Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A church graveyard may be a place most associated with endings. But a springtime visit to the resting place of loved ones has something else in store for a widowed mother, a widowered father, and their two dogs in A New Beginning, a short story by author Rosie Goodwin.
Well! A most pleasant piece of flash fiction if I ever read one. That is, I’m pretty sure it’s flash fiction. I didn’t count the words or anything.
But it certainly is a charming, nostalgic kind of story about memories and second chances. I find it refreshing to read about seasoned characters who have experience and much to remember, but life can still give them more to look forward to.
There was a spelling and capitalization issue with one of the dog breed names, as well as a few minor issues with apostrophes, but they didn’t ruin the reading.
It’s worth taking a few minutes for an inspiring little pick-me-up like this.