Stories to make your mind go into overdrive

Hi everyone!

Having launched my latest book, Moments, on Friday 14th, I wanted to share with you all my very first review. I’m always nervous each time I release a book, and this fantastic first review soon set my mind at ease.

Huge thanks to With Love for Books for taking the time to read and review!

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Book review
By Anniek
Kindle Cover Moments
Isabelle is a fourteen-year-old girl. She’s on the run from her abusive stepfather. She hasn’t told her mother about what happens when she’s at work. Isabelle sees no way out anymore and badly wants to kill this mean man. When she hides beneath a willow Isabelle finds help in the most unexpected place. What will she do with the knowledge that she’s gained?
Isabelle is just one of the characters you’ll meet in Moments. Harmony Kent’s stories are dark, but always hold a glimmer of hope and light. She addresses topics that most people have dealt with in their lives, for example negative thoughts, grief and illness, but also second chances, choices and love.

One of the poems that I felt deeply in my soul is about dementia. My grandmother is suffering from this terrible disease and this poem brought me on the verge of crying.

In My Shoes

Footprints in the dust
the traffic of life
rubbing them away

Wandering
back in time
no longer present

A stranger wearing my shoes

each step erases
a little more memory

Harmony Kent has written beautiful stories and poems that made my mind go into overdrive. She encouraged me to think beyond the literal content of her stories and made me contemplate the deeper meaning of her poems. In a Letter to my Future Self she writes: ‘Those that matter are the ones that love you come what may’. If you could have written a letter to you future self what is the one thing that you would’ve written down for sure? I loved the questions I couldn’t help but constantly ask myself while I was reading Moments. Normally I’m not into short stories very much, but I loved reading Harmony Kent’s collection. When I’m sending a postcard to someone I always like to personalize the card by using a fitting quote. I’m sure that I’ll consult Moments on many occasions for the poems and the messages they contain.

Advice

If you like thought-provoking short stories and poems with a deeper meaning I highly recommend Moments.

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You can buy and preview MOMENTS by going to my book page HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my writing and publishing journey with me! 🙂
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