As the winter draws in, there is nothing like a Christmas-themed romance to accompany a cosy night in and Jenny Bayliss is back this year with another stunner. The Winter of Second Chances is now available in a gorgeous paperback edition that will look perfect on every night stand this season courtesy of Pan Macmillan.
If you enjoyed The Twelve Dates of Christmas then we cannot recommend enough this new novel that introduces us to Annie Sharp, a wonderful female protagonist that teaches us all that it is never too late for a fresh start.
Since the ebook dropped in September, Jenny has been busy writing articles for Writers’ Digest, doing interviews on across social media, and landing in a handful of ‘best book’ selections across online and print magazines! She has also received some wonderful reader reviews across NetGalley, Amazon, and from her fellow authors:
‘I loved this book it describes village life and community spirit and evokes a sense of togetherness. A perfect read for an Autumnal evening.’
‘I really enjoyed last years Twelve Dates of Christmas and this second novel proves what I thought then – that Jenny Bayliss writes entertaining and engaging novels. This book will happily take you through autumn and Halloween and then up to Christmas! It’s got a bit of everything from hilarious book clubs (great choices there ladies) to some romance and tense drama. It’s pleasant, compelling, easy to read, fun and with some really good dialogue.’
‘A gorgeous, cosy winter read that will transport you to the coast on a windswept day. Full of quirky characters and a refreshingly mature leading lady, this book will restore anyone’s faith that it’s never too late for a second chance at love, or indeed, life.’
New York Times Bestselling author Sophie Cousens
Here’s a quick taste of the novel to get you in the Christmas spirit:
Annie Sharpe has it all – an acclaimed restaurant she owns with her handsome husband Max, and two gorgeous grown-up sons. But after one indiscretion too many, she leaves behind the only life she’s ever known.
In search of a fresh start, Annie takes up a position as a caretaker of Saltwater Nook, a creaky but charming beach house on Kent’s beautiful, wild coastline. The village community is an eccentric but tightknit bunch, and Annie is swept up in a whirlwind of their traditional festive celebrations, from pumpkin carving to bonfires on the beach. It soon feels like home – she even reopens the long-dormant seafront café.
The only thorns in her side are John, the owner’s rugged but totally unreasonable nephew who has his own agenda for the house, and a persistent Max, intent on winning her back.
Salwater Nook has been the perfect escape, but Annie can’t run from her problems forever. Will she give her first love a second chance? Or step into the promise of a new life?