Published on 8 November 2014 by The Write Romantic Press
As the days become chilly and the evenings draw in, why not cosy up with us this winter and enjoy our anthology of stories to warm the heart? The Write Romantics present their first anthology of uplifting short stories by skilled and published writers, created just for you. So light the fire, settle down on the sofa, and prepare to spend Christmas in July, meet The Handsome Stranger, or fall in love with Mr Perfect. Just a taste of our twenty-four stories to bring a smile to your lips and touch your soul, knowing that all proceeds of this anthology will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
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Winter Tales is an anthology of 24 short stories written by a group of very talented authors, collectively The Write Romantics. With all proceeds benefiting The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust, there are two very good reasons to buy and read – firstly the stories are so good and secondly two very worthy charities benefit.
I often like to read short stories if I don’t want to start a new book straight away but sometimes they can be a bit hit and miss and disappoint. However, this collection is sure to be a winner. As the title suggests, all the tales have a wintry or Christmas theme, with a romantic, heart warming or magical feel to them. They are of varying length but all have the mark of quality writing. Some will surprise you with a plot twist and others will just leave you with that feel-good factor. I had my favourites (I’m not going to say which ones) but I very much enjoyed dipping into this and reading a few at a time. Some of the authors I knew of but others I wasn’t familiar with and this was a great introduction to their work.
If you’re looking for a quality short story collection, then I can highly recommend this anthology. Congratulations to the authors involved for putting together some excellent stories – and for doing this for charity.
If you want to know which authors have contributed a story, they are:
Introduction by Dr Carol Cooper. Stories by Jessica Redland, Rhoda Baxter, Zanna Mackenzie, Jo Bartlett, Harriet James, Alison May, Holly Martin, Kerry Fisher, Sharon Booth, Sarah Painter, Jackie Ladbury, Helen Phifer, Jennifer Bohnet, Helen J Rolfe, Alys West, Terri Nixon, Annie Lyons, Linda Huber, Sarah Lewis, Rachael Thomas, Lynne Pardoe, Samantha Tonge
My thanks to Jo for the e-copy to review for free. However, as this is book is in aid of charity, I have purchased my own Kindle copy in support.