by Donna K. Weaver
Thirty seven year old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.
For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do.
Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.
Second Chances 101 is the 5th book in the Ripple Effect Romance Series. Each book is written by a different author, but the main character has been in the previous book. It’s the first book I’ve read by Donna K. Weaver, but I’ll definitely be reading more of hers after having read this! I read it in just a couple of hours. It’s so cute and a quick read.
This time around the story is about Francie. She is the lady who had Blake’s grandfather’s box from Lost and Found, the 4th book in this series. Francie is a widow with a son who is about to go to college. Francie is also going to head back to college. Her husband was not a very nice person and didn’t provide for his family. Francie has always had to do everything for herself and her son. Now that she’s going back to school, she’s got to have a job on campus in order to supplement her grant money. She finds herself working for 2 professors.
While she is at lunch one day, she befriends another student and takes her under her wing teaching her to garden and to cook. Francie helps Rose deal with issues she’s going with at home. Francie also becomes close to one of the professors she works for. Their romance is so sweet.
This is a clean romance book with great characters and a sweet storyline. It’s another winner in this series! Just when I think they can’t keep the stories in this series coming, they come up with another hit. I definitely recommend all of the books in the series so far! I’m just starting the 6th, so look for another review in a couple of weeks!
Donna K. Weaver has always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific five times. Wife-mother-grandmother-Army veteran-karate black belt-Harry Potter nerd.
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