Four bestselling authors “explore the topic of lost love and the magical qualities of unexpected second chances” in this pitch-perfect summer collection (Publishers Weekly).
Golden sand, pounding surf, a sense of endless possibility—and four unforgettable stories of love, friendship, and starting over . . .
“The Brass Ring”
It’s a beautiful June day, perfect for a wedding—until Shawna learns that her fiancé, Parker, has been involved in a car crash. Though his injuries heal, his memories of her are gone. Yet Shawna won’t stop reaching to reclaim the love they once shared . . .
In her studio on the Oregon coast, June MacKenzie creates beautiful lace wedding dresses, with no intention of ever wearing one again herself. Then songwriter Reece rents the house next door—and sets out to change her mind . . .
“Second Chance Sweethearts”
Thea Foss is putting a bad marriage behind her in the pretty vacation town of Ogunquit, Maine. But when her first love wanders into the local diner, he reminds Thea of the person she once was, and the life it’s not too late to claim . . .
A storm along North Carolina’s Outer Banks strands Jane Doyle in a beautiful, remote town that soon feels a lot like home. And thanks to the local sheriff, she finds herself staying longer than she ever expected . . .
In this satisfying and often heartwrenching anthology that is not your typical cheery beach read, four authors explore the topic of lost love and the magical qualities of unexpected second chances. In Lamb's "June's Lace," a lawyer turned wedding dress designer undergoing a drawn-out divorce meets a sweet songwriter who helps her begin to dream of a happier future. In Chamberlin's "Second Chance Sweethearts," long-separated high school flames find each other again in a sleepy Maine beach town after both have divorced others. In Noonan's "Carolina Summer," a murder witness encounters a handsome sheriff in the North Carolina beach town where she takes refuge. In Jackson's "The Brass Ring," a headstrong doctor is floored when her tennis player fianc loses his memory in a serious car accident the night before the wedding. Each of the authors proves that with a resilient spirit, love never truly dies and, in fact, can be sweeter the second time around.