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Laurie Axinn Gienapp

Autor(a) de A Wink and a Smile (Read on the Run)

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This review was written for LibraryThing Member Giveaways.
Nice collection of pet-themed short stories. I was delighted by the writing style of the first author presented, Laurie Axinn Gienapp, and it was my favorite story, both humorous and romantic. There were 3 or 4 others like it in the collection, but Laurie's stood out. I will look for more writing from her. I didn't like the stories where animal cruelty or attempted cruelty played a part, but of course that's part of the life of pets, unfortunately. Nothing was too offensive, however, and this collection would be appropriate for older children as well as adults. I sat out on my deck and read these with my coffee, nice for casual reading while enjoying the sun or waiting at the doctor's office, and such. I can see this becoming a collection: Uncommon Pet Tales II, Uncommon Pet Tales III, etc.

Thank you for allowing me to read and review this anthology! Obtained via Member Giveaways here on LibraryThing. 🐈🐕🐦
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seongeona | May 2, 2021 |
I got this book from the publisher, since I had reviewed an earlier book of theirs, A Kiss and a Promise, an anthology of romantic stories with a twist.
This book too has its twists.
And again, I loved it.
As the stories were written by different authors, I will try to give a very, very short review or summary to each of the stories.

Too Close To School ~ Michael Bracken: sad and healing
Que Sera, Sera ~ Ginny Swart: funny, perhaps predictable, but I liked it nonetheless.
Treasure Hunt ~ Dev Bentham: I loved the cunning aunt in the story.
Damage, Cosmetic Only ~ Anita Goveas: two lovers, torn between cultures, trying to cope.
The Stranger At The Library ~ Anusha VR: two people attracted to each other but not really daring to admit this.
Let Down Your Hair ~ Catherine Valenti: I liked this modern fairy tale with a bite.
Appetite Delight ~ Sally Basmajian: about doing things for other people, in stead of doing what you really like and in the end finding the partner you long for.
The Wheels On The Bus ~ Ilene Goldman: I loved this one about a chance meeting: will they meet each other again or ...
Pinkie Swear ~ Laurie Axinn Gienapp: Some people take a very long time to realize what their feelings are.
Critical Error ~ Meg Overman: Sweet, strange and very funny SF.
Green Eggs And Cameras ~ Emorie Hill: I loved this story, the clumsiness, Mr Hunk and the real hunk.
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do ~ Ginny Swart: It is a lovely story about an untidy woman and a finicky man but to be honest: too good to be true.
Abandoned Art ~ Madison Estes: This story leads you nicely to a happy ending.
Push To Talk ~ Jonathan Ochoco: I loved the story about a scared man and a woman who talks him through his fear.
A Spicy Admirer ~ Meagan Noel Hart: I didn't see the end coming; I liked it very much.
The Man Who Didn’t Like Children ~ Jacqueline Seewald: I suppose I am too old for this: the pace of the story was by far too fast for me.
Afterlife ~ Dev Bentham: Sweet story about love between a grandmother and her grandson and what she does at the end of her life for him.
Cupid’s Arrow ~ Tricia Schneider: This story too was fun. Girl meets boy who is 'too good to be true.' All sorts of magical things ensue. Magical or not, the story was quite convincing.
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Corrie57 | outras 5 resenhas | Aug 2, 2019 |
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I really enjoyed this book. The fact that it is a book made up of many different short stories appealed to me as being a great book to have if you're time poor (quick to read when you have a few minutes to spare). The writing was easy to understand and follow. Well done.
zarasecker18 | outras 5 resenhas | Nov 27, 2018 |
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“A Wink and a Smile” reads like story starter assignments in a creative writing class that the reader is expected to finish. Most of the stories were fine, but just as I would be getting into a story, it ended. Very frustrating! I knew the stories would be short but this was truly unexpected, not in a good way. I was going to review all 18 stories, but that would be much too cumbersome for this purpose. Suffice it to say that I would not recommend this book, unless you are a writer and want to practice your skills.… (mais)
lichre | outras 5 resenhas | Sep 25, 2018 |

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