Second Chances by Lincoln Cole is a fictional story about sacrifice, segregation and the importance of family. It starts with the lead character's mother mysteriously disappearing and Nichole assuming all the responsibility for her two siblings in her mother's absence. While in her first year of law school Nichole accepts an internship, but is unable to stay in school after the disappearance of her mother. Because one of the primary rules of the internship is for Nicole to also attend school, she is forced to stop attending to care for the needs of the home.
Richard is an attorney working within the firm where Nichole is completing her internship. He appears to have it all together and is soon faced with the choice to help Nichole or continue within his lackluster life. When Nichole finally admits that she feeling overwhelmed she goes to Richard for help, but he feels conflicted with helping because of his own ethics within the law field. Nichole makes Richard question his own motives for being an attorney and wonder if helping Nichole would be a good idea for him professionally and personally.
The novel is a true example of family struggles, and how things are never really as bad as they seem. Lincoln Cole grabs the readers' attention from the very beginning of the story with the tone and suspicion of the first few chapters. The struggle of the family was easy to identify with because the plot was realistic and definitely made the reader ask themselves if a second chance would even be possible. This novel is a great read and I would recommend five out of five stars. Very well written book. I loved it!