The Wild Rose Press, Inc (February 6, 2015)
In One More Second Chance, Jana Richards captures the feel of small town America to a tee. Richards expertly immerses the reader in the fictional town of Lobster Cove, Maine while telling the love story of Julia Stewart and Dr. Alex Campbell. Julia is exactly where she wants to be. She moved back to Lobster Cove with her five-year-old daughter where she is able to help care for her aging parents. She’s the principal at the local high school and is content with her life. Her plans don’t include falling for a man, never mind one who has every intention of moving back to San Diego.
Alex took the position in the emergency room in Lobster Cove to help pay off his student loans. He has no intention of staying in a small town with a cold climate. He yearns to go back to San Diego after his contract is up. Then he meets Julia and treats little Ava for a broken bone. As Alex earns the respect and trust of the local residents, he starts to rethink his priorities.
One More Second Chance is a well-written book filled with a range of emotions. Alongside the budding romance, Richards delves into topics like political struggles over a daycare at the high school, handling aging parents, and standing up for what you believe in. She expertly handles the theme of secrets and misunderstandings—from those bits of information withheld to protect those you love to forming opinions based on what you want to believe.
This second chance story from the Lobster Cove Series will not disappointment readers who enjoy immersing themselves in a book and caring about the characters who populate the novel.
This review was provided by Jackie McMurray for her column Jackie’s Jargon in the March 2015 issue of The Book Breeze.