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Sunny Days for Sam [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Shirk
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Book Description

2013 ©Desert Rose RWA® Golden Quill Award Winner - Traditional Romance

Sunnyva "Sunny" Fletcher is a firm believer in fairy tales. With the recent debt she's acquired, the hope of something magical happening in her life is the only thing keeping her going. She needs a job fast. So when Sunny learns the sexy new vacationer in town is looking for a nanny, she starts to believe she just may have a fairy godmother after all!

Internet guru Sam Calloway is only in town for the summer and needs a nanny for his two small children. However, the beautiful and inexperienced Sunny is not exactly the kind of caregiver Sam has in mind. It doesn't take long for Sunny's tenderhearted and bubble-blowing ways to soon have the children--and Sam--enamored with her. She's a dream come true. But after what Sam's been through, he's stopped believing in fairy tales long ago.

Sunny manages to work her way into Sam's closed-off heart, but at the end of the summer, will the workaholic dad go back to his life in New York City, or will he decide his days are much sunnier here with Sunny?

Editorial Reviews


"The eventual courtship of Sam and Sunny is filled with tender moments, wonderful laughter and wistful sighs." ~The Long and the Short of It Reviews

"Wonderful read, Jennifer Shirk continues to entertain readers." ~Single Titles Reviews

"For someone who is looking for a sweet, romantic story that will leave you with a happy heart, I would recommend this one highly."  ~It's Raining Books

"This was a wonderfully sweet book that makes you believe in the magic of love."
~Clean Romance Reviews

"Characters you can root for and a story that will make you believe in fairy tales! Loved it!" ~Julie Stone, author of Try, Try Again

From the Author

I'm very happy to announce that SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM WON the Traditional Romance category in the 2013 Golden Quill Contest from the Desert Rose chapter of RWA!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1049 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (October 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read June 24, 2012
If a reader loved the film, Enchanted, then this story should appeal because Sunny's character is as chipper, optimistic and loving as a person could wish without being mired in over-sugary or tooth-ache inducing sweetness. Sunny Days for Sam is the kind of book that's perfect for a rainy day or when life hands you a platter of sour grapes. It's uplifting, happy and truly romantic.

There's a delightful cast of characters who bring this story to life. Credit goes to the author for some wonderful passages of descriptive prose and the creation of vibrant secondary characters. Kim, Sunny's best friend, comes to mind. She's key in prodding Sunny to action, to think about consequences or supporting her when the heroine is having her heart broken. She's pragmatic, feisty and means well. Other important secondary people are the hero's kids, Emma and Cole. They are the catalyst for much of what happens in the book. These children are not props; they're vibrant, provoking and adorable. I loved their dialogue, and how real they seemed to be. The best name in the whole book is, Flea. The author certainly had me perplexed as to his role. What a tease! Flea was a fun character and I enjoyed his contribution to the conflict. A real surprise was the grandmother. I was getting into the groove of not liking her and thinking the same things the hero thought. A friendly warning, Ms. Shirk is devious.

The conflict deals with personality clashes, assumptions and battered emotions. It has internal angst, disbelief and a lack of trust combined with two people who are so different yet so incredibly right for the other. There's misdirection, miscommunication and misunderstandings. In short, it's a story about people who experience what humans do in real life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing January 6, 2013
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The basic story was good but it could have been better developed and more exiting, I found it way too naive (although I loved the film Enchanted!). Sunny’s character was too kind, no pep, bland and the male hero Sam, while I found the personality quite interesting at the beginning it really disappointed me in the dialogue with his mother. He talked like a child or a teenager with her.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sunny Days For Sam August 15, 2012
This was a really cute story and makes you believe in love. Once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down.
Sunnyva "Sunny" Fletcher is a sweet happy girl, the kind everyone likes. She is kind, loving and compassionate character even though she is having some financial problems, but not because of her doing. Sunny takes any job she can even being a princess at an amusement park working for an employer that is not that easy to work for, that is until she is fired for being late after help some lost children find there workaholic father.
After losing her job she is desperate to find another job. She runs into the Sam Calloway who happens to be an internet guru at the coffee shop with his children, these are the same children she had helped at the amusement park. He is looking for a nanny to help him out while in town. Sunny talks him into hiring her on a trial bases to see how she does. The children love Sunny and she ends up working for Sam. There are some sparks between Sam and Sunny - you will need to read the book to find out what happens. I would love to know more about Sam and Sunny and hope there is sequel.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read November 19, 2012
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Sam, is a single father. His children, Emma and Cole, are his world even if doesn't always put them first. A busy man who has a business to run. Wanting to spend more time with his kids decides to take them to the coast for the summer. He doesn't trust easily, he's been used many times before and thinks that everyone is out for themselves, wanting what he can do for them and not him for himself.

Sunny, as cheerful and sweet as her name suggests, will take any job she can to get by and pay off her debt, as well to save to go back to college. After her grandmother got sick, she left school to devote all her time and energy taking care of the one person who was both a mother and father to her. After her death she was left with a huge debt. She doesn't believe in asking for help, even though at a drop of hat she would go out of her way to help others. Still a believer in fairy tales and happily ever after.

I found this book to be a pleasure to read. It's a very cute and light romance. A quick read that I finished in a few hours. Only really complaint I would have is that the book was just a little too short, I would have liked to read more of the characters. I would like to thank Jennifer Shirk for giving me the chance to read and review it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sunny Days for Sam January 8, 2014
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This is a cute book. It's pretty predictable though but a good quick read if that what's you're looking for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars easy quick read July 7, 2013
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The end felt rushed and hate that with a book. The beginning is all drawn out and then they fall in love in the lat 25%. These characters dis not even really spend time with each other so I really don't know how they fell in love with him watching from a window. All kinds of issues left open. A successful business man moves away from the city for a struggling college student. Really ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute light reading February 27, 2013
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I bought this book since I like chick lit and was looking for something fun to read. I found the pacing of the book to be good and yes I am not going to say the ending isn't for see able, but it is fun to see how the characters get there. What I liked best that Sunny and Sam seemed like real people.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoy Jennifer Shirk!
PG13 - briefly descriptive kissing.
I just really like Jennifer Shirk as a writer. I know what I'm going to get; sometimes I just need something sweet, light, slightly... Read more
Published 9 days ago by P. Bothwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Story
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I'm not giving it 5 stars because the ending came too quickly and the dialogue changed too much from the rest of the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sheila B. Edney
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, fun read!
Cute, fun read with a sweet romance, fast paced and easy to read in just a few days. Perfect for reading on a plane or at the beach!
Published 5 months ago by KRISTI K WARD
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun chick-lit
Cute and light reading . Good, romantic escape. Would recommend. Not a lot of sex but good light romance k
Published 16 months ago by mtnsurfer
4.0 out of 5 stars Warm and Sunny!
Sunny is the perfect way to describe this book. Sunny also lives up to her name with a warm and kind heart. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh geez...the cheese
Good but cheesy. Guess I need to set my sights higher and look for something with a bit more distance. Enough cheese already.
Published 16 months ago by peggy a. starr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book.
I enjoyed this book very much. Jennifer Shirk knows how to keep you wanting to read more and more. I recommend.
Published 17 months ago by devineone
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! Funny!
This book blew my socks off! It was funny, heartfelt, daring and a great reminder of love. Sunny is the epitome of her name. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Katherine
3.0 out of 5 stars Very light reading
This was fun to read but both predictable and unsatisfactory. The ending was so simple and abrupt. This was the book version of Pretty Woman.
Published 18 months ago by AlMarshall
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
This was a good story with and it was a quick read. Enjoyed it and would recommend if someone wants a feel good story.
Published 18 months ago by Finny
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More About the Author

Jennifer Shirk is the award-winning author of sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest for her first book, THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME. Recently, her novel SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.
She resides in a beach resort in NJ, so when she's not writing or working on her tan, she's taking care of her most treasured possessions: her husband, daughter, guinea pig (Rocco), puppy (Sox) and four hermit crabs.
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