Mercy McClain treasures her positions on the School Board and in the local orphanage in Teaville, Kansas. Providing love and security for vulnerable children allows her to protect innocent lives from the bullying and trauma she experienced as a child. When her primary tormenter—Aaron Firebrook—comes back to Teaville and applies for a teaching position, Mercy decides to keep him out of the school at all costs.
Aaron has returned to Teaville in an attempt to make amends for his former behavior, but realizes that he may never earn Mercy’s trust. When he takes a summer position as a gardener at Mercy’s orphanage, though, he sees it as an opportunity to show her that he has changed. Will either of them be able to move past the pain of the past in time to keep the orphans safe, or even find true love?
Melissa Jagears takes readers back to the ever intriguing Teaville, Kansas in her third installment of the Teaville Moral Society in A Chance at Forever. I loved the first two novels in the series, and A Chance at Forever did not disappoint. Jagears has a talent for weaving complex and emotional plotlines that have no obvious or simple solution. Both Mercy and Aaron were exceptionally well-developed and fascinating to read about. While the novel stands decently well on its own, I wish I had read the previous two installments more recently to better appreciate the plot. Overall, I loved spending a long weekend back in Teaville and look forward to hearing even more of its stories.
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review was required, and all opinions are my own.