About A Dozen Second Chances
Seventeen years ago, Eve Roberts had the wonderful life she’d always dreamed of: a degree in archaeology, a gorgeous boyfriend, and exciting plans to travel the world with him, working on digs. But when her sister Faye died, the life Eve knew ended too. Faye’s daughter Caitlyn came to live with Eve, her boyfriend left, and she quickly gave up on her dreams.
Now approaching her fortieth birthday, Eve faces the prospect of an empty nest as Caitlyn is leaving home. Caitlyn gives Eve a set of twelve ‘Be Kind to Yourself’ vouchers, telling her that she has to start living for herself again, and that she should fill one in every time she does something to treat herself.
With her very first voucher, Eve’s life will change its course. But with eleven more vouchers to go, can Eve learn to put herself first and follow the dreams she’s kept secret for so long? Because life is for living – and as she well knows, it’s too short to waste even a moment…
My review of A Dozen Second Chances
A Dozen Second Chances is a gorgeous, heartfelt and emotional read. I loved it.
I have read, devoured and absolutely loved every Kate Field story I have ever read and A Dozen Second Chances is no exception. Written with warmth, understanding and great insight, the story of Eve and her quest for fulfilment and a second chance of living the life she has always dreamed of was an absolute delight to read. It's one of those books where you find yourself lost in the characters and the story they are living.
I adored Eve and understood her completely. She is a woman nearing middle age, who has put others before her own needs her entire life. Now that her daughter has left for university and is starting her own life, so too should Eve. What's to stop her? That's the real message at the heart of this book, that the only barrier to Eve becoming the person she wishes to be, and to live the life she has always wanted is Eve herself. So can she be brave and take those chances that she has been given? We follow Eve on this exciting journey and find out along with her.
This is a romantic read with so much heart. But it is also a book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, and of how this relationship evolves as we grow older. It's also a book about female friendship and the strength of women. Eve is a strong woman, she has had to be in her life, but she just needs a guiding hand to make her see that the life she deserves is out there for her. She just needs to grab it with both hands.
A Dozen Second Chances is a beautiful book. This romantic story is gentle and presents us with a realistic portrayal of the difficulties that are found in any relationship. The miscommunication and the difficulty in expressing our emotions and feelings. I loved the interaction between Eve and Paddy. In fact, I loved Paddy full stop.
If you're looking for a romantic read that is heartwarming, thought provoking and simply gorgeous, then you'll love A Dozen Second Chances.
A Dozen Second Chances is published on 6th Feb by Avon's One More Chapter.
With thanks to the publisher for the Advanced Reader Copy.