Review of Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls by Evy Journey

Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls is a short story compilation of five open-ended stories. these include:

  • At A Paris Café
  • The Gypsy
  • The Sum of a Young Life
  • A Few Fast Heartbeats
  • Fragrant Green Mangoes

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I chose this book. I enjoy short story books, since they give readers great insight into an author’s writing. Readers can then easily decide, in a short amount of time, whether they’re interested in reading more from the author.

I wasn’t disappointed in this book. The author’s writing is intelligent and draws the reader in immediately. I loved reading about the various characters in the story. My favorites were “The Gypsy” and “Fragrant Green Mangoes” – they both managed to tug at my heartstrings, which tells me the author knows how to write emotionally-charged stories that include likable, realistic characters.

Ms. Journey also includes several generous excerpts from her other books. Judging by Brief Encounters with Solitary Souls and the additional book excerpts, I’d be more than willing to read more from this author!

5 of 5 Stars, Susan Barton