Shirley’s Compilation of Short Stories by Shirley McLain.
If you like varied genre short stories, you will like these twenty-seven short stories. This eclectic book has everything from adventure to love. Some of the titles are, Daddy’s Levis, Mother, Daughter Quality Time, Crates Hotel, Happy Anniversary, His All, Vicksberg, Earthquake, and more. Enjoy everywhere the stories take you.
5-Stars: Short Reads Ranging From Adventure, Mystery, To Love.
Short story collections are the life blood of book genres. Short story collections are easy to carry with you, to read while standing in line, in a waiting room, or to read just before turning the lights out at night. Short story collections, like Shirley’s Compilation of Short Stories, range in genre, length, and intensity. I have had the privilege to read, review, and share several Shirley McLain’s books.
Shirley’s Compilation of Short Stories has twenty-seven stories, ranging from adventure to love. The book begins with Angie’s Secret and ends with The Office. I award 5-Stars for the whole collection. Since each short story stands-alone, here is my 5-Star review for the short story titled The Hidden Stairway.
The Hidden Stairway is a novelette based in modern times of an extremely rich family of Scottish Ancestry. This family in Ohio has more money than King Midas. They have lived in Ohio since before the French and Indian War of 1755. Tony is trying to solve the mystery concerning their mansion and what happened with his ancestors. This historical fiction contains treasure, Indians, fighting, love, and a wedding.
Tony’s family comes from a rich Scottish Ancestry. Author Shirley McLain terms this family’s wealth more than King Midas.
The family’s mystery began in Ohio, during the French and Indian War of 1755. Like a lot of people today, Tony is searching his Ancestry. He is determined to solve the mystery surrounding the family mansion and what became if his ancestors.
In this Historic Novelette, Author Shirley McLain weaves a tail of mystery that includes, Englishmen, Frenchmen, Scotsmen, Indians, war, love, and treasure.
I invite you to purchase Shirley’s Compilation of Short Stories. She has published a young adult mystery called Crimes and Retribution, a book of short stories called, Shirley’s Short’s and Flashes, and a Christian poetry book called, Verses For My King. Dobyns Chronicles is a historical fiction, where the reader follows a family through troubling times. Shirley’s educational fiction titled Bullying, is for ages 10 to adult. Shirley’s love of travel, adventure and writing have created works that will hold your attention, and leave you wanting more.
Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).
Print Length: 251 Pages
Publisher: Shirley’s Books; 1st Edition (January 9, 2023)
About The Author: Shirley McLain is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six and Great Grandmother to four, three boys and one girl.
She is currently living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma where she is enjoying her retirement to the fullest. She was born in California but lived her growing years in Oklahoma. She has done extensive travel within the United States and learned to appreciate each state for its own beauty. Her dream trip is to see Spain and Italy at a slow pace.
Shirley has published a young adult mystery called “Crimes and Retribution”, a book of short stories called, “Shirley’s Short’s and Flashes and a Christian poetry book called, Verses For My King.”” Dobyns Chronicle s is a historical fiction in” which you follow a family through troubling times. She has published (should be on the market the end of January 2020) her educational fiction about Bullying. It is for ages 10 to Adult to help them deal with bullying in school.
Shirley’s love of travel, adventure and writing have created works that will hold your attention, and leave you wanting more.
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