July 7, 2009

Anthology Tails of Love

TailsTails of Love is an anthology edited by Lori Forster which features stories from 10 authors -Lori Foster, Stella Cameron, Kate Angell, Dianne Castell, Ann Christopher, Marcia James, Donna MacMeans, Sara McCarty, Patricia Sargeant and Sue-Ellen Welfonder- all with different styles and settings and with only one thing in common: each story has an animal - dog, monkey, cat and even a goat - in it, and said animal helps to bring a couple together.

Now, being my long standing belief that books are just better when there are pets on them, I couldn't pass on this book and it didn't disappoint.

Like I said before, each story is unique, some are longer than others, some did feel a bit rushed but, in the end, they were all wonderful.

Sure, like with all anthologies, some stories called to me a bit more (like A Knotty Tail by Stella Cameron and Scaredly Cat by Patricia Sargeant which featured the pet's point of view), there was one story that made me cry (Danny's Dog by McCarty) and some that were just funny (like Lord Hairy by Donna MacMeans), and a couple I didn't feel so strongly about; but all 10 stories highlight the connection and love between people and animals and what a wonderful thing a pet is.

Stories included are:
“Man’s Best Friend” by Lori Foster.
“A Knotty Tail” by Stella Cameron.
“Norah’s Arc” by Kate Angell.
“The Pursuit of Happiness” by Dianne Castell.
“Atticus Saves Lisa” by Ann Christopher.
“Rescue Me” by Marcia James.
“Lord Hairy” by Donna MacMeans.
“Danny’s Dog” by Sarah McCarty.
“Scaredy Cat” by Patricia Sargeant.
“A Man, a Woman, and Haggis” by Sue-​Ellen Welfonder.

Over all Grade:


PS- The proceeds from this book go to the Animal Adoption Foundation, a no-kill shelter.


  1. Wow - Love the graphics on your site! What a clever way to frame a blog! Just wanted to stop and say thanks for the review on TAILS OF LOVE. It was a great project, one in which I was proud to be involved. Glad you enjoyed Lord Hairy. Thanks much!

    Donna MacMeans

  2. Anime Girl: Thank you for the lovely comments about TAILS OF LOVE. I think I'm okay if I write that we all took such pleasure in these stories. Our most dependent friends need all the attention we can give them.

    All the best,
    Stella Cameron

  3. Thanks so much for your comments =) It was a true delight to read your stories in Tails of Love.

    Best Wishes



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