Second Chance at Happiness

by Greta Picklesimer

Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance

ISBN: 9781649601124

352 pages

Price: $16.99

After Catherine Reed’s husband dies in a tragic logging accident, Catherine and her four-year-old daughter, Clair, move home with Catherine’s mother and brother in order to accept a new position as the teacher for the town’s one-room schoolhouse. But Catherine carries a dark secret that she hasn’t even shared with her mother. Will she ever find forgiveness?

Samuel Harris has suffered his own loss, losing his wife and unborn child over a year prior. Although he is the town’s preacher, he struggles to trust God, blaming God for allowing him to be absent when his wife died. The guilt has burdened him ever since. But when his old flame Catherine Reed comes back to town, he wonders if they can find healing together.

Catherine believes that anyone who wants to learn should be allowed to learn, but she is quick to find a town divided on that issue. As she and Samuel set out to change people’s minds in a post-Civil War era, they find themselves drawn to each other over and over again. As they join together for the same cause, could they also find a second chance at happiness?


Greta Picklesimer is Michigan born and raised. She accepted Jesus into her heart as her Savior at the age of five. Greta watches the Price Is Right everyday at lunchtime. She enjoys spending time on Facebook and Twitter following other peoples’ feeds and catching up on their news. By day, Greta works as an office assistant. By night, she writes. She enjoys painting with oils and oil pastels. Greta is a chocolate and cat lover. She is currently between cats.