Published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. on November 5, 2014
Genres: Chic Lit, Short Story
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Francie excels at her job as a party planner, but can't say the same about love. When an obnoxious, but handsome, man approaches her in line at a Thanksgiving sale, she pushes him away like she always does. Can Francie put her fears aside and nab an early bird special, or is she destined to plan every wedding but her own?
I don’t go Black Friday shopping, or Thanksgiving Day shopping for that matter, but I thought reading this short story that starts off with Francie and her family in line in the cold waiting for the store to open on Thanksgiving would fit the day.
I know “Early Bird Special” is a short story, but at the end I was left with a “that’s it?” feeling. I like Francie. Her parents seem nice enough and her brother has the potential to be interesting, but there were too many things brought up and just left off. I would have enjoyed it more if Krimmer had had a bit more time to develop the characters and story. I wanted a romance and I ended up with a woman deciding she needs to give men, and one in particular, a chance, which is not the same thing.
I did enjoy it though. It was cute, it just didn’t have that complete feeling I’m looking for in a good short story. It felt more like an introduction to Francie and her world.