#Bookreview for Scribbler Tales Vol. 1 by Mary Ann Bernal @BritonandDane #shortstories

Scribbler Tales

I read Scribbler Tales on a flight recently, this collection of short stories occupying about an hour of my time. There are five tales in all and the first of them, Desperate Measures, was my favourite. This was the story of the downfall of Audrey, a highly acclaimed and brilliant scientist but sadly naïve woman who loses everything (and I mean everything!) by falling unwisely in love.

Forbidden Love is the frightening story of being in a graveyard after closing time in the search for family history. A nice idea but I felt the denouement was a little rushed and I would have liked the outcome to have been developed further.

Forever Lost is a romantic and beautifully descriptive piece of love, betrayal and tragic loss.

Sail with Me reads like a faction piece, where fiction meets a real life story. Aaron recalls his upbringing as a military brat, of missing his dad and of the best friends that came and went.

Lastly, there is The Hourglass, a familiar tale of a life offered to Death in order to save another.

I’m a fan of using short stories to fill those times when concentration is difficult to maintain or reading time is constantly interrupted. They also give a good introduction to a writer’s work and this well written collection was a welcome diversion that I’d recommend to all those looking for a light read.

For all those wanting a copy, here are a couple of links for you,

Amazon UK

Amazon US

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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4 Responses to #Bookreview for Scribbler Tales Vol. 1 by Mary Ann Bernal @BritonandDane #shortstories

  1. I’m delighted you enjoyed the stories, Georgia. Thank you for your support.

  2. This sounds like a great collection G. Like you I enjoy a short story 😀

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