"I absolutely loved this book. When I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters within the book. I felt like I knew each and everyone of them. I also loved the romance and mystery within. I kept thinking throughout. what would happen next. You just didn't know what would be the couples next obstacle in finding each other again. I just had to keep reading to find out how it would end. I loved it so much, that I am ready for the movie version of the book!!! I loved the writings of Lesley Hager, and I hope to read another book by her in the near future."--Jill Withrow
"When i initially picked up my copy of Coincidence i was pleasantly surprised by the charm it presents to the reader at once. I am far from the intellectual type and read on a casual basis and not really any more than the next guy/gal. The feeling that came over me was one of 'Oh goody, i think im gonna have a little fun and a little excitement with this journey'. I found the story to be interesting but not to the point of overpowering the characters themselves. Ms Hager has spawned a new story here but has placed some wonderful people along its windy pathand the fact that my favorite place in the world, Ireland, was heavily featured did sway my opinion slightly, then again who doesnt like Ireland right? As i said the characters were quite well described and you find yourself pulling for the protagonist from day one. I wont spoil the story for you dear reader but it is a delightful journey of mystery and intrigue and filled with love and romance that anyone should fall for. There are also a few twists!!! I will leave that for you to find yourself, so bejasus just get readin!!"--Basil McCoubrey
"The book was a great, very quick read. Once I started reading it, I really couldn't put it down. Would recommend."--Maggie Ben
Review below by Suzanne M. Hurley, best-selling author of the Samantha Barclay series:
"Imagine meeting a guy and having an instant connection. You feel that you’ve known him forever! Your lips touch in a kiss that promises to be the best ever but chaos intervenes and you are yanked apart without ever finding out each other’s last name!
Such is the case in ‘Coincidence’, Lesley Hager’s exciting, new debut novel.
Samantha Montgomery sets off with her best friend Kate Mason, on their annual summer holiday at Blake’s Beach, South Carolina. There, Sam meets her possible soul mate, Sean, who is flying back to Ireland the next day. Due to a mess Kate is in, they are torn apart without exchanging vital stats - like names and addresses. They know nothing about each other except the magnetic pull, to be in each other’s arms.
‘Coincidence’ is about experiencing the possibility of everlasting love and taking risks to make that love come true. It is about being so taken with someone that you will search the world to find him. It is about two souls coming together as one, forever.
Ms. Hager pens a book that will satisfy your heart’s romantic inclinations. It is exciting as well as spell-bounding. This novel will have you rooting for Samantha as she sets out to find her love as well as search out information about her ancestors. Her descriptions of Ireland and the unique way the Irish speak, will sweep you up until you feel you actually are in this great country, living among the people there. This is a beautiful heartwarming story about love, family, ancestry and forgiveness.
So brew up some tea and settle down for some good reading. ‘Coincidence’ will have you racing to the end to find out if Sam finds Sean. Ms. Hager is an excellent writer and I look forward to reading more of her books."
Review below by Katherine Pym, author of Viola, A Woeful Tale of Marriage:
“Coincidence is delightful. Hager’s characters are real, and the family mystery a compelling read. This contemporary romance is like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.”