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Mini Review: Purple, Silver, Olive, Orange: A Short Story by Helen Smith

Mini Review: Purple, Silver, Olive, Orange: A Short Story by Helen Smith

Mini Review. 

As you might know, I enjoy reading short stories every now then to break up the longer novels. I like a quick beginning, middle and an end. This book was offered as a free download on Amazon, as part of Helen’s newsletter. I think at the moment, it is available for 99p.

purple silver


An entertaining short story set in a futuristic England, Purple, Silver, Olive, Orange is a bite-sized introduction to Helen Smith’s writing.

Sarah wanted a sensitive, poetic, romantic boyfriend who would bring her flowers. Ryan ticks all the boxes. So why isn’t Sarah happy?


My Thoughts:

This was a really intriguing read. The description was quite vague so I didn’t really know what to expect. The title, description and cover didn’t give much away. Actually I really liked this, as I went into the book not knowing what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised. 

We hear of the two characters Sarah and Ryan who are in a relationship. We are not sure how long they have been together or at what stage it is at. They get a visitor who shakes things up a bit for them.

The clue is in the description, but I just browsed over that…… Futuristic!  

I haven’t read any of Helen Smith’s books before, but this bite sized read had shown me that I like her writing style. I have read other reviews on the book where people have said ‘there’s a message to appreciate what you have’. I guess you could see this, but I just wanted a quick read that was a bit quirky, and that’s exactly the way I took it. 

Have you read this, or any of Helen Smith’s books? If you have please recommend me the best one? If you haven’t what do you think of the sound of this little treat?












Posted by on April 2, 2016 in Books


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