Last but not least it is finally my turn to share my review for When Stars Will Shine on Blog Tour Today.Which is out now and every penny raised is going to Help For Heroes
When Stars Will Shine is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.
With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty Christmas crimes that will shake you to your core, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops, you can rest assured that you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.
From authors such as Louise Jensen, Graham Smith, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Lucy Cameron, Val Portelli, and Alex Kane, you are in for one heck of a ride!
When Stars Will Shine is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life!
First of all I have to say that everyone involved in this book needs to give themselves a pat on the back….especially Emma Mitchell who has put this book together. Having worked behind the scenes with Emma to organise the Blog Tour it has certainly been a rollercoaster ride for Emma. But it gives me great pleasure to tell you that,she has totally nailed it.
From a stunning cover to incredible stories this book is a must read. I am not a fan of short stories, but this book….OMG what can I say but it’s bloody brilliant. With an opening poem by an 11 year old to an heartbreaking story by Rob Ashman. Which made me cry! to a twisty story by Robert Scragg the list is endless.
This is a perfect book to dip into while drinking a coffee or two. And for me it gave me the chance to read stories by authors that I have never read before. What a perfect taster, to sample their writing skills.
When Stars Will Shine is simply a winner and a perfect read for everyone. Which I highly recommend.
Massive thank you to Emma Mitchell for taking up my offer to organise this Blog Tour. It has been a blast.
Merry Christmas everyone
A Note from Emma Mitchell:
As the blurb tells us, When Stars Will Shine is a multi-genre collection of Christmas-themed short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity.
Working closely with Kate Noble at Noble Owl Proofreading and Amanda Ni Odhrain from Let’s Get Booked, I’ve been able to pick the best of the submissions to bring you a thrilling book which is perfect for dipping into at lunchtime or snuggling up with on a cold winter’s night. I have been completely blown away by the support we’ve received from the writing and blogging community, especially the authors who submitted stories and Shell Baker from Baker’s Not So Secret Blog, who has organised the cover reveal and blog tour.
There isn’t a person in the country who hasn’t benefited from the sacrifices our troops, past and present, have made for us and they all deserve our thanks.
It has been an honour working on these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.
Fredrick Snellgrove, Private 23208 by Rob Ashman
Four Seasons by Robert Scragg
The Close Encounter by Gordon Bickerstaff
Believe by Mark Brownless
What Can Possibly Go Wrong? by Lucy Cameron
Mountain Dew by Paul T. Campbell
The Art of War and Peace by John Carson
A Gift for Christmas by Kris Egleton
Free Time by Stewart Giles
Died of Wounds by Malcolm Hollingdrake
The Christmas Killer by Louise Jensen
The Village Hotel by Alex Kane
A Present of Presence by HR Kemp
The Invitation by Billy McLaughlin
Brothers Forever by Paul Moore
Girl in a Red Shirt by Owen Mullen
Pivotal Moments by Anna Franklin Osborne
Uncle Christmas by Val Portelli
Time for a Barbeque by Carmen Radtke
Christmas Present by Lexi Rees
Inside Out by KA Richardson
Penance by Jane Risdon