The Sand of Second Chances

The Sand of Second Chances

by Patricia Otto

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The Sand of Second Chances by Patricia Otto

With her ex off to younger, greener pastures and her only child off to college, Maris Coltrane has a very empty nest. She also has one shot to advance from researcher to writer at the magazine where she works and the summer to turn taped interviews into a series. But there's a catch. Maris, an unapologetic city girl, is exiled by her editor to the New England coastal town of Pirate's Nest, a beguiling place that has a way of seeping into one's spirit.
Unwilling to stay in exile for long, Maris vows to have her series written in six weeks. But the solitude slows her down and gives her a chance to reflect. Each sunset that she experiences from the cottage porch, heals her tattered heart and soothes her battered soul. The only thing standing between her and utter serenity is the very hunky enigmatic owner of the place where she's staying. This is supposed to be the summer that changes everything. And it will, just not the way she imagined.

Logan Asher is the owner of The Tides Hotel and Cottages in Pirate's Nest and a man of few words. With the help of his eccentric mother and temperamental teenage daughter, he manages to keep the guests coming back every year. He also manages to keep his heart out of reach of the guests and the local ladies, until Maris rents one of his cottages. Suddenly his well thought out life is turned upside down. He knows that Maris will leave at the end of the summer just as his ex-wife left when his daughter was only a few months old. He knows that she misses the city and he could never live anywhere except Pirate's Nest. But he can't stop thinking of her, of making excuses to visit her, of losing sleep over craving to be with her. How can the normally steady Logan be so foolish and why does being foolish feel so right?

The Sand of Second Chances is the first story from the town of Pirate's Nest. A coastal town you'll want to visit over and over again. From the muffins at Mindy's to the hardware store complete with two old gents playing checkers on oak barrels, the town is the epitome of small town charm. The breathtaking sunrises and the bonfire clambakes let you know that you are in New England. Meet the quirky residents and experience the quaint rituals and soon you'll be calling Pirate's Nest home. Or at the very least, a vacation destination you'll want to visit every chance you get.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157874155
Publisher: Patricia S. Otto
Publication date: 12/04/2015
Series: A Pirate's Nest Story , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 669 KB

About the Author

A few decades ago, I found out that most people don't make up stories about the people they watch while sipping ice tea at a cafe. They do not take a cast of characters from a book or movie and give them a whole new story. Who knew? I thought everyone did that. Then there were the out-of-the-blue-characters. The ones conjured up in my head, telling me their tales, pushing me to write their stories. Sharing them only seemed fair.

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