Feb 062014


The Right Wrong Number: A Short Story by Barbara Delinsky

Print Length: 30 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 2, 2013)
Sold by: Macmillan
Language: English

Carly Kelly has just been presented with a life-changing business opportunity for tiny nursery and flower store, Plant People. But she only has four days to decide, which means she will most likely have to cancel her weekend trip away. She dials her friends to let them know, and excitedly launches into a speech about the opportunity. But when she pauses, a sexy, inquisitive stranger is on the other end, and he’s eager to hear about her store, her passions and her life. She’s dialed the wrong number— and the man on the other end, with his deep voice, his charming jokes and his excellent advice, is a surprise she never expected…
Will this wrong number turn out to be right man for Carly?

This is probably the best short story I’ve ever read! From the first letter to the last I was glued to the words and was so wrapped up in the story that nothing broke my concentration.  Even though Carly and Charlie didn’t know each other, their conversation flowed smoothly and it sounded like they were perfect for each other. I loved the story line and even though the ending left me wanting more, I was more than glad I read it.

I checked the reviews, and can’t understand why there are so many people complaining about this book. It clearly states it’s a short story and there are only 30 pages (there is actually a little more than that), plus it was free. Sure, I’d have liked for the story to go on so I can see how things went with them, but since I went in knowing it was short, I figured it would leave you wondering.

The only thing that would make this short story better would be for the author to make this a full length novel. I can’t wait to check out her other books!

  6 Responses to “The Right Wrong Number by Barbara Delinsky”

  1. so glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Hi Vicki,

    I haven’t read too many short stories, although I have recently become quite interested in them and have decided to add them as a genre, to my review schedule

    I have one or two of the very early Barbara Delinsky books on my TBR shelves, although having checked the name out, I realise just how prolific an author she is and that on the scale of things, I am never going to catch up with many of her early books.

    Your review sealed the fate of this book for me and it is now already on my reading list.

    Thanks for the recommendation,


    • Hi Yvonne~ So glad you decided to add this to your list. I thought it was such a good book, and am still thinking about it today. I really hope she continues the story with a full length book! I also hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever read Delinsky. This sounds like a great place to start!

  4. I enjoy short stories and like that sometimes they leave you wanting more. I will have to look and see if this one is still free.

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