today’s book: Second Chance Homecoming
Welcome to another post in my annual blog series spotlighting new and recently-released Christmas reads! (Over 50 this year – And I’m SO EXCITED about it!)
Christmas is only 12 days away (Can you believe it?!?) and I think we all could benefit from some extra Christmas cheer this year, right? Continuing through just before Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several new/recent Christmasy releases. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s next book is a sweet, Hallmarky second chance Christmas romance novella – plus author Linda K. Rodante shares how she was talked into writing Second Chance Homecoming!
SECOND CHANCE HOMECOMING
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2020
Second Chance Homecoming is a novella, a heartwarming Christian romance filled with fall’s football, second chances, and the wonder of Christmas. Here’s the story blurb:
After her divorce and all that led up to it, Sarah Emerson’s life consists of her son, her job, and the secret she carries. Maybe if she’d married the boy who proposed after Homecoming, things would be different now…
Philip Devereaux has had similar curve balls thrown his way, but he’s picked himself up and continued on. Occasionally, he remembers his first love and the girl that made him laugh.
When a thrill ride at Disney World brings a surprise meeting, they both wonder about that special Homecoming. But with the distance between them and the hurt in both their lives, will a second chance be enough to awaken the dreams they once had? Or will it take the miracle of Christmas?
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by Linda K. Rodante, author of Second Chance Homecoming
Christmas is my favorite time of year—as it is for so many others. When I first began writing, I wanted to write a book that would honor God, have a hero who loved in a way that God loves, and be about Christmas. I wrote the romantic suspense novel Amber Alert. The hero is definitely human, but with that protective and forgiving love that God has. At least I hope that’s how he comes across. 😊 Last year, three vivacious young women presented me with another idea for a Christmas book, and the concept for Second Chance Homecoming was ignited.
These three women were my nieces. One particular night they allowed me to listen in on some of their romantic escapades. We laughed and swooned, and one crazy young woman (or maybe all three) suggested I write a story encompassing one of their romances—about a homecoming dance and a chance meeting years later. Sweet romances are outside of my usual genre, but long story short, I caved. Like many book concepts, though, the story and the characters soon took on a life of their own. This is that story—not quite like any of us envisioned. After all, it is fiction.
Linda is a Florida transplant who now lives in Tennessee. She loves sweet tea and apple butter, and both the mountains and the oceans. Her work with a crisis pregnancy center and anti-trafficking groups gave her insight into and a heart for hurting women while still respecting the role God gave to men. Her books feature sweet romance wrapped with real-life issues women face today and have an edge or of mystery and suspense. She desires to entertain but also to encourage the reader in their walk with God.
Linda’s books can be found on Amazon. You can also find her on BookBub, Facebook, and Twitter.
Linda K. Rodante is offering a print copy of Second Chance Homecoming (or winner’s choice of another of Linda’s books) + an ornament to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
*ornament different than pictured
What about you? What makes you want to read Second Chance Homecoming by Linda K. Rodante?
Thank you for sharing This book sounds amazing I Love to read!
Thank you for mentioning that!
Sounds like a wonderful book that could be a Hallmark movie.
Thank you for saying that. 🙂 In fact, that is what one of my nieces asked for–something like a Hallmark story. 🙂
I love the book cover and blurb, this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the book and author details
Thank you for that comment! Encouraging!
Very cute cover. I love second chances. Thanks for the chance. The blurb sounds good.
I love Christmas stories.
And I do too!
beautiful and captivating story which I would enjoy.
What is the secret Sarah’s carrying?
Oooh. That would be telling! 🙂
I like that her nieces helped her with ideas for the story.
Sounds like a very good book.
Sounds like my kind of book.
I appreciate finding new to me authors 😊
I like second chance stories as well as Christmas stories, so the two together makes it even better.
I love second chance stories and Christmas is a must read. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁
Nice cover. I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Natalya!