Publication Date: May 7, 2024

Available in paperback, ebook and audiobook

Bookstore owner Lucy Sullivan is a third-generation resident of tiny Heron Island, and she’s tired of outsiders coming in and destroying their small-town charm in the name of progress. The town wasn’t enough for her mother—or more recently, her ex-fiancé—but it’s been the one constant in her life, and she’s not going to sit by while it’s destroyed.

Logan Lancaster was brought in to find a profitable solution to the town’s failing budget. Lucy is a worthy opponent, and he knows he can help both the town and her struggling bookstore if only she wasn’t so stubborn. He can’t make the mistake of mixing business and pleasure again though. After all, choosing love over business had blown up in his face back in San Diego, and this is his last chance to salvage his career.

Unbeknownst to them, they’re falling in love through anonymous notes exchanged in books left in the town’s Little Free Library as Island Girl and Gatsby’s Ghost.

As they spar over the town’s waterfront, Logan helps Lucy with some ambitious plans for her bookstore. Their connection grows, but Logan must grapple with whether to reveal his true identity to Island Girl when he uncovers the truth or leave as planned. Lucy, fearing abandonment, faces the biggest risk of her life—trusting that love will make Logan stay.

Will Logan choose love over ambition, or will their secrets tear them apart? Find out in this heartfelt contemporary romance, where a Little Free Library holds the key to love and the courage to take a chance. 💌

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What They’re Saying

“I was completely enchanted by this charmingly sweet beach read and just adored the letters exchanged in the Little Free Library. Readers will love this, especially those who are fans of classic Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks romcoms.” USA Today bestselling author Teri Wilson

“I hope Hallmark is paying attention because The Library of Second Chances would be perfect for their lineup. A charming and sweet take on You’ve Got Mail with an ending that brought me to tears in the best possible way, Savannah Carlisle’s debut is sure to delight. The author’s vivid descriptions put me right in Heron Isle along with the characters and had this city girl longing for the cozy and picturesque small-town life she masterfully depicted.” Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen on TV and Someone Just Like You  

Delightful and sweet! After reading The Library of Second Chances, Savannah Carlisle is now one of my go-to authors for heartwarming, Kleenex-clutching, feel-good romance! USA Today Bestselling Author, Annie Rains

“Fans of You’ve Got Mail will swoon over Lucy and Logan in this charming romance that celebrates the splendor of small-town living.” KJ Micciche, author of The Book Proposal

“Carlisle’s novel is thoughtful, with well-developed characters who move beyond common small-town girl and big-city boy tropes. Instead, she pulls together two characters who turn out to have far more in common than they think.” — Kirkus Reviews

“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 [translation], I’m so convinced that our readers will fall in love with this book just like I did.” Franziska Berninger, acquiring editor Insel/Suhrkamp

US Publisher: Harpeth Road (May 7, 2024)

German Publisher: Insel/Suhrkamp (announcement)