Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tales From The Heart by Sophie King

Tales From The Heart is a collection of 20 short stories from novelist Sophie King, ranging from fun to heart-wrenching. Most of the stories have some sort of twist and are centred around love and families; mothers and daughters, old flames and new love, celebrations and loss.
The stories are all very quick reads, meaning you can dip in and out of the book whenever you get a few spare minutes. They're great for when you want to read but can't commit to a whole novel and the quick completion of the story is very satisfactory.
I thought all the stories were lovely and well-written but a couple that stood out for me were Other People's Children, which I thought was light-hearted and with a fun twist at the end and The Party, which was quite tragic and moving but my favourite story from the collection was No Presents Please. The story contained a whole timeline of history and the tale was poingnant but uplifting.
As well as the 20 short stories, Tales From The Heart contains a sneak preview of Sophie King's novel, Divorce for Beginners.
Thank you to the publishers for sending me a copy to review. I will be chatting to the author  today.

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