Elli: a Second Chance Novel

Elli: a Second Chance Novel

by Tina DeSalvo


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"...a delightful and uplifting read...it's simply excellent in so many ways! A keeper." - NY Times Bestselling Author, Heather Graham

All Book Proceeds Donated to Women in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Elli Morenelli has lived through a nightmare and now is working on getting her dream...

Her life could have been over with her breast cancer diagnosis, but Elli had fought and won. Now she is ready to fight for other women facing the same nightmare, but to do so she is going to need money. And she is going to need it fast.

Fortunately, Elli finds herself with half ownership of a Louisiana plantation. A twisted inheritance has set her up with an interesting future. Unfortunately, Elli no longer believes in planning a future, she just wants to take the money and run.

Ben Bienvenu wants nothing to do with the woman from California who is certain to turn his world upside down. But the conditions of the will that left the property to both of them doesn't give him much choice. Not if he wants to keep the property that's been in his family for generations.

A snobby diva rental dog, an impossible will, a nosy Bienvenu family, a distracting Mardi Gras season and a man who thinks he is protecting his son by standing his ground against her... Elli knows that trying to find common ground with this man known as the Cajun Dog Whisperer is going to be an uphill battle.

Two broken people.
Both in need of a Second Chance....

"Tina DeSalvo writes with warmth and wit. Her characters leap off the page into your heart!" Cherry Adair, NY Times Bestselling Author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996075015
Publisher: Tina DeSalvo
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Series: Second Chance Novels , #1
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 1,205,589
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tina DeSalvo grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans, only minutes from the French Quarter. She moved to Cajun Country after college to take a job as a broadcast journalist. Like New Orleans had, the area offered Tina inspiration for her writing with its rich culture, unique traditions and interesting people. It was there, while working down the bayou, that she met and married her handsome Cajun husband, and they now have two wonderful sons.
In June 2008, Tina was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. In her journey to fight the deadly disease, she found Elli's journey. Tina used her fears, emotions, triumphs and those of the people fighting cancer alongside of her, to create Elli's story when Elli redefines her life after cancer in that wonderful, difficult, joyful, fearful time after the treatment ends. Learn more about Tina at www.tinadesalvo.com

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Elli: a Second Chance Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KelliJo More than 1 year ago
What happens when the other-woman dies, leaving the non-husband's home and business half to his son and half to her niece? FIREWORKS!! She has a failing charity that needs a serious infusion of money to survive - so, Elli see no way but to sell the plantation home and the kennels. Ben wants nothing more than for Elli to go away and not try to sell not only the only home he's ever known, but his son's home and heritage. BUT, dear auntie left a clause - they can't buy each other out, and no one in either family can buy the plantation. But Elli's deceased aunt, and Ben's Tante Izzy are both at work on a love connection. Throw in some crazy pups, a HUGE family, and the threat of reoccurring Breast Cancer, you're in for a wild ride. AND, proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research.
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
Elli by Tina DeSalvo A southern romance where the hero and heroine are instantly attracted to each other though their situation puts them on opposing sides. The Cajun flavor and dialog by secondary characters is amusing to read and to "hear". Elli is a strong female survivor. She has changed the direction of her life because of her beliefs and the hardships she has gone through and even though she gets knocked down, she continues to fight. Joey was a delight to get to know and Tante Izzy.....well, just watch out for this force of nature. Getting to learn a little Mardi Gras insider info like the costumes was fun. I've never really wanted to visit New Orleans during this time of year because of the, in my opinion, overwhelming crowds, but the parade scenes in the book made that thought of visiting just a bit more tantalizing. I am really looking forward to the next book about Beau. He seem almost effervescent.
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
What a great story. I really enjoyed the fun, the crazy characters (its new Orleans at mardi gras) haha Dogs, gators, mystery, drama, crazy family and friends and laughs. Really great developing characters thru the whole story. You will enjoy Elli, you will learn to like Ben, you will love Joey and want to have Tante Izzy and her whole crew living in your neighborhood. hahaha Its a really lovely love story. All proceeds donated to the fight against breast cancer.