The House of Second Chances

The House of Second Chances

Aidan is already begrudging the work on the house he has avoided for nearly twenty years. The last thing the builder needs is an interior designer who seems to do nothing but complicate his life.

Author: Esther Campion

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733636189

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Can a house heal heartache? From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over, in the tradition of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerney Their grandmother's stone cottage was always a welcome retreat in the childhood summers of Ellen and Aidan O'Shea. After a trip home from Australia, Ellen is keen to bring the neglected home back to its former glory and enlists the help of her dear friend and one of Ireland's top interior designers, Colette Barry. Aidan is already begrudging the work on the house he has avoided for nearly twenty years. The last thing the builder needs is an interior designer who seems to do nothing but complicate his life. With their own personal heartaches to overcome, will Aidan and Colette find the courage to give the house and themselves a second chance? Praise for Esther Campion's debut novel, Leaving Ocean Road: 'Warm, wise and full of humour. Esther Campion is a wonderful new voice in Australian fiction' CATHY KELLY 'Join[s] the captivating Maeve Binchy in the pantheon of popular Irish novelists' Irish Scene 'An intelligent novel. Esther Campion has woven a poignant story about that journey everyone takes to find their own beloved place in the wide world' Better Reading
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The Season of Second Chances

The Season of Second Chances

A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age.

Author: Diane Meier

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429922435

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a safe life in New York, protected and insulated from the intrusions and involvements of other people. When offered a position at Amherst College, she impulsively leaves the city, and along with generations of material belongings, she packs her equally heavy emotional baggage. A tumbledown Victorian house proves an unlikely choice for a woman whose family heirlooms have been boxed away for years. Nevertheless, this white elephant becomes the home that changes Joy forever. As the restoration begins to take shape, so does her outlook on life, and the choices she makes over paint chips, wallpaper samples, and floorboards are reflected in her connection to the co-workers who become friends and friendships that deepen. A brilliant, quirky, town fixture of a handyman guides the renovation of the house and sparks Joy's interest to encourage his personal and professional growth. Amid the half-wanted attention of the campus's single, middle-aged men, known as "the Coyotes,"and the legitimate dramas of her close-knit community, Joy learns that the key to the affection of family and friends is being worthy of it, and most important, that second chances are waiting to be discovered within us all.
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The Book of Second Chances

The Book of Second Chances

Hopeful and adventurous, The Book of Second Chances celebrates books and bookstores, the power of imagination, and having the courage to shape our own destinies.

Author: Katherine Slee

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 9781538701638

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A charming, uplifting novel about love, loss, and finding your way in the world, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things. Emily can't remember the last time she left the house. Or spoke to anyone besides her grandmother, beloved children's author Catriona Robinson. After Catriona's death, Emily is at a complete loss . . . until she gets an unexpected letter from the woman she loved most. Catriona has revealed there might be one last, lost unpublished manuscript in her wildly popular book series. And she's left a secret diary and trail of clues that only Emily can follow. From London to Paris to Verona, Emily traces her grandmother's past, finding out more about her family -- and herself -- than she ever imagined possible. Hopeful and adventurous, The Book of Second Chances celebrates books and bookstores, the power of imagination, and having the courage to shape our own destinies.
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No Second Chance

No Second Chance

The Senate followed with two of its own versions of the Second Chance Act. The
first mirrors the provisions of the house bill with which it shares a name.43 The
second, the Enhanced Second Chance Act, contains many of the same
provisions, ...

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

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Second Chances

Second Chances

He would want you to have a second chance. So why not name the house
Second Chance. Is that significant enough?” Ruth thought for a while. Then she
smiled and said, “You know, I think I like it.” “Good then. Tomorrow we go to town,
pick ...

Author: Rita Silver

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781682135334

Category: Fiction

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Sunsets Second Chances

Sunsets   Second Chances

And how do Julie's daughters play into the whole thing?Sunsets & Second Chances will take you on a journey as you find out what happens to this quirky cast of characters when life starts throwing curveballs.* This is book 2 in the South ...

Author: Rachel Hanna

Publisher:

ISBN: 1393117406

Category: Atlantic Coast (S.C.)

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Julie Pike is getting better at starting over. Living on Seabreeze Island has been a challenge, but now that she has a budding relationship with Dawson, a better relationship with her sister and a new job, things are looking up.That is, until Dixie's long lost - and quite angry looking - son shows up at her door on Christmas Day.As she worries about her Dixie's new medical diagnosis, she has no idea what drama is about to surround her, and her new relationship. Will she and Dawson end up together? And what turn does Janine's life take? Will Dixie be okay? And how do Julie's daughters play into the whole thing?Sunsets & Second Chances will take you on a journey as you find out what happens to this quirky cast of characters when life starts throwing curveballs.* This is book 2 in the South Carolina Sunsets series, so be sure to read THE BEACH HOUSE (book 1) before starting this one! *
Categories: Atlantic Coast (S.C.)

Brambleberry House His Second Chance Family The Women of Brambleberry House Book 2 A Soldier s Secret The Women of Brambleberry House Book 3

Brambleberry House  His Second Chance Family  The Women of Brambleberry House  Book 2    A Soldier s Secret  The Women of Brambleberry House  Book 3

Love is never easy inside Brambleberry House His Second-Chance Family (The Women of Brambleberry House, Book 2) When Julia Blair returns to her hometown of Cannon Beach she's divorced and with two children, and ready to start over again.

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781474066747

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Love is never easy inside Brambleberry House His Second-Chance Family (The Women of Brambleberry House, Book 2) When Julia Blair returns to her hometown of Cannon Beach she's divorced and with two children, and ready to start over again.
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A Second Chance

A Second Chance

I ask him if he would be interested in selling his house. He replies that his wife
has arthritis and they were thinking about selling it. I find a house that doesn't
have a for sale sign in front, my wife and I have seen the floor plan and like it, the
 ...

Author: Russ Scannavino

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425961886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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I was the youngest manager in the companies history. The company I worked for was the number one convenience store in the state. I was on the fast track to working a job that I liked for the rest of my life. I was extremely good at what I did and was respected not only by my peers but by my customers. Did you ever have something taken away from you that you really liked? Well I did. Along with the success I was enjoying came the status symbols I used to impress other people, like the new sports car I bought and all the accessories I had put on it, or the second sports car I had that was a classic, to drive when I wished. Did you ever have something taken away from you that you really liked? Well I did. Did you ever have all this bitterness built up inside of you, not wanting to let go of it and move on with your life? Did you ever want to give up and act like you are alone? Well I did. I went beyond these obstacles and many others to get to where I am today and I'm going to tell you how I did it and maybe you will be able to overcome the obstacles that you are confronted with, whatever they may be, if you read this book.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Second Chance

Second Chance

It was Friday morning and Apollo and Ron were parked outside the house where
Travis and Amanda lived. They sat in their car, watching the house. They saw no
movement around the grounds but were too far away to see anything in the ...

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Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434925657

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Second Chances

Second Chances

It'd taken a lot of weddings and houses to build that house and yard. She was as
proud of her yard as she was of her house. She'd strategically placed trees
inareas that would provide shade for the house and enough shade for the kids to
play ...

Author: Jodie Willis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450023184

Category: Fiction

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Second Chances

Second Chances

Back at thehouse everything was ready for theparty.The tables were arranged,
food trays placed, and decorations up. Thanks tothe guysand their help, they
were slightly ahead of schedule. Sabrina thanked themas theyleft to get ready
forthe ...

Author: Deborah Flace-Chin

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781634175821

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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As a child, Emily Taylor was no stranger to adversity when she lost both her parents to tragedy. Now orphaned, she would look to her Aunt Sabrina for guidance and support. Sabrina left Butter Milk Falls to pursue a career in fashion design. She was well on her way to establishing a name for herself when tragedy strikes and shatters her dreams. She is forced to return home to care for her niece and run the family dairy. As the years go by, putting her needs aside becomes second nature for her until a surprise announcement by Emily gives her a long overdue second chance. Along the way, good friends are there to lend their support. Friends like Hanson Pierce and his son, Scott. Hanson is foreman of their dairy and Scott is Emily’s best friend. Then there’s Ross Harris who has loved Sabrina since they were kids, but fear of rejection forces him to keep his feelings secret. Come to Butter Milk Falls, a place where everyone can find a second chance at life and in love.
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A Second Chance

A Second Chance

bought the house and they said that I could have a basement for an extra
$20,000, it seemed like the perfect solution to housing the family when they came
for a visit. You should see it now with the spreads on. It looks fabulous. Two bunk
beds ...

Author: Sally Kaye

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146282918X

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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This inspirational story is about Sandy Goodwin, a homemaker from Dix Hills, N.Y., who suddenly finds herself widowed and thrown into the world of singles. Despite her devoted family, it doesnt take her long before she has moved to an adult community in South Carolina, where she makes new friends and becomes familiar with the environment. With the help of her friend Cynthia, Sandy is soon weaving her way through the maze of internet dating and the trials of reentry into the singles scene. Sandys first encounter with romance is her liaison with a sexually obsessed Southerner, who sweeps her off her feet. She matches his demands for a sexual relationship with standards of her own, but is ultimately forced to end their affair when his excessive drinking becomes too much for her to handle. By a stroke of good luck and encouragement from her son, Sandy meets the man who will become her life mate, and we watch them embark on an adventure of discovery and passion.
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Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer

house. “Yes,” Lucy said, huffy, as she picked up her purse from the ground,
dropped her phone into it, and rummaged through it. She came up with a bag of
Skittles, and ripped open the top, tossing a handful back like they were pills and
not ...

Author: Morgan Matson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857072719

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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Taylor Edwards family might not be that close - everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled, but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor's dad gets some devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend on last summer together at their old lake house in the Pcocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again, but as the summer progresses they're more aware than ever that they're battling a ticking clock. And as Taylor tries to deal with the drama at home, she is faced with the fact that the friends she thought she'd left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is still living across the lake and still as mad with Taylor as she was five years ago, and her first boyfriend has moved in next door… but he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. Can one summer be enough time to get a second chance - with family, friends, and love?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

No Second Chance

No Second Chance

If I smell a cop, we disappear. There will be no second chances. Do you
understand?” “Yes, but when—” Click ... took one look at me and picked up his
pace. “Marc'” “You were right.” I nodded toward the house. Regan was no second
chance 49.

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101133996

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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When his child is taken, a father will stop at nothing to get her back in this explosive, white-knuckle thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben. When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter... Shot twice by an unseen assailant, Dr. Marc Seidman lies in a hospital bed. His wife has been killed. His six-month-old daughter has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, the ransom note arrives: We are watching. If you contact the authorities, you will never see your daughter again. There will be no second chance. With no one to trust, and mired in a deepening quicksand of deception and deadly secrets, Marc clings to one unwavering vow: bring home his daughter, at any cost.
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Second Chance

Second Chance

"I'm going to be watching Linda for a couple of days while Candy searches for A
house in California," Cara told Frank as she set the breakfast table: "Oh so we're
going to have a little baby in house, that'll be a pleasant change." Frank said ...

Author: Jeff Millar, Bill Hinds

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409228745

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The Stall of Second Chances

The Stall of Second Chances

I occupy theentire second floor, whereas the first floor houses a wiry
fortysomething reclusenamed Simon. When I arriveat my building, a butteryellow
house sandwiched between a maroon townhouse to the right and a cobaltblue
townhouse to ...

Author: Dana Bate

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472114617

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not just with eating it – though she loves that too – but with writing about it as an aspiring cookery reporter. But food journalism jobs are more coveted than cupcakes, and so Sydney is stuck working for one of TV’s biggest egomaniacs – until she’s left scrambling for shifts at the local farmers’ market. Selling muffins at the Wild Yeast Bakery is hardly going to make her the next Nigella. But soon Sydney is writing the market’s weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. After years of being left on the shelf, she’s even dating again. And then Sydney gets a shot atthe story, one that could either make her career or burn it to a cinder – along with her relationship and her reputation...
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Second Chance a Western Adventure

Second Chance a Western Adventure

We need to get Clyde into the house and make sure his doesn't have any broken
bones.” Craig stood and helped Rachael up first before extending his hand to his
brother. Harry reached over the crumbled snow wall, picking Rachael up and ...

Author: R. Hess

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493152131

Category: Oregon

Page: 746

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In the spring of 1896, Rachael, just shy of her twentieth birthday, boards a train destined to a remote cattle ranch in Oregon for a prearranged employment position. An arrangement made by a guilt-ridden wife who could no longer tolerate her husband’s forceful adulterous actions upon their young housemaid. Seizing the opportunity of his wife’s intervention, he demands that Rachael take his two young illegitimate children with her on her journey west; if she wants her father to remain alive. Traveling west from Brockport, New York, Rachael undertakes her first assignment from her new boss, the ranch owner. She will be required to transact business in a man’s world by overseeing the loading of supplies and freight along the train route. Her third business stop, Rock Springs, Wyoming, brings her face to face with four members of her new employer, three brothers and the ranch foreman. Overwhelmed, she unconsciously turns to one brother for security, beginning his commitment to her. During the next decade of hard work, Rachael struggles to bury her past. Her new family, the Prestons and their bunkhouse crew, give her an optimistic appreciation of life as she learns there are no social boundaries in the West. By including her in all the daily trials and tribulations of ranch life, cattle roundups, hunting, procuring and preserving their food supply, expanding families, and celebrating holidays, Rachael learns to live and trust again. She receives her second chance.
Categories: Oregon

The God of Second Chances

The God of Second Chances

In Jerusalem they continued to rebuild their houses but avoided the house of
Yahweh. God reminded them that all their energies were futile. While they had
redecorated their homes and updated their farming techniques, they were still not
 ...

Author: Ron Clark

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894476

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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When the people of Judah were taken captive by the Babylonians, their world was drastically changed. While in exile they experienced shame, guilt, fear, and displacement. However, their God had been traumatized by their behavior and also grieved with them. Yet, Yahweh gave them a second chance by forgiving them and bringing them home. God offered them hope, mercy, and love. The prophets were God's chosen messengers, not only to provide a new vision of what could be, but to suffer with the people. These servants were caught in the middle between a passionate God and traumatized people. As the people returned to Jerusalem to rebuild their city and their lives, the prophets were with them to remind them that God had not abandoned them. The author suggests that the prophets live on today through the church as those who engage their community, fight for people's hearts, and remind others that God gives second chances. Clark shares stories from his personal ministry to the marginalized in Portland, Oregon, who seek relief from shame, suffering, and hopelessness. In this hope our community receives new vision through a loving God and persistent prophets.
Categories: Religion

Second Chances

Second Chances

They raced back around the house, startling the cat; I followed more slowly, to
spy Camille just climbing out of the car. She paused and studied the house with
both hands curled around the top of the open driver's side door, the sun beating ...

Author: Abbie Williams

Publisher: Everheart Books

ISBN: 9781771680073

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The past summer has been a wild ride for Joelle Gordon, in more ways than one. After discovering her husband cheating, she fled Chicago for her small-town childhood home in Landon, Minnesota. There, her family's lakeside diner, the Shore Leave Café, remains unchanged.Yet nothing else in Landon is the same, including her family of women, her three teenaged daughters, Camille, Tish, and Ruthann, and the intense, passionate love she has found with Blythe Tilson. Now Blythe is in trouble and Jackson is back in Landon, rethinking the divorce. Joelle must face one of the most difficult and important decisions of her life - or will the Davis family curse ruin any chances of finding love?
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Second Chances in the Criminal Justice System

Second Chances in the Criminal Justice System

Alternatives to Incarceration and Reentry Strategies. AMERICAN BAR
ASSOCIATION Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions Report to the House
of Delegates on employment and licensure of persons with a criminal record
Midyear ...

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Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 1590319958

Category: Alternatives to imprisonment

Page: 88

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"This compendium of the two commissions' [Justice Kennedy Commission and the Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions] work ... focuses not only on fairness and proportionality of punishment, but also on ways in which criminal offenders may avoid or escape the permanent legal disabilities and stigma of a criminal record"--P. 3.
Categories: Alternatives to imprisonment