1844 In Ireland and Liam O’Connor, the focus is on plundering the rich and charming road into women’s beds. But then he met the abusive daughter Cora McLeod, a meeting that would change the fate of both of them. Cora was engaged to Finn Walsh, and when Lama fell in love, the engagement broke down. This was contrary to the plans of the world of angels for destiny, and since then things have never been so. Cora’s life ended in tragedy with each of her lives, and Liam’s soul hangs in her hair.
Fast forward almost two hundred years later to Providence, North Carolina. Liam got a second chance for the angels to force Cora to fall in love with Finn. A task that would be a challenge because Liam’s love for Corai didn’t fade over time. But by failing in his task, his soul risked forever condemnation.
“Change of Life” was said in two terms, and most of the story took place in the present. I liked both terms. Liam has the same personality in both periods, but Cora was different. She was no longer that sincere young lady that Lam had known from her years in Ireland. She was now an unconscious police officer who did not want anyone to influence her decisions.
I had fun watching Liam try to navigate the modern world where he was a police officer and Cora’s partner. The current time zone contains Liam’s friends and acquaintances from the past. He remembers each of them, but they don’t remember him. They played different roles in both time slots. The ever-present angels watch his every move to make sure he follows the plan.
We also need to tackle murder. I’m not sure what that has to do with history in general. We hope that the second book will provide more information on this issue. Not everyone will be happy with the end, which has left the overall arc of history unresolved. Again, I hope the second book will provide the answers.
It was my first experience with Susan Bennett, and she did a great story. She involved me in the story of how she brought the characters to life. She captured their emotions and I liked the authenticity of her Irish accent.
Conclusion / Recommendation
Overall, I thought Chance of a Lifetime was a great introduction to the Providence Fall series. A fun reading that will keep you entertained.
Reading this book contributed to the following challenges: