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Sunlight and Joy: An eBook Original Short Story by [Delinsky, Barbara]
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“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

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 177 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor (April 26 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004U33MA8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,181 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa8925f54) out of 5 stars 29 reviews
46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa877bdb0) out of 5 stars Sun Light and Joy = Worst Ever May 24 2011
By Ann - Published on
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Barbara Denlisky is my favorite author, but, this is absolutely the worst book I ever read! It wouldn't be worth it if it cost nothing, I want my $.99 back. I not sure this can even be called a short story. A story should have a little more to it . My Grandchildren could tell better stories. This is absolutely the first writing of Barbara Delinsky's I've not thoroughly enjoyed.Sunlight and Joy: An eBook Original Short Story
78 of 89 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa877bf9c) out of 5 stars A Short Story May 13 2011
By SASunshine - Published on
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This is a teaser...mayby fifty pages long...and then goes into a review of her other books...I want my .99 cents back!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8a02888) out of 5 stars Options and Opportunities June 8 2013
By Peggy A - Published on
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I usually enjoy books by Barbara Delinsky, and when I saw that "Sunlight and Joy" contained a short-story, I was curious to see how the author's skills transferred over to a short story format. Checking out the reviews, I almost passed this one by. However, I read a lot of short stories because of a commute involving public transportation. I figured it was only a dollar, and I already knew I enjoyed the author's work, so I decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did.

The story was very good, and it was also realistic. It highlights the importance of communication in relationships. Anyone who has ever relocated (and that's a lot of us these days) will be able to relate to the emotions of the story. I lost track of time while reading it, which is the best recommendation I can think of for a piece of fiction.

The story is followed by an interview with the author, providing insight into the story and the characters. It provides insight into the author's thought processes when writing, and it's well worth the read. It is also a clever marketing device, since it discusses the inspiration for her upcoming book, too. The book finishes off with a sample from the new novel, "Escape."

This is a story that I'm glad to have read. In addition to exploring options and opportunities, the admission price was just right.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb3953b58) out of 5 stars Sunlight and Joy Aug. 9 2011
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I agree with the other two reviews...wasn't even worth the 99 cents that I paid for it. Win and few, lose a few, this one was definitely a loser....
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8925a8c) out of 5 stars Sweet but too short??? Sept. 22 2012
By JPJ - Published on
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It is my fault but I was very disappointed to find out this was a short story! Somehow I missed that. The story makes a very good point that we need to slow down and smell the roses, so to speak. As Usual, Barbara Delinsky's work is well done. There just wasn't enough of it for me, this time.