A Chance of a Lifetime By Marilyn Pappano
"Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it...
To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It's where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends—the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined.
Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it's where he must go to see Bennie—the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can't deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won't be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie must take the ultimate risk for the love of a lifetime."
This series really puts more icing on the cake as this is this author's fifth in the Tallgrass series that
features Benita Ford and Captain Calvin Sweet from Tallgrass Oklahoma. The reader will be presented with a story that will be with the reader long after the read. This read will take the reader to three friends since childhood but after growing up we find that only two of the third friends had remained friends. What had happened in the total relationship to Calvin, J'Myel and Bennie known as childhoods....'The Three Musketeers?' Would a death of one of the friends and the return of another from Afghanistan who was now back home suffering with PTSD bring these two friends [Bennie and Calvin] back together again after many years had passed? I loved how this author was able to bring into this storyline not only the two main characters but another group of characters were simply off the chart so well developed, defined, well portrayed and believable. Here are just a few of this wonderful cast of characters..... The Sweets Family, Pickerings Family, Ms. Emmeline, Diez, Joe Cadore, Lucy[Luce],Trinity Adams, Ilena Gomez, John, Tuesday Night Margarita Club members....Carly Clark, Jessy, Fia, Marti, Patricia, Leach, Therese to name a few. Many of these people will have there own story that will be well mentioned in this story. The Margarita Club members who were all friends and widows...who had lost a husband in war. I loved this group of ladies! I found this novel to be very well written by this author...the main question would Calvin and Bennie take the ultimate risk for a love of a lifetime after all is said and done and Bennie learns the whole story of just what had happened between them[Calvin & JMyel? I don't want to spoil any of it other that say you will have to pick up this author novel 'A Chance Of A Lifetime.' It will keep your attention all the way to the end giving her readers a good read. Would I recommend? Yes
I received a copy through NOR in exchange for an honest review.