Friday, 8 November 2019

Review ~ Christmas at Miss Moonshine's Emporium Anthology..



47898586. sy475
Authors on the Edge
October 2019

My thanks to the authors for my e-copy of this book


When the magic of Christmas is just what you're looking for...

There’s something magical about Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium, and at Christmas she brings an added sparkle to the inhabitants of the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge. Customers who step over her threshold find an eccentric collection of gifts, but Miss Moonshine has a rare knack for providing exactly what they need: a strange Advent calendar whose doors give a glimpse of a happy ending; a vintage typewriter that types a ghostly message from Christmas past; a mirror in a silver case that reflects the person you’d like to be.
Step inside Miss Moonshine’s quirky shop, and the thing you need most for Christmas will be right there, waiting for you.

What did I think about it..

I can think of no better place to spend the festive season than in the company of Miss Moonshine in her wonderful emporium in the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge. In this collection of nine festive short stories we get to spend time with some lovely characters as they each celebrate Christmas in their own special way.

There really is something to appeal to everyone with stories set in the present day, alongside stories set in the past, and rather than try to outdo each other the collection blends beautifully, so that each separate story becomes a real festive treat.

All of the stories have the wonderfully eccentric Miss Moonshine at the centre and yet, she doesn't dominate the individual stories, but rather sprinkles her own special brand of magic so that the people she tries to help find their own way of dealing with whatever life has thrown at them. Every conceivable emotion is covered in a lovely entertaining sort of way which makes the sad stories all the more poignant whilst the happy stories come alive with joyous expectation. Amongst the nine, I do have a couple of favourites but I'm not going to share which ones as I would really love it if you would read this collection and discover your own special stories.

Each of the nine festive stories are beautifully written by this group of talented authors who are at the top of their game in writing romantic fiction, be it current or historical, and each story is a perfect length to read over a lunch time break, or with a festive gingerbread latte in your favourite coffee shop.

This collection includes:


  • The Ghost in the Machine by Mary Jayne Baker
  • The Boy Next Door by Helen Pollard
  • My True Love Gave to Me by Sophie Clare
  • How to Save Christmas by Kate Field
  • A Raven's Gift by Angela Wren
  • Make My wish Come True by Helena Fairfax
  • Christmas Magic by Marie Laval
  • The Timepiece by Melinda Hammond
  • Miss Moonshine's Advent Calendar by Jacqui Cooper


Christmas at Miss Moonshine's Emporium is out now in E-book and Paperback


About the Authors

Helena Fairfax, Mary Jayne Baker, Sophie Claire, Jacqui Cooper, Angela Wren, Marie Laval, Kate Field, Helen Pollard, Melinda Hammond.




Christmas at Miss Moonshine's Emporium is an anthology put together by a group of romantic novelists and short story writers from Yorkshire and Lancashire in the north of England. The group meet regularly in the little town of Hebden Bridge, and this location, lying as it does on the moors near the border between the two counties, led to the group name Authors on the Edge, and to the inspiration behind this collection.

Many mince pies were consumed by these authors in the making of this anthology.

Twitter #authorsontheedge




No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.