From puppy love thru teenage crush to adult frustration, there is one major commonality. Heartbreak. Opening up to that chance of forever, only to discover that hope has turned to never. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. Perhaps that's why Carol and Mathias are easy to identify with. A piece of ourselves shines through in every scenario. Self -doubt, sadness and a little bit of hopeful fantasy guides readers through a romance that is uniquely sweet and irresistible to the hidden romantic in us all. Carol is a woman with a ton of baggage but a huge amount of heart. She showers love on the animals she welcomes into her home, but wishes for someone to call her own. Mathias is a man that sees beauty, where others don't bother to look. He creates beauty using his mind, his heart and his hands. Can he allow his creative optimism to guide him in matters of the heart? Second Chance Girl begins as a long range dream and quickly becomes a tale of understated beauty and courageous second chances. What dreams are made of. The ability to hope.
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I loved this story of second chances and true love. Mathias and his brothers have all suffered an abusive father and are confused about love. He doesn't want it. He is a glass artist. Carol is his neighbor and game keeper. A wonderful, generous, smart and loving woman who wants it all. Love, family and a companion giraffe. The rest of the story is pure magic. Funny, sad and beautiful. Great dialogue, great writing and a wonderfully woven tale. Second in the Happily Inc. series.
I'm loving this new series by Susan Mallery in Happily Inc. Carol, gamekeeper of Millie the giraffe needs to get friends for Millie so she takes up the offer of Mathias her neighbor to help with funds. Mathias has arrived to Happily Inc with no ties but with betrayal from his family. Mathias and Carol are good friends but neither want to let on to each other that there is deeper feeling between them. Add in the relationship of Carol's sister, Violet and Ulrich, the perfect fairy tale relationship. I loved how we had visitors from Fools Gold, Eddie, Gladys and Mayor Marsha. Loved Millie and Sophie too. This was a fun read that had plenty of laugh out moments. I highly recommend!!
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