The Winter of Second Chances
The Winter of Second Chances is the hilarious, heart-warming second book from the author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas, Jenny Bayliss.
'A gorgeous, cosy winter read that will transport you to the coast on a windswept day' - Sophie Cousens, bestselling author of This Time Next Year
'A tender and enchanting read, full of quirky characters and second chances' - Jean Meltzer, author of The Matzah Ball
Annie Sharpe has it all – an acclaimed restaurant she owns with her handsome husband Max, and two gorgeous grown-up sons. But after one indiscretion too many, she leaves behind the only life she’s ever known.
In search of a fresh start, Annie takes up a position as a caretaker of Saltwater Nook, a creaky but charming beach house on Kent’s beautiful, wild coastline. The village community is an eccentric but tightknit bunch, and Annie is swept up in a whirlwind of their traditional festive celebrations, from pumpkin carving to bonfires on the beach. It soon feels like home – she even reopens the long-dormant seafront café.
The only thorns in her side are John, the owner’s rugged but totally unreasonable nephew who has his own agenda for the house, and a persistent Max, intent on winning her back.
Salwater Nook has been the perfect escape, but Annie can’t run from her problems forever. Will she give her first love a second chance? Or step into the promise of a new life?
Readers are loving The Winter of Second Chances . . .
‘The best book I’ve read in a long time - it stands head and shoulders above all other seasonal rom coms’
‘Perfect reading material on a cold autumn night’
‘Everything that you would want from a book at this time of year, from Halloween to Christmas!’
‘I loved this book: it made me feel happy and cheerful – a guaranteed tonic’
‘I guarantee you will fall in love with Annie right from the first page. A beautifully written book in a wonderful coastal setting’
Praise for The Twelve Dates of Christmas:
'If you need help getting into the festive spirit, this is the book for you . . . This feelgood read has humour, romance and some gorgeous descriptions of the Christmas traditions of an English village' - Good Housekeeping
'Sparkly and romantic' - My Weekly
A gorgeous, cosy winter read that will transport you to the coast on a windswept day. Full of quirky characters, this book will restore anyone's faith that it's never too late for a second chance at love, or indeed, life.
Sophie Cousens, Sunday Times bestselling author
A tender and enchanting read, full of quirky characters and second chances. I was swept away by Willow Bay and the tearoom of Saltwater Nook
Jean Meltzer, author of The Matzah Ball
If you need help getting into the festive spirit, this is the book for you . . . This feelgood read has humour, romance and some gorgeous descriptions of the Christmas traditions of an English village
Good Housekeeping (on The Twelve Dates of Christmas)