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Second Chance Grill (Liberty Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Christine Nolfi
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Welcome to Book Two of The Liberty Series, where the heartwarming stories of love, friendship and family life provide an inspiring second chance for the town’s new doctor and a precocious adolescent.

Dr. Mary Chance needs a sabbatical from medicine to grieve the loss of her closest friend. But when she inherits a struggling restaurant in Liberty, Ohio she isn’t prepared for Blossom Perini. Mary can’t resist falling for the amusing preteen—or the girl’s father. The bond they forge will transform all their lives and set in motion an outpouring of love that spreads across America.

The books of The Liberty Series work as stand-alone novels you may enjoy in any order. Look for the other books in the series: Treasure Me, The Impossible Wish and Four Wishes.

Second Chance Grill is the prequel to Treasure Me, 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist, which The Midwest Book Review calls “A riveting read for those who enjoy adventure fiction, highly recommended.”

Praise for Treasure Me and The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge:

“Treasure Me is a riveting read for those who enjoy adventure fiction, highly recommended.”
—Susan Bethany, The Midwest Book Review

“The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge is a novel of remarkable, rare substance.”
—Literary Inklings

Editorial Reviews


"Nolfi writes with a richness of heart that is incredibly endearing and totally refreshing." --Book Fetish
"A vastly enjoyable read and a triumphant celebration of love." --Literary Inklings
"Oh my goodness, I loved this book!" --A Book and a Review

About the Author

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers with heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her 2011 debut Treasure Me is a Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. The Midwest Book Review lists many of her novels as "highly recommended" and her books have enjoyed bestseller status. She has also written the manual for writers Reviews Sell Books. Visit her at

Product Details

  • File Size: 804 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Christine Nolfi; 1 edition (January 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009Y4ZSFK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,805 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So excited for this series to continue! October 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
After the death of her best friend, Mary needs to take a break from her medical practice. She finds herself in Liberty, Ohio, having inherited her aunt's restaurant. Mary decides to reopen the restaurant, and takes on the task of running it, temporarily, until she is able to return to medicine. But, something unexpected happens when Mary befriends a young girl named Blossom, and Blossom's father Anthony. Suddenly, nothing is going as planned, for everyone involved.

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.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming and emotional January 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I stumbled across this book when I was going through the 'fiction humor' charts, and I'm glad that I did! But I must also say that I am a tad baffled as to why this book is listed in 'fiction humor', as, although there were a few moments that made me smile, this is not a humorous book per se. If it is essentially humor you are after, then maybe you should look elsewhere (perhaps try I'm Dreaming of a Wilde Christmas (A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy) which is a very funny romantic comedy). Instead, Second Chance Grill is a very touching, romantic story with good characters (Mary and Blossom) and set in small southern town - which gives the book a nice cosy feel. It's also a compelling read and you can't help but feel good at the end of it! Not my usual sort of read, but I'm glad I came across it. Because this is a prequel, I will certainly consider reading 'Treasure Me' in the not so distant future.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging romantic read! November 2, 2012
By Megan
Format:Kindle Edition
What a great book! I really enjoyed this one. It is an emotional and heart warming story about second chances and being open to life's journey, even when it derails all your carefully laid plans. The characters are large as life and you can't help but love them. The story takes place in a fictional small town in North East Ohio which was great fun for me, being from Ohio myself. You really get a feel for the town and the people who live there and it all just comes alive. All in all, I loved this book and look forward to the next one. I labeled this an adult book because it is a romance with some discussion of sex but it is nowhere near as graphic as most romances. It could easily be read by almost anyone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just What I Needed! December 30, 2012
Brought to my attention by my Goodreads book club moderator, this book and author have now been pushed to the top of my favorites list. At the time our book club was scheduled to start this read, I had a lot going on in my personal life and really didn't feel like I had the time to read this one. But the fact that the author herself was taking time out of her busy life to chat with us throughout the read influenced me to take the plunge. And I couldn't be more glad that I did.

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 and friends...and being there for them no matter what
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heart-warming read... December 31, 2012
By Zed
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this an adorable read, it was cute, entertaining and truly heartwarming; a book packed with emotions.

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!
Zed (:
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't even read
This book has one page and then 2missing pages all the way at least through the first chapter. I didn't bother taking time to go through rest of book. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Teresa steward
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartwarming Read!
I received this book from Christina as a giveaway prize....and I am glad I did. I stayed up all night to finish the book even though I was just going to read one chapter before... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Lori Rutherford
5.0 out of 5 stars Second Chance
I enjoyed reading every night about Mary and Anthony's life. The drama of Blossoms health was gripping.
I recommend The Second Chance Grill.
Published 1 month ago by singingram
5.0 out of 5 stars The love and tenderness of the characters warmed my heart
Even though I knew some of what was going to happen in the story, having read TREASURE ME, I was still incredibly moved by the story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by karen miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A tear jerker with a happy ending.
Published 1 month ago by Susan H. Fulford
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
okay book.
Published 1 month ago by hotlips
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!
Love the author's writing style, the characters, and the story line. I fell in love with the town and its people.
Published 1 month ago by LoveToRead
5.0 out of 5 stars Tugged at the heart strings and then made you feel really good. I have...
This one is a must read. Tugged at the heart strings and then made you feel really good. I have recommended this one to everyone I know that has a kindle.
Published 3 months ago by Carolyn Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
I loved the character development,the small town feel,the story line all were wonderful..I was a bit confused over this being the second book but it really was well written enough... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Talisa Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Enjoying this series of books, the characters are well fleshed out and the story line flows quickly. Blossom is great!
Published 3 months ago by Karen
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Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers with heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her 2011 debut Treasure Me is a Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. The Midwest Book Review lists many of her novels as "highly recommended" and her books have enjoyed bestseller status. She has also written the manual for writers Reviews Sell Books. Visit her at

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