Romantic Reunions: 6 Stories of Second-Chance Romance
by Karen Green
Maybe it’s the crispness now noticeable on the air or the rush of back to school excitement, but the arrival of September and the fall season can feel as much like the beginning of a new year as January 1 does.
Pairing perfectly with the start of the fall season, these romances center on an event that celebrates the new: new home, new job, new identity—and of course, a new chance at love.
So start a new season with these books about a new start and feel inspired to begin something new yourself.
A Man You Can Trust (Gallant Lake Stories) by Jo McNally
In this novel, Nick West relocates to work at Gallant Lake Resort, where he meets Cassie, who arrived only months earlier, looking for a new start of her own.
Vacation towns are full of constant changes, beginnings and ends, but set against the ancient Catskills, Nick and Cassie’s new start turns into something that, like the mountains, may eventually feel more permanent.
Arctic Heat (Frozen Hearts) by Annabeth Albert
Nothing feels more deserving of declaring a new start than overcoming illness, and for Owen Han, beating cancer gives him the courage and energy to fulfill a lifelong dream of working and living in the wilds of Alaska.
Will dreams come true in Owen’s new life, or will his new start simply reveal new challenges—like winning the affection of the surly, attractive park ranger he works for?
Target in Jeopardy (Colton 911) by Carla Cassidy
Dallas Colton did not ask for his life to change, but after his wife died, he had to learn to navigate the world without her. And when one drunken, foolish night leads to consequences he never foresaw, life changes again, this time promising something he hasn’t experienced in a long time—joy.
Sometimes, a new start is completely unplanned but exactly what a person needs.
This Time for Keeps (Wickham Falls Weddings) by Rochelle Alers
A new start in a familiar place is exactly what Nicole Campos is looking for when she returns to her hometown of Wickham Falls. A romance with an old flame is not what she’s looking for at all, but second chances are there to take, with the wisdom of experience and the excitement of rediscovery making everything feel new and possible once again.
Healing the Single Dad’s Heart (The Good Luck Hospital) by Scarlet Wilson
Lots of people move to new towns to start over, but not many go halfway around the world. However, that’s exactly what Dr. Joe Lennox does when he relocates to Vietnam with his young son to work at a humanitarian hospital and put the grief of losing his wife behind him.
New is an understatement as they settle in Vietnam, bringing unexpected challenges, as well as joys, into their life.
Do you feel like the autumn ushers in a new kind of start? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!