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A story of second chance love set between London and San Diego. Thirteen years ago Jonah Kennedy was one of America's top tennis players, whose six-foot-three bad-boy California looks won him hordes of female admirers. Thirteen years ago Claire Jackson, a fiery, aspiring artist from London, was the woman who stole his heart. But the two held a secret which tore them apart ...more
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Published September 12th 2014 by J.K.Publishing (first published August 10th 2014)
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Cyndi
Aug 20, 2014 Cyndi rated it really liked it
Tennis great Jonah Kennedy and the former of his life, Claire de Klerk, have some making up to do. Now is our Time is a refreshing second chance love story with two once lovers facing down the past to make it right “this time”. Now is Our Time is perfect as a book club read as the steam factor is relatively tame and the story really focuses on characters developing and pushing their personal boundaries, especially Claire. It is a lovely and well-crafted story about breaking down barriers and for ...more
Susan
Oct 02, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
Now is our Time is my first book that I read by Jo Kessel, and I loved it. A 5 STAR book rating. Jo really captivates her audience by allowing them to feel the emotions the characters are feeling. Her portrayal of the character's dialogue allows the reader to feel that they are in the present scene in the book. I could imagine myself present in each scene. It was easy to immerse myself into the reading.

Claire and Jonah were sweethearts at one time. Then one event separated them for thirteen year
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Lisa
Sep 23, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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Now is our Time by Jo Kessel is a beautiful love story about what happens when the one that got away comes back into your life at the right time and under the right circumstances.

Thirteen years ago Jonah and Claire were head over heels for each other until circumstances drove them apart. Claire left him in the States still chasing his professional tennis player dreams and went back to England. She moved, changed her number, changed her email, basically hid herself. Despite the fact that they bel
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Jonah Kennedy was one of America’s best tennis pros. While traveling he met the love of his life Claire Jackson. For five years they made a long distance relationship work. Until one secret had Claire running back to England and telling Jonah never to contact her again. Thirteen years later both Claire and Jonah have been married, divorced, and a single parent. Now Jonah is a commentator for Sky sports, content to travel and Claire is a brand new T.V. personality learning to be out in the world ...more
Brianne
Sep 17, 2014 Brianne rated it really liked it
Second chances, we all deserve them, we all need them, we all crave them …

Jo Kessel’s novel Now Is Our Time will leave you with the power and beauty of second chances with this good book. Claire is a wonderfully written character whom I connected with right at the start of the novel and as a reader you want nothing but the best for her. When the chance for her to connect with her hot, ex-boyfriend who was/is a Tennis Powerhouse, you feel yourself rooting for Claire even more.

I also quite enjoy n
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Donna Porter
Aug 25, 2014 Donna Porter rated it really liked it
Claire Jackson is an aspiring artist in London. Jonah Kennedy is a retired Tennis Pro. He lives in the USA. Claire has not seen Jonah for thirteen years. They were once madly in love, but things drove them apart. During this thirteen years Jonah married, divorced and had a daughter, Martha. Claire married, divorced and had a daughter, Miriam. They are both eight years old. Jonah is in London on business. He is now a commentator for a news network covering Tennis matches. Jonah runs into Claire's ...more
Once Upon a Twilight
Have you ever lost a loved one and wished you guys were still back together. Wish you never broken up and you still held that flame for them. Whenever you meet another man you always compare the guy to the one that you lost. Well that is what happened to Claire and Jonah. They broke up and Claire ended up leaving for England to get away from each other. Throughout the book they are always thinking about each other. Well thirteen years later they end up running into each other and that spark is s ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Sep 23, 2014 Philomena Callan Cheekypee rated it really liked it
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This is a beautiful well written story about second chances.

Thirteen years ago Jonah and Claire were madly in love. Since their break up they both married, had children and divorced. Eventually fate steps in and brings them back together. I was really rooting for these characters to have a happy ever after. Loved the storyline and the characters were great.
Peggy
Sep 26, 2014 Peggy rated it really liked it
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A bitter sweet story. Two people who feel in love and feel apart just to reconnect years later. Pick up your copy to see just what happens in this story!
Jo Kessel
Sep 05, 2014 Jo Kessel rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my latest novel, releasing September 12th. Really hope you like it. It's a lyrical second chance love story with multi-person POVs, showing how tricky love, life and divorce can be, especially when kids are involved...........ooh, and there are some fairly steamy sex scenes too! Sometimes its hard to grab that second chance at happiness, but let's hope our heroine Claire does - I'm not going to give anything away.
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Jo is a qualified lawyer turned journalist. She worked for the BBC before reporting and presenting for ITV on holiday, consumer and current affairs programmes. She writes for several national newspapers in the UK including the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and the Express and was the anonymous author for the Independent's hit column: Diary of a Primary School Mum. Jo lives in L ...more
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