Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi + Giveaway

Scroll down for the new Giveaway!

Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi
First published by CreateSpace on the 24th October 2012.

Where to buy this book:
Buy from independent booksellers via Abebooks
Buy the ebook from
Buy the paperback from The Book Depository

How I got this book:
Downloaded the ebook

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A promotion to get a free copy of Second Chance Grill was advertised by its author, Christine Nolfi, on Goodreads so I took advantage! The novel is set in small town America, the town of Liberty, Ohio, and begins when young doctor Mary Chance moves to town to take over the running of her aunt's restaurant. Mary is grieving the loss of her best friend and hopes that her sabbatical in Liberty will help her to overcome her sorrow in order to resume her medical career. She is meant to be returning to Cincinnati after a year, however she hasn't counted on the charms of the local garage mechanic, Anthony, or the perseverance of his terminally ill daughter, Blossom.

Second Chance Grill was an easy, light read, but with a strong emotional storyline. Several of Nolfi's characters are typical of the people found in small communities the world over so I could understand their relationships and history. The camaraderie shown by everyone when things get tough makes for an uplifting novel and I liked reading about the townsfolk pulling together. I was surprised by some of the medical plot surrounding Blossom's illness, especially the inhumanity of the American healthcare system. I am certainly glad of the NHS! Overall though the storyline went pretty much where I expected it would and the romantic ending is telegraphed from Mary and Anthony's first meeting. I am not sure I would read further books in the series as this type of romance fiction isn't really my bag, but as a change it was a fun book. And I love the colourful image on the cover which encourages me to visit Ohio!

Search Lit Flits for more:
Books by Christine Nolfi / Women's fiction / Books from America

And now for the Giveaway!

This week I am giving away an ebook copy of Second Chance Grill by way of a gift card for its cost from either or

The Question:
Name an uplifting romance novel that you have enjoyed.

Comment your answer on this post before midnight (UK time) on the 27th of July to be in with a chance of winning.

The Giveaway is open worldwide but please make sure you can use an Amazon gift card! Answers must be commented by midnight (UK time) on the 27th July and I will randomly pick a winner on the 28th. The winner will be notified by replying to their Comment so if you think you might miss this response please also include other contact info such as your blog URL, twitter name or FB page. The winner can choose from which Amazon site they would like their gift card - I think I can buy this from any of the international sites as long as I can understand the instructions. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, they will forfeit the prize.

Good luck!

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  1. Many thanks for featuring Second Chance Grill today.

  2. Here we go, "I Listened To My Heart" by Rosemary Gallagher, really liked this one, more a search for romance and The One, than a full on Hot romance.

    1. Looks like a good read! Thanks for entering :-)

    2. Congrats Rosie! You're my winner this week! I will DM on twitter for your email address

  3. Congrats to Rosie Amber who is the Second Chance Grill giveaway winner!

    I've a new ebook giveaway running now @ - Good luck!