“Second Chances may be an issue-laden novel, but it weaves these issues seamlessly into the book by virtue of the strength of Cole’s characters. The novel manages to be both entertaining and eye-opening. It will make you feel more socially aware and connected by book’s end.”
“Second Chances leads the readers on a roller coaster of emotions while simultaneously reflecting on problems that face today’s society”
“Second Chances examines timeless themes of social inequality, prejudice, and the very human urge to keep hoping and trying for that second chance”
– Chantelle Atkins Underground Book Reviews
“It makes you dream of a better world for us all; one where we are not defined by race or gender, but rather by our skills and capabilities. One where we all get along as equals, irrespective of race or status.”
– Faridah Nassozi, Reader’s Favorite
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Nichole, a young intern at a prestigious law firm, is caught in a tough position. She is juggling too many responsibilities as her world falls apart around her. After her mother goes missing while performing an errand, Nichole is left picking up the pieces of her shattered life and taking care of her younger siblings. She isn’t sure where she can turn to for help, and she is facing a lot of harsh realities about how life works and how much prejudice can hold her back.
Richard is a lawyer who lost his identity in corporate law. He wants to help Nichole through this heartbreaking situation, but he makes mistakes and loses her trust. He discovers that he’s been doing the right things for the wrong reasons for a long time and it has cost him a lot. Everything begins to fall apart as he realizes he’s swept problems under the rug for so long he might no longer be able to fix them.
After meeting an alcoholic who is struggling to take control of his life, Richard wakes up to just how far off-course his life has become and attempts to right it. He asks Nichole for a second chance to help her overcome her obstacles, and he hopes it isn’t too late.
Can Nichole and Richard overcome their differences and get a Second Chance?
Second Chances is a contemporary novel set in Middle America that delves into the Social Issues some people deal with on a regular basis. It features a strong female protagonist standing up to a world and pushing back against commonplace wrongs. It tells a hopeful story about facing up to our own prejudices and coming to terms with who we are today, who we want to become, and what it will take to get there.
“It should be noted that the insights on educational system pressures, structure, and choices are particularly well done.”
– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer Midwest Book Review
“Lincoln Cole offers a heart-rending perspective into the struggles realized by those who are oppressed by prejudice and bias.”
– L.J. Bryant, Literary Classics
“An unforgettable novel certain to entertain and enlighten readers and fans of all genres.”
– Sheri Hoyte, Reader’s Views
“The author not only acknowledges the problems facing both the impoverished class and people of color, but writes advice to those who wish to help into the narrative; all while telling a beautiful story.”
– Stari, Online Book Club
- New Apple Book Award – Visionary Medalist
- Regional Excellence Book Award – Midwest Fiction
- eLit Book Awards – Literary Silver
- Literary Classics Book Awards – Cultural Issues