The Second Chance Hotel: A Novel
It's all fun and games until you accidentally marry a stranger in Greece and inherit a hotel.
Amelia Lang's life is kind of a mess. She's stuck living at home with her narcissistic mother. Her tech bro ex-boyfriend deliberately sabotages her at work, and she gets fired after throwing a mug at his head (it's okay! She missed.) Then she has a major falling out with her best friend. So Amelia does what Amelia does best: She runs away.
After traveling around Europe for three months, she settles on a small Greek island to reset her life and figure out what's next. But after too much retsina, she gets tricked into marrying James, another guest at the hotel, who is perfectly nice—but perfectly boring. To top it off, they are gifted the very hotel they're staying in—a hotel they don't want that is in desperate need of some TLC. They agree to keep the hotel open through the busy summer season for the sake of the island's quirky but well-meaning residents, after which Amelia plans to return home to start rebuilding her disastrous life.
Amelia and James must work together to determine how to get out of their situation—easier said than done for Amelia, who's started to feel a strong spark of attraction for James. But Amelia is sure her real life is waiting for her back in San Francisco. Is it time for Amelia to return home or could this be the second chance at a new life she didn't know she wanted?
Praise for The Second Chance Hotel: A Novel
"There’s plenty to enjoy in this decidedly escapist fare." — Booklist
"Sierra Godfrey brings together two messy people and an even messier situation in a story that delves into duty, community, and hope. The Second Chance Hotel is an ode to the Greek islands, and the many journeys people take to love." — Lily Chu, author of The Stand-In
"Anyone who has ever dared to wonder “what if” will find themselves swooning over this unputdownable novel, and instantly signing up for a summer at the Ria Hotel. Best paired with a glass of wine and some fresh olive oil, I loved every word." — Becky Chalsen, author of Kismet
"Escapist yet thoughtful, and ripe with humor, Godfrey's second novel is also a reminder to us all that it is far better to run toward your happiness than away from your fears." — Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen on TV and Someone Just Like You
"From the very first chapter, Godfrey’s writing grabs you by the hand and whisks you away on an unforgettable adventure, one that will make you long for your very own visit to the Ria Hotel." — Genevieve Wheeler, author of Adelaide
"Insightful, witty, and bursting with beauty, The Second Chance Hotel will leave readers basking in its afterglow like the very best summer vacation." — Holly James, author of The Déjà Glitch