Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Metaphysical Gravity Book Review

"Love is metaphysical gravity." R. Buckminster Fuller

A force beyond reason and the laws of nature, love draws us together in many ways. In these four short stories, four authors explore the essence of love, from practical to magical. 

"In Her Hands," by +Angela Amman , explores the moment in which a woman weighs the choice between expectations and the lasting passion she craves. 

A shy librarian offers her beautiful best friend a shot at the English teacher she secretly desires, in +Mandy Dawson  "Home." But what is beauty isn't all he needs in a lover? 

+Cameron Garriepy  eponymous "Valentine" is a young woman whose fairytale is sidetracked by tricksters loose in the streets of New Orleans. 

In "Elephants in the Atmosphere" by Kameko Murakami, a young woman in extraordinary circumstances finds love in an unexpected place and against all odds. Is a happy ending even possible?

Title: Metaphysical Gravity
Author(s): Angela Amman; Mandy Dawson; Cameron D. Garriepy; Kameko Murakami
Publisher: Bannerwing Books (February 13, 2013)
Format: eBook (57 pages)
Genre: Romance
Location Available: Amazon

Metaphysical Gravity is a collection of four short stories whose major theme is LOVE. Who doesn't like sweet stories about finding love and overcoming obstacles involving love?

When I started reading Metaphysical Gravity I said I would read one story just to start off. By the time I looked up, I realized I was finishing up the 3rd story. The stories were engrossing even though they were short. I like how it progresses from the natural to the supernatural - magic.

The stories reminded me of a collection of Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. Though fiction, the theme of love is nothing but. The stories made me smile and feel warm inside.

In Her Hands presented us with the choices we have to make when choosing love. Do we settle because we think that is what we should do? Or, do we let go and go on that journey to seek what we truly deserve? While reading this story, I was rooting for Lainey to chose for herself and not be influenced. Through her grandmother, she was shown what she meant to get in love. A very bittersweet story that will make you happy for the heroine.

I enjoyed the story Home because it shows us that to be lucky in love, we just have to be ourselves and stay true to our nature. Anyone can get the guy, even if he's a hunk.

I liked Valentine a lot. It was funny and full of mystery. If you believe in magic and love at first sight, you will enjoy this story. I do hope that this story is made into a full length novel. I could see it going in so many directions. I wanted more and that's a great thing.

Elephants in the Atmosphere was quite different than the rest. While it was a love story, it had a sci-fi element to it. I like sci-fi, some, but this was really interesting. All the while I was reading, I was wondering how the story was going to be resolved. This is another story that should be made in a novel. There was so much going on that I wanted to have the answers to it all.

Do I recommend this book? I do, I really do. If you want to smile. If you believe in magic. If you believe in the power of love overcoming anything and everything, I do. Just know that when you sit to read this book with your brew of choice, you will have finished reading before finishing your brew. It is a very quick read that will capture your attention and won't let go until you're done.



  1. Thank you, Dianne, for the lovely review!

  2. Short story collections can be a lot of fun. Nice review.

  3. Hi Dianne! I'm stopping by and following along via the linkin' with my ladies hop.;)


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