Category Archives: Short Stories

Now in My Bookbag: Lorelai, You’ll Never Die, by Laura Konrad

I was taken in by Lorelai’s gritty journey. The collection of short stories combined to provide a mostly cohesive book. I developed a respect for the evolution of her character and appreciated the imagination of the quest. I wished that the … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: New York: Love Story, by Tony Wards

I wish there had been more. I hate to criticize someone else’s work. However, it is my hope that my opinions help an author bring the book’s full promise to fruition. In New York: Love Story, the romantic concept is … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Thanksgiving in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight

This addition to the Sweetwater County series is a sweet, second-chance romance. However, it is so much more than that. There is a fantastic focus on a special needs little girl who “steals the show,” so to speak. The information … Continue reading

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Interest Fading Away

With the Fairy Tale Confessions Book Tour event ( https://www.facebook.com/events/1661131357431698/ ) now in its 8th day, it seems that the interest and the following is fading away. In retrospect, I should have known better than to choose day 8 as my … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Blayze and Ash by Jessica Sorensen (Fairy Tale Confessions Story #2)

I find this re-imagining of the Beauty and the Beast to be smart, engaging and well-written. In this modern twist of the well known story, Sorensen highlights the values of sacrifice and of seeing the depth of someone, despite what … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: The Little Mermaid: Retold by K.R. Wilburn (Fairy Tale Confessions – Story #3)

This interesting and undeniably modern take on The Little Mermaid tale is well told. Viewing the story (mostly) through the lens of Ana’s inner monologue is fascinating. The ways in which Wilburn chooses to modernize this story are impressive and … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Awakened – A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Kristen Strassel (Fairy Tale Confessions Book #5)

This is a dark and interesting take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. It challenges the notion of what it means to be awakened. It also incorporates several interesting concepts, some of which are not resolved. Most of the remaining … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: The Snow Queen Retold by Shannon Morton (Fairy Tale Confessions Story #7)

The original tale of The Snow Queen is part of the lexicon left by Hans Christian Anderson, published 1844. Unlike the original story, Morton’s retelling of this fairy tale is solely from the adapted snow queen character’s point of view. … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Puss in Boots Retold by Brynn Myers (Fairy Tale Confessions Story #9)

This retold story is imaginative and very engaging. Myers has taken the concepts of the classic Puss in Books fairy tale and completely reinvented them into a modern allegory of the original. She uses contemporary characters, of course, to represent … Continue reading

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Now in My Bookbag: Casting Crowns and Other Curious Things – A Retelling of Alice in Wonderland by Elizabeth Montgomery (Fairy Tale Confessions Story #11)

Montgomery provides a story fueled by originality and artistry. While paying just the right amount of homage to the classic tale, she weaves a story that is captivating and engaging. Alice is a driven, courageous badass. The story is fresh, … Continue reading

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