What She Really Wants

What She Really Wants

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by Barbara Delinsky
     
 

Is it really the thought that counts? Sarah Markham loves her husband Tom. They've been married for eighteen happy years, but on some level, she worries that he doesn't see her as she really is. And nowhere is this more evident than in his gift giving. It's not for any lack of love--Tom adores Sarah and spends lavishly--but he never quite surprises

Overview

Is it really the thought that counts? Sarah Markham loves her husband Tom. They've been married for eighteen happy years, but on some level, she worries that he doesn't see her as she really is. And nowhere is this more evident than in his gift giving. It's not for any lack of love--Tom adores Sarah and spends lavishly--but he never quite surprises her with the perfect something. Enough. This year, when their anniversary rolls around, Sarah tells him, "I want you to think and to look at me and to see who I really am and what I really want."

Can Tom rise to the challenge? Will he be able to get Sarah what she really wants? Find out in this delightful 16-page short story, a gift to you from bestselling author Barbara Delinsky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250084347
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/05/2015
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
8,423
File size:
812 KB

Meet the Author

BARBARA DELINSKY is the author of twenty-one New York Times bestselling books. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, more books than she'll ever be able to read, two tennis racquets, and enough electronic devices to keep in close touch with her children and their families.

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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What She Really Wants 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, it's only 16 pages, but it's a cute, relatable story.  The writing is good, and it's a fun read, and it's not like it's going to waste your day.  Not to mention it's FREE, people!  Go ahead, read it and judge for yourself.  Bet you'll enjoy it.   cq
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet short story but very predictable and generic. Not unique enough for me to look for other books by this author although I liked the way the husband presented his anniversary gift.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
What She Really Wants is a free download short story by popular American author, Barbara Delinsky. With their eighteenth wedding anniversary fast approaching, Tom Markham needs inspiration for a gift for his beloved, Sarah. Usually, he just asks her what she wants, or buys some jewellery. But this time he overhears a conversation that reveals his gifts have mostly not been perfect. He decides to meet the challenge to get exactly the right gift for Sarah. And while the right gift is just about under his nose the whole time, it takes a change in attitude for him to realise what it is. A sweet romantic snippet that fans will enjoy.
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Good writing! Enjoyed it!
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It was too short. I didn't notice that it was only 25 pages and it was over before it started. It wasn't a very good story either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story story.
kathyh1955 More than 1 year ago
A very true to life short story. It was very enjoyable.
nylamme99 More than 1 year ago
How well does a husband know his wife. Can he figure out what she really wants without her telling him? Cute short story. Book club discussions us sion could revolve around the best and worse gifts one has received.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
short story, not even really a novella. Safe, predictable, forgettable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thus was a cute but cheesy read. It was entirely predictable which was disappointing. I enjoyed it up until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short story about how gifts to a loved one does not necessary come from the heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short story, but a cute story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice little short read. It teaches all of us that you need to constantly be learning about the people in ours lives.
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Ok.
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Its 16 pages so a really quick read. But since it was free it was a good introduction to the author for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet little story. I liked it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R u kidding 16 pages of nothing i mean i felt like i was reading 16pages of my life
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