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Review: The Scent of Sunlight (An Urban Fantasy Short Story) By Annie Bellet

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Flora Reviews… The Scent of Sunlight (An Urban Fantasy Short Story) by Annie Bellet

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Title: The Scent of Sunlight by Annie Bellet
Series: Standalone Novella
Published by Doomed Muse Press on 11 November, 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Formats Available: eBook
No. of Pages: 23

Single mother Queenie Hayes struggles to support her two young children and tells them stories of a world filled with sunlight instead of concrete, a world called the Veldt where magical creatures abound and her family roams, free from the trials of the real world. As a social worker threatens to break apart her family, the Veldt offers her family a chance to escape if she can find the courage, and imagination, to reach for it.

The Scent of Sunlight is a fantasy short story by Annie Bellet.


Source: Bought
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Read: 26th September 2015

This is a very short story (only 23 pages) with a paranormal or urban fantasy twist. I was lucky enough to find this version of Ms Bellet’s book for free from Amazon UK – what a bargain!!

What did I like about The Scent of Sunlight?

I am already a big fan of Ms Bellet’s writing style and this short story didn’t disappoint. The situation that she placed the Hayes family in broke my heart. I’m sure it rings true to many single-parent families here in the UK and in the US. The story was so well written, the pace was good and smoothly lead to the final scene.

I loved Queenie, she was a good person and a loving mother, in fact, Queenie, Angel and little Tammy all felt very real to me. This tale brought a smile to my lips, a lump in my throat and indignation boiled my blood.  Couldn’t stop reading! It’s quite a skill for an author to involve a reader in their characters’ tale in so few pages, but Ms Bellet did it here for me!

Was there anything I didn’t like?

Absolutely nothing!

Although I find the story’s theme of a loving but struggling mum threatened with social services intervention did tug at my comfort zone. It’s such an emotive subject, isn’t it?

Basically, what I’m saying is…

I loved this little short story. The characters, the paranormal twist and the ending were all fantastic. Here is a kick-ass heroine who will do whatever it takes to ensure her kids are safe and happy but not in the usual “urban fantasy” way! 😉

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About Annie Bellet

Author - Annie Bellet

Annie Bellet is the USA Today bestselling author of The Twenty-Sided SorceressPyrrh Considerable Crimes Division, and the Gryphonpike Chronicles series. She holds a BA in English and a BA in Medieval Studies and thus can speak a smattering of useful languages such as Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Welsh.

Her interests besides writing include rock climbing, reading, horse-back riding, video games, comic books, table-top RPGs and many other nerdy pursuits.  She lives in the Netherlands with her husband.

 Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about The Scent of Sunlight.

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Annie Bellet is a wonderful writer and one of my favourites. Have you read any of her books? Drop a comment below. Before you go, check out all the other amazing authors on my favourites page.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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