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
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 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.
Grace Starr plans. She likes order, organization, and the smell of bleach. When her ex-husband evicts her from her predictable life, she’s faced with the hit-you-between-the-eyes realization she’s been a bystander in her own life. Then a letter arrives. An anonymous donor gifts her a worn-out house in a small town. She’ll have to put up with the neighbor. Blaise Savage is an incorrigible, nearly washed-up drummer in a rock band. His unbridled personality challenges everything she holds dear. He’s sexy, and that wicked wink probably had half the female population in his bed. For Grace, his lifestyle is out of control. Is the woman who never takes a risk willing to risk it all–and possibly fall in love?
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.
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
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.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on CrimePublish On: 2000
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, on
H.R. 4258, September 17, 1998 United States. Congress. House. Committee on
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime
Told through three interwoven narrative voices, The Second Chance Home for Girls is a story of friendship and freedom, loss and grief.
Author: Heather Ostman
The Second Chance Home for Girls is a novel of friendship and freedom, loss and grief, as its main character, a teenager named Summer, is transformed into the parent she never had. The novel opens with the arrival of a teenage girl, Lorilee, who seems peculiar to the girls and staff at the Second Chance Home for Girls, a halfway house for troubled teenaged girls, placed there by bewildered parents and frustrated courts, located on a desolate Texas prairie; wide, flat, and empty, every way for as far as an eye can see. Feared and loathed by most of the Second Chance residents, Lorilee becomes the catalyst for Summer's deep soul-searching and ultimately freedom when violence escalates, and catastrophe determines the outcome of her life and the lives of the others.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland SecurityPublish On: 2006
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth
Congress, First Session, on H.R. 1704 United States. Congress. House.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
This novel explores the choices made when facing the crossroads of life, but ultimately, it is a story about how people find and receive God, and how he sustains them through tough times.
Author: Lori Givan
It's been two years since a tornado struck the town of Reyport, Missouri, and God made his voice heard to several residents. Now that the town has rebuilt, people have moved on with their lives. Annie Stockton enjoys high school volleyball and has taken a new interest in boys. Carolyn and Eric's "golden" son Andrew is away at college on a baseball scholarship, but has found himself in a sticky situation. Katie and Bob's toddler daughter, Tiffany, is helping them find joy again after the loss of their first baby. Ralph Parks even works at the Second Chances Treatment Center that gave him a new start on life. Everyone is dealing with the stresses of daily life when some bigger challenges arise. A house fire, a drug arrest, and a parking lot accident cause their lives to become surprisingly intertwined. Personal crossroads are faced, but through it all, God is there, watching over them and guiding them. Will they have the courage to choose the path of truth and growth, or will they take the easy way out? This novel explores the choices made when facing the crossroads of life, but ultimately, it is a story about how people find and receive God, and how he sustains them through tough times.
Restoring Hearts When Rachel Shaw and Jack Fletcher meet on a sunny Georgia beach, it seems like the perfect start to a romance.
Author: Irene Hannon
Restoring Hearts When Rachel Shaw and Jack Fletcher meet on a sunny Georgia beach, it seems like the perfect start to a romance. There's just one problem—neither one is the least bit interested in falling in love. They're just looking for peace, and time to work through their losses. But Rachel's aunt Eleanor and Fletch's Gram have other plans. Their meddling matchmaking would drive Rachel and Fletch nuts if they weren't busy restoring a house for one of Gram's charities. Yet as they repair the house, it's their hearts that begin to mend. Soon Rachel and Fletch realize they might be able to build a second chance at a great love.
“We are supposed to decide on a name for your house. Want to use Sand Dollar?
” “No ... I guess I was in a way but I don't want to think of my home here that way.”
“Good point. ... So why not name the house Second Chance. Is that significant ...
"This compendium of the two commissions' [Justice Kennedy Commission and the Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions] work ... focuses not only on fairness and proportionality of punishment, but also on ways in which criminal offenders ...
Publisher: American Bar Association
Category: Alternatives to imprisonment
"This compendium of the two commissions' [Justice Kennedy Commission and the Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions] work ... focuses not only on fairness and proportionality of punishment, but also on ways in which criminal offenders may avoid or escape the permanent legal disabilities and stigma of a criminal record"--P. 3.
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.
*~* A steamy, romantic love story by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, L.P. DOVER, of how two people who were meant to be together get their second chance at a new life, a new love, and a new beginning.
Author: L.P. Dover
Publisher: Books by L.P. Dover, LLC
*~* A steamy, romantic love story by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, L.P. DOVER, of how two people who were meant to be together get their second chance at a new life, a new love, and a new beginning. CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE. *~* Korinne Anders had it all. She had the perfect job, the perfect house, and the perfect husband. When tragedy strikes, her world takes a devastating turn. Six months after losing her husband to a car accident, Korinne vows it to herself never to love again. If she doesn't allow another man in her heart, then there's no reason for her to feel the pain of loss. This plan seems to work, but is put to the test when Korinne's best friend can't stand to see her suffering any longer. Korinne's long-time friend, Jenna Perry, has an idea and it involves helping her friend find the spark of life in her soul no matter what it takes. Korinne didn't know that Jenna's plan meant bringing back a past love, a second chance with the man that Korinne had to leave in college, but always kept a place for in her heart. When Galen Matthews learns of Korinne's loss and that she's finally moved back home, he wants nothing more than to be there for her. The love he felt for Korinne years ago has never left him, and now he's given a second chance to not only mend her heart of her loss, but to also continue the love they shared in the past. Will his love and determination make her strong enough to give fate a second chance, or will her fear of losing another love make her run away? What will Korinne do when she's faced with a love so powerful that no matter what she does there's nowhere to run from it?
This is book 2 in the South Carolina Sunsets series, so be sure to read THE BEACH HOUSE (book 1) before starting this one! "--Publisher's description.
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! *
Until she meets sports writer Leo Marshall and discovers that maybe her lyrics aren’t the only place where love is found. He’s the One Book 4: Melinda Bane is putting her eggs into the sperm bank basket.
Author: Kristi Rose
Publisher: Vintage Housewife Books
Fabulous Bundle Deal! Get all 5 Books for 45% less than buying them individually! Do you believe in second chances? A collection of 5 sweet, heartwarming contemporary romances about forgiveness, second chances, and loving through difficult times. Perfect length books to satisfy your need to read when time is limited. Great for carpool, waiting in line, running kids to practice or lounging on the beach. Second Chances Book 1: A fourteen year old heartbreak is the only thing that stands between a second chance at love and happiness for Cole Williams and Lorelei Parker. Once Again Book 2: When old flame Grady Duke moves in next door to workaholic Evie Barker, she realizes there's more lacking in her life than down time. Reason to Stay Book 3: Rising songwriter Shea Barker is driven toward one thing- her career. Until she meets sports writer Leo Marshall and discovers that maybe her lyrics aren’t the only place where love is found. He’s the One Book 4: Melinda Bane is putting her eggs into the sperm bank basket. When a house fire puts her dreams on hold, her oldest friend Jared Calhoun just might have a solution. Kiss me Again Book 5: Andee Swift's ten year marriage has lost its spark and, whether it’s costume play or couples therapy, she’ll do whatever it takes to reignite the flame. ˃˃˃ Sign Up for my newsletter at http://www.kristirose.net to be offered freebies and Advanced Reader Copies (ARC'S) for free!