How do you feel about short stories? Do you love them or hate them?
Personally, I love them. Short stories are perfect for a quick read while waiting for appointments or before bed. Sometimes, I just don't have the time or energy to invest in a full length novel. Also, I am in awe of authors who can write short stories. It's very hard to get the character development and to suck your readers in before the ending!
I have reviewed Stranger Secrets several months ago if you want a fun read that will is entertaining and a brain teaser.
I was approached Pixie Forest publishing to read and review their new anthology, Love Dust. It is a collection of romantic and romantic fantasy stories.
Honestly, I loved each story and I loved how they worked together in the anthology. Each story was a love story but it wasn't always boy meets girl. They covered all the facets of love in one's own life. Everything from a grandfather's love in Peppermint Kisses to falling in love reading Six Point Hayes to growing old an in love in Tootsie.
I think there is something for everyone in this anthology. Even though I enjoyed them all, I had two favorites. Sugar and Ink is about two people finally noticing each other. The magic in this one is just as beautiful as the prose. My other favorite was The Beech Tree Carving. I was tearing up by the end. It was suspenseful and so full of hope. Without giving too much away, think along the lines of the Notebook.
Book blurb from Goodreads:
Become immersed in worlds where love is key. In these twelve stories, enjoy tales of new, unexpected, and lost love.
Open the pages to discover love that fights through war, abuse, curses, death, and withstands time itself. These stories will touch your heart, make you laugh, and make you cry. Let the authors show you the many ways love can tug at your heartstrings in Love Dust.
Thank you to the publisher for this awesome collection of shorts.