Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer


From the million-copy Sunday Times bestselling author comes a heartwarming story of hope, love and second chances, set on the gorgeous Isles of Scilly.

‘This summer’s essential read’ Milly Johnson
'This book is like a warm summer breeze' Kate Rhodes
'Delightful' Veronica Henry

From the moment Lily Harper arrives at a remote retreat on the breath-taking Scilly Isles, she is itching to get back to civilisation - and her thriving business.

Slowing down simply isn't in her vocabulary, and so she quickly clashes with the gorgeous but dour Sam who runs the retreat.

Just as Lily is about to give up and leave, disaster strikes, and she is involved in an incident that changes her perspective on everything.

Lily is no longer sure she wants to return to the life she thought she loved. But will she have the courage to give the retreat, and Sam, a second chance?

Readers can't stop reading Second Chance Summer . . .

***** 'This book was everything I needed ... My first read from Phillipa Ashley and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so I'm off to check out her other books!'
***** 'This was such a wonderful, easy to read book and perfect for these summer months'
***** 'I couldn’t turn the page quick enough, the descriptions and details made me feel like I was actually there. Superb from start to finish.'
***** 'One of my favourite reads this year so far and perfect for a bit of summer escapism.
Absolutely charming.'
***** 'An absolutely wonderful book that I can recommend wholly.'

Praise for Phillipa Ashley:

‘Set amid stunning scenery, this is both uplifting and compelling - the perfect beach read!’ Candis
'‘Read it and feel like you’ve had a holiday!’ MyWeekly
'Phillipa Ashley's books help readers to escape from their everyday lives' Express & Star
‘A fantastic setting and intriguing premise' Sue Moorcroft
‘Escapism at its very best, what a book!’ Milly Johnson
‘Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!’ Jill Mansell
‘Sheer joy!’ Katie Fforde
‘Sunshine, secrets and a stunning setting make this the perfect summer read!’ Heidi Swain
‘Gloriously uplifting and unashamedly warm-hearted’ Faith Hogan
‘Full of genuine warmth and quirky characters’ Woman’s Own
‘A lovely, summery read full of secrets and hope’ Jo Thomas
‘A blissful story, full of sunshine, secrets and Phillipa’s trademark romance’ Cressida McLaughlin
‘An utterly glorious, escapist read from a one of the freshest voices to emerge in women's fiction today’ Claudia Carroll
‘Deliciously entertaining’ Liz Fenwick

Phillipa Ashley, Sunday Times bestseller, November 2023

About the author

Phillipa Ashley

Phillipa Ashley is a Sunday Times, Amazon and Audible best-selling author of uplifting romantic fiction.

After studying English at Oxford University, she worked as a copywriter and journalist before turning her hand to writing. Since then, her novels have sold well over a million copies and have been translated into numerous languages.

Phillipa lives in an English village with her husband, has a grown-up daughter and loves nothing better than walking the Lake District hills and swimming in Cornish coves.
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