The Visiting Fairy


Fiction - Short Story/Novela
24 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2019
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Author Biography

Tanya R. Taylor has wowed readers with her riveting plots and compelling themes.

She is the author of several #1 bestsellers on Amazon and published her first book titled: 'A Killing Rage' as a young adult.

She has worked in the Financial arena and is also a seasoned ghostwriter. Her book 'Cornelius' climbed to #1 in the Teen & Young-adult Multi-generational Family Fiction category. And her supernatural, suspense/thrillers - 'CARA' and 'INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare' are multiple times #1 international bestsellers.

Tanya writes in various genres including: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Thrillers, Science-fiction, Mystery and Suspense.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Adam is a little boy who lives most of his life in a wheelchair. He likes to sit by the window looking outside and dreaming of faraway places, like a part of the world where there is snow in the winter and children can play in it. Even if he lived there, confined as he is to the wheelchair, he could never run and play in the snow. But he can dream. So, when his mother or his sister asks him what he sees, he tells them about the fairy lady who visits him regularly. Then, one day, when bringing him his supper, his mother discovers the wheelchair is empty. Adam is gone. How could a wheelchair-bound little boy just get up and leave? That’s when mother and daughter meet the fairy lady who explains and they are given a choice. For, as Adam’s mother, it’s her right and responsibility to make that choice.

Tanya R. Taylor’s short story, The Visiting Fairy, is a delightful story, a fairy tale in a way, but one that touches on some pretty sensitive issues, like having the power to let someone go. The story introduces Adam and his sister, Isabella, two charming young people who care about each other. The camaraderie between the siblings is both remarkable and reassuring. Soothing, in fact. The siblings talk about the fairy who, in the beginning, has only been seen by Adam. Isabella leaves her brother to help her mother in the kitchen, another remarkable activity, showing parent-child love, care, and mutual respect, good things for a young reader to absorb, learn and appreciate. The story revolves around family connectivity, love and caring for each other. A gentle story filled with compassion, a delight to read.