The Advanced Reader Critiques (ARC) are in and the reviewers love Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Volume II, the new anthology from Left Hand Publishers. The book, a collection of short stories from authors around the globe, is now on sale. Here are just a few of the early reviews in for Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Volume II. All of the author that contributed to this anthology should be very proud. From creative excellence in story-telling to professional prose, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Volume II is on par with any anthology out there today.
Amy Shannon, Book Reviewer
“Wonderfully and amazingly intense.
This is the second volume of an anthology that brings life and death in a new light. I read the first volume and was more than excited to read a new collection. First, I must say that I enjoyed each story that was within this collection, and all of the authors should be commended for their work. I can imagine the thought that it took to put these stories together in one collection. Life and death is not just black and white, but all the in-betweens, and as the title alludes, both are beautiful, but also full of lies and truths. I usually can pick one or two of my favorites of the book, but I enjoyed each one immensely. I’ve even reread all of the stories to make sure I didn’t miss something. Bonds are broken and bonds are reunited on the sides of life and death.”
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Natalia Corres, Book Reviewer
“This collection is a recipe for a lost weekend as I found myself wanting to read “just one more” until by nearly midnight I had finished all sixteen, and yes, I went back to reread my favorites. Edited by Karen T. Newman, this banquet of wonderful stories draws you to course after course of excellent writing, fantastic ironies, amazing insights and delectable nuggets of human nature wound together by the complex flavors of life and death and what is in between – perfectly reflecting the “Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths” promised by the title. Anthologies are often a reflection of the curator as much as the writers included in them and the quality of writing and choice of stories add up to a book I will recommend to my friends and fellow bibliophiles without reservation.”