Friday, April 01, 2011

Giveaway - The Season Of Second Chances by Diane Meier

Publication Date: 30th March 2011

A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that’s going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home.

Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a safe life in New York, protected and insulated from the intrusions and involvements of other people. When offered a position at Amherst College, she impulsively leaves the city, and along with generations of material belongings, she packs her equally heavy emotional baggage.

A tumbledown Victorian house proves an unlikely choice for a woman whose family heirlooms have been boxed away for years. Nevertheless, this white elephant becomes the home that changes Joy forever. As the restoration begins to take shape, so does her outlook on life, and the choices she makes over paint chips, wallpaper samples, and floorboards are reflected in her connection to the co-workers who become friends and friendships that deepen.

A brilliant, quirky, town fixture of a handyman guides the renovation of the house and sparks Joy’s interest to encourage his personal and professional growth. Amid the half-wanted attention of the campus’s single, middle-aged men, known as “the Coyotes,”and the legitimate dramas of her close-knit community, Joy learns that the key to the affection of family and friends is being worthy of it, and most important, that second chances are waiting to be discovered within us all.

Buy Season of Second Chances from Amazon or The Book Depository.

Visit Diane's website to find out more about this author and her work.


*If you'd like to win a copy of The Season of Second Chances then leave a comment telling me what you would do with a second chance?

*You must be a follower of my blog (if you're not a follower & you'd like to enter just click on the follow button on the right hand side of my blog - easy peasy)

*Don't forget to include an email address


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Competition is INTERNATIONAL. Ends 15th April and the winner will be announced on this blog. Good luck everyone!


  1. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful giveaway. I follow you on GFC.


  2. I'm an old follower

    Wow, what would I do with a second chance? I think I'd try to be a better person overall. A better daughter for my parents, a better sister to my brother (we fight alot) and a better friend. Also a better girlfriend, not nagging all the time and being jealous...

    Thansk for the great giveaway!

  3. I would try to do all the things I didn't the first time.
    GFC follower.

  4. If I had a second chance, I would have picked a different major in college.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  5. I would love a chance to win this book. Given the opportunity I would spend more quality time with my mom.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  6. With a second chance I'd go back to getting an education.
    kr_moreau at doglover dot com

  7. If I had a second chance, I would have taken my education more seriously and stayed in school.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!


  8. Count me in:

  9. My second chance involves travelling. I wanted to travel so desperately when I was young so for me that's what I want now. Great giveaway!

  10. I wouldn't change anything - after all everything I experienced made me the person that I am!

    Follower on GFC!

    danaan at gmx dot at

  11. If I was given a second chance, I'd like to take the challenges given to me by my studies more seriously so that I would have had better results, and be a little more outgoing to enjoy life a little bit more with my friends.

    gfc follower: aloveforbooks
    email address:

  12. f I had a second chance, I would grab it. I'd did my best for something that I might miss. I know it might change something that I have now. But who knows what will happened next. There is another chance, why don't use it. at gmail dot com

    I am your GFC Follower: Aleetha

    I linked your giveaway on my blog

  13. I would love a second chance raising my boys... when they were really young Al and I both worked a lot to make ends meet.... we both had high capacity jobs and worked long hours, I swear the early years they were raised by sitters...

    Now I see that having the little "extras" in life was not that important and I wish I would have spent more time with them.

  14. with a second chance i never would have stayed with my ex i would have been his friend and made him have the strength to stand on his own and i would have lived my life with a man i love like i do my new husband. speck135les at yahoo

  15. Phew! What would I do with a second chance? Hmmmmm...maybe go back into my youth and determine to not play a victim. 30 is too long to take control of your own life instead of blaming everyone else for your lot!

    I am an old follower!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  16. If I had a second chance I would get my oldest daughter in for testing for Aspergers alot sooner, we just did it this year and she is ten - looking back there were signs five years ago and we just did not realize. If she had been my second child and not my first I would have done something. I wish with all my heart I had a second chance. (She will be just fine though :)

  17. Sorry should have said I follow with GFC as Tracy Taylor - this goes with the post above (sorry)

  18. I would how to snow ski when I was younger.

  19. If I had a second chance I'd hold my tongue. That would change everything.

    cris_mv at hotmail dot com


  20. I wouldn't be so afraid, I'd just do what I wanted to do when I had the chance...

    + tweet:!/vollkopf/status/58720094565576704

  21. oops, following as Karla Vollkopf
    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  22. If I was given a second chance, I'd try to be a better person and I would love to spend more time with my family and friends.

    +2 tweet :


  23. I'm lucky enough not to need a second chance. I made the more unusual choices in life and had most of my dreams come true.[@]gmail[.]com

  24. if i had a second chance i would finish college so i don't have to work so hard for so little now
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  25. If I had a second chance, I'd make decisions that we better for me rather than worrying so much about other people.

  26. f I had a second chance I would start my life different.I would still have my kids but would wait a few yrs go to college to make something of myself.

  27. I follow you on GFC

  28. Competition CLOSED ~ winner announced shortly.


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