Emma Mitchell (compiler) : When Stars Will Shine

Today I’m honoured to have been invited to take part in the blog tour for When Stars Will Shine. My review is written with thanks to Shell Baker and Emma Mitchell for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

When Stars Will Shine is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty Christmas crimes that will shake you to your core, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops, you can rest assured that you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.From authors such as Louise Jensen, Graham Smith, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Lucy Cameron, Val Portelli, and Alex Kane, you are in for one heck of a ride!When Stars Will Shine is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life!

Review:

I am honoured to have been invited to review such a special book and I would like to extend my congratulations to Emma Mitchell and her team for the way in which this anthology has been put together. There are stories from a wide range of authors who write in different genres and I enjoyed reading work by some of my favourite authors (Rob Ashman, Louise Jensen), authors I’d heard of but not had chance to read (Owen Mullen, Malcolm Hollingdrake) and others who were completely new to me.

The wonderful thing about When Stars Will Shine is that the proceeds from it will go to Help For Heroes  This paves the way for some war stories, some factual and some fictional, set in both the past and the present day. I was struck by the poignancy of these stories and the endings will stay with me for some time.

With a publication date so near to Christmas, it is inevitable that some authors should have chosen this as a theme for their work. I enjoyed the atmosphere that many of the authors created by drawing on the wintry weather and the traditions for this time of year.

As crime is my preferred genre, I was drawn to these stories in When Stars Will Shine. I loved the creepy characters and twisty endings the authors used to build tension and hold my interest for the duration of the story.

There truly is something for every reader in When Stars Will Shine  and it gives me pleasure to recommend it.

When Stars Will Shine is available from Amazon.

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