Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time
The Stars Will Shine Again is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.
With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty crimes that will shake you to your core, magic and mystery, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.
From authors such as Malcolm Hollingdrake, Tony Forder, Val Portelli, and Andrew Barrett, and several debut authors, including Sarah Hardy and Yvonne Bastian, you are in for one heck of a ride.
Emma Mitchell has done it again!
We now have a second anthology, The Stars Will Shine Again, which is a further collection of short stories compiled by Emma Mitchell. As with the first anthology, When Stars Will Shine, every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity Help for Heroes.
This book is a delightful collection of short stories. I do enjoy an anthology which I can pick up when I need a few minutes of reading time and don’t want to get caught up in the ‘one more page’ loop. Short stories like these are special as they cover so many topics and as multi-genre you don’t know what you are going to get on the next page. These stories were also a welcome read on nights were I fall into bed too tired to pick up my book but able to read a short story before switching off my light!
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys short stories that can take you off, here there and everywhere, to other worlds with each new beginning.
As the blurb tells us, The Stars Will Shine Again is a multi-genre collection of short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity Help for Heroes. Covid has made fundraising a difficult job for everyone, so it’s an honour to able to do something like this and I’m thankful to everyone involved. With huge thanks going once again to Amanda Horan for her support and fabulous cover design. You can find her at Let’s Get Booked.
I’ve picked the best of the submissions to bring you a thrilling book which is perfect for dipping into at lunchtime or snuggling up with on a cold winter’s night. I have been completely blown away by the support from the writing and blogging community, especially the authors who submitted stories and bloggers who have been so generous with their time to help advertise and spread the word.
There isn’t a person in the country who hasn’t benefited from the sacrifices our troops, past and present, have made for us and they all deserve our thanks.
It has been an honour working on these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.
Where possible I have added Twitter links for authors where available
- Fredrick Snellgrove, Private 23208 by Rob Ashman
- Four Seasons by Robert Scragg
- The Close Encounter by Gordon Bickerstaff
- Believe by Mark Brownless
- What Can Possibly Go Wrong? by Lucy Cameron
- Mountain Dew by Paul T Campbell
- The Art of War and Peace by John Carson
- A Gift for Christmas by Kris Egleton
- Free Time by Stewart Giles
- Died of Wounds by Malcolm Hollingdrake
- The Christmas Killer by Louise Jensen
- The Village Hotel by Alex Kane
- A Present of Presence by Hr Kemp
- The Invitation by Billy McLaughlin
- Brothers Forever by Paul Moore
- Girl in a Red Shirt by Owen Mullen
- Pivotal Moments by Anna Osborne
- Uncle Christmas by Val Portelli
- Time for a Barbeque by Carmen Radtke
- Christmas Present by Lexi Rees
- Inside Out by KA Richardson
- Penance by Jane Risdon
- New Year’s Resolution by Robert Scragg
- Family Time by Graham Smith
- A Place of Belonging by Sharon Bairden
- Hot as Hades by Judith Baker
- The Magic Roundabout by Andrew Barrett
- She Wishes… by Yvonne Bastian
- Let the Fur Fly by Alistair Birch
- Lighting the Way by Audrey Davis
- Valentine’s Park by Tony Forder
- The Perfect Woman by Lynne Hackles
- Written Truths by Sarah Hardy
- The Anniversary by Jonathan Hill
- How Could We Forget? by Malcolm Hollingdrake
- Six on the Beach by Kath Middleton
- Gemini by Kath Middleton
- Hell in a Pocket by Julie Newman
- Sisters in Time by Anna Franklin Osborne
- The Lake by DJ Paterson
- A Slice of Lemon and Cherry Madeira Cake by Andy Paulcroft
- A Summer Place by Val Portelli
- Two Weeks in the Sun by Tracey Scott-Townsend
- Three O’Clock by Sue Shepherd
- Magic Like Love by Emma-Louise Smith
- The First Time by Bob Stone
- Fairy Tale by Alison Young
- The Singing Sands by Alison Young