by Lori L. Lake
In these tales of hope and loss, lovers and found family, Lori L. Lake has once more given us an amazing slice of life. A frightened woman stumbles through her daily existence, unsure of her place in the world, until she comes into possession of a magic coat… Tee has a problem with her temper, and now that she’s being tested again, will she fail to curb it again? Kaye Brock has recently been released from prison and doesn’t have a single friend ““ until Mrs. Gildecott comes along…
These women and many others, unsettled and adrift and often disillusioned, can’t quite understand how they arrived at their present situations. But whether rejected, afraid to commit, or just misunderstood, even the most hard-bitten are not without some hope in the power of love.
Lori L. Lake’s talent shines like never before in this collection of glittering tales. Sharply rendered, the tone of these stories reflects their title: silver and gray, shimmery and wintry, yet also filled with the shiny hope of summer. These are stories that bear rereading.
2008 Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist