Official Review: Second Chances...in Montana by E.D. Massey

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Official Review: Second Chances...in Montana by E.D. Massey

Post by Supergirl1 » 22 May 2018, 14:03

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Second Chances...in Montana" by E.D. Massey.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Sometimes when everything seems so bleak, dark and cloudy, we just feel like giving up on it all and running away. Other times we may even shut the rest of the world out while we wallow in pain and self-pity. Then unexpectedly, we are blessed by a beautiful silver lining, a rainbow of hope at the end of a downpour of sorrow, and life offers us a second chance.

Second Chances...in Montana is a tale of love, hope and of course, romance. Trying to run away from unhappy circumstances he could do nothing to change, Austin gets involved in an accident that leaves his beloved car badly damaged and gets him stuck in Lewistown, a small town in Montana. There, he meets beautiful MaryAnn and her young daughter Jessie who takes a quick liking to him. Austin’s presence in the community has a positive influence on many people, creating second chances at happiness for both young and old, amongst them Slim, an ex-marine and Jeremy, an abandoned teenager. In time, MaryAnn falls in love with Austin, who still has plans to continue his journey up north once his car gets fixed. In the present circumstances he has to make a weighty decision: to stay or to leave.

E.D. Massey deserves some accolades for this beautiful story highlighting the power of love and second chances. Most lovers of romance novels will agree that happily ever afters are so refreshing. This book definitely has quite a number of happy endings to go round. Love, chivalry and a self-sacrificing spirit always helps to build great relationships with others, as repeatedly exemplified in this book. The importance of sharing and talking about painful, depressing issues is demonstrated by several characters in the book. Books that subtly weave important lessons into the stories they tell always win my heart.

I love the way this story flows; at no point is the reader left feeling like something is missing. The author also gives just the right amount of detail to ensure the reader is able to both understand and enjoy the story. The sex scenes feel more like sweet love-making than obscene language, and I really appreciate the writer’s ability to achieve that.

This book has earned a rating of 3 out of 4 stars. I found a few errors that may need to be looked into. Overall, I had an absolutely splendid time reading this novel and would willingly recommend it to everyone who enjoys a good love story.

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Post by elizab8 » 23 May 2018, 23:59

Excellent review! I have not read this book, but would like to do so. You have given the author E.D. Massey a rating of 3 out of 4 for a job well done. And your review was descriptive enough of how good it is when you are given a second chance with love. Readers would like the opportunity to give full support to the author of "Second Chances...in Montana" once they have read this book.

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 24 May 2018, 00:26

A very sweet happily ever after read. What reflex more in romance is the right amount of sex scenes and I see that the author has got it just right. Sounds like a sweet fun loving happy read. Thank you for your review!
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Post by gen_g » 24 May 2018, 00:32

Thank you for the detailed review! This seems like a great read, and I am always a sucker for a good romance.

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Post by arcie72 » 24 May 2018, 03:29

This sounds like a book that will leave you happy and with a renewed trust in love. You were able to capture the angst and love the characters felt in your review. Thank you for an informative and lovely review.

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Post by Kendra M Parker » 24 May 2018, 07:00

What made you decide to give the book a 3-star rating? Was it the errors, or was there something else about it that caused it to not receive that last star?

Your review was very flattering to the book, and I wondered if I missed something that resulted in the rating it received.

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Post by kandscreeley » 24 May 2018, 07:44

A story of love and second chances sounds darling. The errors don't sound like they would be too distracting. This isn't my usual genre, so I doubt I'll read it. I'll keep it in mind for others as a recommendation, though. Thanks.
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Post by emmkus » 24 May 2018, 08:06

Fantastic review!!! nice write up. I love romantic novel. I've found the perfect to spend my precious time with.

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Post by stacie k » 24 May 2018, 11:46

I haven't read a novel from this genre in quite some time. It sounds very sweet and heartwarming. Thank you for your informative review!
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Post by jessbyou » 24 May 2018, 17:38

I love this story line. Love is found in more ways than one. Love - giving and helping others in the community and finding your soulmate as well. Then, there’s the love of moving on and finding what you set out for in the beginning - which love win in the end? This is going to be a great read for those who love romance stories.

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Post by NL Hartje » 24 May 2018, 19:26

I personally question a character who has a "beloved car." Maybe it's because I've never personally been drawn to a man who has feelings for machinery. :lol2: I cannot imagine this being a realistically deep man.

Thanks for your lovely review!
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Post by Kamau Paul » 25 May 2018, 00:47

Excellent review. Personally I have read this novel and I found the errors but they were minor I would have rated 4 out of 4. Thanks for the review

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Post by Dragonfly6 » 25 May 2018, 01:49

I enjoyed reading your review of this book, which you indicated was essentially positive. It sounds like most other romance stories I have read. I might read it if I need a light, happy distraction. I do have to add though, I concur with NL Hartje about the questionable character of a man having a beloved car. 😂

Thank you for an informative review!
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Post by Supergirl1 » 25 May 2018, 03:26

Wow, thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments.

I think a lot of men love their rides, but try not to show it much these days. I know of one who cleans his car more than he cleans himself. :)

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Post by Supergirl1 » 25 May 2018, 03:36

Kendra M Parker wrote:
24 May 2018, 07:00
What made you decide to give the book a 3-star rating? Was it the errors, or was there something else about it that caused it to not receive that last star?

Your review was very flattering to the book, and I wondered if I missed something that resulted in the rating it received.
In as much as this is a sweet story that I would have loved to give all four stars to, some scenes were quite unrealistic and a few conversations somewhat disjointed. They were not serious enough to warrant a mention though, but coupled with the minor errors I decided to give 3 stars.

Thank you for reading my review. :)

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