Chances Are

Chances Are

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by Barbara Bretton
     
 

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Maddy Bainbridge is thrilled about marrying Aidan O'Malley—but she wasn't prepared for the ordeal of planning a wedding. Now the O'Malley clan is about to get a big shock when Aidan's teenage daughter reveals a secret that could tear apart the entire family—and put a stop to one very special wedding.

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Maddy Bainbridge is thrilled about marrying Aidan O'Malley—but she wasn't prepared for the ordeal of planning a wedding. Now the O'Malley clan is about to get a big shock when Aidan's teenage daughter reveals a secret that could tear apart the entire family—and put a stop to one very special wedding.

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Fans of Shore Lights will welcome this sequel, a heartwarming story of dashed dreams and fresh starts that is set, once again, in a small town on the Jersey shore. Maddy Bainbridge, along with her five-year-old daughter, Hannah, has returned to Paradise Point after 15 years in Seattle and fallen in love with widower Aidan O'Malley. Their wedding seems the natural conclusion to a stress-free romance, but pre-wedding jitters are just the beginning. A documentary crew is filming in town, and nearly every future in-law seems to be acting strangely, including Aidan's daughter, the usually composed 17-year-old Kelly. As Maddy nears her wedding day, she must balance her intuition about what kind of help Kelly needs against her obligation to her future husband, and it's unclear whether family secrets, new and old, will torpedo their future happiness. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425197967
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.76(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Chances Are 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to keep track of all the people in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good but not as good as the first. The story progressed very slowly with seemingly pointless things to fill it out. Enjoyed it, but thought it had more potential.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Jersey Shore town Paradise Point Maddy Bainbridge and Aidan O¿Malley are getting married. The twosome knows that they must also work extra hard to form a family unity that includes her five years old daughter Hannah and his seventeen years old daughter Gina. However, neither was prepared for the nuttiness of her family who are driving Maddy to think of eloping. All this lunacy is occurring in front of PBS as historical journalist Pete Lassiter is doing a series of shows on the town.--- However, Maddy learns a secret that Gina is hiding from her father. When she informs the teen that she must tell her father, Gina reacts by threatening to run off to New York to take care of business. Worried that the child will be all alone at a dark pivotal moment when she needs love and support, Maddy agrees to hide Gina¿s secret from her dad even though it costs her the trust of her beloved and potentially the relationship.--- CHANCES ARE overwhelmingly that Barbara Bretton¿s myriad of fans will appreciate this solid contemporary sequel to SHORE LIGHTS that continues the second chance at love story of two delightful protagonists. Gina¿s crisis is a fabulous subplot that strains the relationship of the lovebirds even as Maddy¿s family adds humor by sending the bride¿s blood pressure to the stratosphere with their demands and intercession on how the nuptials will play out. Ms. Bretton provides a fine return to the Jersey shore with this warm family drama.--- Harriet Klausner