Today is my turn on the blog tour for Time For A Short Story by Julia Roberts, which was published by Ripped Books on the 12th of September and is available HERE for download on Kindle.
Time For A Short Story synopsis
Eloise is still coming to terms with the death of her mother two years previously when she takes a job as a waitress in a tearoom while she is home from university to spend the summer in Guernsey. There she meets regular customer, Josephine, whose hobby is writing short stories.
English student, Eloise, offers to read some of the stories and is surprised by how good they are. She organises a special ninetieth birthday treat for Josephine but when the elderly lady doesn't show up for her usual Wednesday morning elevenses, Eloise gets a feeling that something is terribly wrong.
Where is Josephine? And will she ever find out about Eloise's extraordinary act of kindness?
I have only very recently started reading short stories and I have to say that I am so glad that I have or I might have missed out on this absolute gem of a story.
Time For A Short Story took me around half an hour to read and it was absolutely wonderful. It made me feel joy through the discovery of new friendships and I'm not afraid to admit that I shed a tear through worry at one point. The story is heartfelt and poignant and incredibly well written.
The characters are all really well developed for a short story and you really get a sense of who each of the people really are. Each personality stands alone and you really feel for everyone, especially Josephine. Josephine is a wonderful example of seizing the day and following your dreams no matter your age, I really hope I'm as awesome as her when I'm 90! Eloise also stands out as a shining example of how kind and thoughtful youth can be even when they've had a tough time of it themselves.
I really enjoyed this story and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. Julia Roberts writing is beautiful and so easy to read. I was sad when the story came to an end as I wanted to see what happened next in everyone's lives, though this is a perfect snap shot of one summer involving a few lovely people. It proves that friendship can transcend a difference in ages.
I give Time For A Short Story a big 5 stars and I would 100% recommend a read!
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and her latest novel It's Never Too Late To Say...