Monday, 29 August 2016

"And Then It Rained" - A Review From 'The Review' - Enter To Win!!

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

"The Adventures of Charlie Smithers" - A Review - "Five Stars"

Don't get me wrong, I love any and all reviews (trolls excepted) and thank each and every one of you for posting them, but a review for "The Adventures of Charlie Smithers" puts me in that 'feel good' place, because he's been discovered by a new reader, and I share their excitement of all the adventures waiting for them in the other books of the collection. Kinda goofy, I know, but that's me to a 'T.'
Cheers Malcolm, I hope you continue to enjoy Charlie's adventures.

on 12 August 2016
Amusing and entertaining. Unusual style of writing. Looking forward to the next instalment of his adventures.

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"And Then It Rained" - A Review - "A Lovely Collection of Short Stories"

It's very humbling when a reviewer takes the time to comment on each and every story. Truly far above and beyond what anyone has a right to ask for. Thanks very much, Monique!

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Sean's Lament

Poor delusional Sean,he had high hopes for the girl of his dreams, only to be bludgeoned with reality. A down on his luck student with two jobs,can barely make ends meat,as a matter of fact,he spends his measly pittance on chocolate bars instead of meat.Suddenly all of that changes and trust me when I tell you, the spots he finds himself in are priceless. Oh ,how I laughed!!! You might think that's a horrible thing to say when clearly ,Sean had a massively tough time of it. Well I'm sorry,but the way C.W. Lovatt has with words just tickles me pink.This author has a way of forcing a belly laugh right out of you.I've laughed so hard I can barely see straight,but I must clear my vision because there are more short stories in this delectable book to read.

Tin Whistle

This story was about losing a loved one and the impossibility of moving on.The heart has a hard time letting go. A sad but lovely tale.

Fear Of Flying
I love this story,it shows that anything is possible if you but try.

Highway Driving
What should have been a happy occasion ended up being a pointless tragedy.

Angus Breaks Free
Crotchety old Angus thought he was done with his wife of 50 years. She, according to him, was the bane of his existence. Turns out,you'll have to read this awesome short to find out. A gem of a tale,this is.

Dealing with loss is something we all have to learn to do,sooner or later,and I think this story shows that we must still go on,because that is what our lost loved one would want.

A glimpse into the life of an author. Most people think that authors sit at their desks all day,writing til their hearts content.But the truth is,most authors have day jobs to earn ends meat,that however does not mean the stories are kept at bay,to the contrary,they do battle inside the authors head,begging to be let out.This is a very eye opening tale.

Drafting the Dodge
Two escaped convicts deciding that Canada is the best place for them,being that the people are so nice,the entire country is ripe for the picking. This was so funny,one mishap after another made me constantly,laugh out loud.

And Then It Rained
A typical day turns tragic,a sad story. It's true when they say, "When it rains it pours".

Sometimes love breeds desperation and man oh man ,the consequences were brutal.

The Thing About Pantyhose
The logic of children is something to behold. I must admit,this story got a giggle out of me.

The Mathematics of Fate
We all have to learn not to jump to conclusions,because often,things are not as they appear to be.

A cheeky little tale about the differences between,males and females. And I must say,I have to agree with the statements.

Roll of Honour
War is never pretty,and the brave men and women who fight for their country do it for many reasons.Staring out,it's for glory and quickly becomes for the honour of protecting those they hold dear. They are true heroes. A touching tale.

Strange Love
How this couple reacts to the end of the world is,hilarious!!!

A Word
I loved this!!! The alphabet is a wonderful thing,without it,gloriously beautiful words could not be formed.

All in all,I loved every single story in this collection. They are all uniquely different and each left a mark on my heart.I invite you all to read these short stories,you will be left with a feeling of fullness in your heart. Thank you,C.W. Lovatt.
I shall cherish these always.

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Friday, 12 August 2016

"And Then It Rained" A Review - "A Page Turning Variety"

I first met Karen a number of years ago when I was a guest on her podcast, "Writers Roundtable." Since then she's become one of my more loyal readers, and a good friend besides. Thanks Karen, very much appreciated.

on August 11, 2016
They say variety is the spice of life! That adage could not be any truer for this collection of short stories by a guy more known for his historic fiction novels. I highly recommend that you keep a box of tissue handy for stories like the TIN WHISTLE along with HIGHWAY DRIVING. However, you will chuckle during SEANS DILEMMA and DRAFTING THE DODGE.
At the turning of each page I marveled at the vast difference of each story from the next. I sincerely hope Mr. Lovatt writes more stories like the ones in this collection.
5 star reading for sure.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

"The Adventures of Charlie Smithers" - A Review - "A Triumph of a Book!"

Thank you d.arcadian!

A totally wonderful rip roaring adventure yarn, with a wonderfully funny larger than life hero (or is Charlie an anti hero??) An exciting page turner of tale that brings to mind the adventure books we read as kids....yet with adult twists...
"And may you have much jigga-jiggling in the making of your sons," she continued.
"Oh think nothing of...pardon?"
"And may your toes curl often in ecstasy."
"Now see here!"
"And may your balls be filled with much.."
"Silence!" I hissed, too scandalised for any other words.
The book is made gloriously authentic to it's era by being totally lacking in political correctness, which makes refreshing change and it delightfully pokes fun at stereotypical English people of the era.
A triumph of a book. I would recommend it to anyone who loves an adventure (and who doesn't!)