Monday, June 14, 2021

Aunt Truly's Tales: Enchantment for Story Lovers

 Aunt Truly's Tales by Laura McHale Holland

Book Details:

Book Title:  Aunt Truly's Tales: Enchantment for Story Lovers
Author:  Laura McHale Holland
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+ and older), 100 pages
Genre:  Fantasy: short stories/folk and fairy tales
Publisher:  WORDforest
Release date:  June 5, 2021
Formats Available for review: ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf, Gifted Kindle)
Tour dates:  June 7 to June 18, 2021
Content Rating:  PG. These are all stories that could be shared with a teenager, probably even a 10 year old.
Book Description:

A dash of whimsy and a dose of wisdom for our times.

If you like stories that call to mind a simpler era and words strung in lyrical ways, this collection will take you to a wondrous world where ordinary rules do not apply.

Podcasts, blogs, movies, vlogs—people spin yarns in many ways. But nothing dazzles like a story told in person. In the right teller's hands, a simple narrative has unfathomable power. Such is the case with Aunt Truly, a spellbinding character in Laura McHale Holland's novel The Kiminee Dream. She is old, but no one knows her age; she travels, but where she goes is a mystery. One thing is certain: she collects stories.

The ten tales in this book present traditional and original stories Aunt Truly might tell you if you happened by her home, Windy Wood, where snow falls from November through April, and reality is open to interpretation. In her tales, you'll meet a determined frog, clever seamstress, wise handyman, stolen wife and more unlikely heroes who face daunting trials. Some succeed; others do not. In the process, they are all transformed.
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Author Laura McHale Holland
Meet the Author:

As a child, Laura McHale Holland loved the musicality of language and often recalled, verbatim, conversations she heard. A lost soul in her teens and early twenties, she righted herself in her mid-twenties and discovered a deep love of the creative process. In her work, she often finds hope in unlikely places.

Laura writes stories true and untrue in multiple forms from flash fiction to novels, memoirs to short plays. Her coming of age memoir, Resilient Ruin, won a National Indie Excellence Award for new adult nonfiction. Prior award-winning books include Reversible Skirt, a childhood memoir, and Sisters Born, Sisters Found, an anthology on sisterhood. Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, including The Best of Every Day Fiction Three and Wisdom Has a Voice. Two of her short plays were produced recently in Northern California; two others received staged readings. The Kiminee Dream is Laura's first novel. To connect with her, please visit her website.

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My Review
 Aunt Truly's Tales: Enchantment for Story Lovers was a great read. I really liked Aunt Truly and her stories were great! I liked the laid back short story feel of this book especially with h ow I was able to read a story and walk away and then come back later for a different story.

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