Special Delivery (A short story)

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Free flowers every month for a year! Recently widowed Amy was delighted to find that she had won. But sometimes things are not always as they seem. Sometimes we get even more than we bargained for. More
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  • Category: Fiction » Romance » General
  • Words: 5,710
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781458038883
About Lia Fairchild

Lia Fairchild is both a traditionally published and independent author who writes contemporary fiction, chick lit, romance, and thriller. Fairchild was born and raised in Southern California, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a multiple-subject teaching credential. She is a wife and mother of two teenagers.

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Rute Canhoto reviewed on on Feb. 1, 2012

“Special Delivery”, de Lia Fairchild, é adorável. Trata-se de uma pequena história que aborda questões como a continuação da vida após a perda de um ente querido. Ultrapassar essa dor por vezes é complicado, mas a personagem Amy Johnson irá conseguir fazê-lo através das flores. A verdade é que não são apenas as flores que a trazem de volta à vida e ao campo dos sentimentos, mas também Dave, o homem das entregas. Se fosse uma história um pouco mais longa, creio que teria resultado na perfeição e iria lê-la certamente, dado que me faz recordar os livros de Nicholas Sparks em versão curta. “In Search of Lucy” (igualmente da autora) pode apontar para isso, o que me leva a querer adicioná-lo à minha lista de leitura – este foi um bom ponto de partida.
“Special Delivery”, by Lia Fairchild, is adorable. This is a short story about questions as the lost of a loved one. Overcoming that pain is complicated sometimes, but the character Amy Johnson will do it recurring to flowers. The truth is that, what brings her back to life and to the feelings field, it’s not just the flowers, but also Dave, the delivery man. If the story was a little longer, I think it would have worked perfectly and I would have read it for sure, once it reminds me of Nicholas Sparks’ books but in a short version. “In Search of Lucy” (also by Lia) may point that out, which leads me to want to add it to my reading list – this was a great starting point.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Dragonfly reviewed on on Oct. 23, 2011

Very heart-warming inspirational story!!
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
Donna Brown reviewed on on Aug. 20, 2011

Special Delivery is a touching short story by Lia Fairchild about a widow who finds that in the year following her husband’s death her life remains full of the flowers he so often presented her with. Amy wins a competition to have a bouquet delivered every month for a year and – in the aftermath of her husband’s untimely death – finds comfort in the regular deliveries, not only in the form of the flowers but also in caring delivery man Dave.

The story intersects the point at which Amy’s year of flowers is about to reach an end but also touches upon a bigger theme, which is whether Amy has begun to deal with her grief and is able to move on.

This is a short story, rather than a book; however, it is only priced at $0.99. In an age where we have come to accept 99 cent e-book bargains, at first look you may wonder why to spend your money on a story instead of a novella or full length novel. However, this is also an age where we have come to accept spending $3 for a cup of coffee, so why shouldn’t you invest $0.99 in a quality piece of writing to go along with it? The $0.99 debate will long continue but authors are not selling readers short when they sell a story for this price: instead, the novella or novel that you receive for this price is a great bonus (provided, of course, it’s a good quality). We should appreciate that but still be willing to pay a decent price for decent fiction.

Special Delivery brings a touch of warmth to the heart and a smile to the face of the reader. In a few thousand words Lia Fairchild is able to develop her theme, her characters and her story and provide something utterly heartwarming. If nothing else, it is a superb sample of what lies ahead in the full length novel In Search of Lucy.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
aobibliophile reviewed on on July 4, 2011

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. - John Ruskin

Special Delivery is about a 39-year old woman coming to terms with the death of her husband and entertaining the possibility of welcoming someone new in her life.
this short story by Lia Fairchild is sweet and poignant with a surprise twist at the end! i loved it!
(review of free book)
Roberta Beach Jacobson reviewed on on June 12, 2011

How sweet. Very touching and emotional story!
(review of free book)
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