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8.16.2013

Welcome to Last Chance ~ Review

Welcome to Last Chance
A Place to Call Home Book 1
By Cathleen Armstrong

When Lainie Davis decides to leave her life in California behind and get a new start in El Paso, the last thing she expected was getting stranded in Last Chance, New Mexico.  But a dead car in the middle of nowhere town called Last Chance seems about Lainie's luck.

But Lainie is about to experience something she never expected - a town full of caring people.  But does Lainie want to become part of a town where everyone knows what you are doing before you do.  Or does she want to get lost in a big city where no one knows or cares about you?

But Last Chance won't leave Lainie alone as they take her in by offering her a home, a job, and friendship.  But after spending a lifetime of never being able to trust or rely on anyone Lainie isn't sure what to make of Last Chance.  But as the town and some of the residents start to make in-roads in Lainie's life, she worries that her past may catch up with her.

Last Chance reminds me a little of the town where I live, though not so out in the middle of nowhere.  It is the kind of place you wish you could say born and raised here.  I enjoyed Welcome to Last Chance and in fact stayed up late to read just one more chapter and instead finished the book.  I'm looking forward to future installments in this series.  Lainie reminds me of some people I've known - hurting people who are searching for something more.  Welcome to Last Chance is a book of hope and great series debut.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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She's learned you can't count on anyone--but she didn't count on landing in Last Chance.
The red warning light on her car dashboard may have driven Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico, but as she meets the people who make this one-horse town their home, it's her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life--especially since she's on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed.

Yet in spite of herself, Lainie is increasingly drawn into the small-town dramas and to a handsome local guy with a secret of his own. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere?