Happy Monday all!
Delighted to share with you today my review for this charming little gem! A fun story about second chances and starting over!🍸
A Dozen Second Chances
What are the chances that twelve little tokens could change a life?
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…
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A sweet and heartwarming tale about second chances and starting over. Eve is about to be an empty nester, her daughter/niece Caitlyn is taking a job in France. Before Caitlyn leaves she gives her mom a stack of 12 “be kind to yourself“ notes, basically giving Eve permission to put herself first. Eve’s first act of kindness to herself leads to a run-in with an old flame and also reignites her passion for archaeology. What follows is Eve rediscovering herself and learning how to live life beyond motherhood. But can she let go of the past and learn to trust her heart and Paddy again?
Eve was such a likable and relatable character. She really deserved her happily ever after, after sacrificing so much four Caitlyn after her sister had passed. Caitlyn was a pretty clever and insightful teenager realizing what her mom needed. Grandma was another favorite character she added some comic relief and wisdom to the story. Paddy seemed like a good guy who made some poor choices when he was younger (as most of us do). I thought everything was going pretty well and then things got complicated. There is a definite plot twist in the story that could possibly change this second chance love story into a no chance love story. I was a little frustrated with the lack of communication between characters during this part of the book. I was also a little confounded as to why Eve’s mother didn’t take over guardianship of her granddaughter? But if she had we would not have had this delightful story. A lovely story when you’re in the mood for a feel good tale with a sprinkling of romance.
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*** Big thank you to Harper Collins UK/ One More Chapter for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
Author Bio –
Kate Field writes contemporary women’s fiction, mainly set in her favourite county of Lancashire where she lives on the edge of the moors with her husband, daughter and cat. Her debut novel won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.
Social Media Links – Twitter: @katehaswords