HEART - WARMING TALES: Tales of Crime, Love, Unhappy Marriages, and Dead Business

Genre: Short Stories
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Book Summary

Heart - Warming Tales consists of five unusual and enjoyable short stories of Comedy, Crime, Love, Infidelity and Unhappy Marriages.

The Psychiatrist and the Thief is a comedy- mystery. A thief pretends to be a patient of the psychiatrist, and a series of blunders occur.

Her Online Predator is a mystery - thriller /romance. It teaches a valuable lesson. Be careful with whom you make friends on the internet. That person may not be the one he or she claims to be.

A Marriage on the Rocks is about a young couple who had serious problems in their marriage. The wife left the marital home to find a more exciting way of life.

Dead Business is about a suspicious woman who doubted her husband. She was determined to find out the truth about him.

She Cried for Me is the autobiography of a stray dog who found a loving home.
Review by a Fan:
I picked this up as a quick beach read. Heart Warming Tales is a short book of stories with intriguing plots and pleasant characters. Although each story is set within the real world there seems to be a fantastical quality to each. The style of the writing is satisfyingly simple and easy to follow. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and will certainly check out some of the other titles written by this author.

Testimonials

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Rating: 5 out of 5 Heart Warming Tales Heart Warming Tales written by Brenda Mohammed.
Heart Warming Tales
Heart Warming Tales written by Brenda Mohammed will indeed warm your hearts during and after reading. The stories are well written and extremely interesting. They grab your attention and I guarantee you will not put down the book until you have completed reading it. You will surely want to keep on turning page after page..
The Book begins with The Psychiatrist and the Thief. This story displays the vivid imagination of the author. It has a surprising middle and ending and will hold your attention throughout.
The next story is entitled ,A Marriage on the Rocks.
This story deals with the love a husband has for his wife. It teaches us that we must try to face life's challenges and forgive each other's weaknesses. Reading this story will surely assist us in knowing the true art of forgiveness.
The Undertaker's Wife teaches us to trust our loved ones, and never keep secrets from them. This story will truly warm the heart. It teaches us to understand each other's differences and not let fear and distrust rule our lives.
Reading these stories will indeed give an insight into many values and virtues which we should all practice in our daily lives. The author has to be congratulated for sharing her imagination and vision with others, making us feel the things she feels.

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By Arabella Persaud on June 19, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This collection consists of three short stories and a set of letters written to the author by her late elder brother.

The first story, "The Psychiatrist and the Thief" is a story about Dr. Brown who is assaulted by a thief who had
previously kidnapped his secretary. In a story that could have had disastrous consequences, the author skilfully turns around the plot and has the thief apprehended. The theme of this story is: "Crime does not pay." The setting is universal and the events could occur in any business or home.

The two other stories, "Marriage on the Rocks" and "The Undertaker's Wife" both take place in the author's native Trinidad.
The theme of both stories is "Love conquers all." In the first story, the wife, Maria, is discontented when her wealthy husband gambled away all his money and then moves the family from the city to a rural area where he begins farming the land he had inherited from his parents. She leaves her husband and children and goes to the city in search of adventure. When her husband finds her a year later, he is able to forgive her and welcome her back into his life.

In "The Undertaker's Wife", we have a suspicious wife who believes her husband is involved in underhand activity and decides to spy on him. However, she soon discovers that his business is legitimate and that he actually runs a big funeral parlor. The couple reconciles in the end and there is no more suspicion on either part.

These stories are uplifting in that they demonstrate the better part of human nature and show how fulfilling life is when people can forgive one another and live in harmony.

About the Author

Brenda Mohammed is an award –winning multi -genre writer and former Bank Manager who has written seventeen books to date.
She is an accomplished traveller.
Her travel experiences have translated into a captivating array of travel-inspired non-fiction books. A reviewer of one of her books on travel said, "While many people travel, few of us are capable of sharing our experience in a meaningful and relevant way with strangers. This author does a superb job."

Brenda is also a writer of fiction.
This excerpt from a review of one of her books from Readers Favorite confirms that she is very good at writing fiction.

"Revenge of Zeeka, by Brenda Mohammed, is a one of a kind novella trilogy that delivers an incredible story guaranteed to give readers an absolute sci-fi treat. I especially liked how Brenda used current events as the pivotal point from which to build this amazing sci-fi horror. This made the story even more relatable. More importantly, however, I admired how she owned her story and created this captivating version of events. She captured with an amazing depth the setting, characters, plot, and emotions in such few words."

Brenda won awards for her books from Metamorph's Publishing and Mc Grath House in 2016. She loves to interact with her readers and other authors.
Brenda lives in the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad and is a fan of photography and art.
She willingly donates books to children's hospitals, national libraries, and school libraries.
Feel free to connect with Brenda through Facebook and Twitter.

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