The day Mia Jansen died, she finally got to live.
I absolutely loved this anthology. Mia Jansen has made some bad choices in life and now, she’s at the death’s door. Her husband has stabbed her and has left her to die. She sees a bright white light and an angel takes Mia to see her other lives, had she made a different choice.
The story then proceeds to show the different lives of Mia. There’s Mia the senator’s wife and Mia the dejected teenager. Mia the happily married wife and mother and Mia the Lawyer. Actress, Primatologist, Professor, Archaeologist, Homeless Woman, Author, Singer and even Spy – Mia could have been any of these. Mia gets to see all the sides of her.
Some of these stories were heart-wrenching and some, inspiring. Some ended on a good note, with Mia getting a second chance to live. In some, Mia chooses what she always wanted to do over what she is doing right now; in other words, Mia lives the life of her dreams, leaving behind those who sought ill or underestimated her.
There are stories where Mia stands up to her abuser, as in the case of Archaeologist. Mia as a spy was an interesting story. Mia the Primatologist showed the caring side of Mia while Mia the singer showed her courageous side. There are many more such stories, each depicting Mia’s choices and her strengths/weaknesses.
A Thousand Doors is a one-of-a-kind book that I have ever read. I loved the concept of Mia and her different lives. I haven’t heard much about the other authors who contributed to this story but I must say that each of them has their own style of writing and each of their stories were equally good.
If you are looking for a unique story, then do not miss to read A Thousand Lives by J.T Elliot.
Character Development: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Title: A Thousand Doors: An Anthology of Many Lives
Authors: J.T.Ellison and others
Publication Date: 5th November 2018
Genre: Mystery and Thrillers, Women’s Fiction
The day Mia Jensen died, she finally got to live.
We’ve all played the “what if” game. For Mia Jensen, “what if” is a fact of life. Dissatisfied with her choices, she often dreams about what could have been. Now she has the chance to know. But that knowledge is going to cost her dearly. Only through death can she fully realize the value of her life.
Forty-year-old Mia Jensen is home after a terrible day, trying to figure out how she’s come to this point in her life when she hears a strange noise from the kitchen. She investigates, only to be brutally attacked and left for dead. As she dies, she experiences some of the lives that could have been hers had she only made a different choice.
Can one woman find peace with the path she’s chosen before it slips through her fingers forever?
Through the unique voices of New York Times bestsellers and rising stars in women’s fiction, A THOUSAND DOORS examines how our smallest decisions can create lasting effects and allows the thought—can we actually change our lives?
Patti Callahan Henry
Featured Image Credits: NetGalley
Thank you, Two Tales Press and NetGalley for the ARC. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.