- File Size: 133 KB
- Print Length: 18 pages
- Publication Date: June 22, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0057PJC3E
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Rabbit Died (Holidays From Hell Short Story Series - #4 Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 4 in Holidays From Hell Short Story Series - #4 (4 Book Series)
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Under the pen name of Meg Chambers, Sue Ann also writes the Winnie Wilde steamy romance series.
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Top Customer Reviews
In it we meet Zelda Bowen, the thirty-something, unmarried, middle sister in a dysfunctional family that is still reeling from the inauspicious disappearance of "dear old dad." It's Easter and the family (minus the deserter) is gathered to celebrate. While grandma keeps the kiddies occupied in another room, the sisters argue about who should take daddy's place as the Easter Bunny.
This long-standing family tradition involves donning an enormous rabbit costume, plopping the children on its lap, and distributing Easter baskets. (Think Santa with ears and a cotton tail.) All eyes look to Zelda, who has just stuffed her mouth with a Peep and can't protest. What follows is a hippity-hop down a bunny trail to disaster.
As in all Jaffarian's works there is a murder, although not the kind you'd expect, and a whisker-twitch of romance, that hopefully will blossom in future installments. The author quickly introduces and establishes her characters' personalities through snappy dialogue and brief anecdotal narration. Her descriptive metaphors are clever, visual, and will certainly elicit a smirk or guffaw.
Zelda is a likable, resourceful, fully developed character that we definitely want to see more of. If she seems familiar, it may be because she's a younger, taller, slimmer version of the author's popular plus-sized paralegal, Odelia Gray. In Zelda's family there is a wealth of possibilities for the next eleven holiday stories. Bring them on. We're ready to celebrate!
But Easter this year is especially bad. Her father has always been the Easter Bunny for the kids in the family. That won't be the case this year since he's vanished with a woman from his office. And somehow Zelda gets talked into donning the costume for her nephew and twin nieces.
What follows is a glimpse of a family in the middle of upheaval. This is a short story, and it didn't take me long to read at all. It is surprisingly funny and heartbreaking all in one. I was laughing one moment and feeling for Zelda the next. I was left wanting to know what happens next, which makes sense since this is the first in a series of short stories.
What amazed me was how well the characters came to life. There are only 20 or so pages, and in that time I felt we got to know Zelda and her mother and sisters and their families fairly well. Okay, so it's just the big brush strokes, but they still felt very real.
Those looking for a murder won't find it here. This is outside of Sue Ann's normal mystery genre, but it is just as good as anything else she has written.
I am looking forward to seeing how the Bowen family continues to grow as they try to navigate upcoming bad holidays.
I was sent a copy of this story in exchange for my honest review.
Can not wait for the next short story to come out.
Sue Ann Jaffarian is to be commended for having 3 successful book series on the go at once as well as the new line of short stories. I wonder if ALL her characters could meet in a short story in the future .... that would be fun
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great short story that is very well written, hilarious at times and then pulling at your heart strings. Read morePublished 8 months ago by The Escape Artist
Easter Sunday is another holiday that is not going well. Zelda is used to family dysfunction and the resulting stressful holiday, but this year is way worse than normal. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kevin Tipple
This was a very fun, very short read. I'm looking forward to reading the other short stories from Ms. Jaffarian's Holidays From Hell series.Published 10 months ago by Sarah
The Rabbit Died is a funny short story written by author Sue Ann Jaffarian. It is from her Holidays From Hell series.Published 10 months ago by Bernie
Another great cast of characters by Sue Ann Jaffarian. Looking forward to reading more of these as well as your full length books.Published 12 months ago by Sharon D. Moore
Very funny in a totally, probably, could be real, but mostly ficticious holiday from hell scenario. I just found a very funny author to add to my favorites list.Published on August 18, 2013 by Lizziecat
Have only read a few pages and it is so funny. I like books that Sue Ann writes.
looking for too more in the Holidays from Hell.
One of the best short stories I've read. Finished it in one day and I work full time. I highly recommend this to anyone with a sense of humor and a family. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Bee Be
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