Beginning Again: Book 1 in the Second Chances series [NOOK Book]

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Liz Fairchild is through with relationships. Widowed in her twenties, now divorced halfway through her forties, it’s time to live life for herself. No man need apply. With the proceeds from her divorce settlement—and business advice from an unexpected source—she opens an art gallery in Northwest Portland, trades her McMansion on the Columbia River for an apartment above her gallery, and looks forward to her new, independent life.

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Beginning Again: Book 1 in the Second Chances series

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Overview

Liz Fairchild is through with relationships. Widowed in her twenties, now divorced halfway through her forties, it’s time to live life for herself. No man need apply. With the proceeds from her divorce settlement—and business advice from an unexpected source—she opens an art gallery in Northwest Portland, trades her McMansion on the Columbia River for an apartment above her gallery, and looks forward to her new, independent life.

Everything is working out. She thinks.

Then Collins, a sculptor who claims to have only one name, walks into her gallery. He’s tall, rugged, and way younger than she is. He says he’s looking for a gallery to represent him in Portland and, unwilling to take no for an answer to anything, bulldozes his way into her life—and her bed.

But Liz hesitates. She senses that Collins is not exactly who—or what—he seems. What’s the mysterious business he disappears to conduct? And does it have a connection with why he came into her gallery?

And which would hurt the most—falling for him or losing him?

Sensuality Level: Hot

Peggy Bird is a writer and glass artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Washington.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440544057
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Series: Crimson Romance
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,235,427
  • File size: 994 KB

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    A True Second Chance Romance

    I'm such a sucker for stories about women and men getting a second chance at love. I think it deserves its own sub-genre. It's not baby-boomer lit or "hen" lit, as some call it. No, it's Peggy Bird lit!

    This story is delightful, as Liz Fairchild gets her second chance. Her husband finally comes out of the closet, closing the door on their sham of a marriage and helps her establish her dream job--as an art gallery owner. The sexiest man she's ever met walks into the under-construction gallery and announces that he's her new artist. The story line was compelling, the characters very real--especially Liz. Her self-doubt, her stubbornness, her aching need for more from life than what she had is what draws us in.

    What follows is a torrid, scorching affair that allows Liz to experience what love is truly all about. And, it can be hers for the rest of her life, if only she'll let it happen. My Nook overheated while I was reading this book, or I would have been done much sooner.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    Does anyone understand how difficult it is to write such a smoot

    Does anyone understand how difficult it is to write such a smooth, delicious, sinfully wonderful, and entertaining novel such as this? Well, I do!

    I love Liz and Collins and the other great characters who people Ms. Bird's delightful world. Hooray for a heroine of such class, smarts, style, grace and... age. In a world of twenty-something heroines, how refreshing to read about a forty-six-year-old beauty. Well done!

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    Who would expect to be a widow in their twenties and twenty odd

    Who would expect to be a widow in their twenties and twenty odd years later divorced? Not Liz Fairchild but that's exactly what's happened to her. The divorce was amicable enough - how could it not be when your husband left you for another man? Now alone, the only person she needs to focus on is herself.

    Intent on seeing her happy, Mason (Liz's ex) helps her set up an art gallery. Wealthy after the divorce, she's going to have to downsize but for Liz she's able to decorate with vibrant colors and not the white, beige and cream that Mason so adored. As Liz starts the arduous task of redecorating her new work/live space, she also has to find suitable artists. Thinking she has everyone she needs, in walks 'Collins'.

    The attraction is instant. Resolute to steer clear of a May to December romance, Liz finds herself drawn in by Collin's determination of starting a sizzling romance. The handsome, 6ft sculptor is certainly enigmatic and before long he's not only exhibiting in her gallery but opening her up to new experiences in the bedroom.

    Liz is still hesitant at the developing relationship especially when he disappears to return looking downbeat and being withdrawn. Asking questions results in Collins either clamming up or changing the subject. What is he hiding? Each scenario Liz runs through her mind equates to being hurt...again and that's the last thing she wants. What is it that he's keeping from her?

    A short story romance, Bird's novel is well written and quick to read. Liz is a strong, almost self-assured woman whose insecurities are quashed by the bold and daring Collins. Initially he comes across as quite arrogant but the reader will soon warm up to his ways. With passionate love scenes and moments of tenderness, it's a love story that will appeal. Overall, I enjoyed this engaging romance. It's not in-depth and the drama is low-key so if you're after complete escapism, I doubt you could go wrong with this affable novella. A recommended read for all those hopeless romantics out there (which includes me!)

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. The opinions expressed are my own and I am not required to give a positive review.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    I loved this book from beginning to end. Author Peggy Bird skil


    I loved this book from beginning to end. Author Peggy Bird skillfully wove her tale of a failed marriage, perceived sexual inadequacies and an older woman/younger man scenario together seamlessly. I liked Liz Fairchild immediately with her sharp mind, her no nonsense attitude and engaging sense of humor. Collins is her equal in every way except for a slight difference in age.
    At 46, Liz is set upon a new venture in life orchestrated by her recent ex-husband. Though the two are divorced they remain friends, and he convinces her to invest in an art gallery. Her decision to purchase the gallery opens the door to a well-known sculptor named Collins, and the chemistry between the two sizzles from the moment they lay eyes on each other. Collins introduces Liz to more than his reputation as a much sought-after artist. He pursues her and seduces her, and breaks down her walls and her determination to ignore him. He refuses to let her hang-ups on sex and younger men keep him out of her bed. But, Collins is on a mission and he brings with him a burden of deception. What began as simply a matter of getting information turns into something much more complicated, and he is torn between fulfilling a promise to a friend, or risk losing the love of his life.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Life begins at 40-something and after two husbands! At least for

    Life begins at 40-something and after two husbands! At least for Liz Fairchild. Who knew opening a new art gallery would bring along an exciting younger lover. In walked Mr. Brash and Bold Collins. (I loved that our hero had just one name!) And he invented a to-do sex list. This was a fresh and creative take on the many sensual scenes. (I especially enjoyed the limo ride!) I really enjoyed this book's fun and playful elements. Beginning Again by Peggy Bird was a light and fast but delicious read.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    A wonderful tale of finding love after 40

    I was glad to be able to read an Advanced copy of Beginning Again, because it's a wonderful tale of learning to love and thrust people after having a fair share of bed luck in life. Liz is forty-six-year-old (which is a great change of pace for romance novels) but exploring for the first time her sexuality and falling in love with a man who seems to be the epitome of maddening. Peggy Bird's narrative puts us right there with Liz and, sometimes, it feels deliciously naughty.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    I was immediately rooting for Liz from Beginning Again. A widow

    I was immediately rooting for Liz from Beginning Again. A widow and recent divorcee, she could have been a whiney, self-centered character. But Peggy Bird has drawn a strong, competent heroine who is merely looking for a fresh start. Enter Collins, a much younger man, who wants to be part of that fresh start. Set in Portland, the book draws on the atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Bird draws funny, fresh characters you won't be able to resist.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    A new twist on a heroine!

    Beginning Again by Peggy Bird is a breath of fresh air in the world of romance novels. Her heroine, Liz, is a forty-six-year-old woman who shows the world a definition of sexy that smart women have always known. Thank you, Peggy Bird, for breaking down walls!

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