"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!
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 27, 2007