Thank you for reading this blog entry! This is the second post on the blog tour. If you have just joined the tour, welcome! If you read the first posting on Chelle Cordero’s blog, thank you for following the tour! On the first blog posting, I mentioned what a wonderful book Forever Friends is and I promised readers that they would not be disappointed if they bought the book for themselves or as gifts for friends and family. Although the book is full of heartwarming stories about lasting friendships, I didn’t mention that some of the poems and stories show the other side of friendship: false friends and broken friendships. This all adds to the mix and diversity of the stories and makes the book more rounded and interesting. A true reflection of life!
I would like to thank Zada for inviting me to say more about Forever Friends. I would also like to say thank you to Zada for her editorial help with my short story, Friends in Need and two of my poems in the anthology.
There are thirty-one short stories in the book: biographical, fictional, true, science-fictional, fantasy, romance and historical. Quite a mix! Zada’s short story, Jason’s Best Friend, steps back in time to a period when appearances meant a great deal and small communities were quick to judge anyone who appeared to adopt an unacceptable way of living. Back then, the influence of the church was strong and disagreements and misunderstandings were often resolved within the walls of the church. Zada takes the reader from the wilds of an isolated ranch to the warmth and protection of the church, where everyone is given a second chance to right wrongs within the community. If you enjoy stories with a happy ending, they don’t come much happier than this!
Many of the book’s stories have happy endings, although one or two are tinged with sadness. All are interesting and full of imagination.
The same is true of the poems, some of which are inspirational, some sad and some poignant. Other poems, such as Zada’s Fine Feathered Friends reflect on friendships of a different kind. There really is something for everyone!
If you missed the first blog posting on Chelle Cordero’s blog. Check it out here:
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Thanks again for reading this and best wishes for the holiday season!
December 2 Zada Connaway