Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves is a collection of short stories by Dianne Ascroft.  I liked the book because if I wanted to I could read one story at a time when I had a few free minutes and not have to worry about forgetting what was going on in the story because in a few minutes I could read one whole story. (Or, if you’d rather read the whole thing in one go – the stories are all different enough that you won’t be getting them mistaken for one another – lots of different characters although most of them have an Irish connection.)

The stories were all previously published on their own – but have all been put together in this wonderful collection of heartwarming stories about life.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review and participate in the blog tour. I was not otherwise compensated.


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Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves Book Summary:

Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves is a collection of half a dozen short stories with Irish connections. Tales of outsiders who discover they belong, a humorous slice of life yarn, heartwarming love stories and a tale of taming fear. The shadows are on the wall, in the heart and clouding a woman’s memories while tangible foes tramp through the physical landscape. The stories were previously printed individually in a variety of publications, including Ireland’s Own magazine, Dead Ink Books’ website, and the anthologies, Fermanagh Miscellany and Tuesdays At Charlie’s.

Dianne Ascroft
‘s Bio: 
Dianne Ascroft is an urban Canadian who has settled in rural Northern Ireland with her husband and an assortment of strong willed animals. She writes contemporary and historical fiction with an Irish connection. She has released the short story collection,Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves and a novel, Hitler and Mars Bars. Her articles and stories have been printed in Irish and Canadian magazines and newspapers as well as in anthologies by Writers Abroad, Fermanagh Writers and Fermanagh Authors’ Association.
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