I just found out about this wonderful author called Nicola Slade over at Veens’ blog, and I can’t stop reading her short stories!! Thanks so much, Veens! 🙂
Her short stories on her website have that beautiful old-wold charm to them, as there is in Daddy Long Legs or Anne of the Green Gables. One of the stories (I devoured all the three on the website immediately) is in the epistolary format, the format that I LOVE to read!! 🙂
These are the three stories that I read:
68th Shot of Short: My Dear Miss Fairfax by Nicola Slade
This is a pretty old-world romantic story that revolves around Ambrose Rogers, the owner of a plantation in the Caribbean, who is in search of a wife for himself. He writes a letter to one of his acquaintances, Lady Steyne, to help find him a good life partner, and Ms Steyne introduces him to one Ms Adelaide. Letters flow bacjk and forth between the trio, which are quite endearing to read.
The story has mush, letters and Victorian charm – what’s not to like? Needless to say, I LOVED it!! A feel-good, nice, entertaining, cos read!!
69th Shot of Short: The Tower Room by Nicola Slade
This is the story of elderly Ms Emily Martin, who moves to a retirement home. She falls in love with her room at the home, The Tower Room, and feels extremely good whenever she is in the room. She dreams of a land that she has never seen in her life – India. Is there a ghost involved or is it love? Nicola asks her readers to decide for themselves on her website. 🙂
This story too has a unique charm to it. I liked this one quite a bit too!
70th shot of short: A Managing Woman by Nicola Slade
This is the story of a feisty young woman, Matilda, who has management in her blood. She loves to manage things and is happiest when she is sorting out a mess or making people work efficiently. Seeing no way out of her personal circumstances, she decides to become a nun – Sister Matilda. It is at the convent that she crosses swords with Sir Thomas Ampfield. What happens later is for you to find out!! 🙂
I loved reading this story as well!
What are you reading at the moment? I would love to know!! 🙂