Rating: 5/5 stars
Suitable for Fans of: Short stories, dogs
The answer is easy, when life seems a muddle
She’s there with her head on your knee for a cuddle.
A collaboration between authors, More Than Best Friends is an anthology of short stories and a few poems, crafted in order to support the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA). The man behind the idea – K. Morris – is a blind guide-dog owner, and so has used his skill of writing to raise money and awareness for a charity close to his heart. All money made from this anthology is sent directly to GDBA in order to help raise funds for the charity, and all contributing authors have contributed at no cost. In my opinion, this is such an underrated cause, and it thoroughly warms my heart to see people, like Morris, doing what they can to support it; he is truly inspirational.
Despite being crafted for charitable purposes, More Than Best Friends still stands as a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and flicking through different people’s experience’s with dogs, and how they wished to vocalise them. This anthology is truly heart-warming.
Contributing authors include: Sally Georgina Cronin, Valerie Ormond, Meredith Dixon Hayes, Sue Vincent, Alienora Taylor, Kev Cooper, Kevin Morris himself, Gary S. Watkins, Anju Lavina, Shaun Dickenson, Denise Buckley, and Robin Leigh Morgan. Each and every one of them writes beautifully, enjoyably, and is ever gracious for supplying their work for no charge.
At times laugh-provoking, tear-provoking, and thought-provoking, I highly recommend More Than Best Friends to all dog-lovers and non-dog-lovers alike; I, personally, don’t love dogs, yet this book made me feel at home with them, and finally respect the utter friendship they can offer, as well as wanting a dog for myself. Thus, I awarded this anthology an easy 5/5 stars.
(Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Kevin Morris in exchange for an honest review. I would like to send a big thank you to all the authors who contributed to this book, as well as a a big good luck to Morris in raising as much money as possible for GDBA.)