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Providence: Once Upon a Second Chance

by Chris Coppernoll

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This was a well written story about the life of Jack Clayton. It begins with Jack as a newly famous "man of the year" after his writing a best-selling book. Now they want Jack to write a story about himself, since he won't do interviews. Jack has to risk alot to put on paper what he has been trying to forget. As he writes, he must relive all he has done, which includes giving up the love of his life, and other tragic events of his 40 years of living. It was written with a guy's perspective of "love that lasts a lifetime". Very well done. ( )
  judyg54 | Jul 3, 2009 |
This haunting story of a man who must deal with his past moves slowly but packs a powerful punch. Jack has become famous for the book he wrote about his ministry--but the demands of his publisher for him to write another book have him less than thrilled. This is because the new book has him looking at a subject he has avoided for many years--the painful events of his past and his part in pushing away those that loved him. Despite Jack's efforts to stop it, it seems God wants him to deal with his past, so he is soon contacting old friends and writing about events that are painful to him. Along the way he learnes some very powerful lessons about God's providence.
This introspective novel was memorable for the inner struggles of the main character and the unresolved romantic relationship that the reader hopes ends happily. Great read for a time when you want to savor a story. ( )
  debs4jc | Aug 12, 2008 |
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More than twenty years ago a drunk driver shattered Jack Clayton’s family. Angry, confused and as naïve as any college freshman, he trades his small Midwestern town for another, only to find that it too is too small to contain his dreams. Or is it? Now an instrumental part of the Campus Missions Office and a New York Times Bestselling author, he makes his home in that very college town, where the past and “the one that got away” relentlessly haunt him and the future becomes increasingly uncertain thanks to a big city reporter with a malicious agenda.

Will he have to walk away from the ministry that he spent decades building? Or can he find a way to confront the rumors and set the record straight? In a race against the clock, Jack throws caution to the wind and finds that even he may deserve a second chance.

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