Written in the Stars: A Charity Anthology @Bloodhoundbook

Book Description:

A unique collection of stories from bestselling authors Angela Marsons, Rob Sinclair, Joy Ellis, Louise Beech and many more!

Written in the Stars is a festive charity anthology with short stories from a variety of authors, including international bestsellers and award-winning writers. There’s something for everyone, with tales that will make you laugh, make you cry, or make you sleep with the light on. It’s the perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s night.

All net profits from this anthology are in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and The Butterfly AVM Charity, who both work tirelessly to offer help to children and their families with life-threatening illnesses.

Authors include: A.A. Abbott, Angela Marsons, Beverley Harvey, Caron McKinlay, Diane Saxon, D.S. Butler, Emma Tallon, Eva Jordan, Gina Kirkham, Helen Walters, Jen Faulkner, John Harkin, Joy Ellis, Keri Beevis, Laura Stewart, Louise Beech Marrisse Whittaker, Mike Walters, Natasha Boydell, Patricia Dixon, Rob Sinclair (writing as CJ Stone), Stephen Edger and Valerie Keogh.

My Thoughts:

This is a novel made up of short stories that are mainly crime and general fiction and written by authors of who some I have read before, others being new to me. The proceeds from it are to be split between two well deserving charities and the book is dedicated to a very special little girl.

As with any short story collection, I love that you are able to dip in and out of it. It’s great if you are short for time but like to be able to start and finish something in what time you do have. Of course you may want to binge read them all in one go! I find with anthologies, some stories will standout and stay with me more than others. Below are some of personal favourites:

The Family Tree by Joy Ellis

You Let Me In by Keri Beevis

The Robin’s Call by Beverley Harvey

Coming Home by Angela Marsons

Seventeen Minutes by Emma Tallon

A Christmas Wish by Gina Kirkham

As I say, these are just a few, there are many more great stories in this book. A Christmas Wish especially had me filling up and reaching for the tissues. Whilst there is a lot of crime, as the stories are all set at Christmas time the most festive time of the year, you still get a sense of what the true meaning of Christmas is and although some stories gave me plenty of thrills, others were heart-warming and uplifting.

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of stories and can highly recommend Written in the Stars!

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