Monday, May 26, 2014

Second Chance Summer

GIVEAWAY

HANNON, IRENE
SECOND CHANCE SUMMER

Restoring Hearts

When Rachel Shaw and Jack Fletcher meet on a sunny Georgia beach, it seems like the perfect start to a romance. There's just one problem—neither one is the least bit interested in falling in love. They're just looking for peace, and time to work through their losses. But Rachel's aunt Eleanor and Fletch's Gram have other plans. Their meddling matchmaking would drive Rachel and Fletch nuts if they weren't busy restoring a house for one of Gram's charities. Yet as they repair the house, it's their hearts that begin to mend. Soon Rachel and Fletch realize they might be able to build a second chance at a great love.

My Review:

What an exquisite read! A compact love story with all the substance of a longer novel. Hannon has created some winning characters -- and not just the hero and heroine. I grew particularly fond of the elderly conniving matchmakers. Both funny and poignant at the same time.

Of course, Fletch and Rachel's hesitant foray into romance is at the heart of Second Chance Summer. Both trying to shake off  collateral damage that life has dished out, neither certain they are ready for any kind of commitment. Hostility turns to tolerance and then reluctant interest as they creep closer towards a relationship. Their love story kept me turning pages right to the end. This is a read-it-in-one-sitting kind of book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Second Chance Summer please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 1  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

27 comments:

  1. I love real life romances, with flawed people involved. Seems like a great read, copunt me in, please!
    Thank you :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Definitely flawed, and gritty in some places. Very real to life so I think you'll like this one. Good luck, Janka!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting set of characters.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Great characterization for sure. Love them all. Good luck rubynreba.

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  3. A favorite author, want to read this one .... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's an amazing author, isn't she? Good luck, Becky!

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  4. It sounds like a great read! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  5. I love Irene Hannon's books! The emotion she infuses into her Love Inspired books especially are always a pleasure to read. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- she's great at engaging emotion. That's why it's so hard to put her books down. Good luck ,Heidi!

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  6. This sounds like a delightful story! Thank you for the chance to win!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  7. Sounds like a great read
    God bless u
    Chris
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  8. I love matchmaking meddlers, so fun! Second Chance Summer sounds wonderful. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. These two are gems! Good luck, Merry.

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  9. Second Chance Summer sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to be a winner, Kav.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely is, Melanie. Good luck!

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  10. This sounds like a sweet summer read. I smiled when I read how much you loved the matchmakers. I have tried matchmaking a few times for people and it didnt work out. Would love to read this book.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Matchmaking is such a fine art, isn't it? LOL Good luck, Maryann.

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  11. Looks so sweet -would love to read it. truckredford at gmail dot com

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  12. Looks like a wonderful book!!
    Crystal Scott

    agreateryes at att dot net

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  13. Kav, thanks again. I love books with matchmakers involved. As some people would say nosey busy bodies. You can bet they will do all they can to get their goal tho. The story sounds good. I don't own a book by Irene yet. Please count me in. Thanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. I always get a kick out of matchmaking stories too. Good luck, Maxie.

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  14. Would LOVE to win this book!
    donco49atgmaildotcom

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