“Second Chances may be an issue-laden novel, but it weaves these issues seamlessly into the book by virtue of the strength of Cole’s characters. The novel manages to be both entertaining and eye-opening. It will make you feel more socially aware and connected by book’s end.”
“Second Chances leads the readers on a roller coaster of emotions while simultaneously reflecting on problems that face today’s society”
“It makes you dream of a better world for us all; one where we are not defined by race or gender, but rather by our skills and capabilities. One where we all get along as equals, irrespective of race or status.”
– Faridah Nassozi, Reader’s Favorite
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Nichole, a young black woman, is caught in a tough position. She is juggling too many responsibilities as her world falls apart around her. When her mother turns up missing while performing an errand, Nichole is left picking up the pieces of her shattered life and taking care of her younger siblings. She isn’t sure where she can turn to for help, and she is facing a lot of harsh realities about how life works and how much prejudice can hold her back.
Richard is a lawyer who lost himself in corporate law. He wants to help Nichole through her heartbreaking situation, but he makes mistakes and loses her trust. He discovers that he’s been doing the right things for the wrong reasons for a long time. Everything begins to fall apart as he realizes he’s swept problems under the rug for so long he might no longer be able to fix them. After meeting a young alcoholic who is struggling to take control of his life, Richard wakes up to just how far off-course his life has become and attempts to right it. He asks Nichole for a second chance to help her overcome her obstacles, and he hopes it isn’t too late.
Can Nichole and Richard overcome their prejudices and get a Second Chance?
Second Chances is a contemporary novel set in Middle America that delves into Social Issues people deal with on a regular basis. It features a strong female protagonist standing up to the world and pushing back against commonplace wrongs. It tells a hopeful story about facing up to our own prejudices and coming to terms with who we are today, who we want to become, and what it will take to get there.