Friday, March 17, 2023

Love, Loss and Life In Between

  ~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis:   This collection of short stories gives a glimpse into life, love, loss, and the inexplicable in between.

Including themes of grief, finding hope and second chances, facing the consequences of your actions and getting help from the unlikeliest of places.


  • As Cecilia helps the dying, she questions what happens to their spirits. But is she ready to find out?

  • Can a mother's race through the New Forest save her son?

  • Will visiting a medium bring Christina the closure she needs?

  • Can an intruder help an old lady with her loneliness?

  • Will the start of another wet and miserable Monday morning end with Maeve’s happy ever after?


This anthology includes the prize-winning flash fiction story - 'Spirit Song'.

Review:  I am a huge fan of audiobooks. Love, Loss, and Life In Between is not my normal genre (rom-con) but I found the book enjoyable. Several short stories allowed me to listen to a complete story on my way to work.  Suzanne Rogerson did a great job pulling me into the story very quickly while telling very touching stories.  The stories cover the three Ls: Life, Love, and Loss. After each story, I was able to reflect on the meaning of the story and how it was connected to one of the three Ls. 

The narrative had a nice voice and did a great job reading the story. The narrative can make or break an audiobook.  Sandie Keane made Love, Loss, and Life in Between really enjoyable.  The audiobook is 2 hours and 13 minutes (about an hour if you listen at a faster speed).

Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her husband, two children and a crazy spaniel.

Her writing journey began at the age of twelve when she completed her first novel. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave Suzanne the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream - even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.

Now an author of four fantasy novels including the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy and a standalone fantasy, Visions of Zarua, Suzanne has recently turned her hand to short stories with a new collection publishing on 9th September 2022.

She loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.

Suzanne collects books, is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles and old ruins whilst being immersed in the past. She likes to combine her love of nature and photography on family walks, but most of all she loves to escape with a great film, binge watch TV shows, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.

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