Sunlight and Joy: An eBook Original Short Story

Sunlight and Joy: An eBook Original Short Story

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by Barbara Delinsky
     
 
“Sunlight and Joy” is Barbara Delinsky’s heartwarming story about a couple relearning how to appreciate the simple things. Also included is an exclusive conversation with Barbara about what inspires her writing and an advance peek at her newest novel, Escape.
 
Blessed with three wonderful children and a life full of material

Overview

“Sunlight and Joy” is Barbara Delinsky’s heartwarming story about a couple relearning how to appreciate the simple things. Also included is an exclusive conversation with Barbara about what inspires her writing and an advance peek at her newest novel, Escape.
 
Blessed with three wonderful children and a life full of material comforts, Rick and Ellen have always had a happy, if increasingly busy, marriage. But when Rick announces that he’s been offered a promotion that will make the family pick up and move across country for a fourth time, Ellen is dismayed; she and their children have made a life for themselves in Portsmouth, not to mention that she is about to reach a pivotal point in her own teaching career. Ellen has always supported Rick’s dreams. What will he do when she tells him that she doesn’t want to start all over again for a job that will only make their lives more frantic?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307947574
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
105,203
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Delinsky is a New York Times bestselling author with more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She lives with her family in New England.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newton, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
August 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
Education:
B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University, 1967; M.A. in Sociology, Boston College, 1969

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Sunlight and Joy: An eBook Original Short Story 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 191 reviews.
KLM51 More than 1 year ago
I am going to have to start paying more attention to file size before I buy, in future. This is only a short story, which really disappointed me. It was so short, in fact, I thought it must be a mistake. When it was clear that I had indeed reached the end, it felt really abrupt. Seemed more like a college writing assignment...make this, this & this happen, in 20 pages or less. OK, so I only paid $ .99 for it, but it wasn't worth even that, in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an avid fan of Barbara Delinsky, I was delighted to see Sunlight and Joy on the Nookbook Deals page. Yes, I saw that it had only 2 stars and that it was a short story. There were no reviews at the time. For those reasons I hesitated to buy it and now I wish I hadn't wasted 99 cents on it. Not that 99 cents is alot of money by any means BUT this should be a free book. The story itself is only 13 pages. Husband wants to take a new job in another state - wife doesn't want to uproot the family again - husband decides not to take the job after all. The end. Ok, there is a bit more to the story than that but definitely a disappointing read. The story is followed by an interview with Barbara Delinsky and a preview of her upcoming book Escape. I would not recommend this book unless you can get it for free!
nookwormLG More than 1 year ago
this is only 38 pages long!!! i paid .99 for 38 pages. i'm really, really, really, really, really ticked off. but i was the stupid one that didn't check the file size. don't be an idiot like me. at the same though, b&n should be ashamed of themselves for even charging for that. are you kidding me??? 38 pages will take me like 2 mins. to read. i wasted a dollar of hard earned money and will never fall prey to this again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe that I paid the same price for this 38page very short story with no middle or ending that I paid for a full length Maeve Binchy book. Doesn't seem like a very smart marketing plan for BD. Shame on Barnes & Noble for not showing the number of pages in the books they sell.
Donna69DZ More than 1 year ago
It's a good 20 page story. Problem is that it's not worth paying for. What a rip off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 18 pages saave your .99¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree withe the previous review it wasa short story and ended quickly. wast of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
18 pages isn't a story. This plot wasn't worth the cost. Interesting that the interview and sample was 20 pages. Rip off! Why not post the number of pages?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like her books but to think i paid 99 cents for less than 18 pages. Was so not worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reviews. Should have read the file size. I would not have paid .99 cents for a 13 page book. Wasn't even that compelling of a story. Very disappointing.
DeeLa More than 1 year ago
This short condensed story was a real waste of $$$$$...33 pages.. Best part of the book is the COVER.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a full novel, not a short story. I wish they would tell you if its not a full novel! The story line was so promising..I would have loved to have gotten to know the characters in more depth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
B&N should refund everyone that bought this book their money. Its just wrong to sell such junk. I will not buy anymore of this authors books.
maryjean4 More than 1 year ago
Boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a short story not only 18 pages, then questions and answers..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth the 99 cents! Most of the 38 pages are an interview. I generally like the books the author writes, but this was a ripoff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Total waste of money. Why even offer such a short story. Save your money...don't buy!
beach-reader39 More than 1 year ago
Thought i was getting a "book" not just a very short story. It should have been a "free" short story. There was more "promotion" for her upcoming book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought a short story should of been more than 18 pages, then there was section "A conversation with Barbara Delinsky and the an excerpt from "Escape". I was expecting more than 38 pages in this ebook. Very disappointing. I will check to see how many pages are in each ebook before purchasing.
MandyMN More than 1 year ago
I did not like it
Jayne43 More than 1 year ago
If I would have known thos was a short story I would have skipped it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 'short story' (my fault for not looking at that more closely) is all of 30 pages long. Total rip-off.
Sandyy More than 1 year ago
I thought I was purchasing a full novel not a short few page story. I'll be very careful of my future Nook book purchases.
auntcheri More than 1 year ago
I also got fooled on this one. I love Barbara Delinsky but this was a waste of time. Waste of time and money for this short short story. Cheryl
Lisa ARNETT More than 1 year ago
Listen+to+the+reviews%21++Very+very+short+story%21++I%27ve+had+longer+more+enjoyable+samples.