“Second Chances 101” by Donna K. Weaver Book Review/Giveaway (ends 5/26) WW

By Ruth on May 17, 2014 in book, promo, review, romance

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Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are looking for an all-around, feel-good romance that is fairly well-written, this may be the book for you. There is nothing inappropriate in the book, and it does deal with an older couple (always a plus for me as a move towards my fortieth birthday). It is a quick read, and it will remind you that true love does indeed conquer all.

While this was not my favorite in this series, I have no major complaints. I would have preferred more substance and humor (as well as chemistry), but the story was pleasant enough to keep me reading through the end. In addition to this, it would have been beneficial to have some more conflict within the story to add a touch of realism to it–I felt that the potential story where this could have been featured was glossed over far too rapidly. But there is no doubt that this book accomplishes exactly what it promises–a sweet, clean romance to escape the brutality of the modern world.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver

Thirty-seven-year-old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.

For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do.

Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.



“I heard that laugh.” Sam pointed a finger at him. “What have you been doing? Please don’t tell me you’ve been sitting in that old chair waiting for me.”

“I did read for a while,” Alex confessed before pointing to his screen.

She came to stand behind him and looked at the monitor. “Are you kidding me? Online dating? That’s brilliant. Why didn’t you do this sooner?” She didn’t give him a chance to speak, but pushed him out of his chair and sat in it herself. “Let me help. This will be fun!”

Alex bent over her shoulder to see what she was typing. “Hey, wait a minute.Ripped? Samantha Rosamunde Diederik. Don’t you dare write that. I don’t want to meet some woman and have her find out that everything she thinks she knows about me is a lie.”

“Oh, please, Daddy. You might not be tall, but you have a six-pack. And don’t forget your guns.”

“My what?”

“Your biceps. You are so twentieth century.”

Alex shifted uneasily as she kept typing.

DonnaWAuthor Donna K. Weaver
Donna K. Weaver has always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific five times. Wife-mother-grandmother-Army veteran-karate black belt-Harry Potter nerd.

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