Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories by Simon Van Booy

Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories

Simon Van Booy

256 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance short stories emotional reflective slow-paced
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On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force...

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hopeful 50%
reflective 50%
dark 25%
emotional 25%
inspiring 25%
sad 25%


medium 75%
slow 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 100%

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