Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Review: MISSED CHANCES, an anthology of love stories (edited by M.R. Nelson)

Classic love stories… with a twist.

A collection of classic love stories featuring "the one that got away:" light-hearted, with undertones of tragedy and a lingering comic finish.

The flight includes:

Aunt Philippa and the Men, by L.M. Montgomery
The Kiss, by Kate Chopin
The Victory, by Rabindranath Tagore
The Mystery of Wilhelm Rütter, by Helen Hunt Jackson
A Florentine Experiment, by Constance Fenimore Woolson

My thoughts: Short love stories with a hint of what might have been.

In these five stories, we take a ride on the rocky (sometimes nauseating) rollercoaster of love.

"Aunt Phillipa and the Men" had a more historic feel to it. I wasn't sure if there really was a prince somewhere in there or if that was just the name of the town. It almost felt like a world out of Jane Austen.

The other four weren't much better.

Stories just seemed to babble on and on, never really leading to an interesting point. I mean, they sounded compelling enough and I thought I'd get through them rather quickly being that they were short stories. Sadly, that wasn't the case.

My rating: 2 stars

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