A Summer Collection Anthology

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Victory Tales Press offers the following five sweet to sensual stories from multi-talented authors. These tales will stir your heart and satisfy your craving for romance, summer style, all year long. The Far Side of Lonesome by Rita Hestand, Over the Coals by Laurean Brooks, To Make the Magic Last by Cheryl Pierson, Chances Are by Laura Shinn, and The Trouble with Fishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. More

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A Summer Collection
Victory Tales Press presents five sweet to mildly sensual romantic short stories in this summer anthology collection. Rita Hestand, Laurean Brooks, Cheryl Pierson, Laura Shinn, and Rebecca J. Vickery share tales of summer love.

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Review by: Diane Craver on Sep. 08, 2010 :
Romance is the key ingredient in each short story with each author writing something different. Rita Hestand kicks off the anthology with a memorable and heart wrenching story titled The Far Side of Lonesome. It’s a Western historical that will warm your heart with how the heroine, Sarah, looks beyond the color of someone’s skin. She suffers so much at the hands of her own people and others. In spite of her tragic losses, Sarah perseveres in a most remarkable way because of her good heart and strong faith.

Over the Coals by Laurean Brooks is a delightful inspirational romance. Rob Canter is an extrovert with two conflicting personalities around Jill Landis. In a crowd, he’s talkative and humorous, but he’s reserved and distant when alone with Jill. He seems to be hiding something from her. Even though Over the Coals is a novella, both Jill and Rob are well developed characters. I especially liked how the shy Jill came to life around Rob. It was also fun to read how newcomer Jill was extremely competitive and highly skilled on the volleyball court.

To Make the Magic Last by Cheryl Pierson is a fast paced story with lots of action. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Police officer, Steve Cooper, runs into a gang war in his apartment building. He gets shot during the gunfire but manages to push his new neighbor, Christy Reed, into her apartment so she doesn’t take a bullet too. This doesn’t end the excitement because everything that can possibly go wrong in the building does plus there’s the continued threat of the gang, and the building collapsing. During many tense moments, there’s an enchanting romance between severely injured Steve and resourceful Christy.

Laura Shinn pens a beautiful story of second love in Chances Are. Right away you know Katie Goodman is on the run because she’s hiding from her abusive ex-husband. She will do everything in her power to protect her son Byron from his father. Fortunately, Sheriff Trent can’t resist Katie, the lovely waitress when he meets her. She tries to diffuse his interest in her, but the determined Trent doesn’t give up on getting to know her outside the restaurant. It’s just a matter of time before Katie’s powerful ex-husband, who is also a judge, will find her and their son.

Last but not least is Rebecca J. Vickery’s fun contemporary, The Trouble with Fishing. Lena’s boyfriend Robert signs them up for a five day camping trip. City girl Lena isn’t happy about going on this group wilderness adventure. Whether you’re an experienced camper or not, you’ll love reading about Lena’s mishaps and appreciate her attempts to become a better camper. Walker, the handsome fishing guide, finds himself attracted to the bothersome camper, Lena. The Trouble with Fishing is filled with many romantic scenes in the beautiful wilderness.

I liked all of the stories and find it hard to make comparisons or pick a favorite. Each tale is uniquely different from the others and each one is good for that type of story. From western to contemporary to suspense, there's something for every reader. I gave a sigh of satisfaction after I read each story in A Summer Collection. If you like happy ever after endings about true love, you’ll enjoy reading the stories in A Summer Collection.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Celia Yeary on June 07, 2010 :
Greetings, Readers--if you enjoy short romances you can read one at a time, and return to read another, you'll love the anthologies being produced by Victory Tales Press. "A Summer Collection" is the first, and watch for more anthologies centered around holidays, such as Halloween, and Christmas, as well as anthologies which center on a family saga. You'll have plenty to choose from, with established authors submitting to the press. Stay tuned, as the say, and come back to see what Victory Tales Press has to offer. Thank you. Celia
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Kate Kindle on June 04, 2010 :
Stretch out on chaise or relax under a beach umbrella and enjoy “A Summer Collection”. These are five heartwarming stories about women (and men) leaving failure or disappointment behind to find happily ever after. Sarah gains freedom from the Shawnee tribe; Jill, the gentle kindergarten teacher, overcomes her fear of being had again by another fast talking con artist to find the love of her life. Christy and Steve take on nature and criminals together, on a worst ever first date. Katie is running for her life when Sheriff Trent comes along just as she is about to flee again. And Lena proves that a city gal can do herself proud in the wilderness – just depends who’s coaching her. Light and breezy tales about true love – just the way we like ‘em.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Rita Hestand on June 04, 2010 : (no rating)
A Summer collection is full of diverse stories of romance, from a western where a displaced woman tries to return home to family after being captured by the Comanche and traded to the Shawnee, she is given to two christian black men. How can she return home with these two and a Indian baby? Or another story of two people meeting and falling for each other in a hurry, only to back off and not explain. Could their past ruin their future? Or a cop and a beautiful neighbor caught in the line of fire from the bad guys during a tornado, could things get any worse? Or what about the story of a woman trying to escape her deranged husband with her child, and a savvy sheriff who wants to save her. And when her husband explains she's still married, will she lose the best thing in her life? Then a funny fuzzy story about a girl who goes on a nature trail vacation with a friend, only to realize this friend is putting her through pure torture. But what's with the guide rubbing her feet, and showing her a better side of nature than she knew existed?

Each story is different, told by five multi-published authors. From funny to serious, from inspirational to real drama. There's something for everyone in "A Summer Collection".
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

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