Discussing Sunshine and Second Chances with Kim Nash


There are some people in the world of publishing who are just a delight and Kim Nash is one such lady. As a result, I’m thrilled to be part of the launch celebrations for Kim’s latest book, Sunshine and Second Chances. Kim’s staying in with me to chat all about this latest book.

I loved Kim’s debut novel Amazing Grace and you can read my review of that book here. I was equally impressed by her next, Escape to Giddywell Grange. You’ll find my review of that book here.

So, let’s see what Kim has to say about Sunshine and Second Chances.

Staying in with Kim Nash

Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag, Kim. It’s far too long since we got together in person so I’m delighted to see you here today. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.

I know the answer, but which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?


I’m bringing my latest book Sunshine and Second Chances.  People are describing it as a gorgeous summery read and who doesn’t fancy a trip abroad right now?

Absolutely! What a gorgeous cover. And congratulations are in order as I know Sunshine and Second Chances is out today. Tell us a bit more about what we can expect from an evening in with Sunshine and Second Chances?

In all of my books, this is my third, you will find strong female friendships. In Sunshine and Second Chances, four friends from University, all with different issues in their lives, and all either already celebrated or about to celebrate their 50th birthdays, go on holiday to a gorgeous villa in The Algarve where they rediscover their hopes and dreams.  There’s sunshine, laughter, a little love, and that strong female friendship that I’ve been lucky enough to experience in my life.

How lovely to have a set of ‘older’ characters to read about. My next birthday will be my 60th so I shall look forward to reading about women I can relate to. I’m so pleased to have Sunshine and Second Chances on my TBR. 

This is what readers are saying so far, Linda so I hope you enjoy it too:

‘The perfect, feel-good, life-affirming summer read.’ Nicola May, No1 bestselling author of the Cockleberry Bay series

‘Sunshine and Second Chances is a gorgeous summery read about finding yourself.’  By the Letter Book Reviews

‘An outstanding summer read!’  Robin Loves Reading

‘Just gorgeous – perfect summer read.’ Being Anne

‘Such a fun, uplifting and inspiring read – you’re never too old to follow your dreams!’ Crime Book Junkie

“It’s just lush! I love it!” Crooks on Books

“My favourite book so far!” Stardust Book Reviews

“I couldn’t put it down! Full of feel-good fun, hope and friendship…” StefLoz Book Blog

You must be thrilled with those responses Kim. 

What else have you brought along and why?

Portugal 1

Well, as the book is set in The Algarve, I’m going to take you to Vilamoura and we’re going to sit at one of the marina-side restaurants, where we can sit in the glorious sunshine and watch the world go by.

Portugal 2

I think a carafe of Portugese Rosé would be in order, and I’ll be bringing along my friends Liv, Debs, Samantha and Fiona, and will introduce you to my gorgeous Portugese men, Eduardo, Bernardo and Josep.

Now THAT sounds a plan!

Last August myself and the fabulous bestselling author Nicola May spent a few days doing exactly this! And this is one of our very happy Portugese memories! My son Ollie and I have also had some gorgeous Algarge holidays and there are a couple of other snaps from those holidays too!

Portugal 3

As it’s one of my favourite places in the world, it seemed the right location for me to whisk my readers away to.

I think it sounds perfect. Thanks so much for staying in with me Kim. All the very best with Sunshine and Second Chances. You pour the rosé and I’ll tell blog readers a bit more about the book!

Sunshine and Second Chances


It’s never too late to be offered a second chance at life.

Debs is newly single, Fiona is caring for her mum, Samantha is grieving, and Liv has the perfect life – or so she’d like her friends to think…This year, these four life-long friends are turning fifty, and Liv is determined they will honour their promise to each other – made on a beach at sunrise twenty-nine years before – to celebrate this milestone together.

And what better place than a gorgeous villa where they will be spoiled and enjoy the stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and glorious climate of the Algarve?

But time away from home doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it makes the thought of returning to your life too hard to bear. Especially with more than one gorgeous Portuguese man making hearts unexpectedly flutter…

It begins as a reunion in the sunshine, but little do the four friends know what life-changing decisions they’ll all be making before their flight home.

A heart-warming, feel-good summer read about friendship, love and second chances.

Published today, 4th June 2020, Sunshine and Second Chances is available for purchase on Amazon UK and Amazon US.

About Kim Nash


Kim Nash is an author of uplifting, funny, heartwarming, feel-good, romantic fiction.

She lives in Staffordshire with son Ollie and English Setter Roni, is Head of Publicity for Bookouture and is a book blogger at Kim The Bookworm.

Kim won the Romantic Novelists Association’s Media Star of the Year in 2016, which she still can’t quite believe. She is now quite delighted to be a member of the RNA.

When she’s not working or writing, Kim can be found walking her dog, reading, standing on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on Ollie and binge watching box sets on the TV. She’s also quite partial to a spa day and a gin and tonic (not at the same time!) Kim also runs a book club in Cannock, Staffs.

Amazing Grace was her debut novel with Hera Books and came out in April 2019.

Escape to Giddywell Grange is Kim’s second novel and was published in September 2019.

Sunshine and Second Chances is Kim’s third novel and is published today, June 4th 2020.

For more information, visit Kim’s blog:, where you can sign up to be the first to hear about new releases. Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone else and you will only contacted about Kim’s books.

You can also find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @kimthebookworm, and Instagram.

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Sunshine and Second Chances Blog Tour poster

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