Kathleen Valentine immerses you in exquisite language, lush settings, deeply drawn characters and a range of emotions in this gem of a collection of stories and character studies that you just won't want to end. Characters live and breathe across the pages (or e-page views) and draw you into their worlds and their lives.
I could swear that I felt, on my skin, rivulets of sweat in damp, humid settings, chills buffeting me in cold ocean breezes, and the warmth of body heat and soft bed covers as I was tucked into bed, in one story, and then transported to another totally different world in the next story. I DID NOT want this book to end!
I had previously come upon Kathleen Valentine's novel "The Old Mermaid's Tale", browsing through Amazon.com's e-book offerings. That book led me to this collection. I now intend to read her other books, while praying that she will write even more than the several novellas, found, but not yet read, on Amazon.com.