Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Review: All Is Bright by Sarah Pekkanen

All is Bright by Sarah Pekkanen
Pages: 25 
Format: ebook 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  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?

Kritters Thoughts:  A short and sweet holiday read that was perfect for the season.  It was a simple reminder to treasure those who are near whether they are our true family or a new family that has surrounded you.  I have a traditional family that I enjoy celebrating holidays with, but I also have an extended family of friends that I hold just as close throughout the year.

I definitely wish that this story could have been longer - I was just getting hooked in when it so quickly ended.  I could see this story being developed into a full novel; I wouldn't mind revisiting these characters in the future. 

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (or a full novel!)

Ebook 2012 Challenge: 68 out of 25

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