You like to read – What?

Second Chance stories intrigue me. I love reading stories of lost and found relationships. So much can happen in the in-between years.

I’m familiar with a couple who, in their younger years, double dated and each went on to marry other loves. Life rocked on. They each had children, both lost their partners to passing away. Both in their sixties, they found each other again through friends. After dating a few months, they fell in love and married.

The rest is history. True love won out. I’m so happy for them.

Christmas at the Granger Inn develops around a teen couple who lost each other due to a misunderstanding and unwillingness to forgive.

A class reunion brings them together again after they’d each married and lost their spouses.

Old feelings arise in both of them, but only one is willing to grant their forgotten love another chance.

Christmas at the Granger Inn Available at Amazon
A Sweet Christmas Romance.
A reunion, a ghost and second chance at love.

When a ten-year high school reunion tosses two-year grieving widow, Sydney Hall, and her first love, a widower, Cole Meyers, back together, the weekend turns into a fiasco. Seeing Cole again leaves Sydney with a strong reservation of what she wants, but refuses to acknowledge those feelings.

Cole vows nothing will stand in the way of winning Sydney back. The Inn’s matchmaker ghost conspires to get them together, along with a request to solve the mystery surrounding the ghost’s death.

To risk facing what tore them apart could promise a new place they can both call home.


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About Carol

Carol’s roots are sown in the South. Her writings are Southern, small town based and include romantic comedies, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She believes in falling in love, family values, and happy endings. When time allows, she dabbles in art, and always has popcorn, pickles, and hot chocolate on hand. While a dose of humor sprinkles throughout her stories, they may or not, be based on real life characters. Some are convinced they are, but only she knows for certain, and she won’t gossip. Carol currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family. A multi-published eBook author since 2011, Carol's won numerous awards, and previously published in poetry, short stories and novels. Novels available in ebook: (A Short Story) A MATTER of TASTE, PERFECT MATCH, A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS (also available in print), CHRISTMAS at the GRANGER INN, CHRISTMAS at APPLE LAKE, THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. Coming December 2019: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Wedding Coming December 2020: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Baby Where to find Carol DeVaney online:
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14 Responses to You like to read – What?

  1. Kristy Tate says:

    Cole is the hero in my current work in progress, too!

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  2. leighmorgan1 says:

    I love second chance stories too, Carol. In fact they are probably my favorite romances. The, “what if” question is one I think resonates with everyone, and that’s why most readers love them. Christmas in July is a second chance romance as well—I gravitate toward writing them because I love to read them.

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    • Carol says:

      It’s heartwarming to watch, or write about, a couple who finally get together after so much time apart. I’m about to begin Christmas in July! Can’t wait to read it. Several of our Five Star reviews mention they liked your story. Congratulations! You’ve made some readers happy. 🙂 On to the next second chance!


  3. Diane Culver says:

    Christmas books are the best for the “getting back together books” as are series books where someone in the past returns, brought back by a death in the family, to find they have to take over a family business (so not what they wanted)… Whenever I am struggling with personal issues and/or dealing with anxiety from health issues in the family, I gravitate to my “pile” on my Kindle for bringing warmth to my heart and calming my soul. I also enjoy books and/or short stories where people talk about how they became to be the person they are today–fiction or not….But no matter how hard I try to write a strict happily ever after story it still becomes part mystery when I’m done.. Diane Culver

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    • Carol says:

      Diane, several of my stories turn to mystery also. Our characters simply want to tell their story, whether we like it or not! 🙂 Your Hampton Thoroughbreds series looks intriguing! I’ll have to check them out. I hope you’re enjoying our stories. Thank you for visiting…and please join us again.


  4. E. Ayers says:

    Second chance stories have always intrigued me, especially in real life. I knew a couple who fit the second chance to a “T”. They’d known each other in high school and dated a few times. They ran into each other again in their twenties. They dated and it still fell apart. Both married other people. Both divorced for various reasons. Then something happened to him – it was his wake-up call in life. He turned his life around. Then a set of odd circumstances sent them both to the hometown where they ran into each other. This time the relationship stuck. They married. Wife says she just had to wait for him to grow up. If I wrote their story, no one would believe it. 🙂

    I love that cover and especially the Granger Inn.

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    • Carol says:

      E, you must write that story if you’re so inclined! Anything you think readers wouldn’t believe, leave it out or change it. Stories are a slice of life, after all. 🙂
      Thanks on the cover. After a long search, I fell in love with the inn photograph the moment I saw it.
      I had no intention of adding a ghost to the story until I found this photo. I knew I had to see inside the house. As I allowed myself to walk the halls and through the rest of the inn, most of the story came to be once I opened the door to the library. So many “What If’s” began to swirl. Ha. What respectable old house doesn’t have memories of former owners? The inn deserved a ghost!

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      • E. Ayers says:

        Try living in this old house of mine. 🙂

        Ghosts seem to be part of living in old houses and apparently in not so old houses. Try fooling a dog. They see them. And so does the cat. That’s really weird. They just watch until the ghost is gone. My little dog wanted to play with one so the ghost disappeared into the chimney. Most of the time I knew a ghost was there from the animals’ reactions. Only one ever made me angry and did anything. Most of the time they just pass through the room, except for that tiny one that my little dog likes. That one comes out to play and then vanishes back into the chimney. If they don’t bother me, I don’t bother with them.

        I don’t think there’s an old house around here that doesn’t have a ghost. Most people I know just laugh it off and pretend there’s nothing there. It becomes a joke when the neighborhood gets together. Get a new neighbor and they will make comments such as I thought I was just hearing things or that it was my imagination. I’m so happy you are all putting up with “it”. I thought I was going nuts. They always say it because then they’d have to admit they have a ghost. LOL

        Every old inn deserves a ghost. It was a fun story to read. I hope you’ll have more stories at the Granger Inn. 🙂

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  5. Jude Knight says:

    I love second-chance stories too. They can happen even without the couple splitting, though. When my personal romantic hero and I co-ordinated a marriage preparation course, we used to give the couples a statistic from research — that people, on average, fall in love nine times in their lifetimes. And then we’d say — if you’re lucky, and if you keep communicating and working at it, all nine will be at the same person. I’m 67 and he will turn 70 next week, and we’ve been in and out of love for more than 48 years. Some of those years were tough. I reckon we’re on round 7, and we’re getting good at falling in love again.

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