A Life Intercepted
By Charles Martin
Twelve years ago Matthew 'The Rocket' Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and graduating as one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was selected as the #1 pick in the NFL. But on the night of the draft, after reaching the pinnacle of success he plummeted. Accused of a crime with irrefutable evidence, he lost everything; his career; his reputation; his freedom; and the love of his life.Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, he walks out of prison with one goal - to win back his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his hometown only to discover that Audrey has taken shelter from media and the outside world at a convent. As chance would have it, there she has found a young man with the ability to have the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Though helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and, if discovered, will be forced to return to prison for the rest of his life. He's willing to take this singular chance to prove his innocence and win back Audrey's love.
Last Chance Book Club
By Hope Ramsay
This next three novels in this series will center around the women of the Last Chance Book Club as they meet to discuss literature and love. In each novel, the book club will be reading a classic novel, with the same themes playing out in the modern-day story. While the Last Chance Book Club reads Pride and Prejudice, divorced mother Savannah White returns to Last Chance to attend her Great Uncle Harry's funeral and to visit her Aunt Mim after the death of her husband. Savannah hasn't visited Last Chance in ten years, so it comes as a shock to discover that her kissing cousin Dash Randall has everything taken care of. Savannah doesn't much like her cousin by marriage. When they were kids they fought like cats and dogs. Dash is not so wild about this turn of events because Savannah and her bratty son end up staying at Aunt Mim's house and generally making his life miserable. Dash is determined not to help Savannah in any way . . . until Hettie Marshall asks him to. And Dash would do anything for Hettie, especially now that Hettie is a widow. In fact, Dash wants to turn himself into the kind of guy Hettie could love. But a funny thing happens during the renovation when Aunt Mim goes into matchmaking mode and tries to match Savannah up with Reverend Bill Ellis. Hettie's not so wild about that turn of events. And, as it turns out, neither is Dash.