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?

Monday, January 26, 2015

At Home in Last Chance Book Review

A Place to Call Home
Book Three

SUMMARY:  What happens when the life you're running from won't let go of your heart?
     Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden have always had a similar philosophy of life:  when the going gets tough, they get going - out of town and away from the problem.  Now they are both back in Last Chance, New Mexico and trying to start over.
     Kaitlyn is working to reestablish a relationship with the seven-year-old daughter she left behind six months earlier.  Steven is trying to prove to his family that he is not the irresponsible charmer they have always known him to be.  As Kaitlyn and Steven find themselves drawn to one another, one big question keeps getting in the way:  How will they learn to trust each other when they don't even trust themselves?
     With emotional depth and characters who leap off the page and into your heart, Cathleen Armstrong invites you to return once more to the dusty and delightful town of Last Chance.

REVIEW:  Like the other two books, I really enjoyed reading this one.  Kaitlyn is really trying to get her life back on track, and I commend her for it. She sticks with a job she hates to prove to herself and everyone else that she is here to stay and will do whatever it takes to be a good mom to Olivia.  I like how Steven is determined to prove to his family that he is not irresponsible and takes on the job of getting his grandmother's house ready for her after an accidental fall.  There were a few times I wanted to hurry the story along (especially when it came to Kaitlyn's job decision). Other than that, I loved this book.
     This is the third book in the series.  You need to read the second one to fully understand Kaitlyn's past, Chris' custody of Olivia, and how it affects this story.  The first book comes in handy to fully understand Steven's history with Last Chance.  This book neatly ties up all the loose ends of the first two books.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
Cathleen Armstrong lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Ed, and their corgi.  Though she has been in California for many years now, her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives.  She is the author of Welcome to Last Chance, winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women's Fiction, and One More Last Chance.

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