Friday, June 28, 2013

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week, I'm sharing...

 
Here's the synopsis:
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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Here are my thoughts:
So, I know this is supposed to be a short story. But I was shocked at exactly HOW short it was. I finished this book in 25 minutes. I really wish there had been more to it, because the storyline was promising. And I absolutely loved Elise's fun loving, flask carrying Nana. But the ending was so abrupt, I was definitely left hanging.

What are you currently reading??
 

7 comments:

Katie said...

I'm not a fan of short stories in general-- they don't develop enough for me, and I just end up frustrated usually.

Julie said...

Sounds good! I am going to add it to my ever growing Goodreads list. I truly wonder if one day I'll get to half of them, ha!

mary-anderingcreatively said...

Sounds like a great book. Heart warming too. I like short stories. Will have to definitely look for this one. Thanks for hosting the hop. :)

Amanda @ Mandaloves Blog said...

I was so sad when I got to the end and read that you thought it was too short! It sounded so promising!

Victoria said...

i really enjoy Sarah's work (although her latest book was just alright...) i love a holiday-esque+romance story but it is super short :)

Shoshanah said...

I still have yet to read a Sarah Pekkanen book. I have heard great things about her though, so hopefully she's one I'm able to get to eventually.

Belle Vierge said...

Oops. I definitely didn't pay attention to the date and just submitted my link for this week. I just always type your blog into my toolbar and click on the latest post (as opposed to finding it in my dashboard). So... oops!

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