Author Toni Shaw, fun, fit and fabulous at fifty plus, is on a roll. She has a new top selling novel, a hot hunk and two grown successful daughters. The hot hunk, Charles, is the father of her two grown daughters and he had once disappeared from her life. It has been three fun and fabulous years since he returned, but Toni cannot help but question if he will stay. After all, he ditched her once. Charles has no plans of letting Toni out of his sight, not now � not ever. He has already made that mistake. When Charles thinks that things cannot get better, Toni announces that she is leaving for an extended trip to Africa � alone. How far will Charles go to keep the one that causes his heart to beat?
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About the Author
Janice Sims is a native Floridian who was born to write. She wrote her first story at age seven and sold her first story at age 37. It took 30 years but she never gave up. That's still her attitude today. She has over thirty romantic stories to her credit including standalone novels and series like the Bryant Winery series, the Temptation series, and now the Gaines Sisters series with novels This Winter Night and the upcoming novel, Safe in My Arms.
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Second Chance at Love based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I was quickly caught up in this fast paced love story. I read the novel over a weekend because it was so beautifully written and held my attention from the moment I started to read it. The heroine Toni Shaw an accomplished author is a divorced single parent with grown twin daughters. Her ex-husband Charles Waters, father of the twins Georgie and Bree, has re-entered Toni's life and wants a chance to regain her love. But Toni is already in a comfortable relationship with Spencer Taylor. And, as Toni reminds Charles, the past is not so easily forgotten. Charles is determined not to make the same mistake he made many years ago, by letting Toni out of his life. However he finds his hands are tied when she decides to follow her theory behind the recent theft of a fertility goddess. The search for truth and the statutes takes Toni from New Orleans to her final destination, Africa. A Second Chance At Love whisks its readers on a journey of pure romantic adventure to exotic locales with unfamiliar customs and a kidnapping with a breathtaking rescue. (I loved that one of the kidnappers starts to 'moon' over the kidnapee). Romance, intrigue and suspense is everywhere, from the twins and their mates to Dr. Solange Dupree and handsome, mysterious Rupert Giles. I have read this novel several times and still love it. Vannie(~.~)
Janice Sims has written a story of love, family togetherness, and kidnapping underscored with action and a subplot involving mysticism surrounding seven fertility gods and goddesses. In A Second Chance at Love, the author's writing is articulate, sensitive, and tender. In this sequel to All the Right Reasons, Sims chronicles the lives of main characters Toni Shaw and Charles 'Chuck' Edward Waters, along with their twin daughters Georgie and Bree and their significant others. The story unfolds in the cities of New Orleans, Boston, and San Francisco and in several locations in Africa. Before her transformation from social activist to single mother of twin daughters, she now is , at fiftysomething, Toni Shaw the noted author. She had gotten pregnant her freshman year at Berkeley and given birth to Georgie and Bree, who are an attorney and actress, respectively. The twin sisters are 33 years-old. Chuck abandoned Toni when she was pregnant because of his fear of reprisal from his elitist parents. Now, three decades-plus later, he is back in Toni's life, wooing her as he'd more relentlessly done in their youth. He's a changed man after realizing some years ago the error of his ways. He's out to prove to Toni he's changed. But can Toni believe him? For one thing, Toni is afraid of what her family and friends will think of her if she allows Chuck to steal her heart once again, especially after vowing to stay away from Chuck under the circumstances. Trust, of course, is at the core of her wavering, and she wonders if she should dare trust him after the callous manner in which he behaved years ago. As they are gradually mending the bridges that separate them, Toni finds herself succumbing to his charm until he pops the question: 'Will you marry me?' Toni throws herself into her work and flees to research who's behind stealing the fertility gods and goddesses in different locations around the world. Her first stopover is in Miami and eventually to Africa. Chuck knows she is trying to avoid giving him an answer. So the question has him in a quandary thinking, should he follow her or wait for her to return to his arms? Then Toni is notified that Bree has been kidnapped on location where she is shooting a film. How the villains associate Toni and Bree is somewhat of a stretch of plausibility. Nonetheless, at this point, everything else takes a back burner. However, at the same time, the author speeds up the action. However, readers won't get the answer to Chuck's question, or who kidnapped Bree, or the answer to the disappearing of the fertility dolls until the climatic moments when all answers are provided and wrapped up into a tidy package. In A Second Chance at Love, Janice Sims writes with passionate momentum.
Can a woman trust a man after he has committed the crime of turning his back on her - leaving her to bear and raise his child all alone? Charles Waters is betting his heart that Toni Shaw¿s love for him runs deep enough to forgive him his past transgression. Toni, on the other hand, is not so sure. Yes, she¿s let Chuck back into her life - into her bed. But now he wants entry to her heart - forever! Janice Sims has done it once again with this long awaited sequel to her novel 'All The right Reasons.' For those readers who wanted Toni Shaw and Charles Waters to have their very own story; in 'A Second Chance At Love' Ms. Sims gives you that, plus much, much more! In this novel Toni finds herself intrigued by the mysterious disappearances of valuable fertility statues. She flies (and lovesick Chuck follows) to Miami to see the last of the statues - which is owned by Dr. Solange Dupree. Once there, they find that they are caught up in one man¿s missguided plan to collect all of the statues - at any cost! Their adventures eventually take them to the shores of the Motherland - Africa. Anyone who¿s read any of her work knows that when you read a Janice Sims novel, you¿re going to get a great story. No disappointment here! The storyline is a mixture of mystery, intrigue and drama. And ohhhhh the romance! I have never read one romance novel with so many great couples - Mmmmmmmm! The diverse characters and sub-plots make this novel read like a soap opera! I was literally shouting aloud at the characters - good thing I was alone! If you¿re expecting this latest offering from Janice Sims to simply be about a couple in their fifties rediscovering their love for each other and then settling into their rocking chairs, you¿d better hold on...you¿re in for one wild ride! And to answer your question Ms. Sims - Yes! I definitely think Solange and Rupert should have their own book. Especially since Rupert has propositioned and Solange has...well, I'd better not spoil it!