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All these stories have been selected from the prestigious monthly Muse of the Month contest, and out of 100 stories, 25 made the final cut.
Recipe for a Perfect Marriage is a collection of short stories compiled and published by Women’s Web. Written by 22 women authors, the stories revolve around female protagonists, the layered relationships in their lives, and their desire to rewrite their own stories.
There is a wide range of underlying emotions that encompasses the entire collection. Apart from that, the protagonists too are as varied as they could be, in terms of age, occupations, and sexual orientation too.
I rated the stories based on their freshness, premise, and treatment. A few stories fell short of my expectation because of the lack of flow in writing, disjointed narration, or plot development.
What I’ve experienced from reading many anthologies is that all the stories are not always equally good. And it’s true in this case as well. Out of 25 stories, 5 garnered 4.5-5 stars, 6 fell in the 4-4.5 band, 5 got over 3.5 stars,
and the rest were in the 3-3.5-star range. So, I loved around 16 stories out of 25, which is quite an enjoyable experience.
These stories are exceptionally well written, with beautiful imagery, flawless narration, and a soul-stirring effect.
Absolutely! Dig in right away and you will surely lose yourself in the myriad emotions tying these protagonists together.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions are my own.
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