#BookReview – Everyday Kindness: anthology of short stories. Edited by @LJRossAuthor and published via @DarkSkiesPub

Everyday Kindness is a collection of short stories all on the theme of kindness featuring stories from over 50 authors. These authors write in all different kinds of genres. Some of them you may well already be familiar with and others will likely be new names. With such a selection, there is bound to be something for everyone. All of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Shelter so as well as enjoying the stories, you can know that in a small way you are helping those in difficult situations.

I so enjoyed dipping in and out of this book. I started by reading a few stories from authors I have already read such as Shelley Day, Kim Nash, Leah Mercer, Holly Martin and Liz Fenwick. And of course I had to read the one by Nicky Black who was kind enough to send me a copy for review and I have to say it was such a beautiful and uplifting story. Just from these few stories I travelled from London to Barbados, from a graveyard to an ice rink, from Newcastle to Norway. There really is a huge variety of tales. I didn’t just read the stories from writers I already knew though and it was great to discover the writing of authors I haven’t read before.

This book will definitely lift your spirits, warm the cockles of your heart and restore your faith in humanity. The stories may be fictional but they are none the less inspiring. There are small acts of kindness and thoughtfulness that anyone could emulate as well as much grander gestures.

With each story being so short, Everyday Kindness is a great book to pick up when you only have a few minutes spare to read. I read a few a day and I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite. That wouldn’t be fair as the stories are so different and also because I have enjoyed each and every one I read. These tales of friendship, kindness and caring are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Thanks to Nicky Black, one of the contributors to the collection, for sending me a copy to review. Everyday Kindness is published by Dark Skies Publishing and available now in hardback and ebook editions. All proceeds go to housing & homelessness charity, Shelter. You can order your copy here: https://linktr.ee/EverydayKindness

About the book

Everyday Kindness is a charity anthology of short, fictional stories of kindness, edited by LJ Ross. These uplifting tales of hope and of small, everyday kindnesses are intended to support wider, positive mental health goals and foster wellbeing through the act of reading tales of goodwill inspired by others. Featuring authors across the spectrum of literature, some international bestsellers and award-winning writers amongst them, this is a unique collection of words.

All proceeds from the book will be donated to Shelter, a charity that helps millions of people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness.

Authors include: LJ Ross, Adam Hamdy, Alex Smith, Alexander Gordon Smith, Alison Stockham, Anne O’Leary, Barbara Copperthwaite, J.D. Kirk, C.L. Taylor, Caroline Mitchell, Chris McDonald, C.K. McDonnell, Claire Sheehy, Clare Flynn, Darren O’Sullivan, David Leadbeater, Debbie Young, Deborah Carr, Emma Robinson, Graham Brack, Hannah Lynn, Heather Martin, Holly Martin, Ian Sainsbury, Imogen Clark, James Gilbert, Jane Corry, Jean Gill, J.J. Marsh, Judith O’Reilly, Kelly Clayton, Kim Nash, Leah Mercer, Liz Fenwick, Louise Beech, Louise Jensen, Louise Mumford, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Marcia Woolf, Mark Stay, Marcie Steele, Natasha Bache, Nick Jackson, Nick Quantrill, Nicky Black, Patricia Gibney, Rachel Sargeant, Rob Parker, Rob Scragg, S.E. Lynes, Shelley Day, Casey Kelleher, Sophie Hannah, Victoria Connelly, Victoria Cooke, Will Dean.

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