All Is Bright: An eShort Story

All Is Bright: An eShort Story

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by Sarah Pekkanen
     
 

AN ORIGINAL SHORT STORY FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE NOVELS THE OPPOSITE OF ME AND THE UPCOMING SKIPPING A BEAT . . .

Thirty-year-old Elise Andrews couldn’t bring herself to marry Griffin, her childhood friend turned sweetheart, so she let him walk away. Eight months after their breakup, she arrives in her hometown of Chicago on Christmas Eve

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AN ORIGINAL SHORT STORY FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE NOVELS THE OPPOSITE OF ME AND THE UPCOMING SKIPPING A BEAT . . .

Thirty-year-old Elise Andrews couldn’t bring herself to marry Griffin, her childhood friend turned sweetheart, so she let him walk away. Eight months after their breakup, she arrives in her hometown of Chicago on Christmas Eve and hears a voice from the past calling her name in the grocery store. It’s Griffin’s mother, Janice, who invites Elise over for a neighborhood gathering of eggnog and carols.

Walking into Janice’s house sends Elise tumbling headlong into memories of her relationship with Griffin—and with Janice, who exudes the kind of warmth Elise ached for after her own mom passed away when she was six. But Griffin has moved on, and suddenly Elise doubts her decision to give him up and lose her chance at being folded into his wonderful family. Confused and reeling, she goes in search of an answer to a universal question: How do we say good-bye to people we’ve loved without losing everything they’ve meant to us?

Heartwarming and witty, All Is Bright is a charming story about coming home for the holidays—and finding gifts in the most unexpected of places.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451642575
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
35,942
File size:
558 KB

Meet the Author

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, Catching Air, and Things You Won’t Say. Her work has been published in People, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY, among other publications. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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All Is Bright : An eShort Story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Katie331 More than 1 year ago
This was a VERY short story. It was actually only 20 pages out of the 39. By the end, I was very interested in the characters. But I felt like it ended abruptly and would love to have read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so involved in the story that I was sad when it ended. I would love to, someday be able to read the middle and ending if ever they are written.
RobinR01 More than 1 year ago
I was very into this story and it's characters, and had just gotten warmed up and pulled into the plot when it all ended. It was so short I thought it was a prologue. Words cannot describe the disappointment.
jobella More than 1 year ago
All Is Bright is a short story by DC area author Sarah Pekkanen. Short, sweet and leaving you begging for more, All Is Bright is the perfect holiday gift for yourself or for your girlfriends. One you will want to read time and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
though a bit short. Then agsin, it IS a short story :-).
Anonymous 7 months ago
A 15 page free very well-written short story of a motherless young woman returning to her home town at Christmas after the break-up from her hometown childhood sweetheart and admits that the reason she kept returning to him was the need to be close to his mother. The change in the structure of her relationship with his family, and being with her gram again brings the stress of change to the fore. The basic support from seven life-wise women, and a precious gift from the mother she wishes was hers to keep, reassures her she is loved. A beautiful tear jerker Christmas tale. A 25 page book excerpt is also included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth the five minutes it takes to read it. Cliffhanger. About 28 pages. AD
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I apparently really liked the description of this book because I had forgotten I'd read it already and started reading it again!
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A beautifuly written story which ends abruptly----obviously a teaser to encourage purchase of the follow-up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short story but of a romance let go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was waaaaaaaaayyyy to short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book so much. The ending was kinda rushed. But I'm sure there is a sequel. J... :-@
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