Novel Gets Rave Reviews as Literary Sequel to Beloved Classic Film

Fans of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” will finally learn what happened next to their favorite characters in the classic film. G. L. Gooding’s historical mystery “Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls: Second Chances” tells the compelling story of what becomes of George Bailey’s wonderful life. As 1946 dawns, an uneasy feeling plagues George. Something tells him that the ruthless Henry F. Potter is still plotting to destroy him once and for all.

Praised by industry critics, “Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls” is a historical mystery that follows an investigator as he unravels the story behind Mr. Potter’s hatefulness. The astonishing revelations along the way become the foundation for changes impacting Potter, George Bailey and Bedford Falls. The story reflects on the choices people make with each twist and turn in life. These choices offer new chances and the opportunity for redemption. According to Kirkus Reviews, “fans will come away with a familiar sense of warmth in their hearts.”

Author and corporate speaker Gooding says, “With all the negativity in the world today, this book offers an inspirational message about the good that can be found in our personal and professional lives. Dealing with adversity is a choice that leads to other consequences, good or bad. When you are given a second chance, it is possible to find redemption.”

Critically acclaimed, Gooding’s novel makes its international debut at The Frankfurt Book Fair in October, 2018. Readers may visit to purchase and to learn more about the book.

“Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls: Second Chances”
By G. L. Gooding
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781483474700
Softcover | 6x9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781483474724
E-Book | 344 pages | ISBN 9781483474717
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
American novelist G. L. Gooding is the author of “Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls,” the literary sequel to one of the world’s favorite Christmas films, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Met with glowing industry reviews, “Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls” is a loving and sensitive tribute to the wonderful people of Bedford Falls and to the larger-than-life Christmas classic. Gooding and wife, Sarah, live in Santa Rosa, California. Gooding is at work on his next novel, a mystery.

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