Second Chance Christmas (book review)
Second Chance Christmas is a novella of fewer than 100 pages in length, by Ruth Logan Herne. Zondervan, 2016 Copyright. I found the book from a Facebook page called “Christian Book Finds” and it was a mere 99 cents. I did not hesitate to download it to my e reader because that particular day, I was looking for a Christmas book that also might be a short weekend read. It more than filled the bill!
Second Chance is a town in South Dakota and the year of this little historical romance is 1890. Seldom does a book hook me on the first page, but this one did. As I ventured into the plot I found something that I often look for but do not find—the absence of a villain. The antagonist in this book is inner conflict on the parts of both leading characters. The plot holds interest and a bit of merry suspense as well. The fact is, the book made me curious about book three in this series entitled, Second Chance Love, which I also recommend. It, however, does not have a Christmas theme.
Since there are still a few days before Christmas, go to Amazon.com if you have a Kindle or e reader with the Kindle app, and download it now, and according to my Kindle’s guide, it will take you about 1 hour and 42 minutes to read. It took me about three hours. I read slowly. Here is a hint: when you type in the title on the Amazon search bar, include Ruth Logan Herne. Herne is a prolific writer with many pages to scroll through. You will want to come back another time to look at more of her heartwarming books.
And, by the way, Merry Christmas!