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The Rabbit Died (Holidays From Hell Short Story Series - #4 Book 1) Kindle Edition

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  • 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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Like her character Odelia Grey from the Odelia Grey mysteries, Sue Ann Jaffarian, is a middle-aged, plus size paralegal. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat B, a big fluffy diva. She writes mysteries and general fiction, as well as short stories.

Under the pen name of Meg Chambers, Sue Ann also writes the Winnie Wilde steamy romance series.

In addition to writing, Sue Ann is sought after as a motivational and humorous speaker.

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In classic Jaffarian style, The Rabbit Died will immediately capture your attention with its vivid opening line. Then, in language ripe with wit and audacity, it will titillate and entertain you till the last digital page is tapped. Not for readers of "gentle" fiction, this first in her series of "Holidays from Hell" short stories is slyly-humorous and mildly irreverent.

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!
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Holidays have never been Zelda Bowen's thing. As the only single daughter in the family, it's a chance to be reminded that her sisters are married with children.

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.
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This is the first in a new short story series from popular author Sue Ann Jaffarian called Holidays From Hell. Jaffarian's other series are mysteries featuring strong female leads including a paralegal, a woman who communicates with ghosts, and another who works for a very nice couple who happen to be vampires ( be sure to check all three series out, they are great fun!) In this first story of the new series we also meet a strong independent woman who has enough drama in her family she has no time nor need for mysteries. We get all the humor and insight of Jaffarian in a small slice of life episode. A great read with wit charm and family drama. I am looking forward to the next installment.
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I love all of Sue Ann Jaffarian's books and this short story was no exception. Regardless of the topic matter and story line, there is always something that makes you want to know more about the characters and able to relate to their story. A family dinner.....every one can relate to this one and sympathize with one or more of the characters whether it be the divorce after a long marriage, being treated badly by relatives or just the whole stressful meal itself. As a short story this was a great read and left me wanting more - not only more stort stories but to know more of what happens to Zelda!

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
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The Rabbit Died introduces us to the Bowen family -- they single-handedly put the FUN in "dysfunctional." The first entry in Sue Ann Jaffarian's new Holidays From Hell short story series will amuse from start to finish. If you are expecting one of Jaffarian's mysteries, you will not find it here. Instead, you will find a family trying to reinvent itself after the father leaves for another woman. The Bowens could be your neighbors or could even be your own family. I - for one - can identify with anyone who eats peeps at Easter. This quick read from one of my favorite authors is a nice addition to my iPad.
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