One More Second Chance by Jana Richards – Excerpt and Giveaway

 

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Dr. Alex Campbell has an agenda—finish his contract to provide medical services in Maine, pay off his medical school debt, and head back to his real life in San Diego. But when he meets Julia, all his carefully laid plans are put in jeopardy.

Julia Stewart, Lobster Cove’s high school principal, swears she’ll never let another man drag her away from the home she loves. Her aging parents need her, and the Cove is where she wants to raise her daughter. When her mother’s illness brings her and the big city doctor closer together, panic sets in. Her marriage taught her men don’t stay.

Can she put aside the heartaches of the past and trust Alex enough to accept the love he’s offering? Or will her fear of abandonment mean she’ll send him away forever?

Enjoy an exclusive excerpt:

Julia looked away. She didn’t need to be reminded that time was slipping away. Her calendar told her Alex’s departure was getting closer every day.

Lily touched her arm. “Wyatt and I talked this over. You have a right to live your own life. We can’t expect you to stay in Lobster Cove forever simply because we want you to. You have a right to be happy, and so does Ava. She needs a father.”

“She needs her family,” Julia managed around the lump in her throat. “I could never leave my parents. They need me.”

“I just don’t want you to lose out on a chance for happiness.”

Julia couldn’t help glancing toward the exit of the gymnasium. Alex was gone. She closed her eyes briefly and took a deep breath. Lily needn’t have worried about her leaving Lobster Cove to follow him to San Diego. It wasn’t like he wanted her to.

She’d been shocked when she realized Alex had bid on and won the date with her. She’d also been secretly thrilled. But then he’d whispered “I’m sorry” in her ear, and had been totally indifferent about getting together. Was he sorry he’d bid on her? He’d probably only done it as a way to make a donation to Edie and Aaron.

It was time to push aside any lingering feelings for him. But it was so hard to do.

“Ava adores Dr. Campbell, and from what I can see, the feeling is mutual.”

“I’ve tried to keep them apart, but I haven’t succeeded very well. She’s going to be so upset when he leaves.”

“Perhaps there’s still time to convince him to stay.”

Julia stared at Lily. Was that possible? Could she convince him to stay? What if he stayed, then decided later that Lobster Cove wasn’t what he wanted? That she wasn’t what he wanted?

About the Author:

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. I like the premise of the story.

  3. Thanks for having me on your blog today, Long & Short Reviews!

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