Book Review – First Date by Vanessa Wester

Amazing review for my short stories! ūüôā

Julie Haiselden

First Date is a collection of five stories with an excerpt from a longer novel at the end.  I suspect that First Date and Engagement Party will resonate with many.  We then have Careless Cupid, a supernatural encounter and Precious, a generation-spanning tale.  The final story was the darker Black Warning.

I was pleasantly surprised by Vanessa Wester’s ability to paint vivid pictures for her readers within the constraints of the short story format.  In her first two works, she cleverly used topics with which most of us are familiar.  The excitement and anxieties created by the first date and the family dynamics of an engagement party.

Having pulled her readers in with her easy writing style, Ms Wester then gives us three rather different stories, culminating with Black Warning which will send a shiver down many a spine.  The author maintained a consistent pace and stuck to her task, not falling into the trap of irrelevant sub-plots.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light read which…

View original post 30 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s