Second Chance by Melody Carlson
Second Chances is a series of Christian-themed romance novels by American novelist Melody Carlson. As the title indicates, the series is about second chances – rebuilding, rebounding and recovering. The novels themselves are essentially standalone novels that have been linked together by that common theme.

Melody Carlson began her Second Chances series in 1997 with the novel Wise Man’s House. The series lasted six novels, concluding in 2003 with the novel Armando’s Treasure. The books can be read in any order. Below is a list of Melody Carlson’s Second Chances books in order of when they were first published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Second Chances Books


Wise Man's House(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Awakening Heart(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heartland Skies(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shades of Light(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Looking for Cassandra Jane(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armando's Treasure(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Second Chances Books


Looking for Cassandra Jane(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armando's Treasure(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Awakening Heart(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heartland Skies(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shades of Light(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wise Man's House(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Wise Man’s House was later re-published as Built with Love.

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Second Chances Synopsis: In Built with Love by Melody Carlson (formerly titled Wise Man’s House), following her husband’s death, Kestra goes back home to Port Star and buys the house she’s always dreamed of on the Oregon coast. Kestra begins to work on convert the old house into a restaurant. But as she renovates, a stranger moves into her caretaker’s cottage and slowly moves into her heart. Life becomes full of promise again, until one man’s jealous puts Kestra’s new romance in jeopardy.

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