Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Friday, May 23, 2014

One More Last Chance Book Review

A Place to Call Home
Book Two

SUMMARY:  Some things never change . . . and some things change you forever.
     Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico, for one reason - because it doesn't change.  After a relationship gone bad with a man who wanted to change everything about her, Sarah is more than ready for the town whose motto may as well be, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
     Chris Reed, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to spark some change in the little town.  As the new owner of the Dip 'n' Dine, he's shaking things up to draw folks from all over the Southwest into his restaurant.
     As it turns out, the winds of change are blowing into Last Chance - just not in the ways that Sarah or Chris might expect.  
     With the same evocative writing and charming characters that won fans for her debut novel, Cathleen Armstrong invites you back to Last Chance for a heartwarming, romantic story of two people navigating the twists and turns of life in a small town.

REVIEW:  This is the second book of this series.  You do not need to read the first one to understand this one unless you would like a little background on some of the minor characters and the history of the Dip 'n' Dine restaurant.
     This is a good book.  I like how Sarah wants to stand on her own but doesn't turn away anyone who wants to help her, especially her grandmother Elizabeth.  She has a huge heart for the kids she teaches and does what she can to help one of them when they experience difficulties in adjusting after moving to Last Chance.  Chris is wonderful.  Even though he is single, he steps up and takes in his niece Olivia after his sister leaves with her boyfriend.  He does a wonderful job running his restaurant and hosting a tasting party while trying to be a "single dad."  
     This is a fun book to read.  Check it out if you need something to do this summer or anytime.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Cathleen Armstrong is the award-winning author of Welcome to Last Chance.  Though she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives.  Learn more at

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