The Second Chance

The Second Chance

by Jaclyn Reding

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451217868
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Series: Signet Eclipse Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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In The Second Chance, RITA award nominee Jaclyn Reding takes us to a charming seaside town in New England, where two lost souls learn to embrace new beginnings and the first rays of love rising over the horizon...

Flora MacCallum, a young widow with three children, thinks happiness is behind heruntil a friend asks her to run a bed-and-breakfast on the Massachusetts shore. Suddenly, summer is full of possibilities: a new business, new friends, a new home, and even a new love.

Gavin Matheson retreated to the small town of Ipswich-by-the-Sea to grieve his lost marriage and son. Though he was once a successful composer, the music has gone silent for him...until he hears Flora's magical voice floating on the breeze one morning. Together Gavin and Flora discover that all is never lostand that hope can be found in the most unlikely places.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
Scotswoman Flora MacCallum is a widow raising her three small children by herself ever since her beloved Seamus died in an oil rig incident in the North Sea while working for expatriate American Libby Mackenzie. When a pregnant Libby asks her to do a favor that means being away from her children for a few weeks for the first time Flora wants to say no. However, her kids, her friends and family insist she travel to Ipswich-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts to open up Libby¿s new B&B as the hired hosts declined at the last minute.----- In the small New England town, Flora meets renowned composer Gavin Matheson who stopped writing music since his ex-wife Miranda ran off with their now six-year old son Gabriel. As he has told his partner Alec Greyson he lost his inspiration Gabriel and no Claptonesque muse has come forth that is until he meets Flora. As they fall in love, neither Flora nor Gavin are confused about their feelings and whether they want to take the next step in their relationship, but a perilous situation will force the duo to learn what is important in life.----- The lead couple and much of the support cast make for a deep contemporary romance that has a late suspense spin. The story line is terrific when the tale concentrates on the SECOND CHANCE at love confusing Flora and Gavin, but he hears the music for the first time since his son was snatched from him. Though the Gabriel-Miranda subplot seems over the edge, fans of a wonderful contemporary romance with a tense climax will appreciate Jaclyn Reding¿s return to Ipswich-by-the-Sea (see THE SECRET GIFT).---- Harriet Klausner