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.
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.
The Heart Of Us (Book 3)
Have faith in the love you share. Honour it. It’ll carry you through the highs and lows of life.
Three months after the crisis that threatened to end their marriage, Mark and Léa’s relationship is nowhere near to what it used to be.
Despite being a man who goes after what he wants, Mark is a patient man. Still, he is more than a little flustered by the pushback he gets for Léa as he tries to bring back their relationship to what it was before. He wants his wife back and is determined to do everything in his power to succeed.
Léa, behind her sunny disposition, hides a secret that she finds too painful to share with him. Since the assault she suffered at the hands of Stéphane Varnier, she can’t write. And as the crippling realisation takes hold, she finds herself sinking further and further away from Mark.
But Mark has a secret of his own. One that could blow up their relationship from the inside out again if Léa ever finds out. Can he, with the help of his friends, set her free of Stéphane Varnier’s nefarious influence without her ever finding how he did it?
As a secret Armand de Daujac hid for over seventy years come to light and they set off to London on an impromptu trip, deeply buried secrets, desires and disappointments will come to light pushing them to reveal themselves in a way they never did before.
Will the baring of their souls be enough to recover the trust they once had?
THE HEART OF US is the emotional conclusion to Céline Chancelier’s OUR SECOND CHANCES series.
Published on 28th July 2022.