The Second Chance Year by Melissa Wiesner

The Second Chance Year by Melissa Wiesner

Title: The Second Chance Year
Author: Melissa Wiesner
Publisher:  Forever 
Genre:  Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  336
Date of US Publication:  5 December 2023
My Rating:  3.5 Stars

My Thoughts 

3.5 stars, rated up

The Second Chance Year is a smart rom/dramedy combined with real and serious issues. There's a great adult brother-sister relationship. I loved Sadie's character development over the course of this, and I absolutely loved Jacob. 

This made me pause and think, reminisce, and be reminded of just how much society needs to change its collective mindset about women.

Despite this and some triggers, I found this one to be a very enjoyable and quick paced read. I did personally feel that the ending was a bit rushed and clean cut, but I still quite liked this one.

Thank you to Forever and NetGalley for the DRC


In this unforgettable story full of charm, wit—and just a bit of magic—a woman down on her luck is given a second chance at fixing her life and trying one year all over again. Perfect for readers of Josie Silver and Rebecca Serle. 

Sadie Thatcher’s life has fallen apart in spectacular fashion. In one fell swoop, she managed to lose her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend—all thanks to her big mouth. So when a fortune teller offers her one wish, Sadie jumps at the chance to redo her awful year. Deep down, she doesn’t believe magic will fix her life, but taking a leap of faith, Sadie makes her wish, opens her eyes, and . . . 
nothing has changed. And then, in perhaps her dumbest move yet, she kisses her brother’s best friend, Jacob.

When Sadie wakes up the next morning, she’s in her former apartment with her former boyfriend, and her former boss is expecting her at work. Checking the date, she realizes it's January 1 . . . 
of last year.  As Sadie navigates her second-chance year, she begins to see the red flags she missed in her relationship and in her career. Plus, she keeps running into Jacob, and she can’t stop thinking about their kiss . . . the one he has no idea ever happened. Suddenly, Sadie begins to wonder if her only mistake was wishing for a second chance.


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