Second Chance Wedding by Leigh Morgan

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On June 9th, my stand-alone novella, SECOND CHANCE WEDDING, will be available as part of the 11 novella boxed set from Authors of Main Street: Weddings on Main Street.

I hope that you like the cover as much as I do. SECOND CHANCE WEDDING is a story of coming home again, healing, and a second chance at finding love to last a lifetime. Lemons and flowers – it seemed to fit. Sweet, with a bit of sizzle and summer heat. (A bit of spice – 3/5 flames)




Life converged on Mel MacAlister with a ferocity it hadn’t shown since she lost both of her parents in a car accident halfway through kindergarten. There were those in her profession who announced with a kind of elitist superiority they found charming, that children in general didn’t have clear memories before the age of two, and after a traumatic loss at the tender age of five, any memories she specifically may have had of her parents, were most certainly the product of fantasy more than memory.

What a load of crap.

Mel remembered.

She remembered the scent of her mother’s perfume on her pillow after Melody MacAlister snuggled with her. She remembered the deep rumbling sound of her father’s laugh when the three of them danced to the Steve Miller Band in their kitchen that always smelled of fresh baked bread. She remembered chocolate cake for breakfast and eggs for dinner. She remembered “silly Saturdays” spent by the lake, and the fact that the lake was called a pond, even though it was way too big to be called a pond. She remembered being carried to bed in strong arms and read to every night to keep the monsters out of the closet and away from under the bed. She remembered the stench of the hospital; the creepiness of the funeral director; the sadness on her grandmother’s face as the big men with expressionless faces lowered her parents into the black earth.

She remembered the first day at her new school, Shute Pond Elementary, in the small-town named after the lake that was too big to be a pond. She remembered one blond-haired girl coming up to her where she stood alone on the playground at recess, hand thrust out like she was an adult business person saying hello. Instead of saying “hello”, she said, I’m sorry your parents are dead. I want to be your friend. My name’s Wendy.

Now, here she was, twenty-eight years later, rehearsing for tomorrow’s walk down the aisle as Wendy Doonan’s maid of honor.

Yep, a lot had happened in almost three decades. Fate had been kind to her for the most part since she first met Wendy. Until now. Until today. Until she had to come face to face with Conall O’Malley, her first, and only, real love.

 Conall loved four women in his lifetime: his mother, his niece, Kitt MacAlister, and her pain-in-the-ass granddaughter, “Mel” MacAlister. Her real name was Sunshine Melody MacAlister. When he had stolen her lunchbox while walking home from school in second grade, she punched him in the face. His father was so angry with him for what he called tormenting a wee girl. She had been a “wee” girl then. She still was a half-pint. When his mother saw his blackening eye, she said, you’ve been hit by sunshine, laddy. If I were you, I’d treat something so bright with more respect from now on.

Post Script:

I’m dancing on sunshine, anticipating the June 9th release of SECOND CHANCE WEDDING, and all of the marvelous wedding novellas set to release in Weddings on Main Street. Enjoy! I know I will.

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20 Responses to Second Chance Wedding by Leigh Morgan

  1. Pingback: Second Chance Wedding by Leigh Morgan | Pepper Phillips

  2. I’m looking forward to reading SECOND CHANCE WEDDING! I’ve been looking for a nice summer read and this excerpt has definitely caught my interest.


  3. Edie Ramer says:

    What a great excerpt! I enjoyed it so much!


    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Thanks, Edie! I love all of your stories so you’ve got me grinning ear to ear. Hope you enjoy the set, I’m so excited and proud to be a part of it 🙂


  4. Joan Reeves says:

    Love the excerpt. The characters just leap off the “page.” Can hardly wait to read this and the other stories in Weddings on Main Street.


  5. leighmorgan1 says:

    Thanks, Joan! What a lovely compliment, especially coming from one as accomplished as you. I’m looking forward to reading all the stories as well. There’s something truly special about your cover, but your excerpt was way too short! ;D


  6. Anther great cover and with each one I get more and more excited about the release!


  7. leighmorgan1 says:

    Thanks, Kelly! Me Too!


  8. Jill James says:

    18 days and counting!! Can’t wait.


  9. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful excerpt! Looks like a great story. Love the cover, too!


    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Thank you, Anonymous! I loved the cover image as soon as I saw it. It clicked with the story perfectly. I hope you pick up the set and that you enjoy all the stories. If you love mine and drop me an e-mail I’ll send a e-copy of a full length story of your choosing from Amazon. Thanks for visiting Authors of Main Street :).


  10. monarisk says:

    I love the excerpt, Leigh. Great emotion and loveable characters.


  11. leighmorgan1 says:

    Thanks, Mona! I’m so excited for the set. Can’t wait to read every story. 🙂


  12. E. Ayers says:

    I’m excited. I’ve had a sneak peek at several of the stories in this boxed set but yours has me intrigued!


    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Thanks, E. I love this story and I think it’s going to resonate :). I’m really excited to read your story weaving in all the others. How cool is that?!!


  13. This boxed set looks like a delightful collection of stories. I’m already enchanted with Second Chance Wedding and look forward to reading it and the rest of the stories too.


  14. leighmorgan1 says:

    Thank you, Sandra! I think this box set is going to be something special and I can’t wait to read them all as well! Drop me an e-mail if you like Second Chance Wedding and I’ll send you an e-book of any of my other stories that you may be interested in. Have a wonderful summer and Happy Reading!


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