I got this primarily because Lynn kurland's story was the prequel to her Star of the Morning fantasy/romance triligy. I would have been happier if Lynn had put the short story on her website or let us download it or something because paying 14 for this leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes I think publishers ask writers to contribute to an anthology because of their name alone and Not on whether they have any talent for short story writing. Lynn does, as she's proven time and again, but the others don't have a clue.
Lynn's story is very much like her longer books: cheery, clever with likeable characters and a plot that leaves you smiling at the end.
Patricia's story, I have to admit, I didn't finish. When the main character (an artist whose lusting after his good friends wife) paints a mouth on an unfinished painting that everyone would 'know' was the wifes and it starts talking to him, I stopped reading. It was just too creepy for me.
Sharon's story wasn't...too bad. It wasn't all that good either. First off, it's a story about teenagers. The main characters are 18 and 20. And both of them aren't particularly mature for their ages. It took me a few pages to figure out that this is a parallel universe story in which angels are just another race on earth. Most of the story revolves around the political situation and family tensions of the girl. Occaisionally the male angel pops in (this pretty much qualifies as the 'romance' in the story). It was boring, lack-luster, frustrating and read more like an introduction prologue than a story all it's own.
Claire Delacroix's story was dark, depressing and creepy. I'm not sure when would be a good time to read this story as it would bring you down if you were happy and make you want to just curl up in a ball if you were depressed. There's no real romance in this fey story and-tiny spoiler here-no happy ending. What I found really odd was how in the beginning of the story two women are talking about what happened in the 'legend', then the heroine appears to tell them the 'real' story. Except...the story is pretty much what happened when the two women told it. There wasn't a whole lot of difference. And I really didn't like what happened with the children. They were innocent in the whole thing. As was the man, really, since what happened was an accident. It was just really weird, creepy and disturbing.
So, In a nutshell. Rent it from the library or buy it just for Lynn's story.