Getting It Right The Second Time Around
by Jennifer Frank
If you had a chance to do over your biggest regret, would you take it? When Alison learns the terms of her aunt’s will require that she reverse her life and take the road she rejected six years ago, she has to determine if she can trust herself to make the right decision or if she will be pressured once again to allow someone else to choose for her.
Alison lives a comfortable, safe, life advocating for women at the domestic violence shelter where she works and being bossed around by her cat. When her dynamic Aunt Elinor decides to tie Alison’s inheritance to successfully completing law school, Alison confronts the past that led her to choose love over the law – and lose at both.
As Alison battles through law school admissions, the challenges mount both personally and professionally. Will she sacrifice her dreams again to satisfy her new love, Ryan, and her Aunt Elinor?
★★★★☆ : Great! I liked this book!
Life is always full of choices, you always have a choice. It’s up to you to make the right one.
Aunt Elinor, surprisingly, is one of my favorite characters in this novel. Although her messages to her family during the reading of the will are the only thing that represents her, these letters strongly describes her nature. She was a strong woman you’ll love to hate and hate to love. No wonder Alison had a swell time determining her future after learning what Aunt El had bestowed on her.
Alison, the main character, must decide if she would continue what she had forsaken six years ago, in order to get her 2 million dollars, or just ignore the will and go on with her current situation. Six years prior, she was a promising law student when she decided to leave it all behind and take off with her boyfriend Nick instead. Turned out, Nick didn’t really want her to pursue her dream but instead, preferred her to stay at home to raise a family. She wasn’t happy with her decision and soon their relationship went down the drain.
Now that she was given the second chance to redo her life, Ali had a hard time making the right decision. With a new love interest threatening to make her choose between love life and career, Ali needed all the help she could get in the world to make her life worthwhile.
Jennifer Frank wrote a very compelling story. Although Aunt Elinor stole the show, Ali and Ryan (and Milky Way) were a delight to read. The decisions and sacrifices made, the people that surround them, all of which made this book a really interesting one. Thumbs up for Miss Frank!
Physician by Day…Writer by Night.
Jennifer Frank has lived most of her life on the East Coast, including eight years spent in Boston (where her new novel – Getting It Right the Second Time Around is set).
In 2006, she relocated to the Midwest where she has been happy (and cold) ever since. She is a family physician and the best part of her job is hearing her patients’ stories.
An avid reader, she enjoys writing everything from scientific articles about medicine to flash fiction. Her medical essays have appeared in a number of journals and she blogs weekly on maintaining work-life balance. Her first novel debuted in April 2015.