did you think?
Have a fun day!