Classic love stories... with a twist.
A collection of classic love stories featuring "the one that got away:" light-hearted, with undertones of tragedy and a lingering comic finish.
The flight includes:
Aunt Philippa and the Men, by L.M. Montgomery
The Kiss, by Kate Chopin
The Victory, by Rabindranath Tagore
The Mystery of Wilhelm Rütter, by Helen Hunt Jackson
A Florentine Experiment, by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You can see this review, and many others, on the CommonBookSense blog: commonbooksense.blogspot.com This book was a beautiful combination of a number of popular loves stories. I needn't tell you whether or not this book was good...because all of the stories in the book are quite popular (for a reason). I found that the stories complemented each other very well. I'm not really into 18th century love stories, so I can't say that I would for-sure read this book again....but if you're into stories like that, or are wishing to test the waters, pick up Missed Chances.
Short love stories with a hint of what might have been. In these five stories, we take a ride on the rocky (sometimes nauseating) rollercoaster of love. "Aunt Phillipa and the Men" had a more historic feel to it. I wasn't sure if there really was a prince somewhere in there or if that was just the name of the town. It almost felt like a world out of Jane Austen. The other four weren't much better. Stories just seemed to babble on and on, never really leading to an interesting point. I mean, they sounded compelling enough and I thought I'd get through them rather quickly being that they were short stories. Sadly, that wasn't the case.