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A NoveletteShe can't seem to catch any guy's notice for anything.No, that pick-up pitch from a stranger gawking at her at the gas station doesn’t count. And one attractive salesman in town shouldn’t have been flirting with her in the first place. He was much too customer-friendly for a store known for its pathetic customer service.Now, is this young woman’s dateless probleA NoveletteShe can't seem to catch any guy's notice for anything.No, that pick-up pitch from a stranger gawking at her at the gas station doesn’t count. And one attractive salesman in town shouldn’t have been flirting with her in the first place. He was much too customer-friendly for a store known for its pathetic customer service.Now, is this young woman’s dateless problem unfixable? Not in the least. New plan: Sheridan Jones is going to date herself.Ahh. The romance.______________________Alternate Cover, ASIN: B00M8HML4G...

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ISBN : 32061702
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Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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  • Rabid Readers Reviews
    2019-06-15 03:13

    The author, Nadine Keels, gave me a copy of this novelette in exchange for my review.“The She Stands Alone” is a 38 page story that reads like spoken word. For most of the first part of this novelette as we are acquainted with Sheridan’s back-story, I couldn’t help but imagine someone sitting on a stage and captivating people with the poetic nature of the prose. An example is Sheridan’s decryption of David Franklin, “…it was all so romantic, really, when I thought about it. Picture tallish, chocolate-dipped specimen of unaffected charisma and looker-to-end-all-lookers.” There’s an elegant drama in that way that Keel’s writes. I really like the artistic craftsmanship that went into “The She Stands Alone.” Had I passed this novelette on a store bookshelf I may have kept going but in reading it and looking for below the surface the depth of Keel’s writing is masterful. The only negative note I have is that I wish it was a longer story. I wouldn’t mind spending more time with Sheridan and with Keel’s poetic style. I’d also like very much to hear some of this story read at a spoken word festival. I think it would be an empowering experience for young women who have felt a let down by a one-sided relationship.

  • Diana
    2019-06-18 03:03

    *I received a complimentary copy of this digital novelette via the Author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Nadine C. Keels!*At 48 pages, The “She” Stands Alone is a quick, cute read.After spending some time wallowing in the wake of being unceremoniously dumped by her college boyfriend, Sheridan Jones decides to take matters into her own hands—by “dating” herself.I really liked the message that Miss Keels delivers through this fun little story. It was great to see Sheridan come to realize that it’s okay to be single and that you don’t need to be in a relationship to prove your self-worth. I enjoyed seeing her treat herself to special things—dressing up, fancy dinners, roller skating dates—for no other reason than it made her feel good.My only real complaint about this novelette is that the sentences seemed to be excessively long (said the Queen of Wordy Sentences). Oh, and I never did quite get why Sheridan said, “She Sher.” Other than that, The “She” Sands Alone is an entertaining and empowering read. If you’re looking for a quick, clean romance to read on your lunch break, I recommend giving this little nugget a try :)Originally posted on

  • Jackie
    2019-05-31 06:23

    What happens when the sexy man you’ve been dating all through college leaves you for his true love that left him in high school? If your Sheridan, you find yourself becoming what seems like invisible to the opposite sex and develop an addiction to books with sexy heroes and heroines. But, this doesn’t solve your dating problem. So, try something new…date yourself. Almost as soon as Sheridan decides to date herself, a man that’s been around starts to show interest. Now, Sheridan must decide open herself up again or keep dating the one person who hasn’t let her down.This was a cute little novella. I think most women will read this and be able to relate to Sheridan in one form or another. Her trials on how to get through her personal life and the decisions that she makes are at times comical and awkward but totally fun and real. I think the dilemmas Sheridan goes through I have gone through on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, I didn’t necessarily have the same about of fun but could probably deem them comical and awkward. Nadine Keels really created a story that is short on length but big in heart. Definitely a quick read that you won’t regret picking up.

  • Julie
    2019-06-09 01:03

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The "She" Stands Alone by Nadine Keels is a cute, quick-to-read short story.I loved the idea of a woman-scorned taking time off to date herself after her period of relationship mourning. The message that you have to be comfortable with yourself before you can open yourself up to a relationship with someone solid was clear. Sheridan, the main character, is a strong woman who with a healthy self-esteem and no baggage.I did not appreciate the book cover, but the story inside was sweet and fun. The use of "She Sher", by the main character, as the name she uses in self-talk, was a bit forced as a tie into the title and a plot point. Beyond those two minor issues, I would highly recommend this warm, affirming story to readers of any age.**Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: ***

  • Kelly Smith Reviews
    2019-06-01 23:04

    I know Nadine Keels for writing exceptional clean romance of the contemporary and historical sort, and you may, too, reader. Now she's released a "novelette", a short and sweet 48 page take of heartbreak and heart-mend.Sheridan Jones is a self-professed bibliophile with a broken heart, trying to figure out how to get her life back on track. Her first stop is to the hair salon, and the second is to buy a killer pair of "hooker boots". Finally, she decides that if men won't date her, she'll date herself! But is loneliness with her books really how she wants to live? Is she ignoring what her life could be? Is she really happy?This story doesn't even take twenty minutes to read, but it's a fast twenty minutes! Sheridan is a very relatable character. I love her attitude and can remember feeling how she feels, as will other readers. If you like your love short, sweet and clean, definitely pick up The 'She' Stands Alone!5/5--enjoyable!

  • Elizabeth Ray
    2019-05-30 02:30

    3.5 stars. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a very short, but cute, story. Sheridan has been unlucky in dating and decides she will just "date herself." She dresses up and goes out to fancy dinners by herself and goes roller skating alone. While she's trying to focus on herself, her mailman, Eugene, (who also lives across the street), starts chatting her up and showing interest. Sheridan doesn't know what to do because she never thought of Eugene as being her type. Should she go for it or stay "dating herself?"At first, I found the book difficult to read due to the very long and confusing sentences. But I soon either got used to the writing style or it improved. I enjoyed the first-person narrative that was very much like Sheridan was talking to a friend (except for the sentence length). I liked both Sheridan and Eugene as characters. I would be interested to read a longer story about them.

  • Keeley
    2019-05-30 01:21

    I received this Novelette directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.The "She" Stands Alone is a quick, fun read that kept me entertained and turning the pages.The main character Sheridan is a strong, independent woman who decides to date herself after a failed relationship. The "She Stands Alone" tells us you need to be good to yourself, comfortable in who you are and independent before you can commit yourself to someone else and open your heart to love.I loved the concept of this Novelette and was excited to have the opportunity to read it and was not disappointed. An enjoyable read with a great message.

  • Robin
    2019-06-01 07:21

    The She Stands Alone by Nadine C Keels is an absolutely hilarious story. Her characters suck you right in from the beginning and you just can't put the story down. I enjoyed her discriptions of where Sheridan was, what she was doing, why she was doing it and how she came to the realization...oops you will need to read the book to find out. definitely 5 stars. Thank you, Nadine, for the copy of your book. Definitely wanting to read more of what you have written.

  • Joyful
    2019-05-28 03:09

    Short sweet novelle about getting over a lost love and finding a new love. She dated herself to get her self confidence back after she was rejected. It took the main charcter awhile to realize the true love right in front of her. A short quick read. The main character does a lot of self talking. I was given this novella for an honest review.

  • Katy
    2019-05-27 06:09

    I don't normally read romances but after sampling this story I was intrigued by the voice of the main character and her situation and had to finish it. This is a sweet, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant story of a heartbroken young woman wary of love, and best of all, it's a clean read!

  • Lila
    2019-05-30 01:22

    A quick read--entertaining.

  • Momof2princesses
    2019-06-21 04:15

    A very cute, light read. I love the concept that the author introduces about getting to know yourself before getting into a relationship. Love it!

  • Ekta
    2019-05-29 23:17

    A woman decides to spend some time relearning how to enjoy the single life after getting dumped by her college boyfriend. What starts as “me time,” however, quickly turns into the aching realization that “me” actually means “alone.” She begins to wonder whether she really wants to be alone when another romantic possibility crosses her path. Author Nadine Keels shares the story of her protagonist in the potentially touching but much-too-short novelette The “She” Stands Alone.Sheridan Jones loves books, and now that her college boyfriend, David, no longer occupies her time Sheridan can catch up on all the reading she’s missed. Reading about other people’s love stories just tends to remind her of her own botched experience, though, and it doesn’t help that many of her single friends have started getting married. While Sheridan does have some single friends, their pool seems to get smaller as the months pass.At some point Sheridan decides enough is enough. If she can’t attract a man, she doesn’t need one. She can just take care of herself. After all, who else knows her better? She’ll just date herself!The plan sounds like a good one, until her mailman-cum-neighbor begins to express an interest in her. But Sheridan doesn’t need him…does she? Shouldn’t she find fulfillment in life on her own?Author Nadine Keels creates a likeable enough protagonist in Sheridan Jones, but Sheridan spends too much time in self-deprecation. While readers appreciate a character who can laugh at herself, Sheridan doesn’t miss a single opportunity to make a cute quip or offer a snarky observation of her life. Given that the story proceeds in first person, readers get to hear every single one of those observations. Because of that the novelette starts with a fun, upbeat tone, but by the halfway mark Sheridan’s attitude may make readers wonder whether she uses the self-deprecation as a defense mechanism...even against herself.The other drawback to the story—its length—functions as a double-edged sword. The length keeps readers from enduring Sheridan’s outlook for too long, but it also doesn’t give the target audience enough time to get settled into the story. By the time readers feel like they can start sympathizing with Sheridan and her plight, she moves on and the novelette ends. In toning down Sheridan’s nature and adding some more details about Sheridan’s background, Keels could really turn this into a winner.

  • Lakin
    2019-06-24 23:19

    She can't seem to catch any guy's notice for anything. No, a pick-up pitch from a stranger gawking at her around Pump #2 at the gas station doesn't count. And that attractive salesman at the one-stop-for-all-you-want store in town shouldn't have been flirting with her in the first place, being ultra customer-friendly in an establishment notorious for its pathetic customer service.Now, is this young woman's dateless predicament unfixable? Not in the least. New plan: Sheridan Jones is going to date herself.Ahh. The romance.My ReviewThe "She" Stands Alone is a short novelette - only 36 pages and you can read it in about an hour. While I would normally think that 36 pages just isn't enough, Nadine C. Keels, really knows how to use her space and time! It was a perfect short, light, and humorous book to read between a bunch of long books, and just what I needed (aren't those boots pretty cool too)!Sheridan's plan to date herself was quite humorous, and I loved the romance comedy aspect it took on (nice neighbor alert)! As she tries to prove her worth to herself, and maybe that mailman of a neighbor, she discovers the true reason that she is no longer open to the option of not being alone - and it's probably something that many many girls/women have struggled with at times in life.Can she open her heart up again? Or is she risking to much? Laugh out loud as you read this book, and possibly end up with that sweet awww smile on your face!I received a free copy of this novelette in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.

  • Kristina
    2019-06-07 06:04

    The “She” Stands Alone by Nadine C. Keels is about Sheridan Jones. She refers to herself as “She” Sher. Sheridan is a bibliophile (my kind of girl) with piles of books in her bedroom. She has recently broken up with David Franklin, her college boyfriend. Sheridan is at a loss after the break-up and goes through the normal stages of grief (not wearing her make-up, lounging in pj’s, and eating ice cream). Sheridan’s friends get her to start going out again, but over time, her friends start getting engaged and married. Now instead of girl’s night out, it is couples night and couples events. Sheridan decides to try and be happy by herself. Sheridan takes herself out on “dates” (to breakfast, roller skating???, and a fancy dinner). During this time her postal carrier, Eugene, starts flirting with her. At first Sheridan is a babbling idiot whenever Eugene talks to her. Then she avoids him. It is very funny reading about Sheridan and Eugene interacting. Sheridan has to come to some realizations about herself and relationships.The "She" Stands Alone is a cute and funny short story. I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • J.D. Thompson
    2019-06-10 07:03

    https://thechroniclesofjen.wordpress....The “She” Stands Alone by Nadine Keels is a cute novella about bibliophile Sheridan Jones; a woman who has been scorned by loved and decides instead to date herself.I really liked the message of this story; you need to be cool with who you are before you can fully invest in a relationship with someone else. In short, it’s ok to be single. Its advice so few people follow and yet it makes perfect sense.Also, the awkward interactions between Sheridan and mailman/neighbor Eugene were funny. He may have been a tad too short for Sheridan’s liking but I was rooting for Eugene!What didn’t I like? Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about the cover art. If I had been scrolling through the Kindle store, I would have likely passed on buying this book and that would have been a shame.If you like a clean romantic comedy, I recommend giving The “She” Stands Alone a try.Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange with an honest review.

  • Nadine Keels
    2019-06-20 07:26