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Short Story Sunday: The Girl in the Plane by Katherine Center

The Girl in the Plane: A Short Story
Author: Katherine Center
Published: July 23, 2019

Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: August 21, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars

Book Description:

From Katherine Center, New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away, comes a short story The Girl in the Plane, featuring Cassie Hanwell, the courageous female firefighter at the heart of Things You Save in a Fire.

This audio edition is read by the author.

Jessica’s Review:

This short story is the bridge between two of Katherine Center’s novels: How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire. If you have read and enjoyed those two novels then you ABSOLUTELY MUST listen to this audio short story, as it enhances both, but more so How to Walk Away for me. 

I really enjoyed having both Margaret and Cassie together and a certain other character I won’t name: You’ll just have to read it to find out who it is.  Listening to this short story makes me want to read both of these novels again. I really loved both of them. I will definitely be reading more of Center’s books!

I also loved that Center read the audiobook. She did very well reading it and it makes the chapter more personal hearing her actual voice reading her words.  It was read in just over 30 minutes.

My review for How to Walk Away is here.
My review for Things You Save in a Fire is here.

You can listen to the audio version of The Girl in the Plane for FREE via Google Play or Apple Books.

Short Story Sunday: One Star by The Behrg

Author: The Behrg
Published: July 20, 2019
17 Pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: July 23 and July 28, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

Every action has a consequence. But when Li posts a one-star review of a novel on her book blog, the results are far more frightening than she could ever have imagined. Not every story was meant to have a happy ending.

Jessica’s Review:

This short story packs quite the punch in its short 17 pages!  It is also currently free on Amazon and serves as a thank you from the author The Behrg to book bloggers and book reviewers. I know my blog is not a huge one, but my reviews get seen and what happens if you don’t like a book?  What if the author sees your lower starred review even though you did not tag them on social media? What if they take your review the wrong way or they take it personally? In our world where we are all connected through various social media, you really can’t get away from seeing something directed towards you.  This is what Li discovers with her one star review of an author’s latest novel.

This is definitely a horror story that goes in an unexpected direction.  I did enjoy this short story and it is definitely not a one star review! I have no fear of the author’s reaction to my review of his short story.

This short story that I read within 30 minutes; I have read it twice now.  It is a part of The Behrg’s upcoming short story collection The Passengers You Cannot See. I enjoy short stories and have enjoyed One Star and also Happiness is a Commodity (my review is here) so I am looking forward to this upcoming collection. I even downloaded Stillborn, another of The Behrg’s short stories to read as it was free on Amazon. That one looks to tackle a difficult subject that I hope to read relatively soon.

One Star is recommended, and if you are a book blogger/ book reviewer, I say definitely read it!! 

Purchase Links: **Remember it is currently FREE!**
Amazon US  
Amazon UK 


Short Story Sunday: When Hattie Met Gary by Audrey Davis

Author: Audrey Davis

Discover the humorous and heart-warming story of how Hattie met Gary in this charming prequel to The Haunting of Hattie Hastings.

Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: June 27, 2019

Jessica’s Review:
When Hattie Met Gary is the short prequel to The Haunting of Hattie Hastings by Audrey Davis. I read Haunting when it was a serialized three part novella. I adored everything about Haunting and anticipated the other two parts being released.

Now, Davis gives us the prequel When Hattie Met Gary by introducing us to young Hattie. We also see her meeting her future best friend Cat and her future husband Gary. Over the course of the short prequel we get flashes of important parts of Hattie’s life. This is a great introduction to Hattie. If you have already read Haunting you will also enjoy this prequel of beginnings.

Even better is that this prequel is FREE! You can only get it on Davis’ website which is here.

Go ahead and go to her site and pick up this prequel. You won’t regret it. I read it in about 90 minutes. Get to know Hattie and then read The Haunting of Hattie Hastings!  I hope you’ll enjoy these stories as I did.

My reviews of The Haunting of Hattie Hastings:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three