Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tell a Tale: Wishes and Sorrows

For those of you who like to live in a land of magic....


Summary (from Goodreads):

For every wish there is a sorrow... 

Wishes are born from sorrows, blessings are sometimes curses, and even fairy godmothers cannot always get what they want. In this original collection, Cindy Lynn Speer, the author of “The Chocolatier’s Wife”, brings to life creatures of myths and tales, mixing them into a vibrant tapestry of stories, happy and sad, magical and real, each lovingly crafted and sure to touch the reader’s soul. 

Step into the world where magic is real, and every mundane bit of reality is as magical as a true fairy tale. 

ReviewDisclosure: I recieved a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book is quite far outside of my comfort zone of reading. I don't normally venture into fantasy and I rarely ever read short stories. That being said, I really enjoyed this collection and quickly fell in love the author's writing style.

The first story about the Bell Witch really drew me in. I instantly connected with the characters and the story and could easily envision all of it every step of the way through the vines.

It might be the romantic in me, but The Tower in the Desert, A Necklace of Rubies, and But Can you Let Him Go? also stood out to me.

The author has a wonderful way of setting the scene and welcoming you into each story. Most are a retelling of stories we already know but I enjoyed the twists and turns. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more from this talented writer. I would love to see how she does with an entire novel

Do you read short stories?  What's your favourite Fairy Tale?  Leave a comment below~

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