Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Power of Love-Edited by Lori Foster

The Power of Love
Edited by Lori Foster
Berkley, Jun 2008, $14.00
ISBN: 9780425221488

Twelve romance authors contributed to this superb anthology in which each donated their proceeds to the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter of Cincinnati. Besides the worthy cause, each entry is well written and inspiring; focusing on a second chance at love by females previously battered (mentally and or physically) in their relationships. Readers will root for the stars who hesitantly risk their souls for love. The tales run the gamut of the genre with my personal favorites being “Unpredictable” BY Erin McCarthy as no one can resist a French fry eating dog and LuAnn McLane’s home remedy “Chicken Soup for Annie”. Yet the other ten are entertaining as well as there are no let down clinkers as THE POWER OF LOVE is the essence of living.

The authors are a who’s who of the genre as every contributor is acclaimed for their works and more important to THE POWER OF LOVE didn’t skimp in the short story format. Besides editor Foster, Toni Blake, Dianne Castell, Karen Kelley, Rosemary Laurey, Janice Maynard, LuAnn McLane, Lucy Monroe, Patricia Sargeant, Kay Stockholm and J.C. Wilder provide warm uplifting entries; this top grade authors list says it all for this charming compilation.

Harriet Klausner

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