More Than a Second Chance by Lisa Renee: Book Review
About the Book
Book: More Than A Second Chance
Author: Lisa Renee
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release Date: August 30, 2019
Does Cassie deserve another chance at love?
Cassie Chambers, a dedicated youth worker, is determined to rescue the troubled youth in the city of Perth, Australia.
Cassie has made mistakes but hasn’t allowed tragedy or divorce to stop her. She devotes every working hour at Youth Connect. But her own needs are neglected.
Chef Chris Evanson offers work experience to young men from Youth Connect. Cassie and Chris’s encounters become more than sassy bantering with a hint of attraction. Chris is a sincere romantic.
How will Chris respond when he finds out her secret? She must tell him before he falls in love. Will he believe she deserves more than a second chance?
To complicate matters, one of Youth Connect’s troubled teens needs rescuing. She’s pregnant and moves in with Cassie, bringing absolute chaos. Chris gains insight into what life with Cassie involves. Does he still want the total package? Is Chris her true soul mate?
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A beautiful reminder that God believes in second chances.
From the get-go you can tell Chris and Cassie are circling round a relationship. As Cassie opens up about her past, Chris certainly has a lot to say on the subject.
I enjoyed the witty banter, but it was the heartfelt dialogue that won me over. I will say though, the scenes with the pastor nearly had me laughing uncontrollably. Poor guy.
More than a Second Chance explores some tough themes, including abortion, suicide, and divorce, but I thought everything was handled with grace and respect while still remaining true to the turmoil present in each situation.
Cassie knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to fight for it. Sometimes, that works in her favor. She’s a strong character with a strong will that Chris has to accept while not being steam-rolled. The conflict made for some interesting situations.
Lisa Ren’ee is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Omega Writers, Australia. With an Australian theme, she wrote the Single Again series featuring More Than a Second Chance and Acres of Promise, to encourage women to heal past wounds and to dare trust again.
Lisa adores babies enough to have seven of her own. Recently, Lisa has taken up breeding Ragdoll cats instead of breeding humans.
The tribe lives in Australia, where Lisa and her husband enjoy their writing projects, public speaking, and are on the pastoral team at their church.
More from Lisa
What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve read many wonderful Christian novels of first-time love. Unfortunately, not all of us have experienced a strong lasting marriage. I’ve met many women who’ve had a husband turn away from their Christian faith and left the marriage. I want to encourage those women that God can restore what was lost with a faithful man.
My message is not to rush ahead of God’s timing. My characters are more cautious since they know life can throw unexpected blows. They learn to trust and open their hearts again, which takes time.
My first series tackles the central issue of divorce. More Than A Second Chance also addresses the challenges of infertility and grief. The story is wrapped around a new romance with plenty of humor and light-hearted moments to balance out the themes.