Our Second Chances Series
ALL THE STARS WE FOLLOW (BOOK 1)
If life is a journey, follow your star and see where it takes you…
Following the break-up of her long-term relationship and at a turning point in her life, Léa, 40, has left her comfortable life in London to settle in Uzès, a small picturesque town in the South of France and make a go of her dream of becoming a writer. With her savings dwindling and no money coming in, she reluctantly agrees to give French lessons to Max, a shy and lonely thirteen-year-old boy, spending the summer holidays with his wealthy, hard-to-please father, Mark, and his glamorous girlfriend.
As Léa gets to know Max and takes him under her wing, she quickly comes into open conflict with his overbearing father over his lack of empathy towards his son and his bullying girlfriend. Furious, yet intrigued by Léa’s independent spirit, Mark can’t help wondering if he has finally met his match. As the unlikely pair draws closer and an incredible opportunity to build something together appears out of nowhere, events outside their control collide with their own fears and threaten to shatter this relationship they long for.
Can Léa trust Mark enough to take a chance? Can Mark leave his successful life behind? Can a summer romance ever be more than a fleeting moment in time?
ALL THE STARS WE FOLLOW is Céline Chancelier’s debut novel. It’s a compelling and uplifting story about following your dreams, second chances and finding love where you least expect it.
A CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL (BOOK 1.5)
Christmas in Provence. Friends and family and an old castle. A secret wish.
It’s Léa, Mark and the children first Christmas in Provence. As they look back on their first few months together and celebrate Christmas with family and Armand de Daujac at the château on Christmas Day, Mark has a proposal for Léa.
But will she say yes?
A CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL is a follow-up short story to ALL THE STARS WE FOLLOW.
WHERE WE FALL (BOOK 2)
Even the strongest of relationships can unravel sometimes…
Mark and Léa Hunter have everything they want: a passionate relationship, beautiful children, thriving businesses, a dream life in the South of France.
But when a new publisher wants to sign Léa, now a successful author, it triggers a fear in Mark that he has not experienced before. Is he scared of her falling in love with this man or of what he can do to her? He asks her not to sign with him, but when the publisher turns up unannounced and he caught his wife in his arms, his anger explodes. As he drives away, he does not know the damage he is causing to his love, his family, himself.
As Mark and Léa learn to navigate the new state of their relationship, they are pulled back together when their eldest son, Max, is involved in a terrible accident.
With his son is fighting for his life and his wife moving away from him, Mark needs to find the words that will heal the rift to keep his family together. As things start to improve, someone turns up announced, threatening to shatter the fragile equilibrium they have found.
WHERE WE FALL is a heartbreaking story of love, loss and life shattering moments. It explores the fragility of our strongest bonds, what holds us back, and what it takes to forgive the ones we love.