Despite its mystical title, The Magic Touch is very much set in the present day. With text messages, Facebook and games of Candy Crush as essential tools in the storyline, it is easy for the modern reader to identify with creative heroine, 39-year-old Emma King and her long-term partner Harry.
Emma is a very likeable character. She has become an essential part of Harry’s large Greek family, she gives her 93-year-old neighbour, Alistair, practical and emotional support and she loves Harry, deeply. But there are mistakes and misunderstandings. After a previous marriage in which Emma was abused, she is reluctant to commit to another wedding, so once again she has refused Harry’s request. Now, he seems cooler and he is receiving texts from a female colleague.
At first I found all the characters in Harry’s family rather overwhelming, but soon there were twists and turns in the plot and the…
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