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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Second Chance by Eileen Rife

Today, I wanted to feature author Eileen Rife. Eileen is the author of Second Chance. I've read parts of her story, and I must say that it is EXCELLENT! 

Second Chance: A poignant story of middle age, surprising friendships, and unexpected places. Inspired by Eileen’s own journey through the empty nest and her daughter’s and son-in-law’s work with inner city teens.  

Eileen Hinkle Rife

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An alumna of Christian Writers Guild and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Eileen has published several non-fiction books, written newsletters, a marriage column, and over ten church dramas. Her byline has appeared in magazines, such as Discipleship Journal, Marriage Partnership, Mature Living, Christian Home & School, Drama Ministry, and ParentLife, as well as other print and online publications. Her fiction works include Journey to Judah, Restored Hearts, and Chosen Ones in the Born for India trilogy, and a stand-alone novel, Second Chance.  She and husband, Chuck, conduct marriage seminars in the States and overseas. Her favorite pastime in this season of life is dancing with hubby, spending time with her daughters and sons-in-law, and playing with her six grandchildren. 



an elderly caucasian woman and a young African american man are shown on the cover.


Second Chance Back Cover Blurb


Mave Robertson, a recent empty nester, wants the fire back in her marriage, but her husband, Jerry, remains aloof. Is he having an affair? A midlife crisis? When a neighbor suggests she “get a life,” Mave accepts the challenge and volunteers at an inner-city teen ministry where she is thrown into a culture of drugs, gangs, and unwed teen moms. She soon discovers someone she can help, but might he also be the cure for both her stale marriage and her crumbling relationship with her father?

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Dareece Jackson, a teen from the projects, wants something in Mave’s purse…and he’ll stop at nothing to get it.

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 “Gently unfolds the truth that sometimes, the best is yet to come, from unexpected people, and places, and hearts.”
—Sandra Byrd, author of To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn


“Transcends race and reaches the extremes—from suburbia to the ghetto, from guilt over a loved one’s murder to a marriage gone dull. With a dash of humor for balance, Second Chance will speak to your heart, no matter your station in life.”
—April W. Gardner, author of the Creek Country Saga; Sr. Editor of the literary site, Clash of the Titles


“Refreshing and thought-provoking.”
—Jennifer Slattery of Novel Reviews and Clash of the Titles


“Transports readers into the worlds of two very diverse characters. With laughter, tears, and sighs, you’ll enjoy every turn of the page.”
—Fay Lamb, author of Because of Me, Treble Heart Books


“Lovingly crafted imagery and dialog will carry you into the lives of two very different families and show you what forgiveness really looks like.”
—Lisa Lickel, author of Meander Scar


To view the book trailer, click here.



2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great story, Eileen.
    My husband had hip replacement in Jan. and this fall we're hoping to take swing dance lessons.
    Thanks for sharing today!
    Jackie

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  2. Swing lessons sounds like fun, Jackie! :)

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