The Second Chance Cafe

The Second Chance Cafe Kaylie Flynn was luckier than most children left to the Texas foster care system blessed with a foster mother who taught her the comfort of home and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie No
  • Title: The Second Chance Cafe
  • Author: Alison Kent
  • ISBN: 9781469276366
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Kaylie Flynn was luckier than most children left to the Texas foster care system, blessed with a foster mother who taught her the comfort of home and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie.Now, Kaylie has journeyed back to Hope Springs to open a caf in the charming Victorian she once shared with her foster family and to finally find answers about her past and wKaylie Flynn was luckier than most children left to the Texas foster care system, blessed with a foster mother who taught her the comfort of home and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie.Now, Kaylie has journeyed back to Hope Springs to open a caf in the charming Victorian she once shared with her foster family and to finally find answers about her past and where she came from.Yet Kaylie s carefully laid plans quickly become complicated The house needs far work than she realized, and Tennessee Keller, the carpenter Kaylie hires, stirs up feelings she hasn t felt in a long while When an unexpected crisis threatens to unravel her dreams, Kaylie seems to have all the ingredients for a perfect disaster or quite possibly the perfect love.
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    1. I often read of or hear about authors who knew they were meant to tell stories from the time they left the crib Me I didn t decide what I wanted to be when I grew up until I was thirty years old and then sold my first book at thirty four Still, it was obvious that I always knew I was going places.Like so many other authors, I was a voracious reader from day one, devouring everything from Nancy Drew to My Friend Flicka, which I remember sitting hovered over the heater vent in the kitchen floor to read while my father made his coffee.I moved on to my mother s Phyllis Whitney, Dorothy Eden, and Mary Stewart gothics before discovering my first true romances written by Lucy Walker and set in the Australian Outback And then, at last, when I was 18 I found The Flame and the Flower My son almost spent his life as Brandon because of that, but I spared him and named him Casey instead Why write romance Because love stories have always been a major part of the books I ve loved Father Ralph and Meggie Cleary I did name my daughter Megan after reading The Thorn Birds Do you see a trend here The aforementioned Brandon Birmingham and Heather Simmons Wolf Mackenzie and Mary Potter.Even so, it s because I love writing romance heroes The men who sweep both heroines and readers off their feet not to mention their authors, too I ve spent several years happily writing action adventure romance for Kensington Brava along with hot and sexy series romances for Harlequin Blaze Now I m thrilled to be a launch author for Vows.

    2. I had read this author s Dalton Gang series, liked it so wanted to check out this one This one is different from the Dalton Gang, those were light, sexy, fun reads, while this one was melancholy, where characters take a second look at their life and what and where they are It is due to that, that caused me to not like the book as much as I had hoped before starting.I loved what Kaylie was trying to do with buying the house where she felt the safest and happiest, loved even that brownie recipes [...]

    3. 3.5 StarsGrowing up in foster care has made Kaylie self reliant to the extreme She returns to Hope Springs to the only place she has ever called home, a large three storey Victorian which she plans on turning into a caf She immediately sets about renovating the house with the help of Ten, a local contractor Anyone who reads contemporary romance will know there are some themes you ll see time and time again Renovations restaurants returned servicemen handymen contractors cooking hard headed busin [...]

    4. What can I say except that I was bored throughout the entire novel I m surprised I even finished it I guess I was holding out for something major to happen I don t know, something, anything major Instead I got a novel that was predictable and mundane The novel had elements of romance and suspense, both of which I thought fell flat There was absolutely no passion or heat between Kaylie and Ten Nothing Zero Zip Nada And yes, his name is Ten which is short for Tennessee It wasn t until I finished t [...]

    5. I ve literally started this post about half a dozen times now I don t know how else to start it other than saying this book is beautiful And, there are brownieslots and lots of brownies The Second Chance Cafe is about Kaylie Flynn, who has recently returned to Hope Springs, the town she spent the majority of her childhood being raised by a foster family Her foster parents have both passed away, and she s recently purchased the house they left behind Abandoned by her parents and raised in the fos [...]

    6. I m having a hard time deciding what to write about this book I was all set to Love this booke storyline sounded like one I would really enjoy fixing up an old house, hooking up with the carpenter, cooking brownies, what is there not to like For some reason, this book just fell short for me and I really can t figure it out view spoiler The way Kaylie dealt with her foster parents after leaving home she graduated and never looked back The author made it clear that May Winton changed Kaylie s life [...]

    7. Romanzo rosa leggero, molto leggero Che poi la storia in realt c , i personaggi pure ma la scrittura io l ho trovata noiosa, noiosa forte Sono arrivata finalmente a pensare ora succeder qualcosa che ero al 98% Anche l accendersi della passione, L innamoramento tra Kaylie e Ten stato poco incisivo E almeno sotto questo punto di vista avrebbe dovuto essere perfetto.Ma la cosa che pi mi ha lasciato allibita che inizia lo spoiler ma non ci posso nulla ritrovato finalmente suo pap non gli abbia chies [...]

    8. I was not prepared for such a delightful and heartwarming story as the one Alison Kent has written The Second Chance Caf had me hooked from page one and hope to read many other books by her.This book introduces, Kaylie, a foster child who has spent most of her life in foster care After going from one foster home to another, Kalie arrives at May and Winton s home and remains their for eight years It is the best home she has ever been placed in and now she is returning to Hope Springs with her dog [...]

    9. I ve had this book for a while and am so glad I finally read listened to it The female lead is a baker who has bought the house she grew up in as a foster child to turn it into a cafe The male lead is the contractor she hires to renovate the house Each has guilt and tragedy in their pasts and are separated from family for different reasons Their attraction and chemistry are strong and evident They do take time getting involved, and I liked how Kaylee is pretty honest and up front about things sh [...]

    10. As a child, Kaylie Flynn moved from place to place in the Texas foster care system, finally finding a stable home with a foster family in Hope Springs Her kind foster mother, May Wise, taught Kaylie about life and instilled in her a love of cooking and baking When Kaylie turned eighteen and was no longer a foster child , she left Hope Springs and started the next chapter in her life, working here and there and managing to earn a business degree All along, she had one master plan in mind to somed [...]

    11. Kaylie ha 28 anni, dopo la morte dei suoi genitori affidatari ha deciso di comprare la casa dove cresciuta con loro e di trasformarla in un caff.Dopo anni di case precarie, e un infanzia difficile, questa bellissima abitazione di Hope Springs l unico posto in cui Kaylie si sia mai sentita amata e accettata, questo luogo legato ai suo ricordi pi belli e sente il bisogno di ripartire proprio da dove si sentita pi felice da adolescente.La casa ovviamente da ristrutturare per poter essere adita a ca [...]

    12. This review and others can be found at my blog, My Written Romance Just click here.This was a difficult review for me to write I have mixed feelings about this book, having wanted to enjoy it than I ended up doing It was a lovely well written story, but unfortunately there was something missing for me.The romance between Kaylie and Tennessee or Ten as he is referred to throughout the book is slow in developing, and they take their time getting to know one another before becoming involved Howeve [...]

    13. This is one of those novels where the author takes a heartbreaking past, matches it with a strong yet flawed main character and then adds one of my favorite sidekicksod Kaylie Flynn has moved back to the town of Hope Springs, Texas where she spent 8 years with a foster family she adored and loved Those foster parents are gone now, but she jumps at the chance to buy their home where she found healing and love after a traumatizing event It s her dream to turn this home into her own cafe to honor t [...]

    14. All I could think while I was reading this book was that it was boring Just plain boring There were no real conflicts or plot twists.Some story lines were started and then dropped, perhaps as introductions for the next book, but within this book they felt meaningless and served only as fillers Basically it was too mundane for me Finishing it became a challenge and struggle with myself I liked both MCs, but I didn t fell like there was anything for me to care about in their story It just didn t c [...]

    15. I struggled through reading about half of this book I never had that I can t put this book down moment I felt the chapters were too short It never showed things happening, just the aftermath of things I felt Ten was a tad creepy, at times I think he was supposed to come off as romantic, but it ended up having creepy feel This was in the inspirational section at the librarybut there wasn t much inspiring in it.

    16. I really enjoyed this one It s very different from Alison Kent s Harlequin Blazes and romantic suspenses, but it s very well done I certainly didn t want it to end, though I imagine that the next book in the series, although it isn t about these characters, will continue to let us see how they are getting on.

    17. mi piaciuto molto bei personaggi , bella storia voglio leggere anche gli altri della serie ben scritto soprattutto la versione originale in inglese con dei bei personaggi

    18. Quando Kaylie torna a Hope Springs ha solo un desiderio comprare l unica casa in cui sia mai stata felice e farne un caff Perch proprio qui, in questa piccola comunit , che Kaylie all et di soli nove anni capisce cosa voglia dire avere una famiglia e qualcuno che si occupi di lei Data in affido dai quattro anni in poi, la sua vita stata un altalena emotiva di scelte sbagliate Cos una volta cresciuta capisce che per poter essere felice c un unico posto in cui tornare l unica casa affidataria che [...]

    19. labibliotecadieliza.Dopo un bel tomone come il libro di Ken Follett ci voleva qualcosa di leggero e di completamente diverso La mia scelta caduta su questo libro che stazionava sul mio comodino da Tempo di Libri quando mi stato regalato Non avevo mai letto nulla della Crossing e non so perch ma questa copertina mi aveva incuriosito.La storia in realt piuttosto semplice e mi ha ricordato quei film del pomeriggio che di solito allietano le nostre estati Niente di trascendentale insomma, ma mi ha i [...]

    20. I really liked this book This was the first time I ve read this author With a new author you just never what you re going to get I was pleasantly surprised This book was a nice change of pace for me While there is a romance woven into the plot, it wasn t the main focus of the book This book was about Kaylie, reconnecting with the only roots she knew, and finding who she truly is And being ok with what she finds A lot of the books I ve seen lately seem to rely on the insta lust love storylines Wh [...]

    21. Growing up, Kaylie Flynn was shuffled from foster home to foster home before being welcomed into Winton and May Wise s family It was May who taught Kaylie the comfort of home, and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie Years later, May leaves Kaylie the money she needs to open her own caf in the charming Victorian house they once shared Now back in Hope Springs, Kaylie s determined to finally make all her dreams a reality and unearth answers to lingering questions about her past Soon, h [...]

    22. Chi ha voglia di leggerezza e dolci, quelli che si mangiano sar deliziato da questo romanzo che narra le gesta di una ragazza che vuole realizzare i propri progetti e scoprire la verit sulla sua famiglia che la ha abbandonata da piccolissima Se poi c un tuttofare che la aiuter nell apertura del caff , ma con suoi problemi personali, siamo sul pezzo Ed anche in cucina perch Kaylie condivider con noi le ricette dei suoi formidabili brownies Una storia forse troppo semplice, ma appassionante.La rec [...]

    23. I am giving this book a 4 because I had started reading it, put it down and then had to search long and hard to remember the title of it to finally finish I was thoroughly satisfied with how the book ended and the tension that is woven throughout the story, even having taken a long break after initially starting it I engaged with Kaylie and Ten and found them to be very sympathetic characters and could definitely see how Luna s story has become its own book I also felt very compelled to make bro [...]

    24. Can I pull a bad pun and say it was half baked It was an interesting read in that there wasn t a lot of grammar or spelling corrections but trying to instill mystery into it all fell flatter than flat, in my estimation There wasn t any mystery there to begin with and attempting to make the characters than they were just didn t do it for me Characters may have been expanded in later books but they needed flesh on them to fit in properly.I read it and I finished it but can t say I will rush to r [...]

    25. The Second Chance Caf is an incredible story of second chances and not of the romantic kind s about parents and children and the impact and consequences of actions and decisions it is an amazing story and I don t only love Kaylie and Ten and Mitch but also all the other important characters we meet I have the next book already downloaded and I will dive into it now It s good that it is the Labor day weekend

    26. This romance has unexpected depthWell, it s the standard of story of boy, meet girl and girl likes boy and they get together The dialogue is pretty impressive, subtle references to music and books I like the multiple dimensions that characters use to work out their emotions Baking , weaving,a cooking, as well as the less useful ones like distancing or ignoring So that makes this better than the average romance.

    27. This book started out great and started to go downhill after a few chapters The main male character has some domestic violence tendencies with his extreme jealousy, pinning the main female character s arms behind her back during romantic moments, not letting her out of his sight, and stalking her UGH.

    28. Disappointing Too much detail, story just dragged disappointing but I did like the recipes that were added to the story It felt as if the author just wrote to add wordsThis needed relationship time and less BS I chose this rating because the book dragged on with too much inane thinking.

    29. A story of love and reconciling the past.Kaylee comes back to the only place she has ever felt like was home To a house where baking brownies was her hiding place from hurt There she fulfills her dream of opening a cafe There she meets her future and reconciles not only her past, but that of the two men, who will come mean everything to her.

    30. The Second Chance Cafe A Hope Springs Novel Book 1 by Alison Kent is a heartwarming, good read that makes you cheer for Kaylie Flynn as she overcomes her past and makes a future for herself It takes a little time to get through the first couple of Chapters of this book don t give up on it It is definitely worth the read.

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