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Season's Joy (working title)
2nd Chance Series Book 5

Release Date: Spring 2017

Max Prescott planned to serve in ministry for the rest of his career. But when ninety percent of his congregation leaves his church to attend the more contemporary Living Faith Center, the bottom falls out from under him. Despite eighteen years of faithful pastoral service, he’s forced to tender his resignation and relinquish the building. Almost overnight, he loses everything that had given his life meaning. Feeling abandoned by parishioners and friends—and his wife clearly doesn’t understand him—his passion for ministry dissolves into a smoldering ash heap of discouragement.

When Season Prescott hears about a marriage conference at Hart’s Camp, she tries to coax Max into attending with her, but he refuses. Sick of the rut their relationship is in, tired of her husband’s mood swings, and ready to embrace change, she takes off for her own retreat—away from him. In the snowy woods of Eastern Washington, while meeting new friends, learning to paint, and listening to encouraging speakers, Season experiences something that’s been missing in her life for a long time—joy. And that spark might be just enough to change everything between her and Max.


Winter and Ty, marriage-retreat speakers, haven’t seen the last of Randi Simmons’s schemes. In this series finale, their determination to forgive and show mercy is tested to the limit.

Mary E Hanks, author and playwrightstoryteller

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