- Series: Signet Eclipse
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Signet (February 7, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780451217868
- ISBN-13: 978-0451217868
- ASIN: 0451217861
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,241,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Second Chance (Signet Eclipse) Mass Market Paperback – February 7, 2006
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Flora MacCallum is an attractive young widow with three children, a heart of gold, and an incredible singing voice. But none of this helps pay the bills in her small crofting village on Scotland's northwest coast, so when best friend Libby Mackenzie, from Reding's The Secret Gift (2003), implores her to take over the management of a bed-and-breakfast in the Massachusetts fishing village of Ipswich-by-the-Sea, she accepts the offer. Small towns are the same the world over, and soon the townsfolk are eagerly promoting a romance between Flora and Gavin, a famous composer trying to cope with his ex-wife's vengeful abduction of their son and subsequent disappearance. Reding's contemporary second-chance-at-love romance is a nice blend of the old country and the new, and includes a historical mystery involving the fate of the mysterious "Ips-witch" during the 1700s, when witch-hunting hysteria overcame compassion, common sense, and justice. Lynne Welch
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In the small New England town, Flora meets renowned composer Gavin Matheson who stopped writing music since his ex-wife Miranda ran off with their now six-year old son Gabriel. As he has told his partner Alec Greyson he lost his inspiration Gabriel and no Claptonesque muse has come forth; that is until he meets Flora. As they fall in love, neither Flora nor Gavin are confused about their feelings and whether they want to take the next step in their relationship, but a perilous situation will force the duo to learn what is important in life.
The lead couple and much of the support cast make for a deep contemporary romance that has a late suspense spin. The story line is terrific when the tale concentrates on the SECOND CHANCE at love confusing Flora and Gavin, but he hears the music for the first time since his son was snatched from him. Though the Gabriel-Miranda subplot seems over the edge, fans of a wonderful contemporary romance with a tense climax will appreciate Jaclyn Reding's return to Ipswich-by-the-Sea (see THE SECRET GIFT).