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Second Chance (Second Chances Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lori Handeland
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Love is better the second time around . . .

With a bad marriage behind her and the note on her horse ranch coming due, young widow Katherine Logan has neither the time nor the inclination to save a low-down bandit, until the sight of wickedly tempting Jake Banner changes her mind.

Taking advantage of a local custom, she saves him from the hangman's noose, but Jake's secrets run deeper than the crime that put him there.

Though the War Between the States is over, the tension in Missouri still runs high. Former Confederate soldiers have banded together to form outlaw gangs--robbing trains, stages and banks. Second Chance, Missouri is right in the center of all the action. Jake and Katherine find themselves drawn into the wildness of the west and the temptation of each other.

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  • File Size: 1264 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J17GOO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,378 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars L Handeland writes wonderfully and this is great.. August 1, 2003
By A Customer
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I searched out LH books after reading the rock creek series and this one's delightful. Western post civil war era with Pinkerton agent undercover and gun toting female ranch owner and enough bad guys to go around. Jake, our hero, and Katie, our heroine, are meant for each other. Both are strong characters with integrity and grit set with enough civil war background to keep me happy! Enjoy........
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking November 28, 2000
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I really enjoyed this book. I caught myself holding my breath multiple times. If you enjoy historical cowboy-type romance novels then you should definately read this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept my interest from page 1 August 1, 2011
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Really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down right from the beginning. Enough romance also. Just a nice historical western romance! I just ordered the next book, Charlie and the Angel. Pleeease write more western books!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars really July 25, 2014
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I paid for this book because I was so very impressed with the author's books in The Rock Creek Six series. Although I was a little disappointed in this story in comparison, it still had a lot to offer if you like this genre; good guys, bad guys, shoot outs, bank robberies, a heroine in need, a rugged cowboy to save her, and of course and most importantly a HEA.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Second Chance September 17, 2013
By Lily
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Katherine Logan saves Jake Banner from hanging and offers him a job at her ranch. Stopping the hanging brings further resentment to her from the town people and she discovers that her foreman is resentful also; he has desired Katherine and the ranch since her husband's death. Jake was a member of the Coltrain gang; in actuality, he is Jake Parker, a Pinkerton who has infiltrated the gang in hopes of discovering the contact who is supplying Charlie Coltrain with information on money shipments. Jake knows that he must leave the ranch and return to the gang but he hesitates leaving Katherine, especially after he sees the danger that he has placed her in by her saving his life, plus he has started to have feelings other than gratitude toward her. Katherine feels safe with Jake there and she feels an attraction for him that disturbs her, especially since he is known to have traveled with an outlaw gang. This book is a prelude of sorts to "Charlie and the Angel", which continues the story of Charlie Coltrain. I heartily recommend "Charlie and the Angel"; it is one of the best western novels that I have read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read. October 4, 2013
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One of the things I love about my Kindle, is that I'm finding new authors that I probably wouldn't have read in paper. This is a new one for me, I enjoyed her story, and have added her to my fave's list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read October 2, 2013
By Tamarun
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It wasn't the typical blah blah blah! It was fun and entertaining. I love this book. It will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with everyone in there. (even some of the bad guys)
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5.0 out of 5 stars SECOND CHANCE September 6, 2013
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A good western romance with a very good cast of characters.I hated to put it down.You won't be disappointed if you read it.I know I wasn't''
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story.
Goes to show you that everyone deserves a second chance. But sometimes people get a rumor about someone or something and prejudices can reek havoc on all .
Published 16 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner by Lori Handeland!!
Jake and Katherine's story begins with a hanging--Jake's hanging! He's a member of the Coltrain gang and is wearing Confederate clothing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ginny
Published 2 months ago by Deirdre Gunderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Larry
A well written story. From the start I take in by the story and did not want to put the book down. I will read more books by Lori Handeland.
Published 4 months ago by Unknown
3.0 out of 5 stars but this was a Kindle sale by an author I enjoy. It was entertaining
Western romance is not my usual genre preference, but this was a Kindle sale by an author I enjoy. It was entertaining.
Published 5 months ago by Jessica Peveler
5.0 out of 5 stars Find a comfortable spot and just read this book!
Once you find a good author, you want to read all her books. Read Second Chance then Charlie and the Angel - you'll enjoy both books.
Published 9 months ago by Betty Fortenberry
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Western Romance
This story was just alright. I was hopeful that the storyline would develop into a really good story, but halfway through the book I decided it probably wouldn't. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
This is my first encounter with this author. I didn't want to put it down. Good storyline & character development. I'll buy more of her books.
Published 20 months ago by Mary Beth Maschner
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More About the Author

Lori Handeland has written over fifty novels, novellas and short stories in several genres--historical, contemporary, series and paranormal romance, as well as urban fantasy.

She is a New York Times, USA Today, Waldenbooks and Bookscan Bestselling Author and the recipient of many industry awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal and Best Long Contemporary Romance, a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, the Write Touch Readers Award, the National Readers Choice Award and the Prism Award.

Published world wide and known for her popular and highly acclaimed Nighcreature paranormal series, as well as her urban fantasy series, The Phoenix Chronicles, Lori is also the author of the Shakespeare Undead historical fantasy series, The Luchetti Brothers contemporary series and The Rock Creek Six historical romance series (with Linda Winstead Jones).

She also writes sexy, adventurous western historical romances under the name Lori Austin. Her series "Once Upon a Time in the West" began with the critically acclaimed Beauty and the Bounty Hunter (

Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons.
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