In this collection of 8 short stories, H. C. Heartland takes the reader on a multitude of adventures, from the charming romance of Courage in a cup of coffee and Falling asleep at midnight, to the humorous Chicken Pox Revenge, to the heartwarming tale, A morning to meander.
This wide array of stories also includes a sci-fi story in The Kitty Incident, and covers a diverse range of settings, from farmsteads of rural America, to places as far away as the island of Madagascar.
Full of quirky characters, beautiful landscapes, and heartwarming moments, these stories will both encourage and inspire you. Heartland has the remarkable ability to capture those still, quiet moments in life that hold the most meaning- from an old man teaching a young boy to skip stones (A morning to meander), to a loyal house maid who grieves the loss of her employer and dear friend by falling asleep in his favorite chair (Lanto).
This book of short stories is a sure win. Heartland truly writes from the heart in a way that I feel could only be improved, perhaps, by a more focused plot structure, as her tales tend to meander a bit- though we learn in her stories that sometimes meandering can be a good thing! Over all, this is a good book that will make you smile.
Rating: 3 stars
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
About the author:
H. C. Heartland is a native of Michigan and a devoted wife, who, with her husband, travels throughout many developing countries doing volunteer work. This lifestyle and the myriad environments and cultures she has encountered provide the inspiration for most of her short works of fiction. She is always looking for the next opportunity to develop a fantastic tale to share for the enjoyment of others.
You can learn more by visiting her website at www.hcheartland.com
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