Sunday, February 28, 2021

Do you read short stories? @MagdalenaScott

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I'm reading a full-length novel (about 400 pages) for the library book club, but my nighttime book is a short story collection. These little romances average around twenty paperback pages each.

They are the perfect length for me to relax and be ready to fall asleep.

My question to you: Do you ever read short stories?

If not, what is your favorite length of romance story? Two hundred pages? Three? Four?

Today (February 28th) is the last day for the 99 cent deal on my novella, WHERE HER HEART IS. This is book three in the McClains of Legend, Tennessee series.

Betsy McClain left Legend, Tennessee two years ago, with a broken heart, a baby to care for, and precious little else. She’s done well in the city, and so has daughter LizBeth Ann. A heartfelt request from Dorothy McClain is the only thing that could bring them back to Legend, even temporarily.

Mike McClain wants to get to know his only child, but Betsy isn’t cutting him any slack. Good looks and the old McClain charm seem to be failing him. Betsy is not the same love-struck girl he married, nor the girl who left Legend in a flurry of anger and tears. But he’s changed too. Can’t she see that?

Mike is renovating the house where Betsy and LizBeth Ann are staying. Everyone in Legend would like to see them get back together. The only thing standing in the way is Betsy’s stubbornness…or is it Mike’s?

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  1. I would love to read short stories. Can you recommend a collection? I like novellas that feel like a full length book. I also like short novels. I will read a longer one but it's a time commitment I tend to shy away from.

    1. Kimberly, thank you for commenting! I'm re-reading Rosamunde Pilcher's "Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories." I've also enjoyed Maeve Binchy short story collections.

  2. I used to read short stories that were printed in magazines, but I don't subscribe to magazines anymore. I really prefer full length novels, not even novellas.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Merrillee. I used to enjoy short stories in magazines too. The good old days, right? ;)