Sunday, June 15, 2014

One More Last Chance (A Place to Call Home Book #2), by Cathleen Armstrong

From the Publisher:

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.

My review:

One More Last Chance is the first novel that I've read by Cathleen Armstrong. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Sarah is an immature, selfish recent college graduate. She is going through a breakup from a bad relationship, is completely unimpressed with Chris Reed, and hates change.

Chris is mature, kind, honorable and wants to see his dreams for the Dip 'n' Dine come to fruition, but the town is resisting change. Of course, life is all about change as all the characters discover.

I really did not like Sarah. Her character was very well-developed, I just really didn't like her at first. By the end of the book, some of her finer qualities started to show up. Chris was very likable and I felt a lot of sympathy toward him.
There were a few other interesting secondary characters that really added to this book.
Overall, the story was a very good one, full of interesting details that added to the story, rather than detracting from it. The relationships in the book are complex enough to be interesting, but not so complex that you get lost.
I would love to read another book by this author, and recommend One More Last Chance.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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