It kinda did me and I found it unbelievable from there on in There was some emotive writing and the flashback chapters were more focused on this than the present day chapters There is quite a lot of talk re drugs and the taking of them At times quite a soulless and a book that gave you a feeling of despair I look forward though to reading more from this author and seeing where her next book goes 2,5 stars rounded to Nov 21, Adele Shea rated it liked it.
I didn't dislike. I found it abit strange but I had to finish it to see what the outcome was. Nov 05, Bookread2day rated it it was amazing. Review by www. This sad story starts when Dani has given birth to a baby girl, but with Dani serving a prison sentence, her baby daughter is given to foster parents.
Dani shared a cell with Lisa. I would with my hands on my heart recommend reading One More Chance. Author Lucy Ayrton is the communications manager of a prisons charity, and much of the book One More Chance is informed by the people she met and the time she spent in prisons. Nov 14, Beth bibliobeth rated it really liked it. As soon as I realised this was a story set inside the British prison system, and specifically focused on the life of female prisoners, I knew it was a book I had to pick up.
There's been a lot of negative press recently about the state of British prisons and generally, it's a topic I'm very intrigued by, both here and in other countries. I was delighted to discover an instantly compelling narrative with characters that felt completely authentic and I sped through it in no time at all. This is the story of Dani, who has spent a fair few spells in prison after recurrent drugs-related offences.
However, when we currently meet her, she becomes desperate that her current stay in jail is going to be her last. For Dani has something now to fight for - her young daughter, Bethany who has been taken away from her and placed with foster parents. Dani is determined to get her back but before this can happen, she has to resist any drama within the prison system which is harder than it initially appears go through a drug programme service so that she can "get clean," and reduce the risk of re-offending in the future and finally, prove she can have a career and a way of providing for her baby on the outside.
Things start to look up for Dani when she gets a mysterious new cell-mate, Martha who insists that she can help Dani get to her daughter. However, is it really is easy as that? Will Dani be able to resist temptation and keep out of trouble or will the thought of Bethany prove too difficult to pass up? For what I expected from this novel, One More Chance ticked all the relevant boxes.
It was a fascinating insight into the world of female prisoners and felt remarkably gritty and genuine. The author, Lucy Ayrton, is Communications Manager of a prison charity and much of this story was inspired by women she met and talked with on visits, particularly within the Holloway Mother And Baby Unit. This really comes across in the narrative, you can feel the characters bouncing off the pages with their authenticity.
These people feel very real and believable and although they may have issues, it's impossible not to feel some sort of sympathy for the situation they find themselves in. Our female lead, Dani in particular is wonderfully interesting and I really enjoyed getting to know her. She drove me absolutely crazy with the decisions she made sometimes but in the end, I just felt a great deal of pity for her, especially the inner turmoil she experienced in being apart from her daughter.
Dani often felt she needed to put on a front, especially in a system that promotes violence and the importance of never showing your fear but I could sense her vulnerability and appreciated the emotional roller-coaster that rocked her childhood and adolescence life. One More Chance is a page turning and at times, eye-opening read about the world of female incarceration from an exciting new voice in fiction that really understands what she's writing about. I'm looking forward to seeing what Lucy Ayrton does next!
Jun 25, Susan Angela Wallace rated it it was amazing. One more chance by Lucy Ayrton. Danielle Grove is in prison. Her baby girl Bethany is in foster care. She gets a new cell mate Martha.
Martha is different. Can dani get OUT and get her baby back?
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Can she get out and not go back inside like she's done in the past? A fantastic read. I loved the story and the characters. Except Chris. She was a meani. I liked Dani and Martha. Surprised how quickly I read this. Just couldn't put it down. Wanted to know what happened. A great read. Nov 14, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: A surprising book. Nov 01, Debra rated it really liked it Shelves: reads , review-copy-read.
Now, I am not normally one to pick up books about prison, drugs and rehabilitation. It is not that they aren't good stories, but they are just not the type of story that I would pick up. That said, however, there was something about this book that drew me in. When reading the description, for me it read like this was going to be the story of Dani breaking out of prison to get to her daughter.
Realistically, for me this was not the best part of this story. The best part was actually learning more Now, I am not normally one to pick up books about prison, drugs and rehabilitation. The best part was actually learning more about Dani, her background and watching her character grow as the story goes along. We start off the story by seeing her as a repeat offender, someone who is always going to end up back in prison.
As the story goes on, she changes and really wanting to rather than being forced into change. Don't let some characters fool you in this story, some are mean and some are friendly but that doesn't mean that they are going to stay that way A really dramatic character driven story that you really should pick up For more reviews, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs Nov 15, Angela Smith rated it really liked it.
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It's a very interesting story in the way that you wonder if Dani's cellmate mate Martha has some sort of witchy second sight power or if she is the queen of manipulation and playing on a weak mind to achieve her aims. Dani is a poor and uneducated girl who has been in and out of prison since the day she left home. She's done everything from being a heroine addict to going on the game to support her habit. You get flash backs of her life before she left home. Her family thought her no good so she It's a very interesting story in the way that you wonder if Dani's cellmate mate Martha has some sort of witchy second sight power or if she is the queen of manipulation and playing on a weak mind to achieve her aims.
Her family thought her no good so she went down a route based on her own self worth.
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What she wants more than anything is to get herself sorted out so she has a chance of getting out and seeing her daughter again. Martha seems timid but reveals something a lot more chilling.
Like I said it seems more like Martha is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Jan 18, Pol rated it liked it. First time reading a Lucy Ayrton Book. Don't really know how I feel about it, but kept reading just to see how it ended. Nov 15, Kathryn rated it liked it. And here, that voice belongs to a young mother in Holloway prison.
I struggled initially with Dani as the main protagonist, feeling frustrated by her attitude and constant truculence, while finding myself distracted by other characters, in particular queen bee Chris and the altogether more mysterious Martha. And by the end of the book, I grudgingly admired her and even felt ever so slightly hopeful for the future. There are some more mystical elements to the story which I chose to go along with partly because I figured Dani sees them as something to pass the time but which also feed on her personal circumstances and desperation to see her little girl.
Where Lucy Ayrton very nearly lost me was in the scene at a park where a key absence goes unexplained, and I did tire of people staring at each other and how loaded with meaning each of those stares were. Prison life is by its very nature going to be repetitive but I think Lucy Ayrton otherwise does a pretty good job of counteracting that here.
This book works for me because Lucy Ayrton persuaded me to give Dani that all-important One More Chance by hearing her out and listening to her story. Why not do the same? Oct 22, Kath rated it it was amazing. Wow, this book definitely kept me sane during a long coach journey stuck in traffic! I was able to block out the world and immerse myself wholly in Dani's story.
We first meet her when she is in prison. As we get to know more about her we see flash backs to her childhood, to see the events from the past that shaped her present day incarceration. Back in the present, we see her meet her new cell mate, Martha, and how, together they plan how Dani can get out, keep clean and stay out and, hopefully, Wow, this book definitely kept me sane during a long coach journey stuck in traffic!
Back in the present, we see her meet her new cell mate, Martha, and how, together they plan how Dani can get out, keep clean and stay out and, hopefully, get her daughter back.
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Each chapter of this book begins with a fact about women's prisons, or women offenders. These facts complement the part of the story they are inserted into and add some rich colour and food for thought as the rest of Dani's life is told. It's evident from these that the author has definitely done her research and, when coupled with the stories of what went on in prison for Dani, definitely opened my eyes about certain things.
The characters were all pretty well crafted and their behaviour and interactions felt real. Dani was a bit brash and a fan of colourful language but all her actions and dialogue were congruent with her character so that didn't faze me at all. Martha was very interesting and, I guess, will be the marmite character in the book based on what she is and does. Me, I found her intriguing and with there was a Martha in my life! The story itself was powerful emotional for me.
I really felt for Dani at times, others I just wanted to slap her silly and urge her do something else, take a different path, but then life's not that easy, especially when I have never been in any of her situations personally. Who am I to judge? There but for the grace and all that. It was gritty and brutally honest which gave it a claustrophobic feel at times. As I always do when I find a new author to me, I tried to check out her back catalogue and was completely amazed that this is actually her debut novel.
It was so very well written I would never have guessed that at all. All in all a good solid read that grabbed me from the off and held me hostage throughout. I really can't wait to see what the author serves me up for my next course. My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. Nov 19, Angela Mellor rated it really liked it. One More Chance is a book on a character, Danielle Grove who is in prison and has spent most of her life in and out for various wrong doings.
Danielle gets a new cell mate, Martha, who is a little strange at times to say the least. Danielle has a dream that she can see her daughter, who is in the care of foster parents, go to an event in the park near where Danni used to live, whilst there she gets bitten by a dog so Martha reckons she can do things and hatches a plan to get Danni out on that da One More Chance is a book on a character, Danielle Grove who is in prison and has spent most of her life in and out for various wrong doings. Danielle has a dream that she can see her daughter, who is in the care of foster parents, go to an event in the park near where Danni used to live, whilst there she gets bitten by a dog so Martha reckons she can do things and hatches a plan to get Danni out on that day and hopefully to not have to return.
Nov 14, Jude Harley rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was kindly given an advanced copy of this book. Thank you netgalley. The novel focusses on a the main character who is a perpetual inmate in jail. Gets out, comes back in. The only thing is trouble follows her, can she keep her temper and her temptations under control to get her baby back?
The premise is good, the st I was kindly given an advanced copy of this book. The premise is good, the story is good but I felt the ending was rushed. Definitely worth a read Nov 16, Sally rated it it was amazing. And this replacement animal will be unaltered, continuing the cycle of overpopulation. By spaying and neutering pets and ferals, we can keep them out of the shelters and quit the killing! Please join us in our efforts Don't want that kitten that is a little "wobbly"? Why spay or neuter? Hobbes was a stray that was caught by animal control. By mistake, he was allowed to be adopted instead of killed.
I had him neutered and look what a gorgeous boy he turned out to be! Why TNR? Because you may find a gorgeous creature like Chubby. He was part of a feral colony of 30 that we had TNR'd. I told the caretaker that if any were adoptable I would find them a loving home. Chubby has that home! He also has his Badge of Honor a tipped ear indicating he is a true survivor.
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We were also able to get a teen and a baby homes too after careful, loving fostering, and taming, of course. If you live in the Southern Utah area, we can use your volunteer help. We need grant writers, transporters, adopters, foster homes. If you would like a little background information on our endeavors, the local newspaper wrote a very good article in the Hurricane Valley Journal describing our ventures. Although some items are not entirely accurate, it was still very nice. The Thrift Store has been closed due to competition, but it was great to get to know the animal lovers in our community.
Just recently, Kris Neal was able to get the City of St.