Brenda Donnelly, a widow recovering from illness, discovers the power of the Internet - and rediscovers the power of an old love affair.
In a small, Irish town-land, a young wife is homesick for her native Ottawa as she watches the flight of Canadian geese coming and going, while she remains in the place she has decided to make her home.
Catherine Flannery, nearing fifty and seeking love, is too self-conscious to embrace it when it comes her way - but love triumphs in the end.
These are just a flavour of the stories that make up Dancing Shadows, Trampling Hooves, Dianna Ascroft's first short story collection. Readers will easily identify with the emotions and the lives of the characters who are deftly drawn and very believable.
Originally from Toronto and now living on a small farm in Northern Ireland, Dianne Ascroft presents an engaging and authentic view of country life in these winsome, humorous and evocative stories, filled with hope and the possibilities of new beginnings. They resonate with the interdependence of a close-knit, rural community and focus on the small things in life ― the subtle day-to-day occurrences that often slip by unnoticed in the busyness of our daily routine.