Sally Cronin: Life’s Rich Tapestry – Woven in words.

Sally Cronin Tapestry

 

I am the type of person that needs to read something before going to sleep, as many people I know do. I had started reading a bestseller (a real bestseller not one that you get powerful corporations to buy 500 copies of your book) from a well know author whom I will not name. The book bored me and so I reached for my iPad to see what I had on my Kindle. There was Sally Cronin’s book which I had downloaded with the intention of reading it on a long flight I am taking in mid-January.

I started reading it and really got into it. In fact, it is the type of book that I will re-read on the plane because this is writing that is rich in thought with too much to absorb in one reading.

Her book is divided into sections: The Seasons of the Year, All Things human, Fairies and other Folk, The Natural World, Remembrance, Celebrating Pets, Random Thoughts, 99 Words in a Flash, Short Stories, The Superiority of Cats, Speculative Fiction, And Last but not least…

I downloaded the book both on my Kindle and on my iPad. I found the iPad experience much more pleasant because the beautiful illustrations were in color, bringing out the richness of the text. One such striking illustration, by Sally, is of a peacock in its glorious and proud colors. Also,  because the screen is larger, I appreciated much more the visual shapes of her poetry.

These are magical, enchanting and touching stories where the good always win. They are uplifting stories though nonetheless profound and always about love in its many forms.

And I mustn’t forget that there are stories about dogs.  A mutt protecting his master from thugs; an old dog in a residence for the elderly showing how love can make one feel young again and a mistreated dog finds kindness in a half-starved young man.

There’s so much in this book that it is impossible to do it justice in a single post. You have to read it and re-read. Its title suits it perfectly: Life’s Rich Tapestry.

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54 thoughts on “Sally Cronin: Life’s Rich Tapestry – Woven in words.

  1. It sounds like an uplifting book, Carol, and that can be so refreshing. Short stories are a great alternative, too, especially when one’s on the road. And they’re a good way to get to know an author’s writing. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  2. I’m just reading Sally’s book, enjoying dipping into it on my Kindle, but you have made me realise I’m missing out on the colourful illustrations.

  3. Carol, a wonderful and most thoughtful review of a special book! 😀 I so look forward to reading my copy and thank you for the great tip about reading on the iPad to fully appreciate and enjoy the illustrations!

    • My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by, Jill. I’m now half way through your book A Mother For His Twins and really enjoying it. Your character Joy is so identifiable and loveable. I also really like that Nick has emotional feelings about guilt and questions his competence to a father. Usually in the romances I’ve read the man seems to be flawless and all the attention is on the woman but here, in your book, it’s more realistic which makes it even more compelling. Gee, I just wrote a semi-review of your book! 🙂 Have a great day.

      • Wow! Thank you so much, Carol. I’m so happy you’re enjoying my book. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve yet to meet a man in real life who doesn’t have flaws…shh…don’t tell Derek. 🙂 Thank you again for your kind words! I finished Warning Signs over the weekend and put up my review on Monday. Wow! You certainly know how to make a girl sleep with one eye open. It was a fantastic story. ❤

      • Thanks, Jill for your kind words. Yes, we all have flaws but we aren’t always able to recognize them. I thought Nick had awareness of his flaws.

        Thanks for posting your review on Amazon. Hugs xx

  4. Thank you, Carol – what a great review!. I have yet to read Sally’s book, but am quite sure it deserves all the accolades it receives. Congratulations to Sally!

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