Second Wind

Second Wind

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
3
When a devastating tornado rips through the small town of Whitfield, Dana Gerard's home is reduced to rubble and her well-ordered life to chaos. In the wake of the disaster, she finds herself in financial straits and confronted by challenges that test her limits. With support from longtime friends, Dana tries to rebuild her home, but that's not her only worry, and may be the least of her concerns. Change greets her from all directions , both at work and within her own family. At a crossroads, Dana is forced to see her life with a new vision and to trust the one person she's determined to push away.
Publisher: [Charleston, SC] : Summer Day Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9781505681178
1505681170
Branch Call Number: F DELUCA
Characteristics: 323, 2 pages ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: 2nd wind

Related Resources


Opinion

From Library Staff

List - ReadLOCAL Fiction
MCPL_ReadLOCAL Nov 27, 2018

When a devastating tornado rips through the small town of Whitfield, Dana Gerard's home is reduced to rubble and her well-ordered life to chaos. In the wake of the disaster, she finds herself in financial straits and confronted by challenges that test her limits. With support from longtime friend... Read More »

When a devastating tornado rips through the small town of Whitfield, Dana Gerard's home is reduced to rubble and her well-ordered life to chaos. In the wake of the disaster, she finds herself in financial straits and confronted by challenges that test her limits. With support from longtime friend... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
a
Andtototoo
Aug 30, 2015

Nurse, mother, friend - Dana enjoys a fulfilling life, and looks forward to her children's adulthood as her two elder ones complete their educations and move into careers. Her youngest, well, he's not quite ready to launch, and it's not clear where or when he'll do so - and Dana takes that in stride, just as she has done before with crises at the hospital and losses in her life. But a tornado delivers a gut punch when it devastates her town and her house, bringing with it more issues on top of the old ones.

I loved Dana and her friends, found her family by turns endearing and completely annoying (and always interesting!), and was eager to find out how this strong woman, stressed past what she thinks she can handle, finds strength in herself, with the help of friends, family, and her own good sense.

'Second Wind' is riveting as she moves through enough new challenges to take anyone's breath away. Ms. Deluca understands friendship and being a mom, and Dana's story speaks to me about inner strength, and about finding our way through life's transitions.

Great writing, great people - and a great reminder about how we need a little help from our friends (and return it tenfold!)

j
jabern
Apr 08, 2015

I loved this second book in the Women of Whitfield series as much as I did the first one! It's so great to read stories that focus on women's friendships. I could easily relate to Dana, the main character, and the trials she faced. From menacing midwestern weather, to challenges with her children, to learning how to date again after many years, to caring for an aging parent, to changes in her career, Dana must navigate through them all, and relies on her friends for support. I will look forward to reading the next book in this series to hear the story of another one of these strong women!

d
darlenedeluca
Feb 17, 2015

Local Author
-
I was given an electronic copy of this book for an honest review. Dana, a nurse at a local community hospital, helps her friends and neighbors through the aftermath of a devastating tornado. As her life seems to collapse around her, she finds strength despite the adversity she faces. Just when she thinks that all is lost, a little romance comes her way. This book was a quick read, with a well paced plot and great characters. I found myself rooting for Dana, as she is the kind of person that deserves a little happiness. This series has limitless potential, as there are stories that can be told. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.
-- Amazon reviewer
-

"Second Wind was everything and more that I had hoped it would be. It's a well-balanced mix of tears, laughter, conflict and resolution. Deluca's pacing moves the reader from cozy comfort to sitting on the edge of her chair."
-- Amazon reviewer

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top