Friday, 31 August 2012

Friday Recommends

My Recommended book this week



Sophie King

Available as an ebook
Published by Corazon books
July 2012


Tales from the Heart is a collection of twenty short stories which have been previously published in women’s magazines. The author Sophie King, already an established author and journalist, has successfully to put into words all those everyday situations we encounter, and with perception and humour has provided a warm and witty look at life. Whilst some of the stories are quite light hearted, others definitely tug at the heartstrings, and the occasional unexpected twist at the end is a nice surprise.

The art of successful short story writing is quite difficult, and yet Sophie King has managed to make it look easy. The tales flow really well, the characters are likeable, and the everyday situations lend a believability factor which, for me, is sometimes missing from short stories. I’m not going to précis the collection as that would spoil the enjoyment, but for ease of use and an undeniable charm, Tales from the Heart is one of the best collections of short stories I have read in a long time.

My thanks to Ian at Great Stories with Heart for a review copy of this ebook 

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