Monday, May 12, 2014

One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong, A Review


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Book Description

Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico, for one reason–because it doesn’t change. After an engagement 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 fascinating characters that won fans for her debut novel, Cathleen Armstrong invites readers back to Last Chance for a soul-searching, romantic story of two people navigating the twists and turns of small-town life.


I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Here is my honest review.

From the moment Chris fought opposition to adding a new item to the menu to the final sentence, I enjoyed this story. 
Chris is quiet and determined to make his mark on the cafe that he recently bought. But he understands people and seeks to ... not keep the peace, but rather to slowly win people over to his vision. He is no pushover but he is no brash, suave hero either. He is real, for lack of a better term.
Sarah was a likeable character even when she was not pleasant to Chris. She returns to her hometown and has an aversion to change. Her ability to see the beauty and potential in Olivia, Chris' rough around the edges niece, and form a friendship with her shows that her heart is big and full of love.

This was an inspirational romance  so there is nothing that you would not want your teenage daughter to read. In addition to Chris and Sarah, the entire town of Last Chance is full of loveable and endearing characters. Since this is the second story in the series, I know we will get to experience many of their stories as well. I am certainly putting the series on my reading list and can't wait to see what happens for the rest of the townsfolk. 

Armstrong did a wonderful job on character development.  She created characters that are loveable and easy to relate to. 

I gave this book: 

★ = I did not like it     ★ = It was okay     ★ = I liked it    
★ = I really liked it     ★ = I loved it

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