"Anthology with ALL stories filling a fantasy"

Short stories in this anthology are: "A Whisper of Spring" by Lynn Kurland. "When Winter Comes" by Sharon Shinn. "The Kiss of the Snow Queen" by Claire Delacroix. "A Gift of Wings" by Sarah Monette.

I enjoy anthologies when life requirements limit time for reading to a "quick fix". I originally took a second look at this anthology because of the authors - L. Kurland and S. Shinn have won awards in Sci-fi and I have enjoyed their stories and C. Delacroix has award winning Historical series which I have on my keeper shelf.

Needless to say, I read this book with high expectations. I was not disappointed. (Otherwise you would not be reading this review!) For those who enjoy romances with a mix of imagination and HEA (Happily Ever After), this is an excellent anthology. This anthology presents short Quest Fantasy at its best! Each story ended with emotionally satisfying HEA which leaves reader ready to return to real world feeling encouraged.

I'd like to mention that I saw this book in LARGE PRINT (ISBN-13: 9780786285907) today on the library shelf. A Local Chapter donates Large Print and audio-books to the library and this was one of their choices. So, to all those who donate as well as the author and publisher of these special editions, my heartfelt THANK YOU for making books available for all!

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 27, 2007


From four of today's most imaginative authors come four stories of love as pure as the driven snow that will warm the coldest of hearts.

USA Today bestselling author Claire Delacroix delivers an enchanting tale of a gifted seer who receives a vision of a man whom she was not meant to marry, but was meant to love.

USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland spins a story of a mortal man and an elven woman who endure both the mundane and the magical in their quest to remain together.

Award-winning author Sharon Shinn writes of a brave young woman who saves her sister's magically- gifted child, only to receive an unexpected gift of her own.

And newcomer Sarah Monette's romantic novella tells of a warrior maiden trapped in a deadly storm with the only man she ever wanted, whose scars she must heal if he is ever to want her.


The Queen In Winter
by Sharon Shinn, Sarah Monette, Lynn Kurland, Claire Delacroix

Berkley Pub Group
February 1, 2006
Available: February 7, 2006
ISBN #0425207722
EAN #9780425207727
320 pages
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