About the Book
Second Chances sets the isolation of western Australian against the hubbub of London, telling the intertwined stories of a group of colourful characters at various stages in their lives. Alan and Sylvia share a relationship of convenience. When Sylvia travels to London to attend a funeral, they both find themselves caught up in circumstances that force them to re-consider where their lives are heading. Alan’s brother Ben and his spoiled wife Suzanne struggle to find common ground as they try to raise three indulged children, run a successful business, and maintain an affluent lifestyle. Pulled in opposite directions by unwise choices, they find their family’s emotional security under threat. For both couples, mistakes of the past collide with hope for the future. Errors of judgment must be tackled head on. They say everyone deserves a second chance, but it takes willingness to recognise the opportunity when it comes knocking and courage to open the door.
About the Author
Valerie Saxton has written short stories, scripts, poems, and songs, along with her debut novel Adrift. When she isn’t writing, she spends time with the people she loves. Born and educated in in England, she now lives in West Australia and writes simply for the joy of it.