Pub: Accent Press
Marriage isn’t high on 39-year-old Emma King’s list of priorities; after all, she’s been there and done it once. So there are no big surprises when, yet again, she turns down her long-term partner Harry’s marriage proposal. They’re a solid, secure couple – a piece of paper won’t make any difference. That is until she accidentally stumbles across a flirtatious text message from one of his female colleagues on his phone. Overcome with suspicion and an impending fear of losing Harry, Emma goes on a quest to get to the bottom of his secret affair with the help of her ninety-three-year-old neighbour, Alistair, her best friend Ola, and Harry’s sister-in-law’s psychic app The Magic Touch.
Emma is a book illustrator and is happy with Harry, a nurse, who comes from a large Greek family. Afraid of commitment Emma turns down Harry’s proposal of marriage only then to find a text on Harrys phone that sets her off on a course of suspicion and dread that her relationship with her ‘soulmate’ is doomed.
Kelly Florentia’s debut novel is like a breath of fresh air. She has written an enchanting tale that has twists, laugh out loud moments and as the title suggests magic.
The characters are brilliant and I must admit I laughed and cried with them. Harrys family are hilarious and Kelly captured ‘personalities’ brilliantly.
I have to admit that The Magic Touch was better than I expected, and was a book that gave me real good feeling. It’s going to make a fabulous holiday read.
I loved it.