#CoverReveal The Stars Will Shine Again ~ Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time #HelpForHeroes #CharityBook #ShortStories

I’m over the moon to be sharing the cover for The Stars Will Shine Again. This is the second anthology I’ve complied to raise money for Help for Heroes and it’s an honour to be working for this wonderful charity again.

The first book, When Stars Will Shine, is on offer now, so pop over to Amazon and get your copy!

But now, here it is! Book two…

How stunning is this?

Designed by Amanda Horan of Let’s Get Booked


The Stars Will Shine Again is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist. With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty crimes that will shake you to your core, magic and mystery, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops, you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.

From authors such as Malcolm Hollingdrake, Tony Forder, Val Portelli, and Andrew Barrett, and several debut authors, including Sarah Hardy and Yvonne Bastian, you are in for one heck of a ride! The Stars Will Shine Again is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life!

A Note from Emma Mitchell:

As the blurb tells us, The Stars Will Shine Again is a multi-genre collection of short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity Help for Heroes. Covid has made fundraising a difficult job for everyone, so it’s an honour to able to do something like this and I’m thankful to everyone involved. With huge thanks going once again to Amanda Horan for her support and fabulous cover design. You can find her at Let’s Get Booked.

I’ve picked the best of the submissions to bring you a thrilling book which is perfect for dipping into at lunchtime or snuggling up with on a cold winter’s night. I have been completely blown away by the support from the writing and blogging community, especially the authors who submitted stories and bloggers who have been so generous with their time to help advertise and spread the word.

There isn’t a person in the country who hasn’t benefited from the sacrifices our troops, past and present, have made for us and they all deserve our thanks.

It has been an honour working on these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.

Full contents:

A Place of Belonging by Sharon Bairden

Hot as Hades by Judith Baker

The Magic Roundabout by Andrew Barrett

She Wished… by Yvonne Bastian

Let the Fur Fly by Alistair Birch

Lighting the Way by Audrey Davis

Valentine’s Park by Tony Forder

The Perfect Woman by Lynne Hackles

Written Truths by Sarah Hardy

The Anniversary by Jonathan Hill

How Could We Forget by Malcolm Hollingdrake

Six on the Beach by Kath Middleton

Gemini by Kath Middleton

Hell In a Pocket by Julie Newman

Sisters in Time by Anna Franklin Osborne

The Lake by DJ Paterson

A Slice of Lemon and Cherry Madeira Cake by Andy Paulcroft

A Summer Place by Val Portelli

Two Weeks in the Sun by Tracey Scott-Townsend

Three O’clock by Sue Shepherd

Magic Like Love by Emma-Louise Smith

The First Time by Bob Stone

Fairy Tale by Alison Young

The Singing Sands by Alison Young

The Stars Will Shine Again will be available to pre-order next week and will be released in digital and paperback formats on 10 December 2021.

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below :-)

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