September 7, 2017

Book Review - What's in a Name? by Sally G Cronin

Our legacy is not always about money or fame, but rather in the way that people remember our name after we have gone. In these sixteen short stories we discover the reasons why special men and women will stay in the hearts and minds of those who have met them. Romance, revenge and sacrifice all play their part in the lives of these characters.


 

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My Review 


It is the first fiction book written by Sally Cronin that I’ve had the opportunity to read. I was drawn into What’s in a Name collection and went on reading until the last story was done. I would call most of them  " tales with a twist."  I really did enjoy this book...you may need some tissue at times. You will love the unexpected and won’t think to put the book down. I found it hard to put down

The motives and emotions of the characters in all of the stories were well defined and expressed. I really liked the fact that each story came to a satisfying ending and the next story quickly engaged me with the new people and place. It's undoubtedly one of my most FAVORITE reads of 2017, in my TOP 5. Sally Cronin creates stories that will keep you flipping pages and loving it!

I won’t tell you what they are about because being short stories I would reveal important details and I want other readers to live themselves the emotions I experienced. What I can tell you is that each story is as touching and compelling as the next one. The thread that links them all stories or characters is sacrifice and romance. Children, parents, lovers, life being lived.

These stories are for me like a fragrant flowers bouquet, each flower having its own special color and scent.

If you are short on time, What’s in a Name allows you to read something start to finish, which I love. Great for airplanes or a one hour mental break, beside being just great for personal "escape from the world.”


14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely read. And you can't beat short stories when you have time constraints. Thanks for the review, Carmen.
    I love your cover, Sally. Wishing you many sales.

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    1. Yes, it is. An awesome collection of stories of all kinds.
      Thank you for your support and wishes to Sally!
      I' m sure she will be happy to hear it.

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  2. Thank you so much again Carmen for your thoughtful and generous review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed reading the stories. hugs xx

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    1. My pleasure, Sally!
      Your stories are heartwarming and full of humanity.

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  3. Thank you Sandra.. so pleased you like the cover.. I have a thing about pink magnolias.. x

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  4. Lovely review. The book sounds like a meaningful work that evokes touching emotions. That cover is gorgeous, too.

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    1. Thank you, Flossie!
      A collection worth reading. Some stories make you smile, others bring a tear to your eyes, many are food for thought.

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    2. Thank you Flossie and so pleased you liked the cover.. magnolias flower so briefly that I was lucky to capture this one.

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  5. I love how you compared the stories to a flower bouquet, each with a different color and scent. I know Sally is an exceptional storyteller and I have no doubt this collection is a gem. Thanks for sharing your review, Carmen!

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    1. Thank you for checking the post, Mae!
      a worth reading collection, trust me.

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    2. Thanks for the kind words Mae and Carmen's review was lovely and treasured. x

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  6. Carmen, I hope you're having a good weekend and feeling well.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra!
      Unfortunately there was a sudden death in my family that affected me so badly.

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