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All is Bright for the holidays

Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Opposite of Me and the upcoming Skipping a Beat, just released her first short story for the holidays. All is Bright is available for download for 99-cents wherever e-books are sold and can be read on any eReader or any computer.

All is Bright for the holidays

Whether you want to download to your own eReader, your computer or load it up on an eReader you're giving as a gift this holiday, you won't want to miss Sarah Pekkanen's new holiday short story All is Bright.

For only 99-cents and available for download from Amazon and wherever e-books are sold, All is Bright is sure to put chick lit lovers in the holiday spirit.

All is Bright

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. Learn more about author Sarah Pekkanen and her new short story -- including her 5 Days of Christmas giveaway for those who download All is Bright -- at

And don't miss another newly released short story -- The Half-Life -- by Jennifer Weiner also available for download this holiday.

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