Wednesday, December 22, 2010

All is Bright

Sarah Pekkanen
E-Book : Short Story
Buy it Here: Amazon

Synopsis from Sarah:

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 break-up, 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.

My Review:

All is Bright is a short story by Sarah Pekkanen, author of “The Opposite of Me” and soon to be released “Skipping a Beat.” The story takes a look at the love and heartache of a woman named Elise who deals with her feelings regarding a love let go. Elise discovers that sometimes letting go is the best thing you can do for someone you truly love as well as yourself. She learns a wonderful lesson about love an acceptance in the process. This short story was sweet, emotional, engaging and comical. I laughed out loud at many parts of this story. Sarah has a wonderful ability to connect with the should of her reader. Every woman will be able to connect to this story on some level.

As I was reading I felt the thoughts and feelings Elise was going through, even those left unsaid. I appreciated the wisdom and humor of the Seven Widows of Windham. Ms. Pekkanen truly is a talented author and has definitely chosen the right genre! All is Bright is the perfect short story to read this Christmas! If your looking for that little something extra to give to a sister, girlfriend, mom, daughter or maybe even your grandma, All is Bright is the perfect stocking stuffer! Personally I suggest it as a gift to yourself for all the holiday shopping, wrapping, traveling, cooking or anything else you have been doing for others this season. The story would make a great bedtime read for Christmas Eve, or a relaxing read by the fire with some hot cocoa or wine! Best of all the book ends with bonus material!! If your dying to read “Skipping a Beat” you can preview it by buying All is Bright!

In short, it is TOTALLY worth the .99 cents! Go ahead, Indulge!  (oh and if you don't have an e-reader you can read it on your computer!  Amazon has a free kindle app for the PC.  You can also get a kindle app for your phone, I-pad, I-touch etc.)

 Sarah is having a contest.  Please see her website for full rules.  Here is the information:
Order All Is Bright for 99 cents, email me your receipt and you're entered into my Five Days of Christmas giveaway. And, by the way, you can order the estory for a computer if you don't have an ereader.

Sarah's Five Days of Christmas Giveaway!
On Day 1:One winner will receive an advance signed copy of Skipping a Beat
On Day 2: One winner will receive Jennifer Weiner's latest blockbuster, Fly Away Home, and an advance signed copy of Skipping a Beat
On Day 3: One winner will receive a box of Godivas, Fly Away Home, and a signed copy of Skipping a Beat
On Day 4: One winner will receive a box of Godivas, Fly Away Home, signed copies of Skipping a Beat and my debut novel The Opposite of Me, plus I will donate $50 to the homeless or animal shelter of the winner's choice
On Day 5: One lucky winner will receive all the above PLUS a brand-new ereader!

Don't forget to email the receipt to to be entered into my 5 Days of Christmas Giveaway!


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