Second Chances by Nancy Pennick – Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

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Kate is ready to start a new life in a great city. Determined to follow her dream, she left college to write a book. Arriving in New York City, she vows to live in the present, not the past. Easy for most to say, except she has a secret. Kate is a time traveler. She met the love of her life back in 1927. But he’s here now. No looking back. No going back.

Enjoy an excerpt:
Determined to wipe the awful dream from her mind, she picked up the cell and sat on the edge of the bed to make her call.

“Drew? It’s me, Kate.”

“Hello, Kate.” Drew laughed. “I knew it was you. What’s wrong? I can hear it in your voice.”

She let out the breath she held. “Nothing’s wrong.”

“Did the pitch of your voice just go up on that last syllable?”

“I didn’t get much sleep, that’s all.”

“And?” She could feel him urging her to tell the truth.

“That’s all. I’m calling to see how you’re doing and tell you I miss you.”

“I miss you, too. Especially last night. The empty spot in the bed reminded me you’re gone. I know we agreed to this living arrangement, but man, it’s hard!”

“Drew Kelly, you’re starting to sound like a modern guy. I’ve been gone one night.” Kate giggled.

“I don’t think I’ll ever truly be one.” Drew’s voice grew serious. “I’m still the same man, Kate. You agreed to marry me, and that changed my world.”

“I’m going to cry if you keep it up and catch a plane home to Ohio.”

“As much as I’d love that, you have a job to do. We said April and May. I’ll graduate by then and can join you. You’re not a quitter, Kate. Although,” he said with a laugh. “You did quit school.”

“With your blessing.”

“But not your parents.”

“They’ve come around.” Kate flopped back on the bed. “Mom already called me this morning.”

“Really? I plan to see them once a week. I text Jack every day.”

“Of course, you do.” Kate loved that her dad and Drew were best friends. The relationship started long ago over their love of the Grand Canyon. “I’d love to talk, but your brother has breakfast ready. I need to join him.”

“Don’t push him too hard, Kate.”

“Where did that come from?”

“I’ve had a lot of time to think. Freddie may be my little brother, but he’s an old man now. Don’t tell him I said that.” Kate heard him take a deep breath. “There may be more to the story than we know. I missed most of his life when I came to the future. I knew Father had a temper. But this mean streak? We’re just learning about it.”

“I’ll go easy.” Kate sat up. “We’ll start with facts I already know. I love you. I really have to go.”

“I love you, too.”

“One more thing.” Kate swallowed hard. “Do you believe in ghosts?”


After a great career in teaching, Nancy found a second calling as a writer. She loves to travel, garden and have a good cup of tea nearby. She is the author of the young adult series, Waiting for Dusk. Those characters inspired her New Adult series, Second Chances.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. What book do you wish you could have written?

    • Nancy Pennick says:

      Hi Mai T, Good question! There are so many good books out there, I’d be proud to have written many of them. I’m a fan of children’s book, being a retired teacher, so I lean toward Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Such a good message inside that story!

  3. Do you write every day? Do you have a word goal for each day you write?

    • Nancy Pennick says:

      Hi Peggy, Yes, I try to write every day but don’t have a word goal. It’s best to write what’s needed or felt. I don’t like the pressure of a word count. Thanks for asking!

  4. Nancy Pennick says:

    Thanks for featuring my book! 🙂

  5. Rita Wray says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  6. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway, I appreciate it

  7. kim hansen says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  8. Victoria says:

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  9. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

  10. James Robert says:

    Happy Hump Day and I appreciate the opportunity to win, thanks

  11. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  12. kim hansen says:

    Cool cover.

  13. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway and hope you have an outstanding weekend.

  14. James Robert says:

    I appreciate you bringing us this giveaway, thank you

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