#BookReview- Short Stories Worth #Reading by D. L. Finn and Sally Cronin @dlfinnauthor @sgc58


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When you’re in need of an enjoyable escape the authors I’m highlighting today know how to deliver.

D. L. Finn writes fantasy realism with a flair for the supernatural.

D.L. Finn

D.L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, and adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventures with an open invitation for her readers to join her.

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Can you believe everything you read? Steve must answer that question when he finds a strange blog while searching for his friend’s address. 

When Steve stumbles across his missing friend’s wacky blog, it reads like a conspiracy theory, but the overriding question is whether it’s fact or fiction?

Steve’s determination to discover the truth leads him down a dangerous path that will change his life forever.

D. L. Finn takes our fascination with Bigfoot in a new and fascinating direction you’ll have to read to believe!


Sally Cronin writes whimsical, witty, wonderful tales of everyday lives with twist.

Sally Cronin is the author of fifteen books including her memoir Size Matters: Especially when you weigh 330lb first published in 2001. This has been followed by another fourteen books both fiction and non-fiction including multi-genre collections of short stories and poetry.

After leading a nomadic existence exploring the world, she now lives with her husband on the coast of Southern Ireland enjoying the seasonal fluctuations in the temperature of the rain.

Ghosts, romance, friendship of all kinds and revenge form the basis of this collection of short stories.

From the first line, I was hooked on this anthology of page-turning short stories.

On my forty-third birthday, I murdered a woman. She made me do it.

Flights of Fancy- Sally Cronin

Entertaining accounts of love, betrayal, self-worth, and even talking animals take us on a journey of enlightenment. Each tale is geared toward making the most of your life- after all, you only get one.

Sally Cronin writes with a witty humor that reads well and brings three-dimensional characters to each story. Many of the stories are relatable and give us something to consider in ways we, too, can make changes for our health and welfare.

A must-read!

Are you a fan of short stories?

89 thoughts on “#BookReview- Short Stories Worth #Reading by D. L. Finn and Sally Cronin @dlfinnauthor @sgc58

  1. Congrats to Denise and Sally on these fab reviews. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Jacqui 💕🙂

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:17 am

      Thank you, Harmony 🙂

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    2. Thanks very much Harmony.. a lovely end to the day. ♥

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  2. Great reviews, Jacquie. I’ve haven’t read either of these books, but have read and enjoyed other works by both authors.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:23 am

      🙂

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    2. Denise and Sally are talented authors!

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  3. Wonderful reviews for some wonderful people.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:16 am

      Thank you, Craig , 🙂

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    2. Thanks, Craig, and two x the wonderful is right!

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  4. Such lovely reviews! I’m pretty sure I would enjoy both of these books.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:23 am

      🙂

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    2. I’m sure you would, too 🙂

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  5. Two excellent reviews for two excellent authors, Jacquie. I’ve read both of these books and enjoyed each of them. Congrats to Denise and Sally!

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:15 am

      Thank you, Mae 🙂

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    2. Both authors have wonderful imaginations that make their stories a joy to read.

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    3. Thank you for adding your recommendation Mae… delighted to receive Jacquie’s lovely review..xx

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  6. Wonderful reviews, Jacquie. Like you, I loved both of these books. Congratulations Denise and Sally. Big hugs to all of you. 🤗

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:15 am

      Thank you, Gwen. Big hugs back!

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    2. I’m slowly catching up on my backlist, Gwen. 🙂

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  7. Greta reviews on two top authors, Jacquie. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:22 am

      Thank you, John:)

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    2. Both delve into magical realism with style and flair- enjoyable reads!

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  8. Terrific reviews, Jacquie! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Both are excellent reads!

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  9. I am a fan of the short form. And these two authors certainly know how to write them. Thanks for the spotlights, Jacquie. Congratulations to Denise and Sally.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:16 am

      Thank you, Staci 🙂

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    2. Short stories can pack a real punch and these authors know how to hook their readers!

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:21 am

    Thank you, Jacquie 🙂 It was a wonderful surprise to find your review here for Bigfoot. I had a lot of fun with this one and happy you enjoyed it!. I have Flights of Fancy on my TBR list and have to get to it soon! Hugs xo

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:22 am

      I forgot to mention how much I love the turtle pic 🙂

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      1. When I came across it, I thought of you 🙂

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        1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 1:28 pm

          🙂 They are beautiful!

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    2. Thoroughly enjoyed the twist you came up with for this one, Denise!

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  11. Two of my favorite authors and awesome persons! Yes! they know how to deliver. Lovely reviews Jacquie.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 9:24 am

      Thank you, Balroop. Hugs xo

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    2. Thank you, Balroop. I’m so glad I picked these gems up!

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    3. Thanks Balroop absolutely delighted and to be here with Denise too.. hugs

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  12. Excellent books from two wonderful authors, Jacquie. I enjoyed both of these. Congrats to Denise and Sally!

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    1. I love Denise’s imagination and Sally’s storytelling- both are exceptional.

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    2. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Diana 🙂

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  13. I have read and reviewed Denise’s story. Loved it. And I just bought Sally’s book. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing, Jacquie.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 1:30 pm

      Thank you, Beem 🙂

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    2. Thanks very much Beem.. my first collection so close to my heart.. x

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  14. What wonderful reviews, Jacquie! I have read D.L. Finn’s short story and loved it. I have not read Sally’s yet, but have it waiting for me.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 1:30 pm

      Thanks, Jan 🙂 I have Sally’s book on my TBR list too.

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    2. Thanks Jan.. I hope you enjoy when you have time..hugsx

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    3. You’re going to love it! Wasn’t Denise’s inventive? So good!

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  15. Lovely reviews to share, Jacquie! Bravo to Denise and Sally. 🙂

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 1:31 pm

      Thank you, Natalie 🙂

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  16. Thanks so much Jacquie for your lovely review and for sharing far and wide.. lovely to be featured with Denise too…hugs ♥

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    1. Enjoyed this anthology, Sally. I couldn’t pick a favorite!

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  17. petespringerauthor March 8, 2022 — 6:55 pm

    I’m interested in both of these. Sally’s book is not one she has highlighted on her blog much since I’ve been following. I didn’t know it was one of her older books. Less than an hour to the east of us is the tiny community of Willow Creek. They embrace everything about the legend of Bigfoot. In fact, they have an annual event called Bigfoot Days. https://willowcreekchamber.com/bigfoot-daze/ That’s one of the reasons I find Denise’s book intriguing. I’m going to pick both of them up, Jacquie.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 7:32 pm

      I hope you enjoy it, Pete 🙂 I always wanted to go the Big Foot festival, but its 5 hours from us. Thanks for the information.

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    2. That’s wonderful, Pete, and now I want to do a road trip! lol

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    3. Thanks Pete and it has been a while since I shared the stories… being my first collection it is close to my heart..xx

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      1. I didn’t realize it was your first, Sally- well done!

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  18. What lovely reviews of the talented authors, Jacquie! I haven’t read these two books. Congratulations to Sally and Denise on these wonderful reviews. Virtually Gone was on my Kindle forever and I read it. Oh, how thrilling. I loved every page, Jacquie!
    https://theshowersofblessings.com/2022/03/08/book-reviews-mystery-jacquie-biggar-ya-yvette-calleiro-children-d-l-finn/

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author March 8, 2022 — 7:33 pm

      Thanks, Miriam 🙂

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    2. Woohoo, that makes my day, Miriam, thank you!
      These are both worth a read- fun and inventive stories!

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    3. Thanks Miriam.. delighted with Jacquie’s review..♥

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  19. Thanks for these two lovely reviews, Jacquie. I really enjoyed Flights of Fancy too, especially The Sewing Circle.

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    1. Thanks for your boost for the collection Robbie hugs xx♥

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    2. I love the life lessons Sally embeds in her stories- ❤

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      1. Me too, her stories are very compelling.

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  20. Jacquie, thank you for sharing these fabulous books and your wonderful reviews! I haven’t read this one by Sally but have read some of her other books and love them – you capture her writing and spirit of her work perfectly! Congratulations to both Denise and Sally!

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    1. Thanks very much for the recommendation Annika and for your kind comment..thrilled by Jacquie’s review…hugs ♥

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    2. Both are talented writers, Annika- great reads!

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  21. I’ve read and would highly recommend anything written by these talented authors. 🙂

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    1. They’re so good! Thanks for adding your recommendation, Mark.

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  22. Fantastic reviews, Jacquie. Congratulations to Sally and Denise. Toni x

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    1. Excellent reads, Toni. Thanks for dropping by!

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