Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Book Review: Sense and Second Chances
I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for Brittany Larsen's new novel, Sense and Second Chances. I love Jane Austen's books, and while this does have some elements of Sense and Sensibility, Ms. Larsen makes the story her own and adds a depth and poignancy to the characters that really make it stand out.
Emily Carter and her younger brother and sister are faced with the unthinkable when both of their parents die in an accident. Their lives are turned upside down and Emily feels responsible to try to make things as normal as she can for all of them. On top of everything else, their older half-brother decides to get married, and comes to take over the family home. Thankfully Emily's dad left her a ranch, so they have somewhere to go, but that presents its own set of problems.
This book addresses quite a few themes of religious convictions, judging others, depression, death, and family dynamics that aren't ideal. I thought the author handled them well, intertwining them with a realistic story that showcased the strength of the human spirit. The two love stories both had twists and turns that I wasn't expecting and I was turning pages long into the night to see how it would all end. I wasn't disappointed!
You can get your copy here
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Here's the back copy:
Emily Carter is on the fast track to success when the unthinkable happens: a tragic accident claims the lives of her parents. Now Emily must set aside her dreams and raise her two younger siblings, Annie and Bryce. Emily and Annie are sisters, but that doesn’t mean they are anything alike. Whereas Emily reacts to the tragedy with her characteristic stoic calm, passionate Annie spirals into depression. Just when things seem like they can’t get any more difficult, Emily’s older half-brother and his fiancée arrive not to help, but to claim the family home he’s inherited from their parents.
Without a place to call their own, Emily must take action—and fast. When an exciting employment opportunity arises in Utah, the displaced Carters decide to build a new life in a new home. But it soon becomes clear that their future prospects will go far beyond professional, as each sister is faced with an unexpected romance. Yet love is never simple, and in matters of the heart, one sister must proceed with caution while the other needs to take a leap of faith . . .
Blog Tour Schedule:
*May 11th: http://mybookaday.blogspot.com,
* May 12th: http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/, http://www.kindleandme.com/