But their oldest dreams of getting his wings. Constantly reminded by the planes that skim his barn.
Review: This is a really good story. If you’ve never ridden in a small plane you wouldn’t understand how real and descriptive that the author is being while still keeping the story short and fun. I can’t wait to read more from him!
Author: Jim Hamlett
1st place (Contemporary)
Until a young pregnant Carol appears needing love and GOD.
Review: This is a really sweet short story. It’s not very “Christian” but more like scrooge’s redemption.
Author: Terrie Todd
2nd place (Women’s Fiction)
A Rumspringa Storm
Review: Adorable! I’m surprised this only got 3rd. It’s a truly enjoyable story & I can’t wait to read more from Steve!
Author: Steve Hooley
3rd place (Amish)
Samuel has a storm raging inside of him, it’s a mental illness that has been passed down through their family for generations.
Is Sarah ready and willing to take over our will she shirk her responsibilities?
Review: I ready enjoyed this story until it ended abruptly and left me hanging. I think I’d really enjoy reading something full length from Ms. O’Hare
Author: Annette O’Hare
4th place: (Women’s Fiction)
Speculative category (Fantasy / SciFi):
The Grumpy Chronicles
Review: I absolutely loved this story! It was a terrific fantasy and I’ll be searching for more from this author!
Author: Susan Lyttek
1st place (Fantasy)
The Great Storm
Prince Henry has a job to do. He’s to storm the land and execute the hierarchy, but he knows that it’s not what Good would want. Dudes he follow orders or do what’s right?
Review: A great story that ends frustratingly incomplete.
Author: Karla Rose
2nd place: (SciFi)
Review: This has a bit of an Avatar feel to it which turned me off, but my boys love.
Author: Carla Hoch
3rd place (SciFi)
Review: A fun and scary story. Can’t wait to read more!
Author: Linda Kozar
4th place (SciFi)
Just West of Clovis
Review: ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!! SO MUCH FUN!!
Author: Ralph D. James
1st place (Western)
Review: Adorable!!! This was a fast paced fun romance. Can’t wait to read more!
Author: Crystal L. Barnes
2nd place (Western)
Review: A cute refine Cinderella story. Okay but a bit confusing.
Author: Gretchen Engel
3rd place (YA / Fantasy)
Fire in a Storm
Review: An all encompassing suspense. Great read.
Author: Angela K. Couch
4th place (Historical)
What I liked: Overall, I really enjoyed each of these stories and can’t wait to see more from the authors.
What I didn’t like: Not all of them triggered my emotions or imagination.
Out of the Storm is an anthology featuring the winners of the 2014 “Storming the Short Story” contest, sponsored by a chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
Proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be donated to the Scholarship Fund of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
|Source:||Chalfont House ARC|
|This Counts for these Challenges:||2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge|
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