Author: Katherine Slee
Published by: Forever on May , 2020
Genres: Women's Fiction
Source: HBG Canada, Forever
Book Rating: 8/10
A charming, uplifting novel about love, loss, and finding your way in the world, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things.
Emily can’t remember the last time she left the house. Or spoke to anyone besides her grandmother, beloved children’s author Catriona Robinson. After Catriona’s death, Emily is at a complete loss . . . until she gets an unexpected letter from the woman she loved most.
Catriona has revealed there might be one last, lost unpublished manuscript in her wildly popular book series. And she’s left a secret diary and trail of clues that only Emily can follow. From London to Paris to Verona, Emily traces her grandmother’s past, finding out more about her family — and herself — than she ever imagined possible.
Hopeful and adventurous, The Book of Second Chances celebrates books and bookstores, the power of imagination, and having the courage to shape our own destinies.
Nostalgic, optimistic, and heartwarming!
The Book of Second Chances is a sweet, uplifting tale that takes you into the life of the lonely, grief-stricken Emily as she reluctantly embarks on a journey stipulated by her late grandmother’s wishes that takes her from London to Paris to Italy where she learns of a life she never knew existed, and in turn, discovers her true self, finds contentment, and learns to take chances.
The prose is light and smooth. The characters are hesitant, wary, and vulnerable. And the plot is a touching, compelling tale about life, love, family, friendship, self-discovery, happiness, independence, confidence, birds, books, and heartbreak.
Overall, The Book of Second Chances is a lovely, absorbing, emotive read by Slee that reminds us to always surround ourselves with those we love and live every day to the fullest.
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Thank you to HBG Canada and Forever for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.