‘Annabelle’ by Nancy Christie
Pixel Hall Press are based in the United States of America. They are a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories that might otherwise have been overlooked. Pixel Hall Press got in touch with me last year with regards to reviewing some of their books. I was most interested in reading ‘Annabelle’, a short story by Nancy Christie.
This story is about a young woman called Annabelle who after trying to commit suicide goes for professional help. Throughout her sessions with her psychiatrist we learn all about her rather lonely childhood. Her dad, an artist passionate about his work seemed only to live for his painting. Her mum would spend hours posing for him, her sole aim to be there to please him. All Annabelle ever wanted was to love and to be loved. When she finally did get the chance for her dream to come true, something tragic happened changing her life for good.
‘Annabelle’ is a haunting and sad tale and one which I’m sure that a number of people can relate to. Beautifully written, I enjoyed reading this story and found it to be thought provoking.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
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