When Stars Will Shine by various authors – review.


When Stars Will Shine is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.

With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty Christmas crimes that will shake you to your core, and heart warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops, you can rest assured that you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.

From authors such as Louise Jensen, Graham Smith, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Lucy Cameron, Val Portelli, and Alex Kane, you are in for one heck of a ride!


Emma Mitchell

Louise Jenson

Graham Smith

Malcolm Hollingdrake

Lucy Cameron

Val Portelli

Alex Kane

Rob Ashman

Robert Scragg

Gordon Bickerstaff

Mark Brownless

Pail T Campbell

John Carson

Kris Egleton

Stewart Giles

HR Kemp

Billy McLaughlin

Paul Moore

Owen Mullen

Anna Osborne

Carmen Radtke

Lexi Rees

KA Richardson

Jane Risdon

My thoughts

I absolutely loved this collection of short stories. After reading a succession of novels, I fancied something a little different and this delivered with a punch. The stories ranged from crime themed to heartwarming tear jerkers. They mostly had a Christmas theme going on (intentionally) but don’t let that stop you reading them now. I read them after the festive period and loved them. Who doesn’t love a bit of Crimbo spirit anytime of the year?

Also, I should add. The profits made from this book go to charity to help our soldiers and veterans. That’s another huge reason to download it. The other reason is, the authors who have contributed are awesome writers. I’ve read a few novels by some of these writers before picking this book up, and I loved their work. I knew then, I wouldn’t be disappointed.

I’d definitely recommend this collection. It’s brilliantly edited and reads with ease. It provoked a lot of emotion in me as I read through the offerings, and I really enjoyed it. Fantastic read for those seeking a break between novels or those who love short stories. Loved it!

By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕




About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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