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The majority of the stories are non-fiction giving us a glimpse into the authors’ lives, joys and heartaches. The fictional stories are very believable and could happen to any reader. All give one pause to consider and think.
As with the other books in the series, the authors are all Canadian and Christian. Their belief and world-view come out strongly. One does not, however, have to be Christian to be touched by the stories.
Since each of the authors contributing to this anthology is a unique individual, so the writing styles are unique and individual. Some may better resonate with the reader than others, but all have been professionally written and edited.
I received this book in order to give an honest review.
Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected Places
N. J Lindquist, editor of Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon, Stories of Finding Love in Unexpected Places, has brought home the cosy in the next in the “Hot Apple Cider” series. Will this be the Canadian equivalent to the long-running “Chicken Soup for the Soul?” Not unlike the Chicken series, Lindquist has orchestrated a collection of non-fiction shorts, interlaced with poems and short fictional gems of an encouraging and inspiring nature. The fiction and nonfiction alike hold universal truths so close to the heart they hug and challenge with graceful realism.
Keen to crack the spine to the author from our wee town, I bounded through Glynis M. Belec’s “Old Ladies’ Perfume.” The power of sensory memory enthralled me with my own recollection of special women—“oldies”—who daubed behind the ears, dating themselves while endearing mentorship. Smiles indeed!
Hooked, I kept turning the pages rather than trusting the editor’s wisdom. Considering it an anthology rather than a rivulet of emotional roll, I proceeded to the end of the book only to return and finish out of order. My loss. Reading front to back Lindquist choreographed her wordsmiths for good reason.
The “Other First Prize,” by Martin Smith, bolted from the starting gate, appealing to our inner child with laughter and the foibles of youth.
The reader can almost mature along with the cumulative wisdom of healthy relationships such as L. June Stevenson’s “The Girl from the Other Side of the Tracks,” a bending of parental rules for the sake of friendship. Or Ramona Furst’s, “An Extraordinary Visit,” a powerful international wonder of God linking long lost friends, in a way only His timing can orchestrate.
Read in order Belec’s coming-of-age giggle, spooned nicely into “Notes from a Sacred Journey,” about losing a loved one prematurely. Bill Bonikowsky penned of a greater love to hold onto through life’s storms. Bonikowsky wrote, “I can talk to her if it helps me. But she is hearing other voices now, including The Voice of her King, who exchanged a throne for the manger.”
Timeless truths in Doris Fleming’s tribute poem, “Thanks, Dad!” or “Learning to Love by Letting Go,” by Lisa Elliott, give hints and pocket treasures that remind the reader about loving in the spots that death leads. Not to be left in these places of reflective, the editor turned us to “A Second Chance,” by Frieda Martens—oh, to live that teacher’s wisdom! Again, Rob Horseman’s “Carlos,” got me to blink a happy tear, or two, because a teacher dared to challenge with tough love.
Indeed, Lindquist stirred the Hot Apple Cider with spice. Cinnamon, a favorite flavor laced in comfort foods, for this reader, will now be associated with a stronger understanding of everyday love.
November 27, 2015
Every evening, I found myself looking to the clock to see if I could squeeze one more story in before I had to go to bed. I was genuinely disappointed to come to the end of it. I look forward to the next book in the series!
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