‘Second Chance Christmas’ by Rula Sinara: a Review

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Second Chance Christmas brings two people together after family ties keep them apart. Will fate (and a special loved one) rekindle the fire?

‘Second Chance Christmas’: Book Information

Second Chance Christmas by Rula Sinara.

Second Chance Christmas by Rula Sinara
Length: 384 pages
Source: eBook
Book 3 in the Turtleback Beach series
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2021

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A beachside Christmas

Brings unexpected gifts!

A second chance. That’s what former navy SEAL Damon Woods asks for when Zuri Habib comes to Turtleback Beach with a nephew who looks just like him. After her sister’s death, Zuri believes Caden deserves to know his father—even if he did break her teenage heart. Can Damon and Zuri forgive each other and give a grieving boy the family he needs this Christmas?

Second Chance Christmas: Author Information

Second Chance Christmas Author Rula Sinara. Link: https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1382533491p8/7350913.jpg

After a childhood enriched with exotic travels and adventures (both in books and real life), USA Today and Nationally Bestselling author Rula Sinara is now settled in rural Virginia with her husband, three boys and crazy but endearing pets. When she’s not writing, she’s busy attracting wildlife to her yard, watching romantic movies (despite male protests) or researching trees on her garden wish list.

She’s a 2014 National Readers Choice Award winner and double finalist, a 2015 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit winner, a 2015 Golden Quill runner up and a 2015 Book Buyer’s Best finalist.

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My Review

**Thank you to Prism Book Tours and Harlequin Heartwarming for the gifted digital copy of Second Chance Christmas!**

Second Chance Christmas features two people reconnecting after years of miscommunication. Zuri and Damon were high school acquaintances, yet lost touch due to flawed group dynamics. Although Damon chose Zuri’s sister, tragic circumstances steered him away from their lives.

Years later, Zuri heads to Turtleback Beach to reconnect with Damon. They face memories and regrets of the past, while coming to terms with steep losses. Along with these characters reconnecting, there are also figures from the past two books with minor roles. I haven’t read the previous two books; however, this did not deter me from the story. I loved reading about Zuri and Damon’s path as they reconnect with one another.

Engagement and Character Development

Second Chance Christmas kept me engaged from beginning to end! I loved reading about the Turtleback Beach community, as well as Zuri and Damon’s lives. While their sparks arrived a little too quickly, this was still an enjoyable book to read during the winter season. Perhaps their quick sparks were for Caden’s sake, yet I still loved their romance, and the flashbacks that ensued!

Second Chance Christmas: Conclusion

In conclusion, Second Chance Christmas is a lovely story for people who love sparks over the Christmas season! It has the journey of two people looking back on life, and how their families shape their paths today.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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