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- Book 2 of 4 in Liberty Series (4 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
I was so excited to learn a second book was being released in this series set in a small Ohio town. Having grown up in a small Ohio town, the setting is one that speaks to me quite deeply. The characters are so vivid, and reminiscent of the people I knew growing up. I really liked Mary's character, I found her genuine and robustly developed. And the interactions between Mary, Blossom, and Anthony are really quite touching.
I liked that this story has the aspects of romance, and passion, but were still moderately tame and in good taste. I also liked that the romance was merely one aspect of the story. There are several subplots which are rich stories in their own right, while still contributing well to the overall story of the novel. The book was an engaging read, prompting me to read it cover to cover in one sitting. I think that this book will appeal to fans of small town stories, as well as romances and dramatic novels. All in all, an excellent read.
I received a review copy courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.
Author Christine Nolfi truly has a talent for creating characters brimming with personality. Her use of dialog tics is outstanding, especially when it came to sweet little Blossom. Only a couple pages after being introduced to the precious sixth grader, I felt such a connection with Blossom. So funny, stubborn, and strong. She quickly had my heart: a connection that caused me to blubber and bawl a number of times as if she were my own child.
Having been born and raised in a small town myself, I easily connected with and related to several other characters throughout the book, especially Theodora and Ethel Lynn. When reading their dialog, images of some "old biddies" (and I say that lovingly) in my hometown easily came to mind. Nolfi has informed our group that characters such as Theodora and Meade are explored further throughout the series, so I will most definitely be on the lookout for the rest of her works of art to become available.
If you're looking for a light, heartwarming read that is still full of meaning, I highly recommend Second Chance Grill. It had me laughing out loud one moment and wiping away tears the next, which is an effect that very few books have ever had on me. Second Chance Grill ended up being just what I needed at this time in my life: a reminder to slow down, ground my perspective a bit, and focus on the important things in life...family and friends...and being there for them no matter what
The story begins with a young doctor taking a sabbatical from her medical career by setting up the restaurant that her aunt had left her. Mary is re-opening the restaurant diner to keep herself busy and help herself overcome the loss of her bestfriend and almost-sister Sadie, who died in an accident.
I enjoyed reading about Mary because she sounded genuine, with her attempts to fit into this new town that did not trust her, especially since her cook had given half the town food poisoning on opening day! Mary has her own battles between following her heart or standing by her responsibilities.
And in enters Blossom, an 11 year old girl who is mentally older than her years. Blossom's mother left her when she was very young so her Italian father, Anthony, brought her up. The father-daughter relationship is fun to read as there are times when Anthony isn't sure how to react with his daughter's adolescent behaviour.
I felt very connected to Blossom. Her mischievious ways and snarky yet adoring comments could charm anyone and she won my affection entirely. Blossom tries to set her dad up with Mary for her dad and herself since she does not have a mother.
The growing friendship and love between the two felt very real and touched me. Mary's feeling of hopelessness when cancer attacks Blossom again almost made me cry. Almost.
Overall a touching and delightful read and a great way to end 2012!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Second Chance Grill brings Mary Chance to Liberty. After the death of her friend Sadie is killed in a tragic accident. An inheritance from her Aunt brings her to Liberty. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Charlene Whitehouse
I was offered a free copy of this book in return for an honest review and, had I known it was going to be about a little girl with cancer, I wouldn't have agreed. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Read4Fun
I just finished reading Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi, it was such an awesome book. It made you feel real good at the end. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Liberty Series Book 1: SECOND CHANCE GRILL by Christine Nolfi was a very moving story filled with romance, humor, and a bit of community relationships – very difficult to put down.Published 16 days ago by Faye M
I found the people in this book easy to relate to. Dr Mary Chance is given an opportunity to try something new, yet she keeps one foot in her familiar life initially intending to... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
I received this book free from the author and I thank her for her generosity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Andrea L. Stoeckel
The Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi is Amazing. It's book #2 of her Liberty Series. This book gives so much insight to her characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cris M.