I can’t believe it’s already time for the “second chance romance” post—which will be the very last Lesbian Book Bingo post! The year has flown by, and although it was an incredible amount of work, I had a lot of fun with the book bingo. Thanks so much to everyone who left comments and sent in their bingo cards! Of course, a big thank-you also to the authors and publishers who participated.
If you have completed one or several bingo cards and haven’t sent them in yet, please email me before December 31 and I’ll add your card to the drawing for the grand prize!
Now on to the very last bingo square—second chance romance novels!
In a second chance romance, the two main characters have once been in love with each other, but for some reason, things between them didn’t work out. Now, years later, they meet again and get a second chance at happiness with each other. They could be former lovers or even ex-wives. Sometimes, the two weren’t a couple in the past because they were afraid to confess their feelings to each other.
15 GREAT LESBIAN SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE NOVELS
I’ve put together a list of 15 f/f second chance romances I hope you’ll enjoy.
Always Alex by Robin Alexander
Dana Castilaw grew up tossing coins in a well, hoping her wishes would come true, but the candy fountain, puppy, and love never seemed to manifest. Alex Soileau stood at Dana’s side for years tossing her coins into the well, making the same wish each time, a secret plea that she refused to reveal even to her best friend. Reunited as adults, both women realize that maybe there was magic in the well after all.
Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
Poppy Jenkins makes everyone smile. She’s the heart of Wells, a beautiful village in mid-Wales, leaving light and laughter in her wake. But she’s the only gay in the village and it’s a long time since she kissed a girl. But could everything change when her old BFF arrives?
The Copper Egg by Catherine Friend
Archeologist Claire Adams receives a mysterious package that lures her to Peru in search of a treasure-filled tomb. She must find the tomb before looters do. She’s helped in her quest by old friends and by a strange connection to an ancient copper egg. Unfortunately Claire’s ex, Sochi Castillo, plans to find the tomb first and raid it. As Claire and Sochi are drawn into a web of intrigue, betrayal, and greed, they discover that love complicates everything.
Available at: Bold Strokes BooksAmazonApple iBooks
At Seventeen by Gerri Hill
Travel through the years with Shannon and Madison and watch their love unfold as they move from teens to young women and into adulthood.
Available at: Bella BooksAmazonApple iBooksAudible (audio book)
The Art of Us by KL Hughes
When Charlee met a leggy brunette with a valedictorian medal hanging from her rear-view mirror and an attitude as biting as a Boston winter, it was love. For four years, she and Alexandra were unbreakable…until they weren’t. A chance meeting years later sweeps them up in a whirlwind of heart-rending history. Is it too late? Or should the past remain the past?
Available at: Ylva PublishingAmazonApple iBooksAudible (audio book)
Hurricane Days by Renee J. Lukas
Two college roommates shared a life-altering romance. Years later, they emerge on opposite sides of nearly every social issue, with one of them running for president on an ultra-conservative platform. Will their reunion be bitter or sweet?
Available at: Bella BooksAmazon
Twice in a Lifetime by Clare Lydon
When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown—because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. Sally loved her once, but 17 years later, is that still the case? And if it is, there’s just the small matter of living in different states, as well as convincing Sally she’s worth taking a chance on again. Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime?
Available at: AmazonApple iBooksAudible (audio book)
A Road Through Mountains by Miranda Macleod
Cecily and Rorie were lovers in college, but secrets drove them apart. Now one is an unhappy housewife, the other an award-winning designer. When they are reunited backstage at a community theater production, the sparks between them are quickly rekindled, but can they overcome the ghosts of their past to find a future together?
Available at: Amazon
Finding the Grain by Wynn Malone
Kentucky was only ever going to be a summer job. Come fall, Blue Riley would be back in North Carolina, in college. But one job led to another, one town led to another, and one woman led to another. Now, after twenty years Blue faces the hardest question of all—is it time to go home?
Available at:Bywater BooksAmazonAudible (audio book)
The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson
After returning to her Colorado hometown to revive a dying newspaper, JJ is forced to work with the woman she secretly loved in college many years ago. Both are keeping secrets that could ruin their second chance at love. Must JJ lose everything in order to gain the life she’s always wanted?
Available at: Amazon
When I Knew You by KE Payne
When Ash Wells and Nat Braithwaite are thrown together after seventeen years apart, old resentments and passions are rekindled. The days of their heady teenage relationship are long gone—or are they? As they put aside their differences to honor the memory of a friend, Ash and Nat learn that sometimes, to build a future, you have to be willing to let go of the past.
Available at: Bold Strokes BooksAmazonApple iBooks
Captain’s Choice by VK Powell
When architect Kerstin Anthony is tasked with designing a police substation, she sees it as a stepping stone to professional and personal independence, until Bennett Carlyle, the first girl she ever kissed, turns out to be her contact and supervisor.
Available at: Bold Strokes BooksAmazonApple iBooks
Barring Complications (The Love and Law series, book 1) by Blythe Rippon
When a gay marriage case arrives at the US Supreme Court, two women find themselves at the center of the fight for marriage equality. Closeted Justice Victoria Willoughby must sway a conservative colleague and attorney Genevieve Fornier must craft compelling arguments to win five votes. Complicating matters, despite their shared history, the law forbids the two from talking to each other.
Available at: Ylva PublishingAmazonApple iBooks
Getting Back by Cindy Rizzo
At her 30th college reunion, Elizabeth must face Ruth, her first love who bowed to family pressure long ago. As they try to reconcile the past, Elizabeth must decide whether she is more distrustful of Ruth or of herself. Is she headed for another fall or does she want to be the one who walks away this time?
Bait and Switch by Blythe H. Warren
When marine biologist Liv Cucinelli is unexpectedly reunited with her former nemesis Mira Butler, the last thing she wants is to spend one second with the woman who ruined her life. But Mira, oblivious to the destruction she caused, refuses to leave Liv alone. Once Liv learns the truth about their shared past, she begins to see more to Mira than she ever anticipated. Can they overcome their stormy history to become friends—or maybe more?
Available at: Bella BooksAmazon
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the “second chance romance” square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another f/f second chance romance.
Lesbian Book bingo giveaway: Win a book by leaving a comment
For the second chance romance square, I’m giving away an e-book copy of:
- Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
- The Art of Us by KL Hughes
- The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson
Anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog and let us know which book you’re going to read for the “second chance romance” square or if you can think of other lesbian books that fit this category.
Entries close on Thursday, December 27, 2018, 10 a.m. CET, when I’ll draw the winners using a random numbers generator. I’ll notify winners via email. Your email address won’t be used for any other purpose.
Drawing for the grand prize
I’ll be drawing winners for the grand prize on December 31, 10 a.m. CET. There’ll be three winners. The first one wins 25 e-books and a fun surprise package from Germany, and the other two win 25 e-books. All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to email me any Lesbian Book Bingo cards you completed this year. If you completed several, you can send them all and I’ll enter all of them into the drawing.
My plans for 2019
Lately, a lot of people asked me if I’ll be organizing another book bingo for 2019. Since I spent about 400 working hours on Lesbian Book Bingo, I need a little break. I might do another one in 2020. For 2019, I have something else planned for readers. I’ll be posting two fun interviews with lesbian fiction and f/f fiction authors each month, and with each interview, there’ll be a giveaway, a discounted book, or a free book. That way, you can try out a new-to-you author—or you can get a book from your favorite authors for free or at a reduced price.
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Happy holidays and happy reading,
39 thoughts on “F/F Second Chance Romance Novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #25)”
I read “second chances” by MJ Duncan, but all of the books here are awesome!
Nice, I just bought some new books. I love this category.
I read “Poppy Jenkins” and “Erosistable” by Gill McKnight for this square. Two very good books!
Several I’ve read on here and many I want to read! I’d love a copy of Poppy Jenkins
I read KD Williamson’s latest in the Cops and Docs series, Drawing the Line. After a few years apart, the main characters have to see if they can get over the hurt to find their way back to each other.
Well Looks like I Need to read More Books in this category, I have only read two Books. Twice in a life time and the miracle girl
It’s such a shame this is the last time. I wish we could do this all over again.
This category is a personal favorite. You have once again put together a great list. I read A Road Through Mountains and Captain’s Choice for this square.
It’s a shame the bingo is closing in on the end it has been a fun challenge. Thank you for spending all that time on this.
Twice in a Lifetime was awesome, as was A Road Through Mountains. I would love to win a copy of Poppy Jenkins – the description is compelling, and that cover is interesting!
More great reads for this category to add to my read pile. I read Gill McKnight’s ‘Goldenseal’ for this square.
Thank you Jae for making book bingo possible and for all the time you put into it; it’s been so fun to play and to discover new authors and reads along the way. Best wishes to you for the holiday season, the new year and beyond!
Hi everyone !!! :-)
“Actual Stop” (An Agent O’Connor novel – Book 1) by Kara A. MacLeod is the novel I’ve read for this topic …
° Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
° The Art of Us by KL
°The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson
I didn’t read any of those books yet, so … ;-)
Good luck all & … Happy Holidays !!!
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Captains Choice was great. I will try a few of the others.
Merry Christmas all!!
Currently reading Shadowboxer by Jessica L Webb ❤️ Former boxer and high school girlfriend meet again
Thank you for hosting the Book Bingo. I enjoyed it.
For this square, I am reading Drawing the Line by KD Williamson
Thanks for putting this together; it’s been a great place to find new titles to read. I’ve read just under half of those listed here, and am intrigued by several of the others. Happy holidays!
I just re-read “Hurricane Days.” But I’ve previously read “Barring Complications,” “When I Knew You,” “A Road Through Mountains,” and “Always Alex.” Happy Holidays! Thanks for hosting book bingo, Jae. It’s been fun reading new authors.
Hi, I have read most of these titles, all were good but Poppy Jenkins is one of my favorite all time books. The Reunion by Susan X Meagher is excellent!
While I’m not in the Bingo running, I have saved all your posts so I can go back and select your recommendations to purchase when in need of my next read. Can’t thank you enough for all your time and effort in 2018.
Happy holidays and I look forward to your new adventure in 2019.
Book Bingo has been a really fun journey, thank you for hosting something that encouraged all of us to hopefully try out new genres!
For this square I had a lot of competition, but ultimately I settled on Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden. It was the first book of hers that I read, and it set me onto reading many more of her books. I’ve also read it multiple times since I picked it up, so that certainly helped my decision!
I read Take My Hand by Missouri Vaughn for this category. I see I have several more suggestions to read next year.
Thank you for all of the work you put into this. I’ve added most that I haven’t read to my shopping list. Perhaps I will complete more bingo cards in 2019 for my own enjoyment.
I read Second Chances by M.J. Duncan for the card. The only one from the list that I have read is At Seventeen. I am looking forward to reading more from the list.
I’m gonna read At Seventeen beautiful Gerri Hill. Jae, thank you so much for running bingo! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading all these fabulous books and made me read book outside of my favorite genres!
I can’t believe we’re at the end of Bingo! What a great reading challenge. The extra work couldn’t have been easy. Thank you!!
Thanks for your hard work! Great choices.
Love second-chance romances, so big thanks for the recommendations. Getting Back by Cindy Rizzo is the one i’ll be choosung as love the high school reunion bit, but will be quite busy with the others too. Thanks Jae for all of the hard work this year 🤗
Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden was my choice for this square. An awesome book, like all the books of Melissa Brayden.
Thank you for organising the bingo, Jae. I loved to read books in ‘unknown’ categories. Made me aware of alle the great authors in lesbian fiction.
I read Outside the Law by Carsen Taite for this category and it was fantastic. I just finished my card and hopefully I will win the big prize.
I’ll finish my bingo with Captain’s Choice by VK Powell
The Art of Us… I want
For this square I read
Erica Abbott – One Fine Day
Gerri Hill – At Seventeen
Erin Dutton – Capturing Forever
D. Jackson Leigh – Take a Chance
K G MacGregor – Photographs of Claudia
Thank you Jae for all the time and work you put into setting up and running this amazing game. And a big thank you to the authors and publishers who donated to amass such a large volume of prizes. Through this game I’ve discovered authors I hadn’t heard about before or for some reason hadn’t tried before. Many books from your lists have been added to my to-be-read or at least to-be-considered lists and at least one new to me author has joined my favorites list.
Hope you have a good holiday week and a fantastic 2019.
The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson Is the book that I decided to read for this spot
Gonna read my copy of The Art of Us by KL Hughes finally got some time to curl up with it
Second Chance Romance is my favorite trope, so I’ve read a crap-ton of books in that category. WLW to mainstream M/F. Low angst comedy to high angst dramafest. Ya girl over here has read it. But, shockingly, there’s one I haven’t yet read, “A Road Through Mountains” by Miranda Macleod, so it’ll fill my final square.
I just recently finished At Seventeen. Great book. Strawberry Summer could apply too. Also a great read.
I just recently finished At Seventeen. Great read, as one expects from Gerri Hill. I’ve read Strawberry Summer, Behind the Pine Curtain, and Hurricane Days which could all qualify. Gotta love a 2nd chance romance! Thanks for putting so much work into this, Jae. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
The only one I’ve read is “A Road Through Mountains” (actually for this square a few months ago) and I really enjoyed the entire trilogy. My fav that was omitted from this list is “Beach Town” by Ann Roberts.
Thanks to Jae for all your hard work in making the Lesbian bingo such a big success, and the authors too for writing such fantastic books
I read twice in a lifetime for card 1. For card 2 I chose Melissa Brayden’s Waiting in the Wings, which was my first lesfic book and which I listened to again this year with completely different ears. It’s a great story.
Book Bingo has been fun and I’ve read books in categories I might not have thought of trying otherwise. I think we all get caught up in treading the same kinds of books over and over—and as enjoyable as that can be, this has been fun and enlightening. Thank you!