Roundwood author and her latest Contemporary women’s fiction “Second Chances”

Jordan, Florence, Zoe and Madelyn’s friendship is put to the ultimate test when a terrible tragedy is revealed. How far will these women go to prove their loyalty? And will they take matters into their own hands? Each one of them is on a journey of their own, hiding secrets they believed had been firmly left in the past. But all is uprooted again when they decide that helping a friend in need is the right thing to do. In the end, they must face their own demons along the way. Each one of them will determine their destiny and what truly matters in life. True friendships are hard to come by. When you do find it, you will surely know, your sisters will take a bullet for you. 

Praise for Second Chances “Written from the heart. It’s hard not to feel that you are a part of this group of friends. Perfect amount of drama, humor, and female strength. Looking forward to future endeavors from this author.” -5* Review 

“I loved this book. I’m from the Baby Boomer generation so, I was a little apprehensive reading a book that might be outside my age range, however, I was pleasantly surprised. The storyline kept me intrigued from start to finish. Without divulging the premise of the story, Barbara Francesca Murphy’s novel will be difficult to put down, for the younger crowd as well. I look forward to reading a sequel in the future!” -5* Review 

“Well written, easy read. Really enjoyed. I loved the plot and the different characters which were so relatable. I laughed at the family scenes as they really hit home with me. A book about women, friendships and secrets.” -5* Review 

“I loved reading Second Chances. It’s the perfect read for a rainy winter day. I just needed an extra cup of tea and a cozy blanket to totally immerse myself in the story.” -5* Review 

“Fantastic, easy read. Well written and truly enjoyable. Loved it” -5* Review 

A great read! Loved it!” -5* Review 

“Very entertaining!!! A lovely story about powerful and vulnerable women. Thumbs up!” -5* Review 

Barbara Francesca Murphy was born in Austria in the ’70s. She started writing at an early age, mostly short stories for her family and friends to read. As a child and teenager, she travelled extensively, getting a taste for foreign cultures and countries, fueling her imagination. She graduated from high school in America and went on to study Tourism and Management in Austria. Shortly after completing the college course, she settled in Ireland, where she has been living ever since. 

Second Chances by Barbara Francesca Murphy is published by Austin Macauley Publishers and is available on and Amazon and all good booksellers. 

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