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February 19, 2019

A Thousand Doors: An Anthology of Many Lives, J.T. Ellison, Editor ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

The Day She Died, pg 7
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A Thousand Doors
November 2018; Two Tales Press; 978-1948967068
audio, ebook, print (390 pages); women's fiction
We've all had it happen - that question in our minds of what our life could have been if we had made another choice years ago. One little change would totally change everything but we never really know whether the changes would be good or bad. Mia Jensen gets an answer to this 'woulda coulda shoulda' question as she lays dying.

Mia is not happy with her life and often wonders what it would have been like if she had made other decisions earlier. Would she have a happier marriage, a more fulfilling career, a better home? As she lays dying on her kitchen floor, an angel shows her what her life could have been. Each story is uniquely different and shows a totally different Mia but they are all connected in one way and there lies the dilemma. Would they have been better lives? We see Mia's life with her as a mother, as a spy, as an unmarried pregnant woman and in many other situations that could have been her life if she had made different decisions.  I'd like to have a favorite but I enjoyed every one of the stories and the different views of Mia's possible life.

This is a wonderful anthology edited by J.T. Ellison and contains stories by 15 popular female authors with their story about Mia's life. I had read most of these authors but added the ones that I haven't read to my TBR lists.

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Here is a list of the authors that contributed to this anthology:

Kimberly Belle
Laura Benedict
A.F. Brady
Patti Callahan
Paige Crutcher
Rebecca Drake
Heather Gudenkauf
Joy Jordan-Lake
Alisha Klapheke
Ariel Lawhon
Kerry Lonsdale
Catherine McKenzie
Kate Moretti
Lisa Patton
Kaira Rouda

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter

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  1. Good choice! I'm putting this on my must read list!

    1. It was a different way to write a book but very effective and enjoyable. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. I read this book last fall and enjoyed it very much. I'm not much of a short story person, but these were very good. Enjoy!

  3. What a fascinating concept! Kudos to the person who came up with the idea to hand it off to so many great authors and see what they could do with it, I absolutely love that. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this!

  4. sounds good, and different. My post is here:

  5. I do anthologies now and then and just looking at the cover makes me think this could be a good one.

    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. I usually find new to me authors after reading anthologies.

  7. Sounds like a good book. I do like anthologies.