#Blogtour #Review: Season of Second Chances by Aimee Alexander @aimeealexbooks @annecater #SeasonOfSecondChances #RandomThingsTours
Book length - 298 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
UK - www.amazon.co.uk
US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank the author and Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Grace Sullivan flees Dublin with her two teenage children, returning to the sleepy West Cork village where she grew up. No one in Killrowan knows what Grace is running from - or that she's even running. She'd like to keep it that way.
Taking over from her father, Des, as the village doctor offers a very real chance for Grace to begin again. But will she and the children adapt to life in a small rural community? Can she live up to the doctor her father was? And will she find the inner strength to face the past when it comes calling?
Season of Second Chances is Grace's story. It's also the story of a community that chooses the title "Young Doctor Sullivan" for her before she even arrives. It's the story of Des, who served the villagers all his life and now feels a failure for developing Parkinson's disease. And it's the story of struggling teens, an intimidating receptionist, a handsome American novelist escaping his past, and a dog called Benji who needs a fresh start of his own.
SEASON OF SECOND CHANCES by Aimee Alexander is an emotional and uplifting story about breaking free from the past and finding happiness and friendship.
Grace Sullivan has finally done it. She has broken free from her abusive husband and, along with her two older children, has moved back home to the small village she grew up in, to take over her father's position in the local doctor's practice now that he has retired. This is the new start that they all deserve, especially her kids, but small community life is a big change from the big city, and Grace worries about Jack and Holly fitting in. And then there is the worry that her ex, Simon, won't give them up without a fight and he knows how to charm and cajole to get what he wants.
As the Sullivans settle into their new lives, old and new friendships are formed, fun and laughter heard again, and freedom to be themselves makes them all feel lighter but it isn't long before the past come backs to haunt them. But Grace and the kids are not the same frightened people anymore and are stronger than he could ever imagine.
Beautifully written and with characters that I instantly connected with, SEASON OF SECOND CHANCES by Aimee Alexander is a very special story about moving beyond abuse with the help and support of those who care about you. Grace is smart, strong, and a wonderful mum, and I desperately wanted her to find that spark of happiness within herself again, that person that she used to be before he took over her life. Jack and Holly are wonderful characters showing maturity and strength of spirit that made me tear up at times, and Des is a darling that I just wanted to hug. This small-town community came alive on the page and I felt like I was there, listening to the gossip and the chat about the neighbours.
SEASON OF SECOND CHANCES is a powerful and inspiring story about friendship, community, and being true to yourself, and I cannot wait for Aimee Alexander's next masterpiece.
Aimee Alexander is the pen name of best selling author Denise Deegan who writes contemporary family dramas about ordinary people who become extraordinary in crisis. Her novels have been published by Penguin, Random House and Hachette.
Aimee lives in Dublin with her family where she regularly dreams of sunshine, a life without cooking and her novels being made into movies. She has a Masters in Public Relations and has been a college lecturer, nurse, china restorer, pharmaceutical sales rep, public relations executive and entrepreneur.
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