Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review - Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi

Title and Author: Second Chance Grill by Christine Nolfi
Publisher: Christine Nolfi
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 313
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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An unforgettable tale of love, loss and second chances.
Second Chance Grill is the prequel to Treasure Me, 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist, which The Midwest Book Review calls “A riveting read for those who enjoy adventure fiction, highly recommended.”
Dr. Mary Chance needs a sabbatical from medicine to grieve the loss of her closest friend. But when she inherits a struggling restaurant in Liberty, Ohio she isn’t prepared for Blossom Perini. Mary can’t resist falling for the precocious preteen—or the girl’s father. The bond they forge will transform all their lives and set in motion an outpouring of love that spreads across America.
Welcome back to Liberty, where the women surrounding the town’s only restaurant are as charming as they are eccentric
I have received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review and after having read Treasure Me (which I really enjoyed) I was curious and excited.
After losing her best friend Dr. Mary Chance inherits Second Chance Grill. A strong-minded woman, she is determined to turn the business around and make it profitable, even though she has no real idea of what she should do. 
She plans to go back to Cincinnati and her carrer in a year but when she meets twelve years old cancer survivor Blossom and her father Anthony, her plans might just change.
This book is filled with great characters and strong women.  Blossom is a bit of a troublemaker but she can also be very determined, mature and strong.
Mary has gone through a lot and the new challenge she is facing isn’t easy but she doesn’t give up, which makes her a really good character.
Anthony is a good character as well – sweet and reliable.
I enjoyed being able to read about Liberty and the grill again. Second Chance Grill is an emotional, sexy, sweet, fun and realistic story.
The book deals with some important topic like illness and death in a very realistic and interesting way that was able to keep me captivated.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book and think Christine Nolfi did a great job creating such a realistic and emotional story. Second Chance Grill is an interesting story with good and strong characters.

Rating: Worth Your Time (4 Stars)


  1. Carla, many thanks for graciously reading and reviewing Second Chance Grill.

  2. Great review! I will have to add this to my to-read list since I seem to like funny love stories in this period ;D

    Sara @ Sara In Bookland