A Light on the Veranda combined an interesting mix of paranormal and present day drama. Both Daphne and Sim were well-rounded, likable characters, and even though Daphne’s reactions sometimes made my toes curl, they were understandable. Adding the paranormal aspect didn’t really add to the story and probably could have been an interesting novel on its own. The setting was well described and you could easily picture yourself there. What I found took away from the overall novel was how it seemed to have a slow pace. 100 pages could have been removed without taking away from the story, but in the end it picked up somewhat and I was satisfied. Living where I do, at least half my day is spent in French, so seeing the words misspelled throughout the book was a little irritating.
Overall, I did enjoy the book and would like to hear more from these characters in the future.