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Parting Chances (Fighting Chance, #1)

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This is an alternate cover edition for isbn13: 9781503056725

The road of Haley Cavanaugh’s life has been filled with cracks, potholes and detour signs. Her mom’s cancer forced her to grow up too fast and her brother has moved across the country instead of sticking around when she needs him most. Now, her parents are forcing her to move out. They say she needs to follow thro
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Paperback, 252 pages
Published November 13th 2014 by Createspace
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Lindsay
4.5

The whole time I was reading, I was mentally writing my review in my head. I had phrases that were perfect and I wanted to use. But now, as I sit here having finished the book and attempt to write a review, I don’t know what to say.

I love Caylie Marcoe’s writing. I love Choose Us and as soon as I saw she had another book coming, I put it on my TBR list. I didn’t even need to know what it was about because Caylie Marcoe is always a must read.

I loved Haley & Eli’s story. I had a hard time
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Teryna90
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it
2.75 stars ★ ★ ★ ☆



Thank you Mom, for everything.


This simple phrase and the author's thank yous define this whole book. I gave this book three stars because I don't think it deserves 2 stars, but if GD had half stars I would have used those. This book is amazing and annoying... with a perfect ending.

You may ask how can a book be both amazing and annoying. I know... I really am having a hard time rating it.

This book is about a college girl, Haley, who is going through a bad time. Her mother
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Flavia (OddCloud)
Rating: 2.5

Let me start this way: it's not a bad story, it isn't! The writing-style isn't cringe-worthy and the MC is... not so bad. The story line is decent; though I wouldn't actually say this is a plot-driven story (there isn't much plot to speak of), but a late teens crisis tangled with family drama.

I could have gotten past about Eli being the most patient and perfect human on Earth, really, I could; just I could have got past Haley's whining (I mean, she got valid reasons!). But I couldn
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Ezinwanyi
3.5 stars.
Haley Cavanaugh and her older brother Caleb got the worst new ever: Their mother’s cancer has returned and has metastasized all over her body. So she is not a good place when a longtime admirer Eli Park confesses his feelings for her. Haley likes Eli but doesn’t want to start a relationship right now. Is it fair to ask someone to wait for you when you have no idea when (or if) you will be ready for something more than friendship?

This characters actions in this story felt more like high
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Kirsten
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
When I opened this book my intention was to read a few chapters and then quickly go to bed. Little did I know Caylie had other ideas for my evening. A little more than 3 hours later, with tears streaming down my face, I had completed Parting Chances. The book was heart-wrenchingly wonderful and I simply could not put it down! Caylie has beautifully and delicately written a book that will tug at your heartstrings and show you the true meaning of love and acceptance. The impact it had on me was hu ...more
Lenore Kosinski
4 stars - Received a copy from the author!!

Personal confession: I lost my father to cancer when I was 14 years old. So this influenced my enjoyment of this story in MAJOR ways that may not be shared by others. How?? In good ways -- this book was so epically authentic about what it's like to experience the death of a parent, particularly a loss to cancer. Ms. Marcoe NAILED this. Seriously. It tore my heart out reliving the agony, but I also appreciated the honesty of Haley's experience. The momen
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Jocelyn
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I picked up this book, I knew it was going to be a good one. I had thoroughly enjoyed Caylie Marcoe's debut novel "Choose us" and I completely enjoyed this novel as well. I read it in one sitting, a true sign of a good book!

I loved getting to know the main character, Haley, as well as the supporting characters who really made this book, and Haley's life more complete. I felt really enthralled with the story and the realness of it.

We all live and lose in different ways and we all experience
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Spunky N Sassy
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~Reviewed by Wendy~

Loved the story of each character. Eli is your wholesome boy next door. He takes care of his mom but is close with his dad. He loves his friends and he loves hard and it's forever. Haley is a girl who loves to love but afraid to but is more afraid to let someone love her. Together these two characters are awesome. I was an emotional wreck reading this story. I felt so sorry for Haley and what she went through with her family but wanted to shake sense into her at the same time.
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Jennifer
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow...just wow. It's hard to put into words how I feel about this book. I just finished and it's all so fresh I can still feel the love and pain. I'm pretty sure my heart broke in several chapters and I need to pick up the pieces. Another great work Caylie. I loved every word and look forward to your next work of art!
Haley Redetzke
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book destroyed me in the best possible way. It made me cry but it also made me laugh. It's a journey through life's hardest times but proves that there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. Caylie does a fantastic job at putting us in the character's shoes and feeling every emotion they are feeling. I can't wait for Fighting Chance 2!
Cassie Mae
5 Wonder Woman Stars

Review closer to release day :)
Samantha (WLABB)
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Sorry, but I am having trouble writing this review through my tears. Oh, Caylie Marcoe, you made me ugly cry -- more than once. This was a really beautiful story of a girl, Haley, who is struggling with the happiness she feels when with a boy, Eli, and the sadness she believes she should feel due to her mother's illness.

Eli. Now there is another book boyfriend who has ruined me. He just knows what to say, how to act, when to act. He is patient and kind -- he gives the kind of love you read abou
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Mariana
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
When you're 5 pages through a book and you're already bawling your eyes out, you know you're in for a good one.
That's exatly what this book is.

In the first chapter I found myself crying like a damn baby and thinking what I would do in a situation like that. It totally freaked me out.
Then I was in the car with my dad, and I had to stop reading because he would probably think I was nuts for starting to cry randomly.

So the big, big thing for me in this book is Eli. That man, my friends, could win
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Bobbi Bentz
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart wrenching and beautiful!
So I sat down to begin this book because one, I loved this authors other books, and two, I had a hour to begin. Well, lets just say a few hours later I had to stop so I was able to function at work the next day. I slept a bit and woke up before my alarm to finish before work. I had to stop a few times because I could not see through me tears.
With that being said, it is not a story that just has some sad parts, it is a story that goes above and beyond. I fell in love
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Aret
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* I received this book in exchange for an honest review

How do I begin to write a review for a book that touched me so deeply, and made me feel so strongly about these characters and the situations they are in....when I told Caylie I loved her book but it left me an emotional wreck, she said she meant to warn me! I love her and her book..and would have read it no matter what. Just so you know, what she already knew...about 3 months ago I lost my Dad to cancer, so this book touched me in a way no
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Shanean
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you don’t already know it I love Caylie Marcoe. Her first book “Choose Us” was new, original and so much fun to read. But with her second book “Parting Chances” author Caylie Marcoe has taken her writing and her readers to an all new level of book fabulousness.

I just couldn’t stop crying with this one. You know that kind where you keep patting yourself on the chest and shaking your head. Heart-wrenching and tender moments. Feelings I and so many others can relate to. And that is what always
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Kathryn Hughey
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by Caylie, and she is seriously one of my most favorite authors. Her characters are well defined and are real. I usually read a TON of paranormal type stuff, so her books are always a good break from that. This one though...oh this one had me bawling like a baby, and reminded me a lot of the Lurlene McDaniel's books I always read as a kid.
Let's talk about Haley...girl has a LOT on her plate. She's moved in with her best friend, Kyler, and quickly becomes a pa
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Kat Nichols
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh... the feels in the book. I didn't just tear up, I sobbed, I ugly cried. Caylie Marcoe's writing is powerful and places you right there with Hayley as she goes through losing her mother and trying to protect her heart from Eli. I know some reviews do not like that Eli hangs on, and waits for Hayley while she breaks his heart more than once. To those people, I say, I understand, but sometimes love makes you stupid, makes you do things you think you would never do, makes you give people more ch ...more
Sharon Mariampillai
I loved Haley & Eli’s story. I had a hard time putting it down. At the same time, I had a hard time picking it back up when I had to put it down. This book is sad. Heart wrenchingly sad; it’s going to make you ball your eyes out, soak your pillow and go through a whole box of tissues. There were some moments of sadness throughout the story.
Abbie
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Actual rating - 3.5

I felt sorry for Haley in this. It must be awful to know your mother isn't going to be around much longer, and it would be so hard to watch her get weaker with every visit.

There was a few times where I felt a bit bored while reading this, but most of the time it was an okay read.
Emily
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved every part of this book. It brought out so many emotions in me and i loved reading about Haley and Eli
Jen
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Parting Chances
is the first book in the Fighting Chance series by author Caylie Marcoe and is a new adult (NA) romance about a college senior dealing with the cancer diagnosis of her mother while trying to continue living her life. She wants to focus on her family and on school but the re-appearance of a guy she met in freshman year has her off-kilter. Is she ready to take a chance on falling in love with someone who s
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Jamie
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review can also be found on: http://bbf-book-boyfriends.blogspot.de

I was really honored to have received a copy to read this wonderful book. I truly truly loved it. The style of writing was easy to get into and Caylie manages to suck you into the story as well. She creates a feeling within you where you're absolutely devastated at what Haley has to go through, and yet desperately wnat her to see the good in life, no matter what it throws her way.

Seeing how Haley has to go family issues tha
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Riley Conradt
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I started this book I was planning on reading a couple chapters then finishing chores and homework. Little did I know that this book would draw me and and not let me stop reading. I read for about 3 hours straight before I finished the book and I have to say, it was totally worth it.

I honestly loved this book so much it's not even funny. I knew from the beginning that I was going to love it and couldn't have been happier. I was really getting into the book and by the end I had a tear staine
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Hilda
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an emotional read. If you got through this book without shedding a tear, you're a robot. If you haven't read this book yet? Make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy. This book reminded me of the books I used to read by Lurlene McDaniel...full of terminal illnesses, death, dying, sad stuff. The only catch is that this intertwines a much deeper love story than Lurlene's books normally did. For that reason, I loved Parting Chances. It did more of what I liked with a bit less of the sad stuff! ...more
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4 Stars for the book

3 Stars for the narration.

I received this audio book in exchange for an honest reveiw.

This book will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the first book I read that ever made me cry. Not just little tears either, but big crocodile tears most would call the ‘ugly cry’. So it was really hard when I listened to the book and found myself disconnected from the MC. We share a common past; my mom also died of cancer so I total
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Katelyn
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Liza Tice
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This book was an emotional roller-coaster to me. I laughed, smiled and cried at different times throughout this book. It was almost like parts of me was in this book and my heart was experiencing everything she was. I have stopped and rewritten this review twice, because you need to experience the emotions of what is going on with Haley as the story unfolds. How does what is happening around her shape, make or break her? Can a heart that Haley is not sure even feel whole be open to dating or mor
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Amanda
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was beautiful. I loved Eli and Haley and really enjoyed reading about the struggles they went through while Haley was dealing with her Mom's cancer. There were times that I was really mad at Haley because of some of the choices she made, but I realized it was because I cared about her so much. This story is written in a way that makes you care for and love the characters, and you are rooting for them the entire time.

I will warn though, I needed a box of tissues to get through this. I l
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April
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
In 1968 I was 10 years old when my mother died.I never got to say good-bye.
In 2004 my 14 year old daughter died.

There were so many things that mothers and daughters should do together, that never happened.
This book follows Haley as her family dynamics change, and she grows up and is supposed to move on. We hope she will allow herself happiness, that she fee
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Born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, Caylie fell in love with reading at a young age. With her lively imagination, she created numerous stories in her head throughout her childhood and teenage years.

Her first novel, Choose Us, released in April 2014 and became an Amazon Bestseller.

When she isn't slaving away at the keyboard, Caylie is an avid reader, and lover of coffee... copious am
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