Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tanya Agler & The Sheriff’s Second Chance

Posted February 18, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, contemporary, giveaway, romance, Tanya Agler / 12 Comments

The Sheriff's Second Chance JustRead blog tourWelcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Sheriff’s Second Chance by Tanya Agler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Sherrif's Second Chance by Tanya AglerTitle: The Sheriff’s Second Chance
Author: Tanya Agler
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: January 1, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Broken things can’t be fixed…
Or can they?

Officer and single dad Mike Harrison doesn’t believe in second chances. Ever. That is, until he learns that his former best friend—gorgeous green-eyed car mechanic Georgie Bennett—is back in town. Unfortunately, she’s also a suspect in a recent break-in! But it’ll take an old classic car to show Mike and Georgie that almost anything can be restored with a little patience…and a whole lot of love.


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What’s on their grocery lists?

by Tanya Agler, author of The Sheriff’s Second Chance

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. A character’s grocery list is such a fun way to get to know the characters in a little more detail.

In The Sheriff’s Second Chance, mechanic Georgie Bennett has moved back to Hollydale after living in different parts of the country. Her mother has recently had a stent procedure, and her mentor mechanic asked her to run his garage while he visits his sister. Along the way, Georgie finds herself temporary guardian of big, lovable Beau the dog. So her grocery list might look somewhat like this:

The hero, Mike Harrison, is raising his eight-year-old daughter, Rachel, and often finds himself at his mother’s house borrowing milk and whatever else is in her pantry when he’s forgotten to go to the store. His grocery list would be a little longer but would include the following and would include additions on the bottom from Rachel (I didn’t have the heart to correct Rachel’s spelling):

In The Sheriff’s Second Chance, Georgie comes down to breakfast one morning only to discover her mother remembers and has made her favorite, French Toast. There’s also a scene where Mike heads to the refrigerator only to find he needs to stop at the grocery store but has the ingredients to make his standby, spaghetti. Throughout the book, food pops up in almost each scene from Heidi’s peach muffins to Miss Joanne’s chicken noodle soup to Mike’s birthday cake. Hollydale residents love good meals, and Hollydale itself is a place where second chances and hope can come together even when something broken and run down seems destined for the junkyard. Broken things can be fixed with a little bit of hard work and a lot of love. Thanks for hosting me today and I’m including Heidi’s Peach Muffin recipe from my home to yours.

Heidi’s Peach Muffins


2 c. sugar
1 ¼ c. vegetable oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 c. flour
½ t. cinnamon
½ t. nutmeg
½ t. cardamom
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 c. fresh, peeled, chopped peaches


2/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. flour
½ stick unsalted butter, softened
½ t. cinnamon sugar
¼ t. nutmeg

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease muffin pans (or spray with Baker’s Joy or use cupcake liners).
  2. Beat sugar, oil, and eggs in a bowl using electric mixer until creamy. Mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Beat flour mixture into egg mixture until batter is combined; fold in peaches. Spoon mixture into muffin cups.
  3. Mix ingredients for topping (flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon sugar, and nutmeg) into bowl until crumbly. Place a little onto batter.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before taking out of muffin pan and enjoying!

Tanya Agler

An award-winning author, Tanya Agler moved often during her childhood and settled in Georgia where she writes sweet contemporary romance novels, which feature small towns, family and pets, and themes of second chances and hope. Her debut, The Sheriff’s Second Chance, is a January of 2020 Harlequin Heartwarming release. A graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and law, she lives with her wonderful husband, their four children, and a lovable Basset, who really rules the roost. Represented by Dawn Dowdle and the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, she’s currently at work on the sequels to her debut. When she’s not writing, Tanya loves classic movies, walking, and a good cup of tea.

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The Sheriff's Second Chance JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Sheriff’s Second Chance, swag, and a bookmark!

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What about you? What interests you most The Sheriff’s Second Chance? Which grocery list that Tanya Agler shared would look most like yours?

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12 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tanya Agler & The Sheriff’s Second Chance

  1. Linda Palmer

    This story sounds very interesting. I hope that my grocery list would be more like Rachel’s, as I’m a planner for what I need. The fact that food is important in the story is a plus in my eyes!

  2. Tanya! The grocery lists are a unique way to look at the characters. After reading…and enjoying…The Sheriff’s Second Chance, both lists are perfect! Love this! Congratulations on your delightful debut. I’m definitely looking forward to more visits to Hollydale. And thank you for the recipe ….love cardamon! ♥️

  3. Alicia Haney

    This book sounds like a very good read, and like a lot of fun! I love the cover. My list would look more rich Rachels, except for the big bag of dog food, mine would be a small bag or 2 small bags of different flavors for something different for or small fur friend. Thank you so much for sharing you delicious sounding recipe for muffins. Have a Great week. God Bless you.

  4. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “The Sheriff’s Second Chance” by Tanya Agler.

    Can’t wait to try to recipe AND the opportunity to read this great sounding book.

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