Yesterday, the lovely Brenda Telford: a moderator of the Goodreads group, Aussie Readers: posted the following review of my sixth collection of Short Stories.
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
Encore by Margaret Lynette Sharp is an anthology of short romance stories. They are mostly based in and around Sydney, Australia, with the stories centering around young as well as older people. The variation of theme makes each story different, with most of them having a delightful little twist which more often than not made me smile.My favourite story was actually the first one, At Sixteen: Annie’s Story.With sixteen year old Annie living with her sister Sarah, and husband William because their parents are over in Paris, where they have been living and working for the past six months, she feels a little rebellious. Though Sarah feels a little nervous at the responsibility of being in charge of Annie, she feels Annie is a good girl. But when she finds Annie has been keeping company with an older man, she becomes worried. And as things escalate out of control, Sarah needs all her wiles about her to prevent a disaster in Annie’s life. Beautifully crafted with a clever twist at the end…There are some editing errors which I came across in the book, but they didn’t detract from my enjoyment. It’s a quick, easy read, with light entertainment throughout, one I would recommend to all romance lovers out there.Thanks to the author for my copy of this book to read and review.
A big ‘Thank you’ to Brenda for this review.
Readers, do you like romantic vignettes and Short Stories? Do you like to support Australian writers, particularly emerging ones?
If so, this could be the type of book you’d love to get to know. It’s available through Amazon, in both paperback and Kindle editions.
Cumulo Nimbus over the coast.
There’s a song that tells us to look for it, but sometimes it can be elusive.
Nonetheless, my husband (and editor) Ronald Sharp captured a true example of it, just recently.
Beautiful though it is, in reality it was the forerunner of a major, adverse weather event: a tornado at sea.
Maybe: One needs to be wary, even of those glorious silver linings…….
I like cockatoos.
Sure, they screech, bite, and are notorious for damaging woodwork on buildings. Yet, in their natural state, they seem to me to be lovable clowns: and masters of all they survey.
Recently, Ron and I have watched a most diligent, big white, sulphur-crested bird, gnawing away at the base of huge dead branch of a (very) live gum tree. Day after day, we see him: creating endless piles of wooden debris on the cemented path, below: making a home for himself and his mate.
Every now and then, he rests, and takes in the world around. A world of trees, flowers, insects, other birds, animals: and we humans. I wonder what he makes of us.
I watch with something like envy as, seemingly without effort, he flies away.