I’m delighted to be supporting this anthology of short stories from some of my favourite authors. The brainchild of top Editor, Emma Mitchell, of Creating Perfection, every sale of this collection will go towards helping service personnel.
It was rather fitting that I started reading this book on Remembrance Sunday and it served as a stark reminder of all those who lost their lives so that we should have our freedom.
With so many amazing stories from some fabulous authors it’s a book you can read from start to finish or dip in and out as you please. The stories range from spooky to poignant, from dark to humour but each one has a Christmas theme throughout.
It would be impossible to review every one of these FANTASTIC stories so I’ve picked just a few but honestly, each and every one of them will reach out the pages and grab you!
Rob Ashman’s Fredrick Snellgrove packs all the emotions into just a couple of pages with a glimpse into a young Private’s life.
The Close Encounter from Gordon Bickerstaff was a beautiful tale which sent a shiver down my spine.
Believe by Mark Brownlees a brilliant lesson to children who don’t believe in Santa Claus! Oh my…I really wasn’t expecting that! Loved it!
Lucy Cameron’s What Can Possibly Go Wrong will have you giggling as you consider your Christmas preparations this year! I’m reconsidering my turkey options already!
The Art of War and Peace by John Carson gives us a little bit of love with a twist!
A Gift for Christmas by Kris Egleton such a heart-warming message about the true gift of Christmas, this one made me well up inside.
The Christmas Killer by Louise Jensen proves that this author can send the chills down your spine whether it’s a couple of pages or a full length novel.
Alex Kane takes us along to The Village Hotel for an atmospheric and chilling Christmas party with a twisted difference!
Billy McLaughlin provided The Invitation and an emotional insight into trauma faced by our services and the impact on families. Not going to lie, I was greeting!
Girl in a Red Shirt by Owen Mullen provides an international flavour to the events in his emotionally charged action packed adventure proving he definitely knows how to pack a punch!
KA Richardson’s Inside Out captures the brutal reality of life on the streets for ex service personnel and demonstrates that it’s not always as easy as providing a roof over someone’s head. But it’s also an uplifting story of hope.
Family Time from Graham Smith made me well up inside as once again he creates a scenario that pulls the rug from under your feet.
This just a very small taste of the little gems captured within the pages of this fantastic anthology. Tears, laughter, hope, love and loss are all there. Buying this book will not only bring you pleasure it will raise money for the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line for the freedom we have.
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