Ellie Ribetsky: At twenty-nine she is a mass of contradictions; a health-food caterer who loves brownies; an "older single" who longs to be married yet can hardly remember the name of her latest shidduch date. Will she get a second chance at building the life she longs for? Esther and Mordechai Ribetsky: Ellie's parents face an accusation that will change their lives forever. Will they ever be able to go back to their picture-perfect life?
Fayna Needleman: Ellie's beloved "Babi" must rebuild her own life while waiting for her granddaughter to begin building hers. Can an aging woman with a broken heart have a second chance at happiness?
Sarah Silver: Imprisoned for a heinous crime, it's hard to believe there can be a second chance for Sarah. Can faith and love break through a prison's walls?
Award-winning author Yael Mermelstein brings us a novel of broken engagements and healing hearts, of lifelong secrets and secret dreams, of caterers and detectives, of crime and redemption. Second Chances is novel about all of us - our mistakes, our failures, and the second chances that we all need.