From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage comes The Year of Taking Chances, a novel full of warmth, humour and romance. Because love is always worth the risk . . . Its New Years Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. Theres music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. Its going to be a night to remember. Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mums house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive whos keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemmas dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home – all the things theyve taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?