How do you find the strength to start again?
Madeline's world caves in when her husband, daughter, and sister are ripped away in one fell swoop.
Trapped in a limbo of grief and loneliness, she realizes that to survive, she needs to fight her way back to some kind of life.
She throws her belongings into storage, sells her house, and heads to a new-to-her small town. There she invests every dime she has to open what had been her and her daughter's shared dream: an upscale secondhand, consignment, and upcycling store. It has to work, or else—No. She can't think about that. It has to work.
The birth of Madeline's heart-healing Second Chance Shop is not without pain. And the clock is ticking on whether the shop can support her. Still, she is floored to find things she'd lost hope of ever experiencing again: laughter, dear friends—including a fat, slightly cantankerous cat and a distinguished old yellow lab—and surprising moments of joy.
She even has a second chance for love.
If she's brave enough—and if she can come to terms with her loss, shed her guilt, and fully embrace living.
If you enjoy emotionally compelling stories about family relationships, women's friendships, romance for women over forty, and the pets who bring us so much joy, you're going to love USA Today bestselling author Ev Bishop's The Second Chance Shop, a brand-new small-town contemporary romance series about overcoming heartbreak, starting over later in life, and finding home again. . . .
You can’t go wrong with an Ev Bishop book!
I absolutely loved this book! I’m excited that it’s going to be an entire series because I love Ev’s writing style. She explores the different emotions of love with heartwarming characters that wrap themselves around my heart and engage my empathy because every character has a hidden side just waiting to be revealed, examined and understood. Madeline is struggling to make a new start after the tragic loss of her entire family and Grant is reeling from his ex wife’s cheating and his father’s death. Together they start a friendship that can lead to much more if they’re brave enough to embrace the future and the positive messages this book presents is healing for the characters and the reader alike. I have read the majority of Ev’s books and I highly recommend them, especially the River’s Sigh Series which has loose ties to this book. You can’t go wrong with an Ev Bishop book! I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.