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Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance by Jonell Kirby Cash is a romance novel set against a backdrop of several decades. Katie is a newly widowed middle-aged lady, trying to adjust to life after her husband’s death and coming into her own at the same time. One day, Katie happens to receive a call from Taylor, her old high school sweetheart whom she hasn’t seen in almost 50 years. Taylor’s wife is deceased as well and the story progresses from this point as Katie and Taylor reconnect and get to know each other all over again. Soon, they find that age has changed some things and Katie is now coming into her own as an independent woman who wants to travel, make friends, and create her own true identity. Taylor remains more traditional and how he used to be. This is essentially their love story.
A Ring, a Dance, a Second Chance is a good read and I especially liked the fact that the protagonists are mature, older people who have seen life and know what they like and dislike. There is an underlying philosophy and maturity to the story line which I enjoyed. I also liked Katie’s independent, strong-willed character as she journeys to China, keeps a journal, and really tries to understand who she is and what she needs and wants. This story is an inspiration to everyone that it is never too late to find love or romance, and more importantly, it is never too late to find yourself and go after your dreams at any age. The connection between the two has been portrayed as tender and natural, even after the passage of time and their respective marriages and children. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I hope there are more books coming out in this series.