Widow Abby McKay has spent the last three
years mourning the death of her husband. Deciding enough is
enough, she asks for and is allowed to use a cabin owned by
her sister-in-law for a few days in order to regroup and
rejuvenate so that she can come up with some idea as to how
she is going to begin living her life again. She doesn’t plan
on falling in love but that is what happens. It is just her
luck however because Abby is sure he doesn’t feel the same
way; especially since they have not spoken since they parted
Eric Walsh is a lawyer and has spent the
last few years working himself slowly to death. Told by his
doctor that he is a heart attack waiting to happen, Eric is
allowed to use his friend’s wife’s cabin for a few days of
rest and relaxation before going back to work. He doesn’t
plan of meeting anyone at the cabin but he does. He doesn’t
plan on falling in love, but he does. He doesn’t plan on
leaving her after they spent a week together, but sadly he
Months later Abby and Eric see each other
at a Christmas party and they are unable to keep their hands
off each other. Only this time there are repercussions that
are life altering. Will Eric be the man Abby knows he can be
and step up to the plate or will he disappear once more?
Talk about Second Chances.
I believe Abby gave Eric more than two chances and each time
he disappeared my heart broke into tiny pieces for Abby.
Unable to fathom why she would continue to believe in Eric and
his loyalty, I shook my head more than once at Abby’s
stupidity in wanting Eric to be a part of her life. But, I
was wrong. Abby wasn’t stupid; she was realistic. She knew
that in order for Eric to come to grips with his own feelings
and his fear of commitment, then she could only offer her
support and he had to make the choice on his own. In that
moment, when I realized Abby’s feelings and plan, I thought
her the smartest woman in the world.
Not many women would have stuck with Eric
but I am glad that Abby and I did. Second
Chances by Karen Erickson grabbed me and wouldn’t
let go. It was a great story of forgiveness and overcoming
fear. I thought it quite wonderful!