Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Day of Second Chances - by Julie Cohen

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Can you imagine keeping a secret so devastating, you couldn’t even tell the people you love?

Honor’s secret threatens to rob her of the independence she’s guarded ferociously for eighty years.

Jo’s secret could smash apart the ‘normal’ family life she’s fought so hard to build.

Lydia’s secret could bring her love - or the loss of everything that matters to her.

One summer’s day, grandmother, mother and daughter’s secrets will collide in a single dramatic moment.

Is it too late for second chances?

Readers of Jojo Moyes, Liane Moriarty and Lisa Jewell will love this surprising, moving story.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley for an honest review*

Three women, three generations, three stories, three ranges of emotions. All of them under one roof – that’s going to be interesting. All three women have a secret…

Honor is in her eighties and lives all alone. She is very clever and independent. When she falls, she goes to live with her daughter-in-law Jo.

Jo lost her first husband Stephen, married for the second time, had two kids with Richard and is now alone again. Turns out Richard was a jerk.

Lydia misses her Dad badly and I wouldn’t say her relationship to her mum is the best. Lydia is the typical teenager and her secret doesn’t make it easier.

Having all three women under one roof, makes them interact more and get to know each other in a different way. They alternate telling the story, so we get inside in each women’s emotions. We learn a lot about their past as well. Also when it comes to Stephen’s death.

The story is bound to a lot of deep and moving feelings. Julie’s writing expresses that beautifully. All characters have something special. This novel has it all: humour, emotions, suspense, family bonds and romance.

Yes, I don’t believe I’m saying this, but The Day of Second Chance was my first Julie Cohen book. I have some on my bookshelf, can’t wait to read them.


My possible cast:

Lydia: Sierra McCormick

Jo: Jennifer Aniston

Honor: Maggie Smith

Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen

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