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Review and Giveaway: One More Last Chance May 19, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 3:14 pm

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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.

My thoughts and giveaway:

Can I go visit Last Chance? What an endearing town Cathleen has created, a place I would love to call home.

Sarah is a tough kind of girl on the exterior, but maybe not so much on the inside. She’s running from something. I love how Cathleen sprinkled little clues, so subtly, through the book that let you know Sarah was avoiding something and someone. She keeps letting the phone ring, admitting she isn’t ready to deal with some situation. Hmmm, that made me want to keep reading.

Then there’s Chris who is trying to make changes in this small town through his restaurant and it isn’t going so well. But there are a few people who reach out to him and encourage him. He is also dealing with the fact that Sarah has captured his attention and he has captured hers but not quit in the same way.

There are a couple of funny/awkward moments that can often happen when you are trying to learn more about another person. Cathleen made this book very real with this budding romance.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance set in a small town.

Win your own copy by leaving a comment by May 25th at 5:00 pm. (U.S. residents only)

Visit Cathleen’s website here.

Read an excerpt here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


21 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: One More Last Chance”

  1. Annette Says:

    It sound good.

  2. I can’t wait to visit Last Chance! Thank you for sharing your lovely review and giveaway, Melissa!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  3. I believe I would like to visit the Dip and Dine…hmmm, wonder what he’s serving that’s shaking folks up?

  4. Melissa I would love to win this book. Sounds like Cathleen did a real good job. I love stories about the small towns and also love the cover and title. Thanks for this good review. Please put my name in. Hoping to be lucky. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  5. Aerykah Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to read this book! 🙂

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  6. Danie Says:

    This is a beautiful book cover would love to read this book.

  7. Anna Says:

    Sounds great!

  8. Melanie Backus Says:

    One More Last Chance sounds like a winner to me! Thank you for a great review and giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  9. Merry Says:

    One More Last Chance sounds like a great place to hang out! I love small town stories and getting to know everyone. Thanks for the giveaway.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  10. karenk Says:

    thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel 🙂

  11. Merry Says:

    I would love to read this book. Sarah sounds like an interesting girl for sure.

  12. picked luck number 9 this week. Thanks to all who commented.

  13. Oops, wrong, it was number 11, I got my Merry’s confused 🙂

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