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Book Review & Giveaway: The Widower’s Second Chance by Jessica Keller

Widower's Second Chance

Back Cover:

Learning To Love…Again

Idyllic Goose Harbor, Michigan, offers a fresh start for broken-hearted Paige Windom. In addition to securing a teaching job at the high school, she’ll fulfill her dream of helping at-risk teens in a nearby inner-city mentoring program. But Caleb Beck, a handsome yet overprotective widower and the center’s founder, doesn’t want Paige anywhere near the place. He’s afraid she’ll get hurt—just like his late wife. Paige knows she can do a lot of good—for the kids and Caleb himself. If only she can show him how to let go of his fear, maybe they’ll both find a way to reopen their wounded hearts.

Goose Harbor: Love is in big supply on the shores of Lake Michigan.


Favorite Points:

I loved the chemistry between Paige and Caleb. Their relationship zings from the beginning of the book. Caleb is a great hero. He is patient and kind. The few times he needed to be tough, he showed a side that made me smile. It was sweet. One of the great things about reading Loved Inspired novels is the fast pace set by the story line. The books are small, so story line moves fast.

Thoughtful Moments:
Jessica Keller did a great job of developing the characters in this book, but I found myself relating to Caleb a little more than Paige. It was hard for me to understand why Paige couldn’t see what a great guy Caleb was and trust him.

Overall Review:

Loved this book! I highly enjoyed the two days it took me to read it. I’m hoping the future Goose Harbor books will continue with minor characters. There are a few that I would love to see developed more. Shelby has a story that I would love to see told. 🙂 I like Jessica’s writing style. After reading two of her books now, I can see that she is going to be one of my favorite authors.

Did you Know?

Jessica Keller also wrote Saving Yesterday, click here to read that review.

You can contact Jessica through her website,

Purchase her book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or CBD.

Giveaway_BannerGiveaway! Jessica offered to mail one of our lucky readers a free book!  To enter, please leave a comment on this post. The deadline to enter is Saturday, July 12th. 

Have a blessed week and happy reading!



13 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: The Widower’s Second Chance by Jessica Keller”

  1. First off, thank you to each of you for entering! I love hosting contests for free books. I personally love to read, so sharing that passion with you is a joy.

    The winner of our contest is ALYSSA! Congratulations! I will email you shortly.

    Have a blessed week. I will post another book review soon.


  2. I have Saving Yesterday on my bookshelf at the moment, plan to read it while on vacation this week. This is another of Jess’s that I have been wanting to get my hands on. 🙂


    1. Hi Alyssa, thanks so much for commenting! I hope you love Saving Yesterday as much as we did. I’m adding your name into the drawing for her new book. Have a wonderful vacation!


    1. Heidi, I’m with you LI are great reads. You really can’t go wrong. Caleb is sure to be a hero you will love. I’ve added your name! Thanks for commenting.


  3. I totally LOVED Saving Yesterday… i was not able to sit and read it in one sitting but if i could have i sure would have!! Can’t wait to see what this new book has 🙂 Awesome new authors you share with us Stacey!!


    1. Thanks, Nancy! I loved Saving Yesterday, too. This book was a sweet romance. You will love it. So happy to see you here. Thanks for commenting. I’ve added your name into the drawing.


    1. Hi Sarah, I thought Saving Yesterday was awesome. Did you know Jess is writing a sequel? I can’t for it to be published! Everyone needs to tell her how great it was, so she will get it ready for us. 🙂 lol (A little peer pressure never hurts, right?) I’ve put your name into the drawing for this new book. Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Sounds like a good one! Love the characters’ names, too (although I would picture my 9yo granddaughter as an adult because her name is Paige), 🙂 Looking forward to reading this one, whether I win or not. Blessings!


    1. Thanks, Melanie. I’m sure you will love the story. It’s a heartwarming romance with a hero that will steal your smile a few times. 😉 I’ve added your name to the drawing!


  5. Thanks for this review Stacey! Caleb is pretty great, isn’t he? And Shelby’s story is already written an releases Feb. 2015 (The Fireman’s Secret). I’m doing edits on it right now 😉


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