‘Perfect for fans of Call The Midwife, Virgin River, Doc Martin, The Durrells and All Creatures Great and Small.
The villagers of Killrowan will steal into your heart and make you want to stay with them forever.‘
– Season of Second Chances
A few weeks back I posted my review for Season of Second Chances, the heart-warming new novel from award-winning, bestselling Irish author, Aimee Alexander. When I heard there was going to be a blog tour organised by the wonderful Anne Cater I was only too delighted to return today to this very charming story with a spotlight post.
Season of Second Chances (published April 5th) is described as a novel of family, love and learning to be kind to yourself and is one that I wrote was…
“A book that feels very authentic and heart-felt. Denise Deegan (Aimee Alexander) knows the area of West Cork very well. She knows the people and it’s rhythms, having holidayed there for years. In a recent article for The Southern Star, Denise said that ‘there is something soothing, healing and restorative about West Cork’, and never was a truer word spoken. Bringing the beauty of West Cork to the reader is important to Denise and this shines true in her writing.
With Grace Sullivan’s story set against this backdrop, Season of Second Chances is a very uplifting and inspiring tale about taking back control, about family, about friendships and most importantly about rediscovering who you really are. Difficult themes of abuse, illness, teenage angst, mental health and self-belief are all handled very sensitively. The characters are all beautifully drawn out, creating a very strong visual for the reader.
A beautiful tribute to West Cork, Season of Second Chances is a very engaging, heart-warming and emotive read.”
You can read my full review HERE
So what is the book about?
When leaving is just the beginning…
Grace Sullivan flees Dublin with her two teenage children, returning to the sleepy West Cork village where she grew up. No one in Killrowan knows what Grace is running from – or even that she’s running. She’d like to keep it that way.
Taking over from her father, Des, as the village doctor offers a very real chance for Grace to begin again. But will she and the children adapt to life in a small rural community? Can she live up to the doctor that her father was? And will she find the inner strength to face the past when it comes calling?
Season of Second Chances is Grace’s story. It’s also the story of a community that chooses the title “Young Doctor Sullivan” for her before she even arrives. It’s the story of Des who served the villagers all his life and now feels a failure for developing Parkinson’s disease. And it’s the story of struggling teens, an intimidating receptionist, a handsome American novelist escaping his past, and a dog called Benji who needs a fresh start of his own.
Season of Second Chances is a heart-warming story of friendship, love and finding the inner strength to face a future that may bring back the past.
Purchase Link ~ AmazonUK
[ Bio ]
Aimee Alexander is the pen name of best selling author Denise Deegan who writes contemporary family dramas about ordinary people who become extraordinary in crisis. Her novels have been published by Penguin, Random House and Hachette.
Aimee lives in Dublin with her family where she regularly dreams of sunshine, a life without cooking and her novels being made into movies. She has a Masters in Public Relations and has been a college lecturer, nurse, china restorer, pharmaceutical sales rep, public relations executive and entrepreneur.