5 May 2014

Emily's stories by Malcolm R. Campbell Review

Title: Emily's Stories
Author: Malcolm R. Campbell
Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing
Release: 11 December 2013
ISBN-10: 0615928145
ISBN-13: 978-0615928142

Back blurb:

Three Short Stories - 14,500 words 

Emily Walters is a sharp, inquisitive fourteen-year-old north Florida girl who loves maps, her rusty old bike, and the forest behind her house. Sometimes her dreams tell her the future and sometimes her waking hours bring wise birds and other spirits into her life. In these three short stories, join Emily in her adventures and mysteries. 

When her family vacations in the mountains in “High Country Painter,” a wise Pine Siskin tells her she must quickly learn how to paint dreams into reality to prevent an afternoon hike from becoming a tragedy. 

In “Map Maker,” she’ll need her skills—and the help of a Chuck-will’s-widow—to a fight a developer’s plans for from bulldozing the sacred forest behind her house and replacing it with a subdivision. 

In “Sweetbay Magnolia,” she’ll learn the secrets of her grandmother’s favorite tree, the crumbling almost-forever house down on the river, and why some ghosts would rather visit than haunt.

I was really naughty these past few months. This review of Emily's stories was suppose to go out months ago. Due to finishing one of my projects I must give my sincere apology. Here is the very late review of Emily's story.

You know how people sometimes say to children they have old souls. Well Emily is one of them. The way this fourteen year old sees everything around her was what captured my heart. This author more. Emily's stories are a couple of short stories and comes to 66 pages. I wish Mr Campbell could have written more because the story line sure were enough for a full novel.

Emily is easily related too, well for me that was. 

She lives with her engineer father. The relationship between them is what every relationship should be like between father and daughter. It's a beautiful one too read. She got her grandmother's gift of sight and gets revealed through her dreams.

It's a world as real as yours and mine but it has a hint of magic and a slight bit paranormal as a ghost makes it appearance when danger is near.

What I absolutely loved about this was that it had that reality to it. It feels so real and sure that this can happen.

Well done Malcolm and I really do hope that we are going to see a second volume of Emily's stories.

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