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
When Mara Hughes inherits her late mother's tumbledown beach house overlooking the bright, sandy sweep of Magpie Cove, it couldn't have come at a worse time.
Author: Kennedy Kerr
The Cornish beach house creaked in the salty sea wind and, from the weathered wooden porch, Mara watched a lone magpie circle above. It was silly to think that her mother's spirit was still with her, but Mara felt as if there was something keeping her here. A secret that needed to be told... When Mara Hughes inherits her late mother's tumbledown beach house overlooking the bright, sandy sweep of Magpie Cove, it couldn't have come at a worse time. With her marriage on the rocks and her husband threatening to take the family home, the beach house - with all the bittersweet memories it holds - might be the thing that finally sends Mara's world crashing down around her. She tells herself she'll only spend a few days there: sell it and move on to rebuilding her life. When Mara arrives, the house is in a worse state than she feared - holes in the bedroom ceiling, birds' nests in the attic and the beautiful, wrap-around porch on the brink of collapse... but she loves it anyway. With all its history it feels like the last link to her late mother and, determined to do whatever it takes to keep it in the family, Mara strikes a deal with local handyman - and town heartthrob - Brian Oakley to save the crumbling cottage from ruin. But when a box of unopened old letters arrives on her new doorstep - a bequest from her mother's will - Mara's resolve to save the beach house will be tested to the limit. Because Mara's mother's perfect childhood in Magpie Cove was forever spoiled by one haunting day in July, and the letters contain a secret about her family that Mara can scarcely believe to be true... A story of secrets, family and forgiveness, this heartfelt read set in beautiful Cornwall is perfect for fans of Susanne O'Leary, Fern Britton and Rosanna Ley. What readers are saying about The House at Magpie Cove: 'I loved this book. Read in a night. Brilliant... All the secrets Mara's mother had made a great story. A must read.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Totally transported to the windswept shores of Cornwall for the most intriguing read... this book was full of fabulous surprises, I cannot praise it enough.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A delightful story about new beginnings and healing.' Goodreads reviewer 'Had trouble putting it down... Would highly recommend.' Goodreads reviewer
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. It was instigated by Terry Dawn, a U.S. House of Representatives Republican ...
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.
The House Kaley Whitlock ... My brother is in prison in Mexico for killing a man for breaking into his house. ... I believe everyone, even murders, rapists, or someone who just steals bread desires a second chance. If you do it again, ...
Author: Kaley Whitlock
Written in simplicity, A Time for All Things is about Bane, a color-blind ex-boxer who was just released from prison for assault. When he gets to his halfway house in El Paso, he is faced with problems he doesnt want to face. He lost so many things in his life that this time, it is a delicate issue of standing on principles or risking going back to prison. In his conflict at the halfway house, he meets the lovely Luna, a woman who has laughter like the wind. It is being with her that gives him the confidence he needs to make a final decision on how to handle the problems he is faced with.
He had bought the house. a simple, two-bedroom bungalow, in late 2008, the first of the Team Rwanda riders to do so. ... back he found that his sister and brother-in-law had moved into the house that his mother 156 LAND OF SECOND CHANCES.
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.
A charmingly quirky seaside town offers a recently separated restauranteur a fresh start and possibly a new lease on love in A Season for Second Chances, by the author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
Author: Jenny Bayliss
A charmingly quirky seaside town offers a recently separated restauranteur a fresh start and possibly a new lease on love in A Season for Second Chances, by 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, she finds a winter guardian position in a historic seaside home and decides to leave her city life behind for a brand-new beginning. When she arrives in Willow Bay, Annie is 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 the surly nephew of the homeowner, whose grand plans for the property are at odds with her residency. As Christmas approaches, tensions and tides rise in Willow Bay, and Annie's future seems less and less certain. But with a little can-do spirit and holiday magic, the most difficult time of her life will become...a season for second chances.
In fact, house cleaning was the last thing on my mind. However, as time progressed, I was able to call on our house cleaner to take care of the house. 3. The caregiver also needs to be cared for: I 109 Second Chance – Surviving the ...
Author: Bayo Oladele
Publisher: Ola Consulting
The Second Chance provides cancer survivors with online tools to manage side effects from cancer treatment, cope with stress, improve health habits, communicate better with their health care teams, ask for support from family and friends, and correct wrong notions which people have about cancer. The Second Chance is all out to empower cancer survivors by giving them the information they need to help identify issues, set goals, and create a plan to navigate the cancer journey more smoothly and take control of their health. In the past, millions of people, the world over, had lost their lives to the cold hands of death as a result of cancer. Nowadays, the number of people who lose their lives to the battles of cancer has drastically reduced. The increasing number of survivors is due in part to advances in early detection and treatment of cancer. It’s also due partly to a growing and aging population.
It was Labor Day weekend, right before the start of 5th grade when she was outside practicing basketball at her house. The summer sun was warm and made her sweat harder as she played basketball, completely soaking her hair within ten ...
Author: Connie Stephany
A year after being dumped on her wedding day, Abby Simon was still left wondering what had gone wrong. It made Adam almost impossible for Abby to get over. Since then, Abby had been on a series of dates that usually ended in disaster, and she was ready to just give up on men entirely. When Abby unexpectedly runs into an old crush she hasn't seen in thirteen years, she can't help but notice he's hotter than ever. Max wouldn't give her the time of day back then, but to her total surprise, he seemed very interested in her now. Just as things are heating up with Max, Adam shows up claiming he still loves Abby and leaving her was the biggest mistake of his life. Adam finally gives Abby answers as to why he left and is asking for another chance. Abby must now make the biggest decision of her life...which man deserves a second chance?
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 town very late. She had tried Dan's cell phone and, not getting through, ...
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.
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
When they reached the house, Ellie fled from the car. There was no other word for it. Kirby and Conor climbed out and stared at each other. “She'll be fine,” Kirby said. For the first time, Conor could tell he was lying.
Author: Janice Maynard
It's a steamy reunion between a single mom and the billionaire who got away, from USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard Former ski champion Conor Kavanagh enjoys a challenge. And he's encountered no challenge more arousing than Ellie Porter. Once, she broke his heart. Now that she's back in town? He can't seem to stay away… But Ellie has changed. Widowed, with a baby, she has responsibilities—and secrets—weighing her down. Still, his desire for her is undeniable. Surely, he can have her without giving up his heart—or his daredevil ways? He's willing to risk it all to find out…
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.
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!
“This is what Yahweh says: 'Stand in the courtyard of Yahweh's house and tell all the people of the towns of ... This God of second chances was willing to alter the divorce proceedings if the spouse would break off the relationship.
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.
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.
Hence, many people want to believe that if a poor person is suffering, they “must have” done something to deserve it, making that individual undeserving of a second chance. The people who succeed, in contrast, “must have” been born ...
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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Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
In life and love, it's never too late for a second chance... As editor-in-chief of New York's leading fashion magazine, Fiona Monaghan was utterly content with her life, jetting back and forth between Manhattan and Europe-until the day John Anderson strolled into her office.A widower with two daughters, John was as conservative as Fiona was freewheeling, and was both amused and appalled by her world of high-strung designers, anorexic models, and Sir Winston, her snoring bulldog.But after Fiona impulsively invited John to the Paris couture shows, somewhere between the magic of the catwalk and the stroll along the Seine, she let him into her heart. Within weeks of their return to New York, John was making friends with Sir Winston - and Fiona was making room in her closets. A dazzling tale of modern misadventures, career-crossed relationships, the heady magic of instant attraction and the hope that comes when we dare to do it all over again...
I knew she wasn't a good mother at all but now she'll never get the chance to be any different. “Freddie, are you okay?” “Yes, Papa Diaz.” “Freddie, would you like to see the pool?” Their back yard was so huge you could run around all ...
Author: Jeanette Lasserre
In each of these short stories, these children are faced with seemingly impossible hurdles to overcome. But with faith, determination, and loving people in their lives, God brings miracle after miracle.
My house is your house. He let out his breath as he closed his eyes and thanked God for letting her see things the same way. “Well, not this house, because it won't be mine for long.” Gloria pulled away and looked slowly at the stained ...
Author: Kristen Ethridge
A Stormy Reunion Nurse-midwife Gloria Rodriguez prides herself on her independence—but right now she needs help. There's a hurricane approaching and she has one very pregnant patient on her hands. With so many people already evacuated, the only one Gloria can turn to is Rigo Vasquez, chief of the beach patrol in Port Provident. The man she holds responsible for the death of her husband. Rigo needs to make amends for his past mistakes, and Gloria's desperate phone call opens the door to make things right with his first love. Rigo is honor-bound to keep her and her patient safe, but once the storm passes, will Gloria still need him?
Jane Green, author of the bestsellers The Love Verb and The Beach House, examines love, life, and friendships in her moving and entertaining novel Second Chance.
Author: Jane Green
Publisher: Penguin UK
Jane Green, author of the bestsellers The Love Verb and The Beach House, examines love, life, and friendships in her moving and entertaining novel Second Chance. Holly Macintosh is sitting round her kitchen table with her oldest friends - friends she hasn't seen since school - now reunited by an unexpected tragedy and catching up on the past 20 years. On the surface, they are all successful and happy. But scratch a little deeper after that extra glass of wine and it's not quite so straightforward: Paul and Anna are struggling to have a baby, Saffron the actress is still waiting for that really big break that - at 39 - is looking less and less likely, and Olivia, always the wallflower of the group, is newly single and mourning her lost love. And what about Holly Mac? Can she and her husband Marcus get their marriage back on track for the sake of the children? Or has someone just come back into her life who will change everything forever? 'A corker of a story' Heat 'Witty and wise . . . another winner' Daily Express 'Will keep you entertained to the last page' Cosmopolitan