Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?
Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…
As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?
We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?
As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?
While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.
About the Author
After reading Plan Bea I knew instinctively I would enjoy this one. We meet up again with Bea, Walter, Anna and Cole. But this story revolves primarily around Anna’s best friend Cecelia.
Cee is happily married to Bryce has toddler twin sons and all is well until they attend Bea and Walter’s wedding. Cee has the shock of her life when she realises the official at the marriage is a heart-breaker from her past.
This is a brilliant tale that explores how our thoughts, actions and reactions can affect us from childhood and throughout our lives. So many questions revolve around in Cee’s head, what, why, how and the biggest regret of all ‘What If’?
After the initial shock Cee doesn’t really take anyone else’s feelings into consideration. She has suffered assumed rejection all of her life and now isn’t going to be any different.
She manages to alienate her friends along with her husband to a point where she only thinks of herself. I sympathised with her at the beginning but as the book progresses her actions become increasingly selfish .. will she see the light before it’s too late!?
This kept me glued to the page, during the first book Bea was a difficult/obnoxious woman, it was nice to see how she has changed. Anna is a sweetie who has Cee’s best interests at heart as does Meredith but Cee can’t always see/think straight. I particularly liked the beach location it made it a pleasure to imagine lazing in the sunshine.
An enjoyable book that actually makes the reader stop and ponder some life events. It does follow on from Plan Bea but can easily be read as a stand-alone if you so desire.
We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?
On the outside, Annabel O’Conner has it all – the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother’s love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.
Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?
Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club.
As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan “Long Island’s wedding of the year” they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them. This humorous emotionally honest women’s contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.