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Head of Zeus
Second Chances
Second Chances: A wonderful, warm novel about finding love where you least expect it by Minna Howard

Ready to roll the dice again on love?
A warm novel about starting again and finding love when you least expect it. Perfect for fans of Trisha ashley and Katie Fforde.

Succumbing to a rather clichéd midlife crisis, Dan Haywood swaps his family for an expensive red sports car and a younger woman. After 24 years of marriage, his wife Sarah is left to pick up the pieces.

Trying her best to re-style her life, comfort hurt children, make time for 'helpful' friends and maintain her burgeoning career as a dress designer, Sarah feels pulled in a hundred directions. And it doesn't help that obstacles – mostly in the form of other middle-aged men – seem to conspire against her.

Proud of herself for moving house and starting to build an independent life, she is shocked when Robert Maynard, her rather dashing new next-door neighbour, insists that the house was promised to him. Now she is destined to be pulled into his life by events beyond her control.

After one failed marriage, will she be able to find happiness again? And do second chances really come to those who wait?

This book was previously published as The Orchid Lover under the name Mary De Laszlo.

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Romance
01 Jul 2017 * 224pp * £2.99 * 9781786696861
What a gorgeous book... Heart-warming and beautiful. Wonderful characters and happily-ever-afters. Loved it'
Karen Whittard, NetGalley
'A lovely easy read, perfect summer read when you fancy a bit of chick lit'
Kelly Mason, NetGalley
'Lovely, warm and funny book by a favourite author'
Diane Nash, NetGalley
'A nice, easy romance'
Grace J Reviewerlady, NetGalley
'I could switch off and just enjoy the storyline without a care in the world'
The Writing Garnet
'A quick, easy read that will transport you off into the world of other people's problems'
Ali The Dragon Slayer
'A very fun quick read that I really enjoyed'
Lovely Loveday
'A good light-hearted read ideal for the beach'
Sally Coles, NetGalley
'A wonderful book [...] to leave you with a smile on your face and a warm, feel-good glow'
Emma Sibley, NetGalley
A must-read guaranteed to brighten up any reader's day... I highly recommend!'
Julie Bonello, NetGalley
'This book allows you to tune out the world around and enjoy someone else's drama. What a fabulous book for the beach!'
Kayla Gothier, NetGalley
'A great chick lit read'
Dash Fan, NetGalley
'A well-written and easy-to-read story'
Vicki Gower, NetGalley
Minna Howard
Minna Howard
Minna has had an exciting career in fashion journalism and now writes full time, whilst enjoying time with her grandsons and working as an occasional film and TV extra. She lives in London.
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