Ana placed me in a position of enormous trust when she asked me recently to read her new book and write a review. Although I had concerns about my ability to do so, it was quite simply beautiful, and a pleasure to read.
"Exclamation marks are bad form! I have read about editors who immediately throw a manuscript in the bin if they encounter too many exclamation marks!
However, all I can say is that having read Lighting the Way by Anastasia Vitsky, my exclamation marks are going to be out in full force!
Without doubt her writing simply gets better and better with each story she writes. She effortlessly weaves interaction between her main characters Kat and Natalie, into different moments in time, as they continue their journey towards truth and self-realisation.
In essence, it is a tender love story - the growth of an all-encompassing love that flourishes between two best friends. Maybe not of the bodice-ripping variety, but of the deeply stirring type, that causes the reader to sigh and take deep breaths as emotion is piled on top of emotion.
That fact that spankings contained in the story can sometimes be viewed as harsh and ill-considered beckons the reader to look beyond those actions, to the advice imparted by a character portrayed as older and more experienced in life and what it has to offer. This acts as a catalyst, a turning point, a pivotal moment, welding together the cracks in Kat's life and reigniting the spark of her love and friendship with Natalie into a bright and steady flame, which lights their way into a future neither had previously contemplated."
All I can say is, I can't wait for Ana to finish the next book in the series! If you haven't ordered a copy, then I urge you to do so. You will love it too!