second chance romance

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Bingo Love

A bingo hall brought Mari McCray and Hazel Johnson together as young women in 1963. Prejudice and family ultimatums pushed the two apart, but forty years later, a bingo hall brings them back together. In the meantime, however, both Hazel and Mari have married and had families. Is it too late for a s ...

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House Rules

House Rules is the third story in the Uptown series by Ruby Lang. Set in some of New York's original neighbourhoods, the houses and apartments the characters live in are as much a part of the stories as the characters themselves. I loved the first in the series, Playing House, especially the fact th ...

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Stay With Me Forever

Stay With Me Forever is the sixth book is Farrah Rochon’s Bayou Dreams series, but it stands very well on its own. Characters from previous books make cameos, but the primary story is very self-contained. I am a sucker for second chance stories, and I adored Paxton and Sawyer. Paxton Jones and ...

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Autumn's Child

Autumn’s Child is a truly lovely second-chance romance featuring a warm cast of secondary characters and a lot of sharp-eyed longing. Mrs. Norton W. Ridge II - Eleanor – is a set-in-her-ways old woman of the genteel south, whose relatives mostly abhor her, aside from a niece who considers car ...

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Gilded Cage

Last night I finished Gilded Cage, and moments ago, I finished reading the latest batch of responses to the [email protected]:  Does Historical Romance have a quality problem?  Well, if you’re exclusively reading K.J. Charles, the answer is a resounding ‘no.’  This is an author absolutely getting his ...

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The Right Swipe

Alisha Rai modernizes the classic one-night-stand-to-HEA trope in her latest novel The Right Swipe. Diverse characters, a feminist approach to sexuality and cutting edge dating technology breathe fresh life into this familiar format and gives us a candid look at love in the twenty-first century. ...

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Hold on Tight

Want a cute second chance romance where the hero and heroine loved the person they were with before long and hard – but are willing to try for love again?  Shelly Shepard Gray does a good job of successfully bringing a realistic working class blue collar romance to life in Hold on Tight. Jacks ...

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The View from Alameda island

The View from Alameda Island is a book title dear to my heart because I used to live near Mill Valley, which, in this story, is the location of Lauren Delaney’s home during her marriage. The community is a metaphor for Lauren’s stifling existence because up-market houses like hers are closed off ...

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A Wife Worth Investing in

I know when I pick up a book by Marguerite Kaye that it’s going to be something different and A Wife Worth Investing In - the second book in her Penniless Brides of Convenience Series – is no exception.  It can be read as a stand-alone but I know I am definitely going to go back and read book o ...

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Once Ghosted, Twice Shy

Whenever I read a lesbian romance novel, my heart expands by two sizes.  As a queer girl, back in my youth I used to long for books featuring heroines who liked girls the same way I did, and that the publishing industry is beginning to open up and publish more queer romance gladdens me.  Once Ghos ...