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In ancient times, women were regarded as sacred. They were thought to hold the mystical power of creation—responsible for the continuation of our species. With the rise of science and religion, these myths were dispelled and their plight began.

HerStory: Fiction Honoring Women’s History Month is a collection of flash fiction and short stories from today's top au
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Paperback, 246 pages
Published March 2013 by Pagan Writers Press
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Gloria Defeo
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely amazing. There are about 30 tales, all of which revolve around strong heroines. Its takes you on a walk through time. You start out all the way in ancient Rome and the very last story is set in the future with a woman who is part of Doctor Without Borders. There are stories of woman overcoming abuse, of women fighting for their right to vote, and mothers who love their children unconditionally. There are sword swinging warriors, queens who made sacrifices, and even an Af ...more
Christy B
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great collection of shorts stories featuring all kinds of different heroines. With stories ranging from Ancient Rome to the 1970s, and even a story set in the future, we were met with realistic heroines, flaws and all.

Some stories had characters that were entirely fictional, others were based on women who actually existed, famous or not. Some stories were even based on the author's own family member. Whether the heroine made strides in world affairs, or just strides in her own home
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Shomeret
As is usually the case with anthologies, I liked some stories better than others. I decided to review my favorites. The stories that I'd rate most highly were: 1) "Southern Daughter" by Megan D. Martin which seemed to be a Southern belle story when it started out, but turned into something totally unexpected. 2)"Silent Suffragette" by Tara Chevrestt--Tara returns to the time period that she portrayed so well in Votes For Vixens. 3)"Without Borders" by Dianne Hartsock--A knock out punch noir near ...more
Morgan Summerfield
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Twenty-seven women brought this collection to life with their talent, their passion, and their desire to collaborate. This book is not only a testament to women of the past, in honor of Women's History Month, it is also a testament to the women of today who know and understand the power they possess as a group. With this many choices, there is bound to be at least one story that strikes a cord. But...I may be a bit biased since one of my short stories, Adella, is in the anthology. You be the jud ...more
Jacqueline Klueh
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow - an awesome collection of stories! A great read for a summer evening sitting on the porch and sipping wine. I really like the idea that this book introduces several new authors. I look forward to reading this book cover to cover.
Lisa Adams
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is an incredible anthology filled with amazing stories that all have very strong, empowered women. I would suggest this book to any female! Strength lies within, - but when in doubt we should look to our past.
Maryann
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful collection of short stories and a great tribute to woman.
Dianne Hartsock
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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A collection of lovely stories!
Molly
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed most of the stories in this! Loved how it showed how women from ancient civilizations to the present have stood up for their beliefs and shaped history. Very well done!
Savannah Mae
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“HerStory” is for sure an amazing collaboration! Readers interested in historical literature and events will be enthralled when reading these fictional accounts of some of the most fascinating women.

One of the stories that stood out for me the most would be “The Speech of Hortensia” by Marie Antonia Parsons. Set in a time where women were not heard, Hortensia sets out with a large crowd of women on foot to do exactly that-be heard. These 1,400 women stand before Roman leaders demanding to remai
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Jenny Q
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This is a great collection of thirty stories featuring strong women, both real and imagined, from Ancient Rome all the way up to the present day, and taking place in America, England, Wales, Germany, Turkey, Japan, and Cambodia. They are diverse in storytelling and in style and voice too, and the characters range from mothers and housewives to nurses, activists, society gals, and even a terrorist, and range from sweet to melancholy to fierce and triumphant.

I can't touch on all of the
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Jamie White
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
HerStory, a short story collection celebrating women's history month, was introduced to me by a friend. She had booked several of the writers on her radio show, and we got the chance to speak with them. After hearing them discuss their stories, I was intrigued and volunteered to review it.

One of the things that I enjoyed most about the collection was the fact some of these stories have a basis in real events. I was able to discover some fascinating women that I hadn't heard of up to
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Deborah Sastroredjo
This was a very nice read. I think lunch-break, read a few stories.
But it was also very empowering. I loved the different era’s. And even though they were fictional, you know there is a kernel of truth in there. If it wasn’t for these women, standing up for big things, but also little things, where would we be now? The things we take for granted, what would we do without them? I hope there are still inspirational people out there, inspirational women. Not only because of the big things the
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Beth
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
As a collection of short essays about courageous women, I thought this book was excellent. Some of the essays were beautifully written and even moved me to tears. I enjoyed experiencing the different writing styles of the various authors. although some of the essays were not to the same standard as others I still feel like it was a great collection. This is a perfect read for somebody who puts down a book for a day or two in between chapters.
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