What are the chances that twelve little tokens could change a life?
Seventeen years ago, Eve Roberts had the wonderful life she’d always dreamed of: a degree in archaeology, a gorgeous boyfriend, and exciting plans to travel the world with him, working on digs. But when her sister Faye died, the life Eve knew ended too. Faye’s daughter Caitlyn came to live with Eve, her boyfriend left, and she quickly gave up on her dreams.
Now approaching her fortieth birthday, Eve faces the prospect of an empty nest as Caitlyn is leaving home. Caitlyn gives Eve a set of twelve ‘Be Kind to Yourself’ vouchers, telling her that she has to start living for herself again, and that she should fill one in every time she does something to treat herself.
With her very first voucher, Eve’s life will change its course. But with eleven more vouchers to go, can Eve learn to put herself first and follow the dreams she’s kept secret for so long? Because life is for living – and as she well knows, it’s too short to waste even a moment…
What readers are saying about A Dozen Second Chances:
‘Leaves you with a tremendous sense of warmth and satisfaction, a journey accomplished – and with an enormous smile on your face.’
‘This book starts off like you’re on a slow boat ride down a calm river and gradually builds until it feels like you flying down thundering rapids‘
‘Kate Field’s writing is touching, uplifting and emotionally engaging and I loved reading this book.’
‘A gorgeous, heartfelt and emotional read. I loved it.‘
‘If you’re looking for a romantic read that is heart-warming, thought provoking and simply gorgeous, then you’ll love A Dozen Second Chances.’
Kate Field writes contemporary women’s fiction, mainly set in her favourite county of Lancashire where she lives on the edge of the moors with her husband, daughter and cat. Her debut novel won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.
PRAISE FOR KATE FIELD -
”'An intriguing story about family life, tenderly told and packing an emotional punch.” - Heidi Swain
”'Love comes in so many different forms - you just don't know when it will strike or where from. A gloriously romantic and beautifully written novel that I couldn't put down!” - Phillipa Ashley
”'This story flows effortlessly, is gorgeously romantic, and beautifully explores the highs and lows of modern relationships.” - Emma Davies
”'This is a different kind of romance story with real heart and an interesting heroine who you’re rooting for all the way. Well written and endearing - a must for your holiday reading list.” - Bella Osborne
”'Kate Field has made me believe in love again, not the teenage meet-cute kind of love, but the real, enduring, self-sacrificing love. The love that really, as adults, we all hope is truly real.” - The Glass House
”'It brought me to tears. What an emotional read! I totally fell in love with the main character, Mary Black … This is book that will stay with me for a long time.” - NetGalley reviewer
”'The book itself was wonderfully written, the plot flowing perfectly, and I can’t fault the characters or outcome.” - NetGalley reviewer
”'I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the beginning. A heartfelt read that I would recommend to anyone.” - NetGalley reviewer
”'A warm, different look at marriage hardships. The author has put a lot of heart and emotion into this book.” - NetGalley reviewer