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Watermelon Days and Firefly Nights: Heartwarming Scenes from Small Town Life by [Smith, Annette]
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"Mayberry meets Mitford in Annette Smith's latest wonderful book. I LOVED Watermelon Days and Firefly Nights! Alternately hilarious and heartwarming-with ample doses of poignancy-I laughed and cried at the antics of the delightful and eccentric characters in the small town of Ella Louise, Texas. Smith is a masterful storyteller. You won't want to leave Ella Louise."
Laura Jensen Walker, author, Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs

Grab a glass of iced tea, sit out on the porch, and indulge in this charming collection of short stories. You'll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the lives and loves of a few of the 3,482 folks who proudly call Ella Louise, Texas, their home sweet home.

These quirky and loveable characters include twelve-year-old twins whose creative pet care is appreciated by neither their neighbors nor their geriatric dog Georgia, and Faye Beth and Harvey Newman, a married couple who have no plans to fix the hole in the roof of their house because it serves as a special reminder.

Watermelon Days and Firefly Nights celebrates the simple, small-town goodness of neighbors helping neighbors and friends caring for friends. Its stories inspire a renewed sense of kinship and provide a heartwarming reminder of life's sweetest hours.

Annette Smith is the author of Homemade Humble Pie and Other Slices of Life. She and her family live in a small Texas town, where she is inspired by her neighbors and friends.

About the Author

Annette Smith is the author of Homemade Humble Pie and Other Slices of Life, The Whispers of Angels, and Sweeter Than Honey. An exceptional storyteller, registered nurse, and speaker, she lives with her family in a small Texas town, where she is inspired by her neighbors and friends.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1941 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TV11PG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #457,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Five stars isn't enough! I'd give it 10 if I could. I loved Annette Smith's latest book-Watermelon Days and Firefly Nights, and didn't want to leave the delightful town of Ella Louise, Texas (which I predict will soon join the ranks of Jan Karon's Mitford and Andy Griffith's beloved Mayberry.) And I'm in good company, too. Publisher's Weekly also likens this wonderful book and Smith's charming, poignant writing to the bestselling Mitford. So don't take just my word for it. These Southern-fried slices of life are alternately hilarious and heartwarming. I laughed and cried at the antics of the eccentric characters peopling this small Texas town and so will you. It made this Yankee gal--by way of California--long to move to Ella Louise...except I couldn't find it on the map. Bless her heart, Annette has done such a masterful job of writing, I thought it was REAL! You will, too. I can't wait for the sequel. Please, Annette, write more. I want to know more about Faye Beth and Harvey Newman, Millard and Sugar, and I'm dying to know if newly widowed Bessie Bishop and her handyman neighbor Crow Buxley get together! Don't keep me in suspense.
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I love my Southern heritage and Annette Smith makes me love it even more. Keen observations lead Annette to write with great meaning and wit. Her celebration of love and care through her wonderful stories is a message that we all need to read and share.
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Heartwarming characters and cozy stories that bring the residents of Ella Louise, Texas to life. Smith has a gift at storytelling and these friends you will meet in this book are real and ones you would like to know.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bdb89c0) out of 5 stars Mayberry Meets Mitford in this great Southern-fried fiction! Sept. 18 2002
By L. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Five stars isn't enough! I'd give it 10 if I could. I loved Annette Smith's latest book-Watermelon Days and Firefly Nights, and didn't want to leave the delightful town of Ella Louise, Texas (which I predict will soon join the ranks of Jan Karon's Mitford and Andy Griffith's beloved Mayberry.) And I'm in good company, too. Publisher's Weekly also likens this wonderful book and Smith's charming, poignant writing to the bestselling Mitford. So don't take just my word for it. These Southern-fried slices of life are alternately hilarious and heartwarming. I laughed and cried at the antics of the eccentric characters peopling this small Texas town and so will you. It made this Yankee gal--by way of California--long to move to Ella Louise...except I couldn't find it on the map. Bless her heart, Annette has done such a masterful job of writing, I thought it was REAL! You will, too. I can't wait for the sequel. Please, Annette, write more. I want to know more about Faye Beth and Harvey Newman, Millard and Sugar, and I'm dying to know if newly widowed Bessie Bishop and her handyman neighbor Crow Buxley get together! Don't keep me in suspense.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bdb8a14) out of 5 stars a sweet slice of americana to warm you to your toes March 31 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After a stressful day at work, this is a book to curl up with on the sofa. It warms you like a cup of tea and a cozy quilt; little snipets of neighbors and friends and their every day but important events that may change how you view those around you. A real treat! I enjoyed every word.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bdb8e4c) out of 5 stars "Ain't the South Grand?!" Sept. 1 2002
By Susan B. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love my Southern heritage and Annette Smith makes me love it even more. Keen observations lead Annette to write with great meaning and wit. Her celebration of love and care through her wonderful stories is a message that we all need to read and share.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bdbb228) out of 5 stars short stories that blend together! Dec 7 2002
By mamareadssomuch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Heartwarming characters and cozy stories that bring the residents of Ella Louise, Texas to life. Smith has a gift at storytelling and these friends you will meet in this book are real and ones you would like to know.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bdbb30c) out of 5 stars Life in a small town Nov. 17 2010
By Carol Johnston - Published on Amazon.com
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I picked up this book because I liked other books by this author. The stories were short so it was a quick read. I found the life experiences of each person to be interesting and found that we are all alike in so many ways. Would recommend if you want something quick to read while you wait.