Thursday, November 24, 2016
Reviewing Turn The Page Anthology.
Turn The Page....by Tempeste O'Riley, Dianne Hartsock, Nikki Prince, Grace R. Duncan, Sue Brown, Carole Cummings, Hope Ryan, Mark Zubro, Antonia Aquilante, D. Zander Crane 4*
BLURB: That was only the end of the chapter, not your whole story....
Turn The Page.... began as a simple idea and grew from there. No matter how bad things seem to be, just turn the page, there’s more—better—things to come. This is only one chapter in your life. It’s not the whole story. With this simple idea, Novice Sister Eroti-Quill—whom most know better as Tempeste O’Riley—began their quest to help Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in their area. They managed to con (excuse me, convince) other authors to donate their time and stories to the project, and now, many months later, Turn The Page is born!
The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eroti-Quill’s hope for others, to help bring strength to programs that so desperately need funding. It will allow them to continue to help others, and to show those that need support but may not have it, or that may be afraid to reach out, just how much love and understanding surrounds them. Turn The Page.... is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love, hope, and acceptance.
My Review: I received a copy for reviewing (but bought my own copy for the charity too). Well I can't say I enjoyed every story in the anthology but I did like all of them to some degree. I won't add spoilers to any of them as some of them are really short and deserve to be read without prior knowledge. What I will say is I'm glad I bought my own copy for the charity funding as each and every story was an obvious work of commitment to the cause. If you like to read anthologies where the only thing to connect each story is the theme of LBGQT+ then you need to buy this book (Plus you'll feel really good about helping a worthy cause with your money).