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Friday, March 25, 2016

"Officially in my top ten favorites." Second Chances by @LincolnJCole #kindle





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Second Chances

Written by Lincoln Cole

Genre(s): Contemporary, Literary, Contemporary Literary


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Nichole, a young black woman, is caught in a tough position. She is juggling too many responsibilities as her world falls apart around her. When her mother turns up 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 himself in corporate law. He wants to help Nichole through her 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.

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 a young 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 prejudices and get a Second Chance?



Second Chances is a contemporary novel set in Middle America that delves into Social Issues people deal with on a regular basis. It features a strong female protagonist standing up to the 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.



An excerpt from

Second Chances


“This is not a race issue. This is a commitment to education issue.”




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Here's what

Fans are saying


Powerfully captivating

Wow! Second Chances by Lincoln Cole, is a must read. From the first page, I was hooked, and anxious for more. I read whenever I had a moment, and was absolutely engrossed by the story. I cannot say enough fabulous things about this book. The author is sincerely a gifted writer, and has a way with words. If you are looking for a dynamically emotional story, filled with life lessons, this is the story for you.

It begins with a mother, looking for a better education for her younger children, which spirals into the struggles of her eldest daughter, and a man who forgot how to be outward focused. Beautifully written, I was enthralled by their lives and the reasons they all became who they were. Everyone has a story, and this book embodies that thought, along with learning to take responsibility for our own lives.

I cannot recommend this book enough! It is officially in my top ten favorites.



One of the most thought provoking books I have read in a long time!

Lincoln Cole is one of the most gifted writers I have read. From the first few pages of this book i was fully engaged in the lives of the characters and anxious to know how their individual issues would resolve themselves. This is the second book I have read by this author and I'm sure it won't be my last.

The way he brings his characters to life is truly amazing. This book had me questioning my own preconceptions and biases and wondering how I am perceived by the people I interact with daily. It also made me want to call my sister just to tell her I love her!

I think it is a sign of true talent any time an author is able to bring out this kind of response from his or her readers. Thank you Lincoln, and keep the books coming!


Author Bio

Lincoln Cole


Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster puppy and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

His first published novel was Graveyard of Empires. He has won several awards, including:

Ripples Through Time -

  • Literary Classics 2015 Book Award for Inspirational/Visionary Fiction


Second Chances -

  • 2015 New Apple Award for Visionary Fiction 
  • 2016 Regional Excellence Book Award for Midwest Fiction 
  • 2016 Finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards (winners announced April 1st).

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