I chose to read this book as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team and received a copy from the author. This does not alter my review in any way.
Love, Loss and Life in Between is a short book made up of around ten short stories. I read it over one day.
Spirit Song is thoughtful with a lovely ending. Goodbye Forever a suspenseful telling of a woman and her son trying to escape an abusive partner. Garden Therapy tells the story of a woman trying to work her way through her guilt and has a nice twist in it. Starting Over shows us a woman revisiting the past and an opportunity missed. A Cat-Shaped Hole is a super story of a lonely woman finding a new friend. The Phone Call was a bit creepy. First a reluctant meeting with a medium, then they phone calls… Knocked Off Her Feet shows how fate can change everything. And Catalyst has such an intriguing opening and a terrifically brutal outcome. Not Just for Christmas a heart-warming tale for all dog lovers out there. A Mermaid’s Tail is a sad read and offers a glimpse into past events that have shaped characters’ lives in The Mermaid Hotel Romance Series. The last piece is an excerpt of a fantasy short story – The Guardian – and is continued in a fantasy short story collection.
Rogerson writes very well and these tales are concise yet descriptive. I liked the fact they were a mix of genre so interesting and each one very different.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend to everyone who enjoys well-told short stories.