- File Size: 3107 KB
- Print Length: 411 pages
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- Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing (December 7, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077QDWTL5
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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As a whole, I think this is a brilliant anthology. Some of the stories are sweet, some bittersweet and they cover a big part of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. We aren't just getting nine stories from a (admittedly diverse) group of people in an age group that is often overlooked, we are getting it from them as they live all over the world. That gives us another unique perspective on them and how they live out these stories. These are all relatively short stories and my reviews on them will be as well so that I don't spoil anything for you readers. That said, there are over 130,000 words in this book and nine stories, so get yourself a quiet weekend, a glass of the beverage of your choice and a box of tissue and happy reading.
One final thought before I tell you a bit about each story from my eyes... Each of these authors are incredible in their craft. They bring their stories to life and I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have the opportunity to review them. I was a happy blubbering mess after reading these stories and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Trapped by Ofelia Grand
This was the first story in the book. It's a beautiful story of love as it triumphs over the ravages of time and disease. My heart went out to the MC's. Sometimes in very different ways. I cried throughout the story because it's one of those 'If you don't shed a tear, you're not human' kinds of stories.
Ashes and Alms by A.M. Leibowitz
I could relate to a lot in this story. It deals with teens during a time when they are trying to fit in while learning about themselves and how sometimes telling a lie can have long lasting effects and that there is always more than one side to every story. This one is very well written and has religious overtones.
The Palette by Caraway Carter
A story of a lifetime of loving and the lengths that people will go to in order to be safe and appear conforming. This one also deals with the effects of lies by omission. I loved how the author told the story through his characters paintings and the sense of true love that jumped right off the pages.
Clara by Hans M Hirschi
Clara is a senior citizen who is happy enough and accepting of all the things that make up Clara. Clara, is not about labels. This is Clara's story and that of her childhood friend. It is about love and friendship and how those two things endure for eternity. It's about reconnecting with your past and the difficulties growing up in a time when being trans or queer weren't accepted. This author writes strong characters that are true to themselves and realistic. I was deeply touched by this beautifully written story.
To Be Sure by Debbie McGowan
This story deals with characters that are from Ireland, deeply religious and trying to blend their love for each other with their Catholic beliefs. It has a great cast of secondary characters that are family and friends and spans some 50 years of togetherness and all they have to do to find and keep that togetherness. I enjoyed watching the characters deal with the challenges all of that implies.
Nectar by Laura Susan Johnson
Oh man! This one comes with trigger warnings and I don't think I've ever read a story that broke my heart so much and then put it back together again with the characters strength and determination. So much love and loss in this one and at times it was hard for me to read. It is a VERY realistic depiction of one girls life and her family. It's about lost love and what a family endures during the Armenian genocide of the early 1900's as well as WW1. The hardships they endured in war and peace and what it did to mold them into the people they survived to be. A brilliantly written story that will stay with you for a long time.
Moving by J P Walker
I got lost in this story of a past love and a present love. What happens when the past love dies and the MC is sucked into the memories to the point of letting it take over the present? It is a tough road to try and reconcile a past that didn't end well and the knowledge that even if you were never going to... you now can never clear the air. Sometimes past memories are clouded by what we want to remember and this story is about a woman as she tries to process her feelings for her lost love before she loses the love she has now.
Cue The Music by Alexis Woods
I love a story that connects feelings to music and this one did that perfectly. I could feel the hurt feelings and the need for apologies and forgiveness. There were a lot of feels in this short story and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I can't say much more without giving the story away and I don't want to take away from your pleasure by doing that. Just read it. It has its serious moments and reminded me that relationships are hard work, but is delivered in a sweet, sexy way.
Ocean Of Tears by Phetra H. Novak
The anthology ends with a sweet angsty May/December romance. I love a story about a broken MC and this one didn't disappoint. A man who doesn't think that he has what it takes anymore in life or love, that is until a force of nature who is less than half his age shows up. Like I mentioned, there's angst, but it's not overdone and it was the perfect end to an amazing book.