Enchanting, heartwarming and downright quirky tales.
author is observant, compassionate and her stories engage the reader. However, I would encourage her to be a bolder
writer. The stories were interesting and
any one of them could have been further developed to get inside the heads of
the characters and hook the reader with a really satisfying emotional
experience. Take risks with language; break rules; develop an original style
that readers will recognize as uniquely Nellie Woods and come to love - I can
easily tell that she has the ability to do this. “Heaven by the Lake”, for
example, is a short story of moral dilemmas and the Troubles in Northern
Ireland, with enough material for an entire novel. The characters, their backstories
and the issues they faced were quite gripping, and I wanted to know more. The final story, “Foot Against the Headstone”,
was a memorable funeral tale and my favourite.
I would like to see what this author can do when she
relinquishes her present control, because I think she would be fabulous.BUY NOW FROM AMAZON
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