Have you ever wished you had a second chance with someone?
Brand Stanford married Monica because she claimed to be carrying his child. Their marriage was one of convenience - for her. When they had finally become a happy family, Monica was killed in a skiing accident. Now, Brand is faced with having to raise their three-year-old daughter on his own.
Tessa Duggan's family had been lifelong friends with the Stanfords; and even remained in contact with them after moving out of state. Tessa kept secrets to herself for nearly 10 years. She'd loved Brand for as long as she could remember.
Having raised a son on her own, Tessa knows what it's like to be a single parent. When Brand's wife dies in a skiing accident, Tessa agrees to help Brand's mother take care of his three-year-old daughter during the summer.
Is it a chance for them to start over again? Or will Brand break her heart the second time around?
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a wonderful clean listen
This is a wonderful story on second chances where two people that were raised together went their separate ways both not truly happy with the outcome. It is a wonderful clean Christian romance on forgiveness and healing. The author puts a few twist in there you won’t see coming which really makes it an entertaining read. I am sure it will touch you as much as it did me.
Tessa has had a crush on Brand from the start at one point she thought they might marry but without a word he ran off and married Monica which hurt her deeply. Each went on with their lives Brand having to live with a woman he didn’t love and Tessa coming up pregnant. Brand wife dies and he is left to raise his daughter. His mother has health issues and ask Tessa to come help which she does knowing how hard it is to raise a child alone her heart goes out for Brand. She feels she is over the crush she has on him and with the father of her child leaving her she has learnt her lesson on men. She was embarrassed and hurt when she had to tell her family she was expecting with no father in sight. She thought the father loved her but she learned fast how men use women and she isn’t going down that road again. Being with Brand again she finds her feelings for him has not changed and this is where the story gets very interesting when secretes comes out, hurting some and almost destroying a family.
Brand just got to the point where he could love his wife when she died leaving him alone to raise his daughter. Tessa is a blessing to come help but on her arrival Meg said something that sets Brand off he isn’t looking for a wife or a mother for his little girl. When thing calms down he finds he still has feeling for Tessa at one point he asked her to marry him she said no she wants to be loved for herself not just be a stand in mother. He is about to get his hands full and his heart broken.
Kevin Clay does a great job on narration with his many different character voices. Each are a treat as he brings the story alive for you. His voice is very pleasant to listen to. You have no trouble understanding what each character is going through with his even tones you know when they are upset, happy or sad. His male voices are a little better than his child or female ones. The pitch of his female and child voices are a little off they do not flow as easy as the male voices do. It is hard for me to say it is a cross between being too high and sounding a little robotic. I would not say it takes away from the narration it was a lovely audio. His normal voice is very rich, pleasant and easy to listen to as well as his male voices. With a little more work on the other ones he will be an outstanding narrator. I enjoyed his narration very much and look forward to listening to more from him.
I found this to be a very entertaining read with many twist and turns. For the most part I found this to be a very believable read. Where Tessa comes to visit for week with no funds and turns down Brand’s money you are left thinking she has money. Than when she goes home she talks about needing money. I never understood how she could take off not looking for a job and still pay her bills. The rest of the story is very believable filled with heartbreak, love, sorrow, misunderstanding and a second chance to find love. At a few parts in the book I was left with my mouth hanging open never expecting the story to go that way. I did not want to put the audio down I really wanted to see where I was taken. I really enjoyed this story very much.
Enjoyed this book!
- Susie Q