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Fairytales for Femmes Paperback – August 24, 2009
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Now I am glad I decided to get this little book filled with wisdom, humor and passion.
It must be said, L.Holm is a gifted writer, with a wonderful sense of humor, and a keen sense of detail. Not only did I cry (once) but smiled a lot. Some parts read like poetry.
All seven stories are different thematically; some are very "dark" (The Beholder, Harmony of the Spheres), or sad
(The Love of My Life, One Way Ticket to Always) while others are light, almost picaresque (Pink Magic, Date night, right?). As in the tradition of fairy tales they all in their own way reflect life and love and the obstacles -and sometimes fears- a woman has to confront, as in this case, when she falls in love with another woman.
The characters are different women from different walks of life, with different backgrounds and hang-ups, but the message is that love will find its way in the end. This might take a while, though, and there will be many obstacles along the way. But love will prevail.
And this is one of many reasons why I will return to this charming little book and recommend to my friends.
Rain L. Sommers
Some of the fairy tales are cruel, some are sad and others fun, or mysterious. They all have one thing in common; the girl gets the girl in the end when all the obstacles, fears and modern dragons have been faced, fought and conquered.
This being said, none of the stories are simple; they are all as multilayered and complex as the protagonists and their objects of affections. The heroines come in all shapes and conditions, and from all walks of life and society, and no matter if they come across to the reader as sexy or shy, innocent or experienced; most of them will turn out to have been more than a little bruised by life and love.
This is a wonderful collection of stories and I enjoyed them all very much!
However since starting on page 1, I have been disappointed.
The story lines are not interesting, the mysticism and fantasy worlds that are created that I assume are supposed to be the same as in children's fairytales just don't ring true to me. Maybe there is not enough background information or maybe its just too fantastical for my liking.
And there are too many typos getting in the way of my reading.
I unfortunately have not enjoyed any of the stories.