- File Size: 1998 KB
- Print Length: 33 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: River Oaks Press (April 20, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 20, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007W7QHAQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Yard Sale: Short Story (Humor & Happy Endings) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Currently, I have a couple of historical romances available. Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during 1814-1815, TO SAVE A LADY, is available on Amazon. I also have a Western historical novella, ALMOST AN OUTLAW, published by Carina Press available in all eBook formats as well as charming contemporary Valentine's Day short story, "Delivering Love Today."
If you love funny short stories with happy endings, check out my collection including Amazon best sellers, "The Yard Sale" and "Laid to Rest." My most recent title, "Haints in Hollywood," features Darlene, Richie and Tommy Ray from "Laid to Rest." They are great lunchtime reads.
All my stories tend to be witty, emotional, and feel-good reads that I hope readers find entertaining. When I am not writing, which is not often, I like to read, watch movies, dabble in photography and design, and take day trips. My dream-come-true would be a home in the French Quarters!
Visit my website and blog at www.patricia-preston.com. Thanks in advance for any book reviews and I wish you happy reading always!
Top Customer Reviews
If you enjoy humor and are a garage sale addict or even if you're not, you'll definitely want to read THE YARD SALE.
He let his little head do the thinkin' his big head shoulda been doin' and he up and run off with the piano player from church.
Before he and that tramp (we all knew she was trouble, and she really didn't play the piano all that well, bless her shrunken little heart) hit the Cheatin' Highway for parts unknown, however, the sumbitch drained their joint bank account.
So now Jennifer is not just broken-hearted.
What to do? What do to?
Why, this bein' America and all, you really got just two choices when you're a woman and something like this happens to you.
You either write you a country song, get all gussied up and go to Nashville where you sing your way into America's boot-scootin' hearts.
Or you hold a yard sale.
Jenny can't sing so she held her a yard sale in Patricia Ann Preston's short story of the same name and it went just fine, thank you very much.
Preston, who is well known for writing sassified Southern humor, tells the story of this yard sale in Clayburn, Mississippi in a free and easy style that puts you on the front porch watching Jenny and her Aunt Gail go about their business while fending off across-the-street competition and dealing with folks who are looking for bargains.
She even takes a little time in this delightful story to update us on local-girl-made-good Darlene Durand (who used to be a Higginbottom before she went to Hollywood, changed her name and became a movie star. Lord that was so many years ago. Didn't she leave town in a hurry? Somethin' about her and the mayor?Read more ›
As a guy, I don't fit into this author's main audience. But I enjoy a good laugh as much as anyone and the premise was enough to make me think it had potential. Plus, my wife and I like to find books for one another and I thought she would enjoy this one. We both downloaded it, but I was the first to get to it. In short order I found myself reading sections of it out loud to my bride right after I'd finish them myself. Several times over the course of the next hour or so, the two of us shared laugh out loud moments, relating to one another about similar situations that occured in yard sales we had been involved with. We discovered that we knew most of the characters in the book and were quickly relating them to relatives and neighbors of our own. Ms. Preston created a group of people that I think just about anyone could relate to and then set them up in situations that were only slight exaggerations of the way actual people would face. Then she just allows them to react and deal with those situations as they will.
It works. In fact, it works brilliantly. I wouldn't call this a must read. It's more of a "should" read. When a good laugh is just the medicine you need to make you smile and feel better in the middle of a lousy day this is the perfect prescription. I've already picked up the next in the "Down Home Series" and perhaps this time, I'll let my better half read to ME.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couldn't stop reading this wonderful short story! What a great surprise ending. I'm definitely looking up more of this authors books!Published 3 months ago by Anonymous
Cute read and I like the south. I always like good endings and this had a good one. Read this it is enjoyable.Published 5 months ago by Judy Matthews
The characters in this book are great! I couldn't help but smile as I read through the pages. I loved that the author snuck in characters from her other book too!Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
As someone who has found some unbelievable things at yard sales and thrift shops, I can totally relate to this story!!! It's very cute and quite believable. I enjoyed reading it.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
But it does go to show that even when your down, look for the changes that may effect your life.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed this, but I think it would have read better as a full length novel in order to give the characters more depth. It was good for a quick easy read and I would recommend it.Published 13 months ago by January Gray
Very short and predictable. Cute though. About the length of a magazine story. Nice easy read very quick. Nothing else to say.Published 15 months ago by dabeast
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Comedy
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories & Anthologies > Short Stories
- Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Literature & Fiction
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Comedy
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > Single Authors