Jackson Daughtry's jobs as a paramedic and part-owner of a local café keep him busybut the single dad's number one priority is raising his little girl with love and small-town values. And when his business partner's hotshot lawyer niece comes to town planning to disrupt their lives by moving her aunt away, Jackson has to set Melanie Harper straight. When circumstances force them to work side by side in the coffee shop, Jackson slowly discovers what put the sadness in Melanie's pretty brown eyes. Now it'll take all his faithand a hopeful five-year-oldto show the city gal that she's already home.
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About the Author
By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night and on the weekend she writes contemporary stories of love, faith and forgiveness. Raised in the suburbs of Washington D.C., she resides in Charlotte, NC. She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Certification from Duke University. Jill believes in enjoying every moment because God has everything under control. She loves connecting with readers at JillWeatherholt.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this debut novel by this author. It is a wonderful combination of romance and faith, and it was a delight following Jackson and Melanie to see if they could put their pasts behind them and learn to trust each other and find their future together. Jackson's 5 year old daughter Rebecca was a sweet addition to the story. I definitely recommend this one to the reader who enjoys good Christian romance, and I am certainly looking forward to reading more by this author.
Jill Weatherholt writes a story that not only draws the reader in from the very beginning: she keeps the reader there loving the characters, being a part of the developing story, and riding it to the very end. No two love stories are the same, at least that is the case in the hands of this accomplished author. The story is precious, and the message Ms. Weatherholt sends her readers is one we all need to hear from time to time. For me, that message was: “What we see and know about our unfolding lives is just a fraction of what goes on behind the scenes because we are not alone on this journey called life, not by a longshot.” I’m sure this story will capture your heart as it did mine. – Irene Frances Olson, author of REQUIEM FOR THE STATUS QUO, to be published by Black Rose Writing summer of 2017.
Life has been yanked out from under Melanie Harper, and for the last year she’s slogged through a dark season, burying herself in her job. Jackson Daughtry struggles with trust issues, particularly with the female species. But you can’t help but admire and appreciate the single dad who dotes on his daughter, Rebecca, and is grateful for the support of the generous, compassionate people of Sweet Gum, where friends and neighbors come together to help when times are tough. I enjoyed witnessing Melanie’s transformation from tightly wound attorney, focused solely on her job and her goal to move her Aunt Phoebe back to DC, to a woman who appreciates the warm and caring residents of the “valley,” including the handsome paramedic who rescued her. And Jackson? He was solid and sturdy in his faith and in his role in life and in his community, and reminded me so much of my own real life hero. Country versus city made for some fun sparring, and big city lawyer pitted against small town dad in their battle over what was best for their beloved Phoebe. With a subtle faith element, Second Chance Romance embraces a big life question: Why do bad things happen to good people? “Sometimes bad things happen we don’t understand, but God knows…He’ll make it all good in the end.” A sweet girl, a kind hero, a matchmaking aunt, all collide with a determined lawyer in Second Chance Romance, taking you on a journey that’ll leave a smile on your face when you reach the end. Something to Ponder: Sometimes, like Melanie, we allow our identity to get so wrapped up in our job/career, that we lose our real selves in the process. How do we retain a sense of self outside our job? Disclaimer: A free copy of Second Chance Romance was provided to me by the author with no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. This review is my fair and unbiased opinion, and other than the free book, I was in no way compensated.