Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Book Review - The Season For Second Chances by Ruth Saberton

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Title: The Season For Second Chances
Author: Ruth Saberton
Format reviewed: 
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Notting Hill Press
Publication Date: 21st September 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

The Season for Second Chances

At the close of a hectic year, Grace Anders is looking forward to a quiet Christmas at the family home in Cornwall. Tucked away on Bodmin Moor, Hallows House is the perfect place to relax by the fire and catch up with loved ones. The last thing Grace expects, or wants, is the arrival of warring family members or the unexpected return of the man who broke her heart a lifetime ago.

But as the weather closes in and people arrive at Hallows to shelter from the blizzard, family feuds and old heartaches have to be set aside. Can a sprinkling of snow and some Cornish Christmas magic make this the season for second chances after all? 

Lovely novella that takes in Christmas Eve and shows the strange happenings of the season, as friends, family, exes, neighbours for a rather unexpected Christmas. 

It is rare for it to snow in Cornwall, so for it to be a white Christmas as people are travelling along the Bodmin Moor to Hallows House adds an added layer of complexity to their journey.  The descriptions of being out in this snow were realistic but equally terrifying. 

Or at least I have to assume the reason I barely got any sleep after reading the first half of this novella, was the thoughts of the snow moors, and not being able to see properly running through my mind, while I was hearing rain outside in all directions, which sort of added to the atmosphere. 

This  is a great snapshot of a whole bunch of different characters, their circumstances, and how a chance meeting with others is going to change their lives for the better. 

The Season For Second Chances is a good showcase for Ruth Saberton's writing, her descriptions and love of Cornwall. It was an shortish story that fitted a fair bit of drama into it and kept my interest until the end. 

Thank you to Ruth Saberton for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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