Review: Encore by Margaret Lynette Sharp


Title: Encore

Author: Margaret Lynette Sharp

Published:  CreateSpace February 2013

Status: Read on May 26, 2014

My Thoughts:

Encore is a lovely book of 25 short stories by Margaret Lynn Sharp, her sixth self published collection.

Sharp’s characters are a mix of ages and genders, whose stories are told in the first and third person. This results in an interesting variety of perspectives on humanity, relationships and romance.

I particularly liked Dear David, written in an epistolary format, about a rekindled romance, Just the Shot, about a grandfathers gift to his grandson, and The Locket, the story of a secret love.

Despite the brevity of each contribution, Sharp is able to inspire emotion in the reader and communicate the action succinctly. More often than not, the stories hold a twist that veers away from the expected. The prose and dialogue is well-crafted, if sometimes a touch too formal.

Like Sharp’s previous collections, Encore is a pleasant and easy read.

Encore is available to purchase at

AmazonUS I Amazon AU

Also available




3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margaret Lynette Sharp
    May 28, 2014 @ 08:24:44

    Thank you so much, Shelleyrae, for your reviews. I’m so glad you enjoyed my work.



  2. Mystica
    May 29, 2014 @ 13:11:32

    A collection of short stories is a nice read amongst the heavy books!



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