What a collection of 5 inspirational stories!
I’m always drawn to stories that feature strong women as the protagonist, but these collection of novelettes, feature a more realistic view of being a strong, modern woman in today’s society, so relatable and easily digestible.
To be honest, I don’t really read, short stories, preferring the format of a long-form novel to really get stuck into, the last book of short stories that I tried, bored me, so I was reluctant to try, but the synopsis piqued my interest, and I thought I should at least give it a go.
I’m so glad that I did, as a I was hooked, from page 1! ?
Here’s the synopsis:
These stories follow a similar theme, a strong women with a vulnerable side, dealing with very relatable problems of the 21st century – their problems interfere with their relationships and we see the believable struggle they go through to resolve them.
The stories felt quite fast-paced, but not at all rushed and I love that the resolutions to each character’s problems were not unrealistically resolved, leaving the reader in a state of realistic satisfaction of the outcome, along with hope, tips and guidance, should we encounter such issues in our own lives.
There are beautiful similarities to the novelettes, even though they each have their own complete and separate narratives, they are tied together with little mentions of birds and nature – you will see what I mean when you read them – it gives it an almost magical feel.
Definitely a feel good read with empowerment sprinkled throughout.
I’m so glad that Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources introduced me to this collection of novelettes, I will definitely be checking out the author, Helen Libby’s back catalogue!
The Author – Helen Libby
Originally from North Wales, Helen currently lives in Shropshire with her husband and their dog. Helen worked for many years in the public sector and has an administrative background. She writes both fiction and non-fiction. As well as being an indie author, Helen is a self-publishing consultant, offering editorial, self-publishing, and writing services. To find out more, please go to: www.helen-edwards.co.uk
More details about Helen and her books can be found here;
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Thanks for reading and enjoy!