The Library of Second Chances

Publication Date:

May 2024



Original language and publisher

English | Harpeth Road Press

Territories Handled

World excl. English

Territories Sold

Germany (Insel/Suhrkamp)


Commercial Fiction, Romance

The Library of Second Chances


“Savannah Carlisle’s love story of Lucy and Logan, falling in love over shared notes and literature, is so charming, sweet and wholesome that you just cannot put the book down. The writing is instantly immersive and the plot so engaging that I was hooked from the very first page. I am so excited for our German, I’m so convinced that our readers will fall in love with this book just like I did.” —Franziska Berninger, acquiring editor Insel/Suhrkamp

Get swept away to the charming coastal town of Heron Isle with an absolutely uplifting summer read that’s perfect for fans of Denise Hunter, Debbie Macomber, and RaeAnne Thayne.

Daily walks along the sparkling shoreline and chats with her best friend are a part of the slow-paced life for bookstore owner Lucy Sullivan. And that’s just how she likes to spend her time. She reveres the unchanging character and close-knit community of her picturesque village and works hard to preserve it from development.

After the town library was forced to close, Lucy stepped in to maintain the Little Free Library in town. Those who leave a book there include notes explaining why they’d recommend it, which Lucy adores. And Lucy, herself, has gotten a few that have her smitten.

So when she hears Logan Lancaster is brought in to solve the town’s budget deficit, Lucy isn’t at all excited about his vision for growth along the waterfront. To make matters worse, Logan and Lucy are appointed as the representatives of opposing views in a series of public forums for the proposed expansion.

They couldn’t be more opposite. Except for one small thing: unbeknownst to both of them, they’ve been swapping anonymous notes in the Little Free Library… Will their messages ruin everything Lucy has worked so hard to achieve in Heron Isle? One thing’s for sure, the quaint life she’s built for herself will definitely never be the same…

A heartwarming beach read getaway that will have you longing to sink your toes in soft sand and take long strolls along the waterfront beach town of Heron Isle. If you’re looking for a beachy, feel-good, small-town romance, look no further!

She’d never seen eyes that green. They were set against tan skin, his jawline and dark hair forming perfect angles like he’d been chiseled out of something very intentionally. He was one of the most handsome men she’d ever seen in real life. Definitely not a local. His wasn’t a face you’d forget.

She was beautiful and smart and witty. She was the complete package. If he lived in a place like Heron Isle, she was the kind of girl he’d want to marry.

Friends were the family you chose, and she’d chosen well. She was surrounded by people who had believed in her until she’d figured out how to believe in herself.

He had a natural swagger that was as irritating as it was magnetizing. She needed to focus on the irritating part. She needed to be immune to his charm and those green eyes.