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Encore by Margaret Lynette Sharp
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Margaret Sharp is an author with a deep understanding of human nature, reflected beautifully in Encore, her collection of short romantic stories.
All sorts of elements play a part in these stories: fate, love, betrayal, family and relationships, just for a start.
On the surface, the short tales are fairly simple, but appearances are deceptive, as the stories show. These stories are glimpses of incidents and happenings which become turning points for the characters. Running behind all the characters, the reader picks up a sense of who these people really are and what their other life is like.
Point-of-view varies between male and female, and the themes of self-doubt, a desire to be loved and unrequited love are well explored.
Ms Sharp has a knack for authentic dialogue which for me was very well displayed in At Sixteen: Annie’s Story.
I think my favourite story was the intriguing, The Locket, which typified the unpredictable nature of life reflected in the stories.
A thoroughly enjoyable collection.
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Reading Progress

February 4, 2015 – Started Reading
February 4, 2015 – Shelved
March 4, 2015 – Finished Reading

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