'I'd like to incorporate some of these old accessories into the house,' she said with
what she hoped was a voice worthy of a professional. He stepped inside. 'I'm not
sure ...' 'Oh, they're brilliant.' She pointed to the other boxes. 'There must be ...
Author: Esther Campion
Publisher: Hachette UK
Can a house heal heartache? From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over, in the tradition of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerney Their grandmother's stone cottage was always a welcome retreat in the childhood summers of Ellen and Aidan O'Shea. After a trip home from Australia, Ellen is keen to bring the neglected home back to its former glory and enlists the help of her dear friend and one of Ireland's top interior designers, Colette Barry. Aidan is already begrudging the work on the house he has avoided for nearly twenty years. The last thing the builder needs is an interior designer who seems to do nothing but complicate his life. With their own personal heartaches to overcome, will Aidan and Colette find the courage to give the house and themselves a second chance? Praise for Esther Campion's debut novel, Leaving Ocean Road: 'Warm, wise and full of humour. Esther Campion is a wonderful new voice in Australian fiction' CATHY KELLY 'Join[s] the captivating Maeve Binchy in the pantheon of popular Irish novelists' Irish Scene 'An intelligent novel. Esther Campion has woven a poignant story about that journey everyone takes to find their own beloved place in the wide world' Better Reading
A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age.
Author: Diane Meier
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a safe life in New York, protected and insulated from the intrusions and involvements of other people. When offered a position at Amherst College, she impulsively leaves the city, and along with generations of material belongings, she packs her equally heavy emotional baggage. A tumbledown Victorian house proves an unlikely choice for a woman whose family heirlooms have been boxed away for years. Nevertheless, this white elephant becomes the home that changes Joy forever. As the restoration begins to take shape, so does her outlook on life, and the choices she makes over paint chips, wallpaper samples, and floorboards are reflected in her connection to the co-workers who become friends and friendships that deepen. A brilliant, quirky, town fixture of a handyman guides the renovation of the house and sparks Joy's interest to encourage his personal and professional growth. Amid the half-wanted attention of the campus's single, middle-aged men, known as "the Coyotes,"and the legitimate dramas of her close-knit community, Joy learns that the key to the affection of family and friends is being worthy of it, and most important, that second chances are waiting to be discovered within us all.
You'll also hear from James Abernathy of the Abernathy-MacGregor Group, bestselling author William Cope Moyers, and ten other business leaders who found newfound success through the healing power of second chances.
Author: Gary Stromberg
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Inspiring true stories of recovery from the high-pressure world of business They reached the pinnacle of their careers in spite of-or sometimes because of-substance abuse. They struggled with sobriety while striving for success, often risking their professional lives on the road to recovery. Now, with honesty, courage, and insight, they share their remarkable stories. Michael Deaver, former White House deputy chief of staff, describes his recovery as “the single most powerful thing I've ever experienced”-even compared to meeting presidents and kings. Andrew Zimmern, celebrity chef and TV personality, reveals how he applied the principles of recovery to his profession-“and that's when my career took off.” Michael Glasser, CEO of Seven Jeans, worked hard and partied harder-until the threat of jail forced him to admit, “I needed help.” Walter Yetnikoff, former president of CBS Records, talks about leaving the music industry to find meaningful work that enhanced-and was enhanced by--his recovery. You'll also hear from James Abernathy of the Abernathy-MacGregor Group, bestselling author William Cope Moyers, and ten other business leaders who found newfound success through the healing power of second chances.
"The God of the Second Chance" explores why God gives us second chances and how that can empower us as believers. This is great book for new believers trying to understand how to live an effective Christian life. Turn around and come back.
Author: Greg Laurie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
"The God of the Second Chance" explores why God gives us second chances and how that can empower us as believers. This is great book for new believers trying to understand how to live an effective Christian life.
But wherever he’s from and whoever he is, he leaves behind a town where second chances are not only possible, they can—and do—happen. “If you’ve been charmed by Jimmy Stewart and the small-town miracles of It’s a Wonderful Life, ...
Author: George Shaffner
Publisher: Algonquin Books
A mysterious visitor changes the fortunes of a struggling Nebraska town in this “novel full of hope, humor and singular characters” (Parade). Wilma Porter runs the only bed and breakfast in Ebb, Nebraska, and knows everyone in the small town. She also knows their troubles. Calvin Millet, for example, has an ailing daughter at home and a wife who just up and left him—and on top of that, his department store is close to bankruptcy as a new Wal-Mart looms, and his house has been destroyed by a tornado. When a handsome stranger named Vernon L. Moore comes to Ebb selling games of chance, more than a few eyebrows are raised. A consummate salesman, he befriends the troubled townspeople one by one. He listens to their stories and asks them intriguing questions that make them see their situations differently. The father of a dying child; the reclusive widow who’s taken permanent board at the B&B; the banker with ulterior motives; and the outspoken Wilma herself are all changed by their encounters with this mysterious man who seems not of this world. After all, no one has seen a traveling salesman in Ebb for more than thirty years. But wherever he’s from and whoever he is, he leaves behind a town where second chances are not only possible, they can—and do—happen. “If you’ve been charmed by Jimmy Stewart and the small-town miracles of It’s a Wonderful Life, treat yourself to this unusual little novel.” —Parade “A folksy, wise and gently amusing look at the importance of living life to the fullest and not only trusting in chance, but embracing uncertainty as the spice of life.” —Rocky Mountain News “Just what the doctor ordered.” —Detroit Free Press
Chelsea York-Jones had it all-a beautiful house in the suburbs, two beautiful children and a loving wife.
Author: S. Blake
Chelsea York-Jones had it all-a beautiful house in the suburbs, two beautiful children and a loving wife. But one day, that all came crashing down. After discovering that her wife had an affair, Chelsea's world begins to spiral out of control. Heartbroken, she wonders how she will pick up the pieces. That's when her ex reappears. Alex used to be the love of her life. She had dreams of marrying and starting a family with her. But there was a problem, Alex didn't want either of those things. Years later, has she changed? It seems that way. And just as she is falling in love again, her wife, Dana decides she would like a second chance. Should Chelsea give Dana a second chance for the sake of saving their family or should she give that second chance to Alex, who never wanted one.
Her dream house is the scene of his darkest hours.
Author: Jean Brashear
Publisher: Jean Brashear Literary Trust
Her dream house is the scene of his darkest hours. With his own hands, artist Micah Smith built every inch of the cottage for the fragile wife he cherished and the child who cost her life. His dreams gone and his heart broken, he left everything familiar behind, including the cottage he'd built with such love. A foster child most of her life, bar owner Jezebel Hart has spent her life longing for family and home. In this abandoned, neglected cottage she sees a chance to create her dream at last. That she cherishes what he can't bear to be near is bad enough, but that sparks fly between them adds insult to injury—yet their attraction will not be ignored. Discovering that her bombshell exterior wraps a generous heart, that her inner strength matches the power of her compassion, endangers the hard exterior that has been his only protection from the grief he cannot let go. For Jezebel, learning that his anger masks a heart in desperate need of healing only strengthens her attraction to him. Her capacity for joy draws Micah from his darkness and makes him want to hope. But a secret could shatter their fragile bond…before it ever has a chance to grow. "Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth.” ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
The Senate followed with two of its own versions of the Second Chance Act. The
first mirrors the provisions of the house bill with which it shares a name.43 The
second, the Enhanced Second Chance Act, contains many of the same
He would want you to have a second chance. So why not name the house Second Chance. Is that significant enough?” Ruth thought for a while. Then she
smiled and said, “You know, I think I like it.” “Good then. Tomorrow we go to town,
Hopeful and adventurous, The Book of Second Chances celebrates books and bookstores, the power of imagination, and having the courage to shape our own destinies.
Author: Katherine Slee
A charming, uplifting novel about love, loss, and finding your way in the world, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things. Emily can't remember the last time she left the house. Or spoke to anyone besides her grandmother, beloved children's author Catriona Robinson. After Catriona's death, Emily is at a complete loss . . . until she gets an unexpected letter from the woman she loved most. Catriona has revealed there might be one last, lost unpublished manuscript in her wildly popular book series. And she's left a secret diary and trail of clues that only Emily can follow. From London to Paris to Verona, Emily traces her grandmother's past, finding out more about her family -- and herself -- than she ever imagined possible. Hopeful and adventurous, The Book of Second Chances celebrates books and bookstores, the power of imagination, and having the courage to shape our own destinies.
It'd taken a lot of weddings and houses to build that house and yard. She was as
proud of her yard as she was of her house. She'd strategically placed trees
inareas that would provide shade for the house and enough shade for the kids to
And how do Julie's daughters play into the whole thing?Sunsets & Second Chances will take you on a journey as you find out what happens to this quirky cast of characters when life starts throwing curveballs.* This is book 2 in the South ...
Author: Rachel Hanna
Category: Atlantic Coast (S.C.)
Julie Pike is getting better at starting over. Living on Seabreeze Island has been a challenge, but now that she has a budding relationship with Dawson, a better relationship with her sister and a new job, things are looking up.That is, until Dixie's long lost - and quite angry looking - son shows up at her door on Christmas Day.As she worries about her Dixie's new medical diagnosis, she has no idea what drama is about to surround her, and her new relationship. Will she and Dawson end up together? And what turn does Janine's life take? Will Dixie be okay? And how do Julie's daughters play into the whole thing?Sunsets & Second Chances will take you on a journey as you find out what happens to this quirky cast of characters when life starts throwing curveballs.* This is book 2 in the South Carolina Sunsets series, so be sure to read THE BEACH HOUSE (book 1) before starting this one! *
Back at thehouse everything was ready for theparty.The tables were arranged,
food trays placed, and decorations up. Thanks tothe guysand their help, they
were slightly ahead of schedule. Sabrina thanked themas theyleft to get ready
Author: Deborah Flace-Chin
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
As a child, Emily Taylor was no stranger to adversity when she lost both her parents to tragedy. Now orphaned, she would look to her Aunt Sabrina for guidance and support. Sabrina left Butter Milk Falls to pursue a career in fashion design. She was well on her way to establishing a name for herself when tragedy strikes and shatters her dreams. She is forced to return home to care for her niece and run the family dairy. As the years go by, putting her needs aside becomes second nature for her until a surprise announcement by Emily gives her a long overdue second chance. Along the way, good friends are there to lend their support. Friends like Hanson Pierce and his son, Scott. Hanson is foreman of their dairy and Scott is Emily’s best friend. Then there’s Ross Harris who has loved Sabrina since they were kids, but fear of rejection forces him to keep his feelings secret. Come to Butter Milk Falls, a place where everyone can find a second chance at life and in love.
If I smell a cop, we disappear. There will be no second chances. Do you
understand?” “Yes, but when—” Click ... took one look at me and picked up his
pace. “Marc'” “You were right.” I nodded toward the house. Regan was no second chance 49.
Author: Harlan Coben
When his child is taken, a father will stop at nothing to get her back in this explosive, white-knuckle thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben. When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter... Shot twice by an unseen assailant, Dr. Marc Seidman lies in a hospital bed. His wife has been killed. His six-month-old daughter has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, the ransom note arrives: We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance. With no one to trust, and mired in a deepening quicksand of deception and deadly secrets, Marc clings to one unwavering vow: bring home his daughter, at any cost.
He'd stopped eating when Rhia said she wanted him out of her house. She
studied her ex with the eyes of a ... with over the years, and she no longer cared.
She had a second chance at life and she was going to take it, without looking
I occupy theentire second floor, whereas the first floor houses a wiry
fortysomething reclusenamed Simon. When I arriveat my building, a butteryellow house sandwiched between a maroon townhouse to the right and a cobaltblue
townhouse to ...
Author: Dana Bate
Publisher: Hachette UK
Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not just with eating it – though she loves that too – but with writing about it as an aspiring cookery reporter. But food journalism jobs are more coveted than cupcakes, and so Sydney is stuck working for one of TV’s biggest egomaniacs – until she’s left scrambling for shifts at the local farmers’ market. Selling muffins at the Wild Yeast Bakery is hardly going to make her the next Nigella. But soon Sydney is writing the market’s weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. After years of being left on the shelf, she’s even dating again. And then Sydney gets a shot atthe story, one that could either make her career or burn it to a cinder – along with her relationship and her reputation...
This book teaches parents how to fight to free children from failing schools. It equips you to speak out and secure school choice so that the right learning environment can be given to each child.
Author: Virginia Walden Ford
Publisher: DC Parents for School Choice
How to win the battle to bring opportunity scholarships to your state, based on the dramatic story and ultimately successful campaign of D.C. Parents for School Choice: Get the inside story on this grassroots effort and empower parents for your own campaign. This book teaches parents how to fight to free children from failing schools. It equips you to speak out and secure school choice so that the right learning environment can be given to each child. You get both instruction and inspiration in this compelling, candid book.
When Malcolm's new life is shattered by treachery, can he and Cleo overcome the wounds of the past and find their way back to the magic that once filled the house that love built? (A companion story to The Road Back Home, a different ...
Author: Jean Brashear
Publisher: Jean Brashear Literary Trust
Once they had it all: a home with a man who adored her, three children they cherished, a life filled with passion and promise. Until one troubled child cost them everything. After a childhood of constant upheaval, all Cleo Formby wanted was to put down roots, to fill a house with family and love. When Malcolm Channing swept into her life, she gained it all: the home, the children, the love of a good man who adored her— Until their firstborn daughter tore their family apart, and even the love between Cleo and Malcolm wasn't strong enough to survive the devastation. Five years later, that daughter returns, destitute—with a child in tow. Cleo and Malcolm are thrown together again…and realize that their love has never died. But both have ties to others now, and their daughter is no less troubled than before. Being in constant proximity yet unable to be together is a constant heartache, but the welfare of this little grandson has to take first place. When Malcolm's new life is shattered by treachery, can he and Cleo overcome the wounds of the past and find their way back to the magic that once filled the house that love built? (A companion story to The Road Back Home, a different perspective of the story seen through Ria's eyes and going beyond) "Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth.” ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
In Jerusalem they continued to rebuild their houses but avoided the house of
Yahweh. God reminded them that all their energies were futile. While they had
redecorated their homes and updated their farming techniques, they were still not
Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
When the people of Judah were taken captive by the Babylonians, their world was drastically changed. While in exile they experienced shame, guilt, fear, and displacement. However, their God had been traumatized by their behavior and also grieved with them. Yet, Yahweh gave them a second chance by forgiving them and bringing them home. God offered them hope, mercy, and love. The prophets were God's chosen messengers, not only to provide a new vision of what could be, but to suffer with the people. These servants were caught in the middle between a passionate God and traumatized people. As the people returned to Jerusalem to rebuild their city and their lives, the prophets were with them to remind them that God had not abandoned them. The author suggests that the prophets live on today through the church as those who engage their community, fight for people's hearts, and remind others that God gives second chances. Clark shares stories from his personal ministry to the marginalized in Portland, Oregon, who seek relief from shame, suffering, and hopelessness. In this hope our community receives new vision through a loving God and persistent prophets.