Today’s team review is from Terry.
Terry blogs here https://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.com/
Terry has been reading Love, Loss And Life In Between by Suzanne Rogerson
3.5 out of 5 stars
Ten short stories from fantasy author Suzanne Rogerson, snapshots of lives, some with happy endings, others bittersweet.
My favourite was the first one, Spirit Song, about an old lady called Cecilia and her lute. Short, so atmospheric; I loved it. I also liked Goodbye Forever, in which an abused wife makes her escape. This was most exciting and fast-paced, and I whipped through it. Another favourite was Garden Therapy, with its unexpected plot that unfolded so gradually, and I liked Catalyst, too.
As with many short story collections there were some that appealed more than other; I preferred those with a little glimpse of ‘outside this world’, rather than the straightforward love stories. I would say Ms Rogerson’s talent is in writing the benign paranormal, for sure!
This collection of short stories gives a glimpse into life, love, loss, and the inexplicable in between.
Including themes of grief, finding hope and second chances, facing the consequences of your actions and getting help from the unlikeliest of places.
• As Cecilia helps the dying, she questions what happens to their spirits. But is she ready to find out?
• Can a mother’s race through the New Forest save her son?
• Will visiting a medium bring Christina the closure she needs to move on?
• Can an intruder help an old lady with her loneliness?
• Will the start of another wet and miserable Monday morning end with Maeve’s happy ever after?