All I Want [NOOK Book]

Overview

A short story.

In the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home. A tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.

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All I Want

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Overview

A short story.

In the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home. A tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011091940
  • Publisher: Shayne Parkinson
  • Publication date: 8/19/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,116
  • File size: 106 KB

Meet the Author

I write historical fiction set in New Zealand, starting in the 1880s. My fifth novel takes the series to 1918. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly that of my own country.

I live in a state of barely-controlled chaos; fortunately I share my life with an invariably calm and endlessly optimistic husband. I divide my time between an apartment in the city, in reach of good espresso, and a few acres in the country, where the rank grass in the orchard is kept under control by a small mob of sheep (and where we have our own espresso machine).

When I'm not writing, reading, or engaged in mundane activities, I play the piano rather badly.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    Easy read with a sweet story

    This is well written with only two characters. It has a well definied plot and talks about dealing with many issues that plague newlyweds.

    The characters are believable with realistic thoughts and desires.

    Romance without smut.

    25 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    I liked this one a lot.

    My first book by Shayne Parkinson but not my last. A good read.

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    great short story

    i thought the story was great. it was touching and reminded you that in life you dont always get what you want, but you can still be blessed with so much. 15 pages but alot of lesson in those pages. i will keep it to read in times i dont feel like i have what i want. i do have what i need.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Couldn't put it down! Highly recommend!

    I have read this whole series, and it only took a little over a week! I found myself reading every minute I was free! The author draws you in to the characters lives and makes you feel as if you are actually a part of the story. I was always wanting to know what was going to happen next. I wish I could find more by this author!!

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A quick historical read!

    This book was a quick read, but packed with a historical punch! I like to read about daily life in any period in time. This book was a sweet love story.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Spirit

    Thank you Shayne Parkinson for sharing this short trip in time with me. I loved every moment of it. This litttle book was so full of love, strength, and beauty that my cup runneth over, You chose your words well and I felt the heart and love that made this story amazing.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2011

    Ok

    Sweet story but very sad

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Great short story

    Good historical short story...a wonderful reminder that one can be blessed in more ways than one.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    A sweet short story

    This almost brought me to tears and i dont cry easy. It was a very sweet country story. I wish i had a love like her and tom. Best thing about this story is that its sweet and simple. But not simple in a boring plain kind of way. This short story of only 35 pages total told a lifetime in them. Thats talent.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    All i want

    Short,but enjyoyable,well written

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    disapointed

    This book had only 33 pages.Was this correct.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Touching...

    and sad short story! I was surprised at the depth though in those few pages. If you are in need of a good cry, this poignant little story will do it. I've read all of the other books by this author, which was an excellent series and very well developed. I wish this had been too, because the potential was there!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Great lesson

    You may not have everything you want at times but that doesnt matter as long as you have everything you need. Great short story. Reccommended completely.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Love this author

    I don't know why she isn't on the best seller list. This is a short story, and good, but her books were great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    March 21,2012

    Well first i never read this book i think it is a good book not trying to judge a book by its cover.Like i said before i never read this book.If you ever get this book i hop you like it.This is not my book this is acutally my mom's book but i asked her if i can read it but she said that she has to read it first though with i am sad about.WOW i really do talk a lot just please read this book and please post back not begging because if you say no i get it just make sure i will never judge a book by its cover please.And i will never judge you or anyone,and if their is any cops or anybody who saves or country i just want to say is thank you so so so much for saveing our country.OH and that i love you all.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Too short

    Glad it was a freebie offer.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2011

    great read but...

    if i had known a little more about the plot i definately would not have read this book. my husband came home to me crying my eyes out because of this book.
    **SPOILER** i have recently had a miscarriage, this was so not what i should be reading. in retrospect the title and cover art should have tipped me off but im starting to think that subconsciously those are the very things that drew me in. anyhoo.. I didnt notice any huge plot errors or even editing errors. very visually evocative (holy ton of 'v's! lol) definately heart wrenching. be ready with tissues. i had to wait a few weeks to write a review on this, but now in a more emotionally stable place, i can say that this was a good book. definately not a warm cozy happy book but hardcore makes you appreciate what you HAVE been given in life, and, in my mothers self help jargon, 'not sweat the small stuff'. so yeah good read but you've been warned!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    ok

    sad story

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

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    Good story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Very short

    So much potential for more of a story line. It was worth the short read though

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