Review: A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears, Book 3 of Teaville Moral Society Series

"If only every day he'd spent as George could be washed away and forgotten." (7)

Title:  A Chance at Forever
Series: Teaville Moral Society, Book 3
Author: Melissa Jagears
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date:  March 6, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Determined to protect the children of Teaville, Kansas, from the bullying she experienced as a child, Mercy McClain finds fulfillment working at the local orphanage and serving on the school board. When Aaron Firebrook, the worst of her childhood bullies, petitions the board for a teaching position, she's dead set against his getting the job.

Aaron knows he deserves every bit of Mercy's mistrust, but he's returned to his hometown a changed man and is seeking the forgiveness of those he wronged. He doesn't expect Mercy to like him, but surely he can prove he now has the children's best interests at heart.

Will resentment and old wounds hold them back, or can Mercy and Aaron overcome the past in time to battle the threats against the future of the town's orphans?


My heart does something when I read one of Melissa Jagears' Teaville Moral Society novels. Her latest full novel, A Chance at Forever ties in beautifully the story of redemption, forgiveness and overcoming prejudices.
". . . I also know what it's like to live in an abusive situation. Where nothing you do, nothing you say, will every make someone think better of you." (94)
Both Mercy and Aaron (born George) struggles daily with their past and present. Finding strength to battle the everyday injustices and reminders of their past, and the orphans at the home. It's always surprising, even in this day where stereotypes and prejudice exists, and to read about the hardships in a time where it's even more evident. The horror of Aaron's past gave him a connection and understanding to those suffering, while Mercy's own faith lies in balance with her desire to be supportive of anyone - warts and all, and to love the unlovable.

". . . being moral isn't doing what's easiest or what makes you feel comfortable, but rather, it's choosing to do right even when it hurts, when it costs, when it's difficult." (219)
"Thank you. . .to my parents, who loved me even when I was unlovable." (342)
A Chance at Forever is a beautiful love story of letting God lead our lives, giving our hearts to Him in faith, knowing that only with Him, our story can be used for the better. 
"You shouldn't let the voices of your past or present define who you are. Let God do that. And He says you're precious." (122)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of A Bride for Keeps, A Bride in Store,and A Bride at Last, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly. 

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  1. Great review! I loved all the quotes you pulled from this book - very intriguing and honest. I can't wait to read the entire Teaville Moral Society for myself. And I'm sure this book will be a highlight.

    1. Thanks Chanel! I loved every one of the novels in this series!


  2. Great review Annie!
    I have enjoy reading Melissa Jagears' books and enjoyed reading the first two books in the Teaville Moral Society. A Chance at Forever sounds very interesting...I have it on my TBR.
    Blessings, Tina

    1. Thanks Tina! I hope you'll get the opportunity real soon!

  3. My heart does something too when I read these books. Great review!

    1. Thanks Andrea! Isn't it wonderful the power of books?!

  4. Fabulous review, Annie! This series is on my TBR!


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