Today is my turn to host a tour for The House of Second Chances by Esther Campion! Thanks to Hachette Australia I was able to read this lovely and inspiring second chance romance novel. It is an adult romance, somewhat different to what I normally post about. Please see below for my review and details of the tour!
Can a house heal heartache? From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over.
Their grandmother’s stone cottage was always a welcome retreat in the childhood summers of Ellen and Aidan O’Shea. After a trip home from Australia, Ellen is keen to bring the neglected property back to its former glory and enlists the help of her dear friend and one of Ireland’s top interior designers, Colette Barry. Aidan is already begrudging the work on the house he has avoided for nearly twenty years. The last thing the
builder needs is an interior designer who seems to do nothing but complicate his life. With their own personal heartaches to overcome, will Aidan and Colette find the courage to give the house and themselves a second chance?
The House of Second Chances
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Format Paperback from publisher
Pub Date 12th February 2019
Price $23.95 AUD
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The House of Second Chances is a beautiful, heartwarming and deep look into the challenging world of adult life, romance, loss and second chances.
Esther Campion writes a wonderful slow burning and realistic romance in the setting of serene Ireland and coastal Australia. It is written with many different viewpoints and storylines all weaving into one. Overall it was extremely easy to read and engaging. This story was full of trials and even a little bit of heartbreak, all of which was wonderful to read.
We meet our main characters, Aidan and Colette, who knew each other as children and have come together in their mid-forties to restore Aidan and his sister Ellen Grandmother’s house. Both Aidan and Colette have gone through their own life challenges but slowly start to learn they can go through life together with the support of their close friends and family.
It’s not a completely easy road but this story made me happy and I enjoyed reading about Aidan and Colette. If you enjoy sweet adult romance that is slow burning and with its up and downs, this book is definitely for you.
Esther Campion is from Cork, Ireland and currently lives in north-west Tasmania. She attended North
Presentation Secondary School in Cork and has degrees from University College Cork and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Esther and her Orcadian husband have lived together in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and
South Australia. They have two grown-up children in Adelaide and the youngest at home in Tassie. Esther loves sharing her life on a small property with an over-indulged chocolate Labrador, a smoochy cat and a couple of ageing mares, all of whom she firmly believes are living proof that dreams really can come true. The House of Second Chances is Esther’s second novel, following Leaving Ocean Road.
Thank you to Hachette Australia for letting me take part in this blog tour and review The House of Second Chances! If you love adult romance with enemies to lovers and second chances, this book is definitely for you.