Everyone in life, at times, experiences
either one of two strong emotions: a disconnection from their surroundings or a direct connection and bond with another person.
Now add these two elements together and you have Kathleen Galajda’s fantasy/romance A Phantom Love for Laura
The story follows Laura Lee, an
artist, trying desperately to push herself out of a rut after the death of her parents. On the spur of a moment, she answers
an ad and rents a cottage in Jefferson
county. Little did she know this cottage will hold many surprises for her.
The twist with this novel is that
the author has spun two tales in one book. She not only tells the story of Laura Lee and the mysterious man she has fallen
in love with, but also of Detective Mark Johnson, a man tormented with the death of his wife and child. This torment comes
to the forefront when he gets involved in the death of a young woman. An unusual pull into this woman’s life begins
to get a hold on him and the need to find out what happened to her gets stronger by the minute as he reads her diary.
Kathleen’s writing voice
is fresh and entertaining. Although the book contained a few typos and areas where the manuscript could have been tightened
up, overall these do not take away from the story captured within her book.
It reads fast, its haunting tale draws you right into Laura's
life and won't let go until the very end.
Lea Schizas - Muse Book Reviewer