Betanda Shanam Reviews Victorian Songlight by Kathy Martone

After this review, Betanda will be taking a break from reviewing until around the end of the year.

Blurb: The birth of a magical child at the time of the Devil Moon sets the stage for heartache and misery, magic and supernatural love.Beset by unrelenting obstacles and bestowed with remarkable psychic gifts, Kate is often accompanied by fantastical black ravens who carry her through time and space. A well known legend in the Ozark Mountain countryside where Kate lives, Grandfather is a ghost with large golden eyes who frequently rides on the back of Pegasus, another Ozarkian legend.

Victorian Songlight is a tale of redemption and renewal, death and rebirth, triumph over darkness. But most importantly, it is a love story.Alone and utterly forsaken, adrift on treacherous waters, Kate meets Grandfather for the second time in her life and they become lovers fulfilling a prophecy at the moment of her birth.

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Kate was born under the devil moon, her destiny already set through a life of misery and heartache. Kate suffered an abusive childhood and struggled through life but found comfort in her paintings, which she clearly had a talent for. Her childhood struggles do not end in adulthood as Kate tries to make sense of her life. She attends dream therapy groups that give her guidance to pick a destiny she could never imagine. 

Whilst I enjoyed the storyline, at times I found it told in a too matter-of-fact manner and with unnecessary description that took some of the pleasure away from the story for me.  However, I enjoy a bit of supernatural mystery and found Victorian Songlight to be a pleasurable quick read with a supernatural love story threaded through out. 

I would give Victorian Songlight 3 stars 

I received an ARC for an honest review.

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