- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 51 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Reina Books
- Audible.com Release Date: January 26, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N37B8CH
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Lost in the Light Audiobook – Unabridged
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Lost in the Light is vitalizing tale filled with love, heartache, mystery, and the story of a ghost that is desperately trying to find the love of his life. Don't be surprised when you find yourself laughing, crying, happy, and then sad again. It truly is a wonderful read!!
It's not often that a story makes me feel so much for the characters that I cry while reading, but darn it, 'Lost in the Light' made me cry in certain parts because I got so caught up. That, to me, is the sign of a story well written. By the end of the book, I cared for Dori, Gavin, Vincent, Anna and Grammy so much that I hated to see the book end.
I love ghost stories and 'Lost in the Light' is a wonderful blend of haunting and history. The romance is lovely, but really the book is the story of one woman's journey to wholeness.
Basically, Dori Orihuela purchases a huge turn of the century mansion to restore while she is recovering from being shot in the line of duty. Her old high school boyfriend, a general contractor, is hired by her feisty Grammy to do the heavy lifting. They had a painful breakup caused by Dori but the reader knows that there is a spark left burning. They dance around the attraction but it's never really used as a plot mover.
Dori meets the ghost of Vincent who was a bootlegger back in the 1920's and murdered in the house. Vincent is searching for his lost love Anna. The problem with this romance is that they never really had much of a romance to begin with - sort of worship from afar. Dori helps Vincent with his search for his lost love.
The story reverts between a present time line and the mid 1920's in National City, a border town near San Diego. This portion of the book was fascinating with its history of the bootlegging that took place over the border, in and about the barrio town. If the author had stayed with this story line and not tried to be all things to all people we'd have had a four or five star book.
There are many interesting secondary characters but they just seem to drop into the chapters out of nowhere and just as quickly disappear leaving the reader wishing they knew more about some of them. Her mother, who is fundamental to Dori's current personality and manner, is run on and off stage so quickly she may as well have been left out of the book.
I found the ending very disjointed - everyone shows up to a backyard party and Dori decides maybe the house that the whole plot balances upon is not for her. Really? The book just had the smell and cadence of Chick Lit trying to be mainline fiction and did nothing for me.