A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance

A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance

by Jonell Kirby Cash

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Overview

Jonell Kirby Cash's love story picks up Katie and Taylor's romance right where it left off, their senior year of high school. However, Katie isn't the same girl Taylor remembers. As a widow, she values her independence, living alone, and making new friends, and when Taylor calls Katie she is on the threshold of exploring herself in the larger world. Taylor, ever the old-fashioned man, is surprised by the new, vibrant Katie. The two must learn how to rid themselves of their old memories and expectations and learn to accept the fifty years of change that has taken place.

A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance is a novel about love-at any age.

'Jonell Kirby Cash writes with great feeling and insight into family relationships in her debut novel, A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance. Readers, especially those who are wondering if marriage after sixty can be a part of their future, will identify with and root for Cash's Katie and will come away with a positive belief in love at any age.'
-Donny Bailey Seagraves, author of Gone from These Woods

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613461136
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I read the book, A Ring, A Dance, A Second Chance, it brought out many memories in my life, and as I followed Katie and Taylor¿s love story, recalling my high school days, I often wondered if my high school sweetheart was doing OK. I recently lost my spouse and this book gave me hope since I resonated and identified with the characters in Katie¿s and Taylor¿s world. The story pulled me in with its many details about family relationships, loss of spouse, and the new beginning of love, relationships and family. I felt I too could have a new beginning. The book was very easy to read and kept my attention to the end, and I complement the author on her style of writing. I would recommend this book to anyone.
MissRead13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A second chance at first love? Why not? Cash has created an incredibly sweet novel about two widowers who get to rekindle their passion which began decades ago. Lovers of all ages will not be disappointed in this southern gem stuffed with unforgettable characters which promises room for a sequel.Katie Wheatley is a widower who is just beginning to indulge in her new-found independence when she receives a phone call from her long lost high school sweeetheart who she hasn't seen or heard from in almost fifty years. Taylor Floyd is widowed also and is determined to capture Katie's heart once again. Reminiscing of the 1940's when they first met and swapping stories about their children and grandchildren occupy most of their time during their dates and exchanged phone calls. A trip to China and a mayoral election including a few other distractions utilizing Georgia and North Carolina as a backdrop are just some of the ingredients nestled in this dizzying concotion of a romance which never fizzled out. A delightful page-turner!
jonellkirbycash on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I truely enjoyed this story of first love that did not last, but was rekindled late in life after both people lost their spouses due to death. Taylor and Katie were so very entertaining, as were their extended families. I really admired Katie's confident independent spirit. Traveling to China as a single senior citizen, (although with a tour group) showed her strength and secure sense of self. Taylor's decision to accept the request to run for Mayor with no political experience indicated his strong character and confidence. I loved how Taylor stood by his friend Bobby without questioning his innocence or worrying about the possible negative effect on his campaign. All of the characters are very well written and rounded out. The story of rekindling a love after 50 years is charming and realistic. My only issue with the book is the ending felt too abrupt. In my opinion, there should have been at least one more chapter. I've communicated my concern with the author. She will be writing more about this couple in the future. I eagerly await more of Taylor & Katie's story
AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
For a debut novel, Ms. Cash has exceeded all expectations. By the fifth page I was hooked and found it difficult to put it down, eve when I badly needed sleep. The story is believable and I would be very interested in knowing just how much of this book is the authors' own story. The message comes through loud and clear - that love can be revived after years, and sometimes it's sweeter the second time around. I will definitely be recommending Ms. Cash book to all my bookworm friends.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance by Jonell Kirby Cash is a romance novel set against a backdrop of several decades. Katie is a newly widowed middle-aged lady, trying to adjust to life after her husband’s death and coming into her own at the same time. One day, Katie happens to receive a call from Taylor, her old high school sweetheart whom she hasn’t seen in almost 50 years. Taylor’s wife is deceased as well and the story progresses from this point as Katie and Taylor reconnect and get to know each other all over again. Soon, they find that age has changed some things and Katie is now coming into her own as an independent woman who wants to travel, make friends, and create her own true identity. Taylor remains more traditional and how he used to be. This is essentially their love story. A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance is a good read and I especially liked the fact that the protagonists are mature, older people who have seen life and know what they like and dislike. There is an underlying philosophy and maturity to the story line which I enjoyed. I also liked Katie’s independent, strong-willed character as she journeys to China, keeps a journal, and really tries to understand who she is and what she needs and wants. This story is an inspiration to everyone that it is never too late to find love or romance, and more importantly, it is never too late to find yourself and go after your dreams at any age. The connection between the two has been portrayed as tender and natural, even after the passage of time and their respective marriages and children. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I hope there are more books coming out in this series.
MissRead13 More than 1 year ago
A second chance at first love? Why not? Cash has created an incredibly sweet novel about two widowers who get to rekindle their passion which began decades ago. Lovers of all ages will not be disappointed in this southern gem stuffed with unforgettable characters which promises room for a sequel. Katie Wheatley is a widower who is just beginning to indulge in her new-found independence when she receives a phone call from her long lost high school sweeetheart who she hasn't seen or heard from in almost fifty years. Taylor Floyd is widowed also and is determined to capture Katie's heart once again. Reminiscing of the 1940's when they first met and swapping stories about their children and grandchildren occupy most of their time during their dates and exchanged phone calls. A trip to China and a mayoral election including a few other distractions utilizing Georgia and North Carolina as a backdrop are just some of the ingredients nestled in this dizzying concotion of a romance which never fizzled out. A delightful page-turner! flag
DiannaLA More than 1 year ago
Based on a true love story. It shows even after you've lost love once, you can find it again.
AndreaGA More than 1 year ago
What I found so refreshing is that generational issues are addressed in an open and honest format. My friends and family members that are 55 and older have expressed to me that they never felt comfortable discussing step children, divorce, blended families much less larger issues such as marital discourse, diverse relationships and evolving as a human being. Honestly doesn't everyone that has lived past thirty realized that there is either a gay family member, an interracial marriage in their midst or a divorse or two along the family tree? A RING A DANCE A SECOND CHANCE does not touch on every single one of these issues directly but it acknowledges that families are diverse and interesting and thus you are not alone! What a wonderful thing for 55 and older audience to have a platform to discuss previously "hush hush" issues! What an interesting concept that middle aged adults be able to talk to their parents and step parents about the issues that are relative to them! Read the book simply as a love story for adults. Read the book if it resonates with you and your search for love or if it reassures you that there is someone out there for you. Read the book if you have ever evolved and questioned yourself and who you are becoming. In a world where life is complicated...love does find a way