The seduction began with the title (I so love “second chance” stories), the cover art and a good review. Mix in a middle-aged college professor protagonist, a small New England town and an old Victorian house in desperate need of repair, as Diane Meier has in The Season of Second Chances
, and I’ve added the book to my “must read” list.
Not only the house needs restoration in Meier’s wise and witty (albeit a bit wordy) debut novel. English professor Joy Harkness and town handyman Teddy Hennessy prove that everyone of every age can benefit from a little renovation in their lives. I liked the college town setting and I loved the house. In fact, the house was my favorite character. “Her” journey from crumbling wreck to gorgeous stately lady, outlined in loving detail, was pure delight.
If you’re a woman of a certain age, and you appreciate stories with a little substance, you’ll want to add The Season of Second Chances to your “must read” list, as well.