A Father's Second Chance by Mindy Obenhaus ~ Review

A Father's Second Chance
Lucie's Review:

Celeste Thompson left a high paying job in Texas to follow her dream and re-open her grandma's diner, "Granny's Kitchen."

Gage Purcell also left a dream job to return home to Ouray, CO. Gage moved there to give his girls a good place to grow up after their mother left them to pursue her big career dreams, Gage isn't interested in dating again, especially another career minded woman. But when Celeste asks him to put his carpentry to work to help her restore the upstairs rooms in her building, he offers to give her a quote.

Will Celeste and Gage both find the second chance they didn't know they were looking for in Ouray, CO?

I liked how both Gage and Celeste shared common interests, like saving historical authenticity, and volunteering amongst the community by helping with the Fall Festival. Celeste takes time to get to know the girls, Emma and Cassidy, helping them adjust to their new life, and backing Gage up when he tells them what to do. She also helps Gage's daughters to trust God through the upheaval they are going through.

Celeste is very outgoing, and knows the secret to making her grandmother's famous cinnamon rolls. She and her mother also become close again.

Overall, this is a great read, with great characters. I loved the entire community of Ouray, and the good interactions between Celeste and Gage. There is plenty of drama, humor, faith, and even a surprise ending! Definitely worth your time!

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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Father's Second Chance
Love Inspired (July 21, 2015)
Mindy Oberhaus


A Word from the Author: To steal a line from Donny and Marie, I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll. I’m trapped in the city, but prefer the country or the mountains.

I love Jesus, my family, and just about anything sweet.

I believe Jesus died for my sins, rose three days later, and will one day return. He has carried me through some of my darkest hours. Without faith in Him, I would be nowhere.

I have a penchant for chocolate, clothes, and shoes. When I’m not penning romance novels, I enjoy cooking, decorating and shopping.


Businesswoman Celeste Thompson has one goal: to make her restaurant and hotel a success. She doesn't need any distractions, even from handsome contractor Gage Purcell and his two adorable little girls. Besides, single dad Gage is just biding his time before a big job at the mines comes through. But as Celeste's project springs to life, their arguments transform into attraction. Gage isn't looking for romance, especially not with another career-driven woman like his ex-wife. But openhearted Celeste is more than just another work-consumed client. She might just be his happily-ever-after.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Father's Second Chance, go HERE.

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