Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Book Review: Like father Like Daughter
Like Father Like Daughter is a collection of short stories written by J.S. Wilsoncroft, featuring a story written by her father, Jim Johnston. His story, The Landlubbers is a very loveable and laughable story about a men's fishing expedition that had gone wrong. The wives took over!! When reading J.S. Wilsoncroft's stories, you will see where she got her writing ability and wild imagination. Wilsoncroft's stories feature an inspirational, a romance and a horror story that will make you cringe.
I instantly loved the driving force behind this book, being a "daddy's girl" myself. Wilsoncroft's amazing story telling abilities shine through in this collection that runs the gamut from short and sweet to bone chilling horror. She wrote this collection as a gift to her father, and I can see no better way to honor their bond.
In the first story, Milo My Guardian Angel Dog, we get a sweet inspirational story about the bond between people and animals. And also a glimpse at the endearing love between generations. When a loving grandmother tells her story of being rescued from a bear by her long departed dog, we can feel the love between grandmothers and granddaughters. And knowing Wilsoncroft's inspiration for the story it touched me even more. I had a hard time reading through the tears.
In the second story, The Landlubbers, we get a glimpse of where she gets her storytelling abilities when she turns the book over to her father. His tale of an ill fated fishing trip, taken over by some well meaning wives, left me laughing aloud.
In Meet Me At The Trails Wilsoncroft goes back to what she does best. Sweet, romantic stories that leave you believing in love. In the tradition of her much loved book fat Chances, she takes us on one woman's journey into love and self acceptance. Reminding us that love can surprise us anytime and anywhere.
In the last installment, Screwy Louie, Wilsoncroft takes a dramatic turn from her usual feel good stories and tempts us with a taste of horror. In a twisted tale of a backwoods serial killer she explores the dark side of her writing.
All in all this is a great little book to enjoy when you are looking for a quick read. Short and satisfying stories that would make the perfect Father's Day gift for any dad with an e-reader. Or any fan of short story collections. I loved the book, and for .99 you can't go wrong. It's a great addition to J.S. Wilsoncroft's writing. With something for everyone.
Jamie Sue Wilsoncroft lives in Pennsylvania with her hubby, two children and 3 dogs. She is a professional dog groomer by day and a writer by night. Writing romance novels is her specialty.