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Fragments of memories. False promises. Shattered dreams. We are forged into ever-changing masterpieces by the gravity of the keepsakes we choose to collect.
The adhesive binding the fragile remnants of our souls? Love. The stories within this book tell of love in all the myriad forms it can take.
Lane has filled the stories with wonderful prose, making every story a thing of beauty that flows poetically. The words throughout From a Heart-Shaped Box have been finely crafted to convey meaning in every sentence. As these sentences combine into paragraphs, and the paragraphs flow into stories, they transport you to the author’s mind’s eye, seeing the world—and love—from her vantage point.
The entries by Autumn Curtis and W.H. Ringer also contribute to the wider theme, and bring their distinct voices to it. These different voices add to the overall feel of the book: different to the core author, but thematically similar with their own emphasis. These serve to break up the book with their own examinations of love while also adding an extra dimension to the story.
This is a lovely, heartwarming tale about memories of old and how they influence the present. This tale offers a glimpse of love and how it can endure, even when the lovers are separate.
Fret No More:
One of the shorter stories in the anthology, this is about the polar opposite to Quiet Hearts. Dark and brutal, this is an unrelenting look at a helpless child trapped between chaotic and toxic love.
A heart-wrenching story about life under a pandemic that is wonderfully and upsettingly relatable, despite the sadness, it still offers hope.
Forever by W.H. Ringer:
A brutal story about unhinged toxic love. The escalating dread of the story builds up to a wonderful crescendo.
This is a wonderful story about death and despair, and the evils of humanity. The prose in this story is incredibly vivid and does a superb job of placing the reader inside the protagonist’s head.
This is a pure tale about the purest love, that between a parent and their child. This story is beautifully realized and will be sure to move the most stoic of readers.
A tale about freedom and isolation, Amelia mesmerizes with its descriptions of the world’s beauty, and the deprivation of said beauty.
Bottle A Butterfly by Autumn Curtis:
A magical tale, both figuratively and literally, Bottle a Butterfly captures the beauty of nature, and in particular, an oak tree while also digging deep to explore self love and acceptance.
A love story set within the high society of yonder, Last Dance is a beautifully romantic tale.
By far the longest story of the lot, Oath Breaker, is broken into ten chapters. With these chapters comes a rewarding tale about what people would do for love, the consequences be damned.
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About the Author
From a young age, Keira had a vivid imagination that took her to far off lands, thrust her in the middle of daring battles, and saw her fearlessly achieve the unimaginable.
Hailing from West Texas, Keira grew up the oldest of five siblings. She was introduced to the works of Jane Austen by her grandmother at a very young age. This sparked her love affair with books and writing. As a budding author, Keira has shown that sheer determination and resilience are keys to growing in the literary arts.
Keira currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and five children, two dogs, and three cats. She is active within her community as her neighborhood city liaison, currently taking courses to be her local school district ambassador, works as a Guest Educator, and holds a Vice President board position with the local PTA.
In her free time, Keira enjoys reading books of all different genres, writing, photography, painting, crafts, hanging with her family, playing video games, and Moscato.