- File Size: 1251 KB
- Print Length: 195 pages
- Publication Date: December 15, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017ZH1H6G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,010,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A. Spiritually it is a progression of an ongoing story. My first novel, Ripples Through Time, already delved into the lives of some of these characters and showed them in different circumstances.
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It begins with a mother, looking for a better education for her younger children, which spirals into the struggles of her eldest daughter, and a man who forgot how to be outward focused. Beautifully written, I was enthralled by their lives and the reasons they all became who they were. Everyone has a story, and this book embodies that thought, along with learning to take responsibility for our own lives.
I cannot recommend this book enough! It is officially in my top ten favorites.
Richard promised that he would go with his brother Jason to the clinic that he runs. He just wants to get over with it as they have nothing in common and he just wants this night to be over. He thinks that his brother just wants him to come so that Richard will give him some money. But that isn't it Jason wanted to show him that he does make a difference as this was the last night that the clinic was open for meetings. Richard gets talking to a young guy Ben is a big mess but he is trying and I think that with Jason & his help he will find his way back again. Richard realizes that he can make a difference to help others first he gives his brother a cheque so that the clinic can stay open and help others. He helps Nichole to get her siblings into school and he is able to find her mother and they are able to get her a tombstone made. The book is very hard hitting and yes most of us see skin as a difference and that it causes people to look down at others. Skin colour has nothing to do with makes a person who they are. We can be whatever we want if we put our mind to it.
I have been following Lincoln Cole for awhile now. I really liked “world of shadows”trilogy, but what I really enjoy is when he goes and does something completely different. This is by far my favorite so far. This story hit home and hit hard. We sometimes do not even realize how self absorbed we have become and how we pre judge others until something hits us between the eyes.
That is what this book did for me. Even shed a tear or two in a couple of places.
This is a story that everyone should read! If you can read this and not feel that there were places in your life that you could have handled so much better, you are not being truthful.
“Second Chances” follows several characters through their journey of self-discovery. Nicole, a college age black girl who finds herself struggling to take care of her younger siblings after the sudden disappearance of their mother has to keep secrets in a feign attempt at normalcy or risk having her family being separated. Richard—Nicole boss at a law firm—discovers that the path he’s been leading his entire life, one he’d thought was righteous and noble, has been actually one of shortsightedness. Ben, a young man abused in his youth, learns that there still time to make the correct choices and the power is within him to change the outcome of his life.
I absolutely loved this story! It vividly displays the flaws that are in each of us which we can only truly sum up as “human nature” but it also shows that what lies dormant in each of us is the power to affect another person’s life exponential positively and negatively.
Highly recommend Second Chances, another home run by Lincoln Cole!
Top international reviews
The book is told from multiple points of view, with each POV shift getting its own chapter, and the narration is in third person close with no head-hopping.
With the social issues it explores, and the sensitive way in which this is done, this book is a must read. The author portrays the privileged white lawyer, the poor black girl, and the struggling young alcoholic all with equal authenticity. The only thing that detracted from this is the dialogue; it all felt the same. People from such different backgrounds just wouldn't enunciate everything in exactly the same way, and many more contractions are used in daily speech than depicted here.
Other issues that marred the read somewhat for me are the numerous hiccups regarding the use of commas, as well as basic spelling errors. There is a huge difference in the following dialogue, just for want of one little comma: 'Come on Jason' (as written) versus: 'Come on, Jason' (as it should be written); and the same with 'Thank you for sharing Angelina'; what the author intended to say was, 'Thank you for sharing, Angelina.' Also chunks of information got repeated on a number of occasions unnecessarily, and dialogue tags had a tendency to tell what had already been shown. All of which are why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. With a little polishing, this would be a definite 5 star read.
If you enjoy a good, realistic literary fiction read, you will love this book. This is an author I will be reading more of, for sure, and I highly recommend that you give Second Chances a go.
Those of you who follow my reviews know that I love uplifting endings and the book is aptly titled.