Pieces of a Rainbow

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A collection of seven short stories, each one based on a different colour of the rainbow. The stories are diverse in style, and the characters, although fictional, are true-to-life. There is something for everyone in this inspired collection. More

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Published: Dec. 10, 2011
Words: 31,650
Language: English
About Maria Savva

Maria was born in London in 1970
She is a qualified solicitor as well as a writer
Maria Savva's published works:
'Coincidences' 2001
'A Time to Tell' 2006
'Pieces of a Rainbow' 2009
'Love and Loyalty (and Other Tales)' 2010
'Second Chances' 2010
'Cutting The Fat' 2011 (co-author Jason McIntyre)
'Fusion' 2011
'Flames', a short story, appears in 'The BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology - Volume 1' 2011
'The Dream' 2011
'Isolation', a short story, appears in 'The BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology - Volume 2' 2011
'Winter Blues' - a short story, appears in 'The BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology - Volume 3' 2011
'Michaela' - a short story, appears in 'The BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology - Volume 4' 2012
'Coincidences' 2nd Edition 2012
'Haunted' 2012

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Reviews

Review by: Thomma Lyn Grindstaff on March 04, 2012 : star star star star star
Pieces of a Rainbow is a collection of character-driven and compelling short stories. The characters who people these stories feel real, and their joys, sorrows, and challenges come to life in the reader's mind. Each story pulls the reader into its world, and each story is like a powerful lens on the day-to-day life struggles of its characters. There's a depth in each of these stories, which rings true to life, and the rainbow theme is wonderfully executed, with each short story titled a single color that's reflected in the theme of the story. Surprises abound in these stories, making the reader say, "Wow..." and giving a pleasurable read and ample food for thought, as well.
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Review by: Thomma Lyn Grindstaff on March 04, 2012 : star star star star star
Pieces of a Rainbow is a collection of character-driven and compelling short stories. The characters who people these stories feel real, and their joys, sorrows, and challenges come to life in the reader's mind. Each story pulls the reader into its world, and each story is like a powerful lens on the day-to-day life struggles of its characters. There's a depth in each of these stories, which rings true to life, and the rainbow theme is wonderfully executed, with each short story titled a single color that's reflected in the theme of the story. Surprises abound in these stories, making the reader say, "Wow..." and giving a pleasurable read and ample food for thought, as well.
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Review by: Stacy Juba on Jan. 22, 2012 : star star star star star
This anthology was a well-written and compelling glimpse into the lives of some very interesting characters. I loved the use and symbolism of color, and looked forward to seeing how the author would carry on that theme in each story. It takes a special knack to write short stories and Maria Savva is very skilled in this genres as well as with writing novels. Her characters are full of emotion and her stories take unexpected turns. I'm glad there are so many colors in the rainbow as each story in this collection was a treat. Even though I have chores to do around the house, Maria Savva's books have a tendency to keep me on the couch turning the pages and this collection was no different.
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Review by: Sharon E. Cathcart on Jan. 06, 2012 : star star star star star
One of the things I love most about Maria Savva's writing is that readers can expect the unexpected. This anthology is no exception.

"Pieces of a Rainbow" is a collection of seven tales, each featuring a color found along the classic ROYGBIV spectrum. Sometimes it's a flower. Sometimes it's flame. Sometimes it's a character's name. The references tie the very different tales together.

My favorite of the lot was "Envy," the green story in the set. It's a tale about differing perspectives of two people examining the same events.

As always with Savva, the characters are well-drawn and the plots are compact. You get a full tale in a Maria Savva short story, with thought-provoking incidents and satisfying (if not always happy) conclusions.

Also contains samples from Savva's novel, "The Dream," and a short story found in another anthology, "Fusion."
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