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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Jamie Zabolotney

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This selection of short stories really hits the reader and makes them want more! I’m usually not a huge fan of short stories because I really like to get into a story when I read but with Jane Suen’s stories, I was left satisfied. Each of the short stories captivates the reader and really brings them along for the ride and keeps your emotions high. Each story is very different from the others. I won’t spoil anything for the readers other than to say, my favorite pick of the stories was “The End Of Summer”.

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen-Review by Shadel Ayerbe

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen is a romance slice life kinda book. Each short story was wonderful.

Life never works out the way you expect it to. A father’s passionate quest to inform his kid about an essential part of his past; an accident that has a terrible effect on two lives in different ways; and a weekly routine that turns into the biggest surprise of all time. Beginnings and Endings is a trilogy of short stories that will leave you with a knot in your throat. Over a beloved bowl of breakfast, Grits Girl explores the beginning of a lifetime of love. The Accident is a bittersweet tale about how life can change in the blink of an eye. In the film The End of Summer, two men come to grips with their pasts thanks to an unexpected detour and a child’s pure delight. Each tale is full of surprising twists and turns, and there’s even a bonus flash fiction piece, Pick Me, to brighten your day.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book that I have read from this author, I cant wait to read more.

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Kristy Harmon

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have not read anything by Jane Suen until Beginnings and Endings. I LOVED all three short stories! My favorite was “The End Of Summer.” All of these stories have such emotion and are so powerful. Definitely 5 stars!

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beginnings and Endings is a trio of short stories by Jane Suen. I really enjoy the variety of Suen’s work – I had read several of her books before it really clicked for me that they were by the same author! – and this collection really showcases her skill in storytelling. It gets four stars from me!
Although the three stories are separate and distinct, there is a thread running through them of commitment in relationships. We see couples’ relationships developing and enduring through the ups and downs of life.
My main (only?) complaint is that there isn’t more! The stories themselves are quite short and with only three of them (plus a bonus really cute flash fiction) this will not take most readers very long to read at all. I would have loved a wider variety of stories – perhaps including some in the realm of speculative fiction – that I could dip in and out of.
I would recommend this collection to readers looking for stories they can quickly enjoy in a coffee break or similar. They’re short, satisfying and thought-provoking. I think they could also work really well for reading and discussing with teenagers, as accessible stories touching on important issues as well as excellent examples of the short story format.

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Jaimie Salmon-Colburn

Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short StoriesBeginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a set of three short stories. Each one has their own easy to read plot. The first is a happy love story between to college students. The second is a haunting but realistic story of a soldier back from war. The third is a happy but also a tragic story of a father and son trip to a carnival and farm. All three of these short stories I can see being built on and added to other books or becoming books of their own. The author wrote them well and I can’t wait to read more in the future! If you want some small quick stories to read these ones are great!!

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jane Suen has given us short stories in Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories. Even though the stories are very short Jane did not skimp on the descriptive content. Each one is as different as night and day and evoke emotions a little pain, a bit of sweetness and a little bit of fun. Jane has mixed a lot of heart and feels in to make the stories memorable. My only complaint is they were too short. It would be good to see them made into longer stories. And just when you thought you were finished Jane gave us a little added bonus.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short StoriesBeginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book of four short stories which show how beginnings and ending can affect lives.

Story one is a couple sharing breakfast in a cafe, story two is a tale of how love overcomes all obstacles, the third story is a meaningful road trip gone right and the final story is about being picked out of a group.

A delightful selection of short stories which cheers the heart up.

Reviewd by @roxsannel

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Tina Vega

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a collection of short stories. The stories pull on your heartstrings and have a depth that comes through even though they are short. These stories deal with love, loss, and hardship. I enjoyed this author’s writing style. Hope to read a full-length novel by her as well.

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Ashley Dover

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Real life has beginnings and endings. Sometimes we must face an end to open our eyes to a beginning. This book contains three short stories that opened my eyes to the way that life just happens. We never know what is out there, but we have to keep searching until we find the right path for ourselves.

In Beginnings and Endings, the short story that spoke to me the most is called “The Accident”. In “The Accident”, there is a couple who are starting their day. The story speaks of all their hopes and dreams which were changed because of an accident. (I’m not giving away the story because it’s much better to read.)

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Michelle Mulvey

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beginnings and Endings was 4 super short stories. I almost with there was a bit more to them. I think they were way to short to base an opinion off of. I think this was about 35 pages in total and can be read in one sitting. It took me about 20-25 mins to read all 4. What I did read was good but just felt like it brought new meaning to the word short story lol. This author is not new to me and I have read many books by her and enjoyed just about all of them. Looking forward to more by this author.

review by @xchellex

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