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.
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
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
HOUSE. HEARING. T. hanks to Carl Crump's unruly questioning about the monies paid to me for healing, a political witch hunt of the president and me began.
Author: Christopher Baldwin
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
This story is a modern, fun-filled, and exciting historical fiction that I am sure you will enjoy reading. It touches on current events and puts forth many thought-provoking subjects. Scorpio was a terminally-ill, international terrorist whose soul had been removed from him at a very early age. As a final act before his death, Scorpio sought a high-profile murder that would get him remembered for decades. The killing of a U.S. president. Scorpio knew the assassination would finally earn him the respect of Osama Bin Laden, who had disrespected and belittled him. Everything in the execution of the murder plot was going as planned until Richard Thomas interfered. Richard Thomas was a laid-off electrical engineer from the small city of Erie, Pennsylvania. He had a deep disdain for religion or anything spiritual. During a trip to Israel, Richard, while looking for a non-religious antique, unknowingly purchased four powerful Biblical antiquities from an antique store. After a terror attack in Washington, D.C. that fatally wounded his niece, Richard blamed God for the terror attack. In response, God teaches Richard a lesson using Scorpio and the antiquities.
An enchanting story of Scottish lords, second-hand books, new beginnings and second chances perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Veronica Henry, Rachael Lucas and Jenny Colgan. 'How much do I love this book? So, so much.
Author: Jackie Fraser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Set in a charming little Scottish town, The Bookshop of Second Chances is an uplifting story of fresh starts and new beginnings by a hugely talented debut author. Thea’s having a bad month. Not only has she been made redundant, she’s also discovered her husband of nearly twenty years is sleeping with one of her friends. And he’s not sorry – he’s leaving. Bewildered and lost, Thea doesn’t know what to do. But, when she learns the great-uncle she barely knew has died and left her his huge collection of second-hand books and a house in the Scottish Lowlands, she seems to have been offered a second chance. Running away to a little town where no one knows her seems like exactly what Thea needs. But when she meets the aristocratic Maltravers brothers – grumpy bookshop owner Edward and his estranged brother Charles, Lord Hollinshaw – her new life quickly becomes just as complicated as the life she was running from... An enchanting story of Scottish lords, second-hand books, new beginnings and second chances perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Veronica Henry, Rachel Lucas and Jenny Colgan. 'How much do I love this book? So, so much. Refreshing and romantic, it's an absolute cracker!' HEIDI SWAIN, Sunday Times bestselling author 'A gorgeous, tip-top, pitch-perfect romantic read - I loved it!' RACHEL HORE, Sunday Times bestselling author 'The Bookshop of Second Chances has lifted my heart more than anything I’ve read for a very long time. It’s funny, clever, well written, warm, joyful and comforting. I could rave about it all day!' IONA GREY, bestselling author of Letters to the Lost 'An escapist romance that glows with warmth! I loved it.' CARMEL HARRINGTON, bestselling author of A Thousand Roads Home 'A real winner with so much heart and a wonderfully relatable heroine.' CHRISTINA PISHIRIS, author of Love Songs for Sceptics
In Jerusalem they continued to rebuild their houses but avoided the house of Yahweh. God reminded them that all their energies were futile.
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.
This certainly wasn't how he'd envisioned getting Chance to his house , Nick
realized , but he wasn't going to complain . Mother Nature and a split second's
worth of inattention had dropped her directly into his lap . Nick bit back a smile
SECOND CHANCES, an anthology featuring four reissued novellas by New York Times bestselling author, Mary Balogh.
Author: Mary Balogh
Publisher: Class Ebook Editions Ltd
SECOND CHANCES, an anthology featuring four reissued novellas by New York Times bestselling author, Mary Balogh. Another Dream Eleanor Thompson, spinster owner and headmistress of a girls' school in Bath, finds herself somewhat lonely and not as happy with her chosen way of life as she had expected. Then, on her way to help celebrate the birthday of the Duke of Bewcastle, her brother-in-law, she is stranded by a storm at a country inn, where she indulges in a brief, sweet flirtation with a gentleman who is also stranded there with his two young children. Neither adult realizes that they are bound for the same house party. The Treasure Hunt Constance Manning is eagerly looking forward to her twentieth birthday, when her secret engagement to the man who has been her dearest friend all her life is finally to be revealed to her family and friends. He is having second thoughts, however, and persuades his brother to go in his stead and make his excuses—the brother who has long loved Constance without her knowledge. The Forbidden Daffodils For five years Kate Buchanan has been living in exile with her aunts in a remote part of Wales. She has come to love them and the place and has convinced herself that she is happy with her quiet life. But her hard-won peace is put to the test when the Marquess of Ashendon takes up residence nearby—the very man who caused her banishment. The Betrothal Ball The Earl of Dearborne had returned to his country home to host a house party and pay court to the beautiful daughter of one of his guests. Laura Melfort, his ward’s governess, is everything he most abhors in a woman. She is intelligent and well-read as well as being plainly dressed and unalluring. Yet it is the governess to whose company he finds himself repeatedly drawn. And it is the governess with whom he chooses to waltz at his own betrothal ball.
She had not only her girls in the house but Josie and Dan's girls as well, as the O'Sullivans had driven to New York for the weekend and were due back in ...
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.
But with a little can-do spirit and holiday magic, the most difficult season of her life will become A Season for Second Chances.
Author: Jenny Bayliss
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
A restauranteur in need of a fresh start becomes a house-sitter in a seaside town where she finds herself butting heads with a gruff but handsome local, in this charming new seasonal novel from the author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas. Annie Sharpe's spark for life has fizzled out. Her kids are grown up, her restaurant is doing just fine on its own, and her twenty-six-year marriage has come to an unceremonious end. Untethered for the first time in her adult life, Annie doesn't know what to do with herself. But when she finds a winter guardian position in a historic seaside home, she decides to leave her city life behind for a brand new beginning. When she arrives at Willow Bay, Annie is instantly enamored by the charming house, the invigorating sea breeze, and the town's rich seasonal traditions. Not to mention, her neighbors receive her with open arms--that is, all except for the surly and rugged nephew of the homeowner, who seems intent on making Annie feel unwelcome. His grand plans for the property are directly at odds with her long-term stay. As Christmas approaches, tensions and tides rise in Willow Bay, and Annie's future is looking less and less certain. But with a little can-do spirit and holiday magic, the most difficult season of her life will become A Season for Second Chances.
Freewheeling fashion magazine editor Fiona Monaghan meets her match--and opposite--in conservative widower John Anderson, who accompanies her to a Paris couture show and unexpectedly steals her heart, a development that prompts both to ...
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Freewheeling fashion magazine editor Fiona Monaghan meets her match--and opposite--in conservative widower John Anderson, who accompanies her to a Paris couture show and unexpectedly steals her heart, a development that prompts both to adapt their contrasting lifestyles. 900,000 first printing.
... making that individual undeserving of a second chance. The people who succeed, in contrast, “must have” been born smarter, stayed in school longer, ...
Author: David M. Newman
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
This book examines the iconic presence of second chances in everyday life. David Newman explores its various iterations in popular culture, commercial marketplaces, religion, intimate relationships, education, criminal justice, and human bodies. He analyzes how this concept—as a cultural aspiration, driver of policy, and lived personal experience—has become part and parcel of our individual sense of self and our collective national identity. While the rhetoric of redemption is familiar and ubiquitous, Newman uncovers the costs and constraints of second chances, paying particular attention to the factors that affect judgments of deservedness. Informed by an array of data sources including personal interviews, mission statements of nonprofit recovery agencies, images in popular culture, stories from the news, plot summaries of novels, and scriptural texts, Newman frames the second chance experience as the quintessential cultural paradox: a concept that simultaneously represents the pinnacle of our shared hopes for renewal and our deepest suspicions about the intransigence of human nature.
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I've spoken to her about the sale of the land and opening up the house. She is ... reluctant but I've told her we have to move forwards. Keeping a house of ...
Author: Carol Thomas
Publisher: Choc Lit
Does first love deserve a second chance? Ava Flynn sometimes feels like the clothes donated to her charity shop have seen more life than her, but ‘maximum dedication for a minimal wage’ is what it takes to keep her mother’s beloved wildlife charity, All Critters Great and Small, running – especially in the village of Dapplebury, where business is certainly not booming. But when Ava’s first love, Henry Bramlington, returns to the village, suddenly life becomes a little too eventful. Henry escaped Dapplebury many years before, but now he has the power to make or break the village he left behind – All Critters Great and Small included. Can Ava trust the boy who ran away to give both her and her charity a second chance?
Why are gladness and joy cut off from the house of the Lord when the priests cannot offer grain and drink offerings? What does this tell you about true ...
Author: Kay Arthur
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
More than 880,000 books from Kay Arthur's life-changing New Inductive Study Series have been sold! This exciting series brings individual readers and groups face-to-face with the truth of God's precepts, promises, and purposes—in just minutes a day. Beloved Bible teacher Kay Arthur highlights the striking similarities between the twenty-first century and the times of Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. In the midst of the crumbling moral foundations of society, the attacks of foreign nations, and the need for a revival among the people of God, the message of God then and now is this: The day of the Lord is coming. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be delivered. Seek the Lord and live!
house at the end of the block. Stopped to take off her shoes. When she finally
arrived, Abby hid a smile. "Young lady, I need to show you something." Surprise
and wariness sharpened Megan's sullen expression. "I didn't do anything wrong,
Author: Roxanne Rustand
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Operation: Second Chance by Roxanne Rustand released on Jan 23, 2004 is available now for purchase.
Faustin travelled at night to Omar's house, but when he arrived it was obvious that he would not be safe. Omar's younger brother, also a cyclist, ...
Author: Tim Lewis
Publisher: Random House
Category: Sports & Recreation
** Winner of the British Sports Book Awards 2014 New Writer of the Year ** Where there is hope there can be redemption. Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, a member of the Rwandan cycling team. Adrien was seven years old when he lost his family in the 1994 genocide that tore Rwanda apart. Almost twenty years later he has a shot at representing his country at the Olympics. Meet Jock Boyer, the coach of Team Rwanda. One of the top American cyclists of all time, Jock recognises the innate talent for endurance that the Rwandans possess. A man with a dark past, Jock is in need of a second chance. Meet Tom Ritchey, the visionary inventor of the mountain bike and the U.S. money man looking to recover from a profound personal crisis. In The Land of Second Chances, Tim Lewis charts the incredible true story of the Rwandan cycling team as they overcome impossible odds to inspire a nation.
But why prefer a funeral, a house of mourning? After all, have you ever heard of anyone who chooses to hit up a graveside service to start a weekend?
Author: Aaron Wilson
Publisher: WestBow Press
When it comes to eternity, don’t take any chances! Many Christians live in a cycle of asking for forgiveness, trying to be good, failing and shame. They’re banking on a second chance God. But what if there was something better? In God is NOT a God of Second Chances, author Aaron Wilson shows how the message of the cross trumps a second chance...a truth that can revolutionize your life. Let Christ be the Hero of each day as you encounter the good news of His gospel on each page of this easy-to-read, 31-day devotional. www.godisnotagodofsecondchances.com