Thirty seven year old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.
For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do.
Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.
Author Donna K. Weaver
Donna K. Weaver has always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific five times. Wife-mother-grandmother-Army veteran-karate black belt-Harry Potter nerd.
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“How did you sleep?” Alex asked, opening the fridge. He took out a carton of eggs and held them for her to see, his brows raised in query.
“I don’t understand how you can eat the unborn.” She shuddered and took another sip of her herbal tea. The haughty disdain reminded him of his ex-wife. Divorce certainly hadn’t freed him of that.
“You ate them six months ago.”
“I’m enlightened now.” Sam heaved a sigh, tilting her head and putting on a martyred expression. Another perfect imitation of her mother.
SECOND CHANCES is a sweet book. The writing was good. If you are looking for a book with deeply developed characters and a deep story line, this book doesn’t measure up. I think it was meant to be a fun, quick read and that was what it was.
When reading a series, it is always fun when characters from previous books pop up with their own story and you get to be a part of their life for a short time. The series has encompassed characters of all ages, which is really nice as there is something in the series that everyone can relate to. This particular book’s main characters were a little older, and easier for me to relate to. I also related to Francie returning to college to complete her education, and to the college professor, having attended school as an adult and having worked in a college setting. The book has some surprising twists and turns, but I felt the story ended abruptly. The ending was just a little too rushed for me. You find yourself meandering through the book and all of a sudden – bam bam – story resolved and ended.
The book was well edited and I thought the chosen cover fit the story quite well. I am giving SECOND CHANCES four stars, mainly for the abrupt ending.
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