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Touched Paperback – September 19, 2017
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"Fresh, raw, relevant. TOUCHED slips under your skin with lush prose, unforgettable characters, and a story like no other."
- Leylah Attar, New York Times best-selling author
"Hauntingly beautiful and downright emotional, White grabs you by the soul in her latest novel, Touched, and leaves an indelible mark."
- K. Bromberg, New York Times best-selling author
"Mara White has crafted characters so real and complex, they live and bleed. Watching their story unfold is heartbreaking, beautiful and riveting. Touched is stunning work."
- Nikki Sloane, best-selling author of the Blindfold Club Series
"I can confidently say without a shred of doubt, that this story and these people will stay with me for the rest of my life. I bow down, Mara White. You wrote a category 5 masterpiece."
- BB Easton, best-selling author of 44 Chapters About 4 Men
"A phenomenal, mesmerizing and unforgettable masterpiece. This story blew me away. Absolutely astonishing! A must read!" - The Book Queen book reviews
"Touched is a truly beautiful book. It's raw, real and possessing of a quiet poetry."
- Emma Scott, best-selling author of the Full Tilt Duet
"The writing is voracious and hungry and insatiable. Touched is a story that will devour you while you stuff your face with it. I'm not only touched, I'm digested. Just read it." - Suanne Laqueur, best-selling author of the Fish Tales Series
About the Author
Mara White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when she’s not writing you can find her on the playground.
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"Her sister was made exactly how she was supposed to be. Untouchable."
This is the story of two sisters who grew up in abject poverty. But the author doesn't write them as pitiful characters; instead they are resourceful, industrious and most of all, survivors. They suffer through an absolutely brutal childhood which leaves June damaged and unable to be touched by anyone. But there is most definitely lots of love and devotion in this story. The sisters cross paths with Alaric and there are many tender moments between the sisters and their new young friend.
"June was a free bird; no cages could withstand her. Escape or die trying."
I read this story in mid-Summer, before the advent of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. So the story is especially relevant now, as it deals with the terrible impact of Hurricane Katrina on the citizens of Louisiana.
I realize this review is vague but this is an epic story that spans years and locations and jumps back and forth in time. I can't really write any more detail without spoiling the plot. And the ending!! This is Mara White's BEST book yet and should not be missed. If you are up for an epic story with love and suffering and beauty and multi-dimensional characters, then read 'Touched'. You won't soon forget it!
"The good Lord made us the way he intended us to be. There are no mistakes in His divine hands."
I am quite certain that I don’t have the ability to express how deeply this book touched my soul. It was a deep, thoughtful, and soul searching read that demanded I pay attention, ask questions and change myself accordingly. Any story that demands this much is not easy but is more than worth the effort.
All the characters in this book are unique and add purpose and meaning to this story but it was June who absolutely stole the show. She was such a force of nature. The sum of her imperfections created a beauty and light that pulled people in just as much as she pushed them away. Destined to be surrounded by love but always alone.
” “You never knew with June. She herself was like the weather. Temperamental, unpredictable, capable of both destruction and unexpected symbiotic perfection.”
Much like life, this story is served one small piece at a time. The pieces never quite fitting together until you have them all laid out on the table. And only when the final piece is placed, can you stand back and in wonder at its awesome genius. This gift of words from Mara was an absolute pleasure to read and I urge anyone contemplating this book to snatch it up and hold on for the storm. For me, this was a profound and heartfelt read that will have a lasting impact.
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