What happens when one of the country's most popular identities goes from reading the news to being the news?
Olivia Law had always been the good girl. Great grades, perfect career, husband, house and hairdo. She'd learnt image was everything so she refused to look below the surface of her life. When not at work, her minutes were filled with causes, chairing boards and dining at fabulous restaurants with her equally fabulous husband, David. She kept up the Botox, blow-dries and worked hard. It wasn't enough, but whenever doubt crept in she'd head to a pilates class or plan a renovation on her trophy house.
Then she turned 45.
Olivia wasn't prepared for David to leave. The fact that they hadn't had sex for two years should have triggered warning bells ... it didn't.
In an attempt to fix her broken marriage Olivia exposes herself like never before. But when her confession goes viral, the husband, house and job disappear. The woman who once offered glamorous reassurance and a steady gaze is labelled a princess of perversion. Humiliated, defeated, facing fifty shades of failure, she's left wondering who the hell she really is? Stripped bare, she abandons perfection ... and something remarkable happens.
Olivia Law just might get her sass back (and this time, it's the real thing). The brilliant new novel from J.D. Barrett about break ups, breakdowns and break throughs. Batteries not included.
About the Author
J.D. Barrett is an Australian television writer and script editor. She has worked on the writing teams for Love My Way, East of Everything, Bed of Roses, Wonderland, Love Child
and The Secret Daughter. The Secret Recipe for Second Chances
was her bestselling debut novel. The Song of Us
was her second book and The Upside of Over
is her third work of fiction. J.D. lives between Sydney, Byron Bay and Los Angeles.
The Secret Recipe for Second Chances is a delight to read: light but not fluffy, with rich characters that will leave you wanting another taste. It will appeal to fans of sweet, slightly magical fiction such as Chocolat, The Time Traveller's Wife and Like Water for Chocolate. - AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER