Saturday, 18 August 2012

Books Read: Sophie King - Tales from the Heart

Source - Received from publisher to review

Enjoy these twenty stories of love, family and friendship from the best-selling author of The School Run and The Wedding Party. 

A woman cooks a meal for her ex-husband, but has more than food on her mind...
Can a new arrival remind a family of what is really important in life..?
A young couple's love transports an elderly woman into the past...
Will love second time around heal old scars..?
Warring grandparents refuse to see eye to eye...
Are family secrets best kept hidden..?
A wise man's last request brings surprises for his great-niece...

Told with wit, understanding, humour, love and romance - these Tales from the Heart, which have appeared in a range of popular women's magazines such as Woman's Weekly and My Weekly, are brought together in one collection for the first time.

I was contacted by Sophie's editor to see whether I'd be interested in reading this collection of short stories that she'd previously had published in magazines. As I'd read and enjoyed all of her previous books and the books published under her other pen name, Janey Fraser, I said yes.

And I'm pleased that I did as this was a delightful collection of short stories that covered the whole spectrum of everyday situations and emotions that we all might find ourselves in at some stage in our lives.

One of the stories that I particularly enjoyed reading was Holiday with a Difference which just goes to show you that you don't have to spend lots of money to have a fantastic time which in the current economic climate is a reality that most of us face.  Another favourite was May I Take Your Picture? which is about encapturing love whilst you can as you never know when it may be taken from you.

As an added bonus there is also a sample of the first two chapters of her next book, Divorce for Beginners!, which after reading this teaser I am already looking forward to reading.     

Tales from the Heart is perfect for reading when you have just a few minutes to spare to enable you to enjoy the short stories one at a time.  If this sounds like a collection that you'd like to read then you're in luck as it's currently on offer on Amazon for a bargain price of 77p but make sure you're quick as not sure for how much longer.

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