Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Review Spotlight - Risky Issues by Lorraine Reguly

Risky Issues by Lorraine Reguly touches on some very serious childhood issues in our society. 
I applaud her for writing these short stories and can see them as way to get the conversation started between parents and their children.

Although all of the stories touched me, I especially liked "The Secrets of the Study" which is about adoption and whether it should be a secret or not. Frankly, I think an adopted child should be told as soon as they are able to understand what the word means. But, in this story, the child (Marcie) finds out by accident. Thankfully, the story has a happy ending for Marcie.

It is difficult to write in the short story form and even harder for reviewers to critique the form if they are used to reading novella and novel length pieces, but Reguly has perfected the form written here and gives just enough detail in each to satisfy the reader.

I have read Ms. Reguly's blogs and several of her other flash fiction and short story offerings. I am pleased to say that this anthology does not disappoint. Well Done!


About the Author: 

Check out Lorraine's author page at Amazon as well as her website, Wording Well.

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