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Restoring Hearts When Rachel Shaw and Jack Fletcher meet on a sunny Georgia beach, it seems like the perfect start to a romance. There's just one problem—neither one is the least bit interested in falling in love. They're just looking for peace, and time to work through their losses. But Rachel's aunt Eleanor and Fletch's Gram have other plans. Their meddling matchmaking wRestoring Hearts When Rachel Shaw and Jack Fletcher meet on a sunny Georgia beach, it seems like the perfect start to a romance. There's just one problem—neither one is the least bit interested in falling in love. They're just looking for peace, and time to work through their losses. But Rachel's aunt Eleanor and Fletch's Gram have other plans. Their meddling matchmaking would drive Rachel and Fletch nuts if they weren't busy restoring a house for one of Gram's charities. Yet as they repair the house, it's their hearts that begin to mend. Soon Rachel and Fletch realize they might be able to build a second chance at a great love....

Title : Second Chance Summer
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ISBN : 9780373878918
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Second Chance Summer Reviews

  • Deanne Patterson
    2018-12-24 02:21

    Meeting on a sunny Georgia beach seems like the perfect place for a romance to start between former Navy SEAL, Jack Fletcher aka Fletch to his friends and Rachel Shaw. Not so fast though as neither of them is looking for the start of a romance and they are both there trying to get over and work through their losses. Despite getting off to a rocky start after being thrown together by their own family members more than once they start to talk and realize they have more in common than they thought. Jack has a prosthetic leg and the author treats it with the utmost respect and caring . We are not made to feel sorry for the character, like oh poor him! I think Jack has adjusted so well that he can do more than most of us can even with his prosthetic leg. It definitely does not hold him back in this book! I enjoyed the plot and it's great to see such character development. As the characters talk about what's on their heart with each other we see Rachel blaming herself for her husbands death and something else that happened a few days afterwards as a result of her grief. Rachel really wants to have her own biological child but Jack is unable to because of an injury he received as a SEAL. Again, the author deals with the issue of adoption with tenderness and compassion. There are some tough issues but the author handles them with class and understanding. This may be a short book but it's packed full of goodness that I know you'll enjoy reading!

  • Cate Marsden
    2018-12-21 03:01

    I admit I bought this for the shallowest of reasons: the cover is lovely.Also, I should mention upfront that I'm not really the target market for "inspirational" romances. They seemed designed for a particular flavour of Christian, and I can tell it isn't me. That said, I often enjoy them if I sort of rush past the worst of the too-glib God-talk, and the "regular churchgoing is the benchmark of faith" worldview you find in a lot of these.But this book had a deeper, richer, more open-to-uncertainty sense of faith, and it added so much to the already-charming story of two people taking a second chance on life. It was a fantastic read, romantic and sweet but also willing to deal with the difficult issues of death, guilt, and the fear of childlessness. (In fact, broadly speaking I'd say that's a strength of the inspirational category: they deal head-on with some pretty serious issues, and offer happy endings within that context.)

  • Merle
    2019-01-01 02:20

    Well done entry by Hannon. Fletch and Rachel are brought together by her aunt and his grandmother and the contriving continues. It comes off sweet as opposed to meddling, however. There are a lot of secrets in the small community of Jekyll Island, and Fletch and Rachel find the courage to be honest with each other. As a Navy SEAL, Fletch has more than his share, but he uses his military courage to be honest with Rachel. That she is able to return the favor tells the reader that these two really are a good match.

  • Nolan
    2019-01-02 05:16

    I liked it well enough to finish it. If you or someone you know is in charge of selecting books for the church book club, you'll be in no danger of being run out of the group in shame if you suggest this one. It's a squeaky-clean romance that speaks well to the topics of personal redemption and new beginnings and the resilience of the human heart to heal.Jack (Fletch) Fletcher served in Afghanistan. That would explain the prosthetic leg and the extreme damage done to his heart and spirit--but you don't see that until later. It's that leg that Rachel Shaw notices when her aunt's exuberant dog collides with Fletch on a beach. Rachel, too, is broken inside. Outwardly, she's a lover of life and children; she's a 30-year-old woman of real grace and kindness to which any reader will gravitate. But she is a widow, and she lost a baby as a result of a car crash before coming to the island where her beloved spinster aunt lives. Both Rachel and Fletch have come to find peace and to heal. Instead, his grandmother and her aunt put them to work constructing a vacation house run by the local church. Thrust together repeatedly under those conditions, it's impossible that the two won't notice one another and go from there.So why the two-star rating? It's my impatience mostly. If you insist on writing religious fiction, think more carefully about how you can show God in your book rather than constantly beat readers over the head with him. This book would have benefited much from circumstances in which God's tender mercies and grace are shone as part of the action of the book rather than commented on repeatedly. That kind of writing takes careful forethought and skill. Tristi Pinkston achieves it seemingly effortlessly in her cozy mystery series. She manages to skillfully show the reader how ,god influences the lives of her characters, and they credit Him for that influence, but she manages to do it such that you don't feel like you've been screamed at or like your intelligence has somehow been insulted.This was a fun pre-Memorial Day get-me-in-the-mood-for-summer-books kind of read. It was super-quick; in fact, I breezed through most of it while walking to my local library to snag more audiobooks that had come in. The bottom line here is if you want a nice clean romance whose main characters are polite and who believe that it's perfectly acceptable to take their time, build a relationship carefully and well, and hold off on anything more involved than a bit of kiss-and-cuddle until after the wedding, this is that kind of book. It was a bit preachy for my taste, but I have an inappropriately low tolerance for that kind of thing, so you can ignore me without negative consequences, unless you, too, have a low tolerance for being preached at.

  • Michelle
    2019-01-09 06:24

    Irene Hannon wrote Rachel and Fletch's story so well! When picking up this book, I was afraid it was going to be boring, but inside is a powerful story of two broken hearts learning to live again, of dreams being shattered and renewed in a different way - of two hearts trying to learn how to love each other when life throws them curb balls.And I enjoyed how the author handled the last curve ball thrown. I hate the sappy romances where the person takes the news and says "it doesn't matter because I love you." This issue was approached in a very human, imperfect way. That is more true to our walk in real life than in a fairy tale. I loved how Fletcher explained the problem - very well put and I had to read his explanation a few times because it was so creatively said...This is definitely another keeper!

  • Dianne Sidebottom
    2019-01-15 09:21

    Rachel n Fletch's story covers being on an island where well meaning elderly family members live n pray for restoring in their younger family members lives. The ocean has got healing qualities about it and I am so happy I get to live near the ocean here in Busselton Australia. God's healing requires us to help others n think of others to get our minds of self. But bad decisions/choices send us to a place in ourselves to hide so others don't see our unloveliness. So it becomes hard to share n time is the only healer, plus a insightful person that God send our way maybe the chance of letting go n letting peace take that place. Lisa was that person in this story. The story also covers infertility verses a relationship. I'm so glad this is fiction n not something I have to face.

  • Bonnie
    2018-12-31 03:08

    I enjoyed reading Second chance Summer by Irene Hannon. Rachael Shaw and Jack Fletcher both meet on a Georgia beach one summer. Rachael lost her husband three years ago and her unborn child. She is recovering from the lost. Jack Fletcher, Fletch, lost a leg in the service. He is there to help his gram recover from a broken wrist. Fletch and Rachael help remodel a home for a couple coming to the small town. Along the way they find love. Something else stand in the way of there romance. You need to read to find out what it is. A must read.

  • Dawn Leonard
    2019-01-02 06:09

    Widow Rachel Shaw and former SEAL Jack "Fletch" Fletcher are both at a point in their lives where they aren't interested in romance. However, Rachel's aunt and Fletch's grandmother are playing matchmaker and continue to bring them together. They share their "why I can't get involved" stories which backfire as they become friends and begin to fall in love. The characters' stories are believable.

  • Christina
    2019-01-17 08:15

    Any book by Irene Hannon promises to be worth your reading time. I read this book in one day and will probably read it again. The first thing that caught my eye, after seeing Irene's name (I've read all of her Love Inspired books) was the cover. Just a beautiful beach scene. And it's summer! What could be better? But once you get reading you'll absolutely love the characters in this book, especially the hero. It's uplifting and inspiring. Love Inspired books are my monthly must buys!

  • June
    2019-01-08 05:26

    Rachel and Jack don't have much of a chance at avoiding each other with his Grandmother and her aunt in the picture. They find themselves thrown together often. And soon they find that they enjoy each other's company. But will the secrets pull them apart?In true Irene Hannon fashion, heartstrings are tugged and emotions are stirred. This was a wonderful story of second chances and renewed faith.

  • Toni Shiloh
    2018-12-26 04:06

    Irene Hannon is one of my must read authors. Second Chance Summer was a sweet read that made me fall in love with the characters. There are great issues tackled in this read. Ms. Hannon explores adoption, death and grief, as well as loss of a limb. I loved how she handled the issues and I look forward to her future books.

  • Milisa Mote
    2019-01-15 02:18

    once I picked this book up I wasn't able to put it down. such an inspirational story..about not only overcoming tragic events in your life but moving on to forgive yourself and give your heart another chance. great book.

  • Harlequin Books
    2018-12-27 01:59

    "Hannon’s characters remind the reader that we can have an incredible impact on others, despite brief contact. Rachel and Jack demonstrate how the past can shape one’s journey of faith (RT Book Reviews)". 4 stars

  • Karen
    2018-12-24 06:17

    Rachel Shaw is there to teach and be with her great Aunt for the summer. Fletch is there because his Gram broke her wrist and needs his help. Matchmaking commences. Rachel is a widow and Fletch is a retired SEAL both healing from losses very profound. can they help each other?

  • Erin
    2018-12-22 09:01

    Cute little clean romance. Fast read with entirely lovable characters. I recommend it.

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-01-02 02:18

    received 4 stars @ RT Book Reviews