Book Review: Destiny's Second Chance by: Kate Vale

Publisher: Promontory Press

Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Bella Campbell, a frightened pregnant teen, is forced to give up her newborn daughter. Twenty-plus years later, that adopted child gets the surprise of her life when her birth mother, now a librarian in Evergreen, Washington, contacts her. 

Destiny’s adoptive mother is distrustful and tries to discourage a reunion, suspecting Bella has ulterior motives. Despite her mother’s misgivings, Destiny accepts Bella’s invitation to visit her so that each can get to know each other. While Bella learns the joys of motherhood, Destiny begins working in a local bookstore with Bella’s friend, Henry, whose nephew, Gavin Cambridge, is temporarily overseeing the store. He doesn’t believe the struggling bookstore is worth saving and, frankly, is more interested in pursuing Bella. But she has a history of failed love affairs and is especially wary of a long-distance relationship. 

Gavin is all about business. Bella is all heart, and not about to give herself away easily—especially to a man whose lifestyle almost guarantees she’ll have to give up her home, her friends, and her beloved job at the Evergreen Library. 

What can Gavin do to change Bella’s mind?

Review: Teen-aged Bella was forced to give up her newborn daughter to an adoptive couple. Bella has grown up, made a life for herself, and is now a librarian in Evergreen, Washington. When she receives a letter from the adoptive father of her child, Bella’s both nervous and anxious to contact her daughter, Destiny, but she does take the first steps. I can’t imagine having to give away a child and DESTINY’S SECOND CHANCE treats this subject with delicacy and finesse. DESTINY’S SECOND CHANCE is emotionally hard-hitting with realistic characters who truly touch your soul. DESTINY’S SECOND CHANCE is an inspiring and touching novel about new beginnings.

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