Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Second Chanced Grill by Christine Nolfi

Book Blurb:
Dr. Mary Chance needs a sabbatical from medicine to grieve the loss of her closest friend. But when she inherits a struggling restaurant in Liberty, Ohio she isn’t prepared for Blossom Perini. Mary can’t resist falling for the precocious preteen—or the girl’s father. The bond they forge will transform all their lives and set in motion an outpouring of love that spreads across America.

Welcome back to Liberty, where the women surrounding the town’s only restaurant are as charming as they are eccentric.

Second Chance Grill is the prequel to Treasure Me, 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist, which The Midwest Book Review calls “A riveting read for those who enjoy adventure fiction, highly recommended.”

My review:
Second Chance Grill was presented to me as Contemporary Fiction. I really feel like a more accurate label is Contemporary Romance, in the best sense of the genre, and as most of you may know romance is not really my preferred type of reading material. If you truly enjoy romance novels, then this novel will suit your needs nicely.

This novel is full of all the things that a really great romance novel are. A handsome, loving man. A warm, giving woman. But best of all a strong community and strong family and even a little bit of humor. This is not a light and fluffy read, but it IS a warm and fuzzy read. In spite of the fact that the romance featured more than I typically prefer I did enjoy this wonderful novel by Christine Nolfi.

About the author - Christine Nolfi says:
Some writers are gifted with an unusual life and I’m certainly one of those. I’ve lived in Ohio, Virginia, California, Utah and now South Carolina. In college I was featured on the front page of the Houston Post for a lark that erased all my debt. I met my four adopted children for the first time in the sweltering heat of the tropics. I helped build several companies and was lucky enough to earn a living doing what I love best—writing—in a PR firm I owned.

If you’re wondering about beginnings, here they are: I’m the middle child in a litter of six kids raised in Cleveland, Ohio during the psychedelic 60s. My late mother swore I taught myself to read at the age of two. While this claim stands unsubstantiated, I can tell you that rare were the times during childhood when I didn’t tote a book in one hand, and pen and paper in the other. I’ve been writing ever since. 

In 2004, I made the wisest and most irrational decision of my life—I began writing fiction full-time. All those years of hard work pay off daily in sweet notes and comments by readers. Please continue the mail, tweets and comments on FaceBook, GoodReads and other sites. I cherish your support and love chatting with readers. 

@christinenolfi on Twitter 
GoodReads Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/7e2xgjq 
FaceBook Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/c3sf4yv 

Second Chance Grill: October 30, 2012 release on Amazon 
ISBN-13 978-1478342229 

Treasure Me – 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist 

The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge 
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/757vrfm 

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