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Second Chances

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ISBN10 : 0063009544

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The author of the heartwarming Craig and Fred tells the deeply emotional and inspiring story of the next phase of their lives together: working closely with prison inmates in Maine who raise and train puppies to become service dogs. On their travels across America, former US Marine Craig Grossi and his devoted dog Fred were invited to speak at Maine State Prison—the penitentiary that inspired Stephen King’s famous “Shawshank.” While there, he met a group of very special inmates, participants in a program run by the non-profit America’s Vet Dogs. Craig discovered that many of the prisoners are veterans—former soldiers serving their country in an entirely different way: transforming purebred Labrador Retrievers from floppy puppies into indispensable companions for disabled vets. These service dogs “literally and figuratively” open doors for men and women, offering hope and a renewed sense of freedom—"freedom that they lost as a result of trauma incurred defending our freedom,” Craig writes. Yet these disabled vets are not the only lives changed by these dogs. The inmates who train them “are given a purpose, they’re given experience, and most importantly they’re given a sense of self-worth,” Craig explains. “The men at Maine State are given a second chance—something that I believe everyone deserves.” For Craig, the visit had a profound impact. “There was something special going on inside its walls and it was calling out to me. I quickly realized that the program and its men had something to show the world.” In this emotionally powerful book, he introduces these men and challenges us to look deeper, to see them as human beings deserving of a new shot at life. “We’re quick to give second chances to celebrities, politicians and famous athletes when they screw up,” Craig reminds us, “but when it comes to those who’ve been convicted for their mistakes, we too often dismiss them as forever lost.” Second Chances poignantly shows that no life is irredeemable and that each of us can make a difference if given the opportunity.

Second Chance Summer

Author : Morgan Matson

ISBN10 : 1439157529

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour comes a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak. Taylor Edwards’s family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then, Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend—and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance with family, with friends, and with love.

You Rise Glorious

Author : Mike Foster

ISBN10 : 1601428561

Publisher : WaterBrook

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: A powerful message of hope for anyone burdened by shame and for everyone who longs for a fresh, passionate, and fierce life. Now in convenient trade paperback and featuring a bonus section for guided reflection. This retitled edition of People of the Second Chance centers on HOPE. Every fierce and free life starts with that at the core. And every reader longs for a passionate and unstoppable spirit. This book will equip the reader to fight for hope and victory for others and also themselves. Foster's examination of hope is one part challenge, two parts encouragement. He forces the reader to ask the following questions: How did I lose it? How do I get? How do I give it? Each question is broken down into core concepts that are essential to a life devoted to the power of fierce and free living: awareness, discovery, ownership, forgiveness, acceptance, and freedom.

The Second Chance Club

Author : Jason Hardy

ISBN10 : 1982128615

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book. Prompted by a dead-end retail job and a vague desire to increase the amount of justice in his hometown, Jason Hardy became a parole officer in New Orleans at the worst possible moment. Louisiana’s incarceration rates were the highest in the US and his department’s caseload had just been increased to 220 “offenders” per parole officer, whereas the national average is around 100. Almost immediately, he discovered that the biggest problem with our prison system is what we do—and don’t do—when people get out of prison. Deprived of social support and jobs, these former convicts are often worse off than when they first entered prison and Hardy dramatizes their dilemmas with empathy and grace. He’s given unique access to their lives and a growing recognition of their struggles and takes on his job with the hope that he can change people’s fates—but he quickly learns otherwise. The best Hardy and his colleagues can do is watch out for impending disaster and help clean up the mess left behind. But he finds that some of his charges can muster the miraculous power to save themselves. By following these heroes, he both stokes our hope and fuels our outrage by showing us how most offenders, even those with the best intentions, end up back in prison—or dead—because the system systematically fails them. Our focus should be, he argues, to give offenders the tools they need to re-enter society which is not only humane but also vastly cheaper for taxpayers. As immersive and dramatic as Evicted and as revelatory as The New Jim Crow, The Second Chance Club shows us how to solve the cruelest problems prisons create for offenders and society at large.

Craig & Fred

Author : Craig Grossi

ISBN10 : 0062693409

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity." In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged. Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia. Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred’s turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart—"it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"—Craig & Fred is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.

A Second Chance

Author : His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

ISBN10 : 9171497986

Publisher : The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: At the final hour . . . This amazing narrative is based on the story of Ajamila from the Sixth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam. The law of karma states that we're all responsible for our actions, and death is the crucial moment when mysterious forces acting according to this law work behind the scenes to determine our destiny. As the sinful Ajamila lay on his deathbed, he was terrified to see three fierce, humanlike creatures coming to drag him out of his dying body and take him to the lord of death for punishment. Surprisingly, Ajamila escaped this terrible fate. How? A Second Chance: The Story of a Near-Death Experience teaches vital truths about the fundamental nature of the self and reality. At a time when reincarnation is quickly gaining acceptance, not only with the growing ranks of people reporting out-of-body and near-death experiences but with the public at large, A Second Chance can show one how to use meditation and yoga techniques to overcome the obstacles of materialism, meet the challenge of death, and ultimately attain spiritual perfection.

The Journalist and the Murderer

Author : Janet Malcolm

ISBN10 : 0307797872

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung. Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case -- the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial -- Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. The Journalist and the Murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

The Second Chance Boutique

Author : Louisa Leaman

ISBN10 : 172821369X

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The right dress can transform your life.... Francesca Delaney has a knack for matching a bride-to-be with the perfect gown. Her shop, The Whispering Dress, is no ordinary bridal boutique. Every gown is vintage, and the dresses seem to share their stories with Francesca, pointing to which woman needs them next. Fran credits her success to two rules: never covet a dress and never sell a dress that led to a doomed marriage. But then she finds a beautiful 1950s couture floor-length gown, and her talent veers into obsession. The owner, however, would quite like the dark past of the dress to remain hidden forever...

The Vow

Author : Natalie Wrye

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Wrye Writing

Number of Pages : 255

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: ELSIE I thought a “vow” could keep me and my best friend’s brother apart. I was wrong. It’s been seven years since I’ve seen my first love—my best friend Kayla’s hotter-than-Hell-in-July older brother, Brett. But when trouble follows me all the way to NYC, I find myself walking into his tattoo shop with no one to turn to…but him. --- AUTHOR'S NOTE: *The Vow is a full-length novel, the first interconnected story in the Manhattan Nights series. **This novel is complete as a standalone novel, but contains continuing side plot-lines that may not be resolved immediately.

Second Chance

Author : Jerry B. Jenkins,Tim LaHaye

ISBN10 : 9781414379456

Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Lionel rushes to Chicago to try to save his Uncle Andre.

Second Chance Angel

Author : Griffin Barber,Kacey Ezell

ISBN10 : 1094059757

Publisher : Blackstone Publishing

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: After a devastating galactic war, disgraced veteran Ralston Muck ekes out a living as a bouncer at Last Stop Station’s premier nightclub, A Curtain of Stars. Night after night he listens to the club’s star performer, Siren, sing her memories and ease some of his aching loss. But when Siren goes missing, Muck finds himself drawn into a world of dirty cops, drug lords, and conspiracies that trace back to the war itself. The only person he can trust isn’t even human. Angel, Siren’s personal AI, was ripped from the singer’s mind the night Siren disappeared. With no idea what has happened to her human host, and pursued by a killer virus, Angel flees to Muck for answers. Together they struggle to comprehend the conspiracy that entangles both their lives. Can Muck and the angel on his shoulder recover Siren before it’s too late? Or will he lose everything that matters to him one more time?

Life Deserves a Second Chance

Author : Mahima Mishra

ISBN10 : 1649837402

Publisher : Notion Press

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Mayra, a girl with a broken heart going through depression and anxiety, meets Priyam, who helps her in healing the bruises of her past. Priyam, who was always career-oriented, desires to have an ideal relationship and finds Mayra, who expects too much. Life Deserves a Second Chance is a story of two beautiful souls fighting with their fates to unite. Will they be able to pass the never-ending test of destiny?

Second Chance Summer

Author : Jill Shalvis

ISBN10 : 1455586749

Publisher : Grand Central Publishing

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Don't miss this unforgettable New York Times bestseller about sisters, loss, and the search for home that Library Journal calls "a hands-down winner!" Lily Danville's life is crumbling around her. With no money and no home, her only choice is to go back to the one town she swore she'd never see again: Cedar Ridge, Colorado. Back to the memories of her sister's tragic death. Back to the place where, ten years ago, she shared an unforgettable kiss with Aidan Kincaid-the man her sister once loved. A new job at the town's hottest resort is just the fresh start Lily has been looking for...until she discovers the resort is owned by none other than the Kincaid family. How can she possibly see Aidan every day without feeling as if she's betraying her sister? But as secrets from the past come to light and Lily starts to realize the truth, she can only hope it's not too late to find love, family, and forgiveness. "Second Chance Summer is sexy and packs a powerful emotional punch." --Fresh Fiction, Top Pick "Sassy, funny, and down-to-earth sexy, this lively romance is one readers won't be able to resist. A hands-down winner and a terrific launch to the author's latest series." --Library Journal, starred review "Shalvis knows all the right buttons to push...The flubs and flaws are hilarious, the grief feels credible, and the sparks fly in this solid, light romance from the always-reliable Shalvis." --Publishers Weekly

One More Kiss

Author : Roxy Sinclaire

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Roxy Sinclaire

Number of Pages : 290

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1911

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Book Summary: I haven’t talked to Julia since I messed things up bad. But I haven’t stopped missing her. When she calls the last thing I expect is to ask her to pretend to be my wife. But it’s for good reason. We’re going on a family vacation...and I just need her to fake it. Once we're there, old feelings show up again and now I can’t figure out what’s real and what’s pretend. One More Kiss is book 1 of the One More Series. It is a second chance romance novel with NO cheating, NO cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happy ending!

A Secret, a Safari, a Second Chance

Author : Liz Fielding

ISBN10 : 148804385X

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A luxury escape… A chance to reveal her baby bombshell! In this Destination Brides story, a bid at a charity auction wins Eve Bliss a dream holiday on safari! As a penniless single mom, she’d be mad not to go, but she’s not expecting Kit Merchant to be there on business. She and Kit once shared a passionate moment. Now, together in beautiful Africa, how long can she keep her four-year-old secret… Kit has a daughter! Destination Brides quartet Book 1 — Summer Romance with the Tycoon Book 2 — Swept Away by the Venetian Millionaire Book 3 — One Night in Provence Book 4 — A Secret, A Safari, A Second Chance “The most important thing I can tell you about this story is that it will grab your heart, squeeze it tightly, and then never let go. From the start, I fell in love.... I read this story in one sitting and it was just the entertainment I wanted….” — Goodreads on The Billionaire’s Convenient Bride “I was deeply moved by the sincere characters and thought about them even after I closed the book. What really kept me turning the pages though were the deep emotions the author layered into the story. Overall, this is a wonderful and touching story. It is fast-paced, engaging and the perfect treat….” — Goodreads on Her Pregnancy Bombshell

Second Chance Lane

Author : Nicola Marsh

ISBN10 : 1489281150

Publisher : HarperCollins Australia

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From USA Today bestselling Australian author Nicola Marsh comes a compelling story of love, redemption and community. When the past crashes into the future, there's more than hearts on the line. Natasha Trigg leads a simple life in small-town Brockenridge. She works at the roadhouse, has good friends, and at the centre of her world is her daughter, Isla. She knows dumping musician Kody Lansdowne thirteen years ago by misleading him about her pregnancy was best in the long run. She drove him away so he could achieve his dreams but has always felt guilty. When a matchmaking Isla invites a surprise new neighbour to dinner, Tash and Kody come face to face once again... Now a bona fide rockstar, Kody's in hiding to sort through the mess his life has become after a concert resulted in devastation. The last thing he needs is discovering he has a child. Especially as it means the one woman he's never been able to forget is now permanently part of his life. Pity he's so furious with her... For Jane Jefferson, who has deliberately fooled townsfolk into believing her reputation is worse than it is for years, a second chance is something she thought she'd never get. Reconnecting with friendships she thought lost forces her to face the question: do past mistakes define you forever? While navigating the troubled waters of forgiveness, friendship and love, will these three Brockenridge residents discover everyone deserves a second chance? PRAISE FOR NICOLA MARSH: 'A satisfying read with plenty of drama and a big dollop of romance.' - The Weekly Times 'Her style is compassionate, witty and engaging with a diverse character set and a palpable love of the region she has set the story. ' - Mic Loves Books

Second Chance

Author : Gena Showalter

ISBN10 : 036970486X

Publisher : HQN Books

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: She’s never felt desired. He’s never craved a woman more…in this sizzling classic from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter. Previously published as Can’t Hardly Breathe. Dorothea Mathis has overcome the obstacles life tossed her way…but she can’t shake her long-standing crush on former Army Ranger Daniel Porter. The sexy bad boy is back in town and using her inn as a personal playground. She should kick him out, but his heated glances are making her stupid. No way she’ll give another chance to the man who didn’t want her in high school. Right? Daniel craves curvy Dorothea night and day, but all he can offer is a few no-strings nights to burn off a little steam. He’s learned to despise romance—love brings loss. Except, being with Dorthea only makes him burn for more. Winning her over won’t be easy, but he’ll fight to prove a second chance isn’t settling for second best. Read the entire reader-favorite Original Heartbreakers series: Book 1: The Secret Fling Book 2: Friends First Book 3: Enemies to Lovers Book 4: Second Chance Book 5: Can’t Let Go Book 6: Can’t Get Enough

A Second Chance: A Gay Love Story (Gay Romance)

Author : Topher James

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Topher James

Number of Pages : 99

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: I never thought I’d love again. Even if I could, I didn’t even know if I wanted to. I was betrayed… I had my heart broken. And I was in mourning… I lost a dear friend. Something inside me just shut down. I didn’t want to go out. I didn’t want to face the world. But then I saw him again… Keifer… the man who broke my heart. And it all came rushing back. The emotion, the fire… the heat… the memories… the rage. So I punched him. Yeah, I punched him real good. I thought it would be over. I never expected to keep thinking about him. I never expected that he… that he was still thinking about me. I always said to myself that I wouldn’t give anybody a second chance. Cross me, and you’re out, gone, and we’re finished. But now I find myself changing my tune. I don’t know if I’ll be able to give him a second chance. But I know that I’m going to try… and we’ll see where this goes. Because I still love Keifer. And doesn’t love deserve a second chance? A Second Chance is an emotional and sensitive gay romance novella that sees the main character, Trevor, take the biggest chance he’s ever had to in his life: To give the man he loves a second chance. This gay M/M romance contains steamy, passionate scenes of an explicit nature.