Dec 282015

The Comes WinterCuddle Under a Blanket and Be Charmed by This Cozy Collection!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

The wonderful people at Meryton Press have released another stellar compilation of romantic and Austen-inspired short stories, this time highlighting the holiday and winter season. I loved their first anthology, Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer and was eagerly anticipating their newest release. Like Lady C, I desire to “have my say” about each story and author, so you will find a brief breakdown below! 😉

HOLIDAY MIX TAPE – Beau North and Brooke West

Type of Story: Persuasion Retelling (Contemporary)

My Thoughts: I love how the story alternated between present-day and flashbacks to Anne’s and Eric’s romance years ago, and that Anne wrote a novel about them that revealed her heart to Eric. David Wentworth and Anne’s hobby of deejaying were also great touches.

BECOMING FANNY – Melanie Stanford

Type of Story: Mansfield Park Inspired (Contemporary)

My Thoughts: I love the positive spotlight on Fanny Price and her admirable qualities. I thought the quiz motif was perfect and Blair’s reaction to her results and analyzation of herself and Fanny as a character profound and perceptive! Continue reading »

Jul 242015

Sun-KissedSweet Scenes that Savor the Delights of the Summer Season!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Summer is my favorite season, mostly because I get to read outside in a variety of settings – by the pool, in my hammock, at the beach. In addition, I love what summer represents – a time to go on holiday, to visit new places, to go somewhere scenic. I’m thrilled that Meryton Press, one of my favorite publishers, has published their first short-story anthology and that the theme of the anthology is summer romance. Since there are eight short-stories by eight different authors, I thought I’d briefly touch upon each story individually. I hope you find this breakdown helpful! Continue reading »