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Daphne and Jack meet on a Greyhound bus heading north from California. The year is 1976, and Daphne is a pregnant teenager. Jack is a guy in search of a future. For these two lost souls, this is a ride that will change their lives and begin a dynasty.

This is a prequel to the Take a Chance series about the 11 kids Jack and Daphne will collect over the years and the paths each member of this very untraditional family will take as they in turn fall in love.

©2015 Nancy Weatherley Warren (P)2015 Nancy Weatherley Warren

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Short but to the point Daphne and Jack connect

Getting the beginning of this family was wonderful. Seeing how they (Daphne and Jack) meet and watching as their connection grew over that short period of time was sweet. This was a short snippet but it held some answers. Teri Schnaubelt did a good job giving voice to both Daphne and Jack. She provided a convincing backdrop for these two characters that birth a new series of love.

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Sweet Beginnings

This is a short but very sweet encounter between two young people on a bus. It sets the stage for the series and is utterly charming.

I am especially impressed with how Nancy Warren manages to cram so much information into this 24 minute novella without anything feeling rushed.

The narration by Terry Schnaubelt is really well done. There is a lot of dialogue and it is completely seamless.

All in all this is a great start to the Take A Chance series.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nancy Warren. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.

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Where it all began!

Where it all began!

This is #0.5 in the Take A Chance Series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members of the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best experience.

Content Warning:
There is no sex, just good chemistry.

Ebook currently free on Amazon.


♥ Story ♥

This is a Prequel to the whole Take A Chance Series. It's a short novella that let you see just how Jack and Daphne met. Their names are so close to Jack and Diane that I can't help myself from calling them that. Please keep in mind the time frame of this story. Things that are acceptable today, were very much NOT in the 70's.

Jack ❤ Daphne

All of this story takes place on June 17, 1976 upon a Greyhound bus heading from California to Oregon. 18 yr old Daphne is on her way to live with her great aunt after finding herself in an unplanned family way. Jack is on his way to Eugene in an effort to re-write his life story. These two just connect and its quite touching.

Its short but insightful. I will probably want to go back and re-listen to Chance Encounter, after I'm finished with #4 because it will probably carry more weight at that point. It's a great bonus to this delightful series. Take a Chance!

The angst is low, which I appreciate. The two love birds do face some settling down issues. I think Caitlyn is a bit of a late grower in that department, but it all works out in the end. We get to meet a good chunk of the other siblings in the beginning of this story. I look forward to all of their stories!


♥ Author ♥

Nancy Warren pulls the heartstrings even for a short prequel!


♥ Narrator(s) ♥

Teri Schnaubelt has a very pleasant voice. This is my first audiobook performed by her and I quite enjoyed it.


♥ Audio Production ♥

Normal speed was fine.


Ebook obtained through Kindle.
Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.


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Daphne/Jack Meet & How They Got Rambuctious Brood!

If you could sum up Chance Encounter: Take a Chance: Prequel in three words, what would they be?

Beginning of Romance

What other book might you compare Chance Encounter: Take a Chance: Prequel to and why?

Kiss a Girl in the Rain: Take a Chance, Book 1
Iris in Bloom: Take a Chance, Book 2
Blueprint for a Kiss: Take a Chance, Volume 3
Every Rose: Take a Chance, Book 4

This is a wonderful series that I hope Nancy Warren continues to write & Teri Schnaubelt continues to perform them.

Shannon Stacey's Kowalski series are similar.

Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, Terri Schnaubelt/Lynn Barrington is one of my top 2 favorite performers. Her performances are ALWAYS well suited for the books she chooses to perform. Professional, believable and super duper talented.

If Teri is the narrator, I'll pick it up. Yes, she is that good.

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