Sunday, February 1, 2015

"at home in last chance" by cathleen armstrong

When the town pariah and town black sheep begin seeing one another, will their relationship survive the town's disapproval?

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.

At Home in Last Chance continues Cathleen Armstrong's series about a small New Mexico town where everyone knows your name ... and your business. Though this is book three in the series, you can easily pick it up without having read the first two books (I did).

This novel focuses on Kaitlyn and Steven, two people who no one in the town thinks should be together. (Did I mention how nosy everyone is?) While I liked Kaitlyn immediately, despite her faults, I really struggled to like Steven. About halfway through the novel, though, he started to grow on me, so by the time a real romance started developing, I was on board.

At Home in Last Chance is a slow, gentle read. There's nothing earth shattering about it, and it won't keep you up into the wee hours of the morning to see how it all turns out, but it is enjoyable and thought provoking. And sometimes, that's just the kind of book you need. 3-1/2 stars.

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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. After she and Ed raised three children, she returned to college and earned a BA in English. Her debut novel Welcome to Last Chance won the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women's Fiction. Learn more at

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell through the Revell Reads program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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