"Get a Second Chance in Last Chance"
Reviewed by Susan Dyer
Posted September 2, 2013
Lainie Davis is on the run from her old life! Her car breaks
down and she
winds up in Last Chance New Mexico! Last Chance is small
where everyone knows everyone else's business. She is taken
in by a
woman named Elizabeth who tries to help her out. She also
Elizabeth's grandson Ray. While working at the local diner,
that everyone in town is just so nice and genuinely wants to
help her out.
She is not used to people like this so at first, she rejects
She soon learns how to accept their kindness and that they
truly care about
Soon she finds out that Ray's brother, Steven is coming back
to town to run
the family business. Ray has been taking care of the bar
but as soon as
Steven gets back, Ray is gone. He has put his life on hold
and now he
wants to get back to his painting. While Lainie's feelings
grow for Ray, she
knows that neither one of them are going to be in Last
Chance for long.
Should she take a chance on Ray and see where it leads?
Fayette, the woman who owns the diner has a son, Matthew.
He gets in
with some bad kids and an event takes place that kills one
of them and
puts Matthew in the hospital. The whole town comes together
Fayette with the diner and Lainie's finds herself basically
everything. She is afraid that her past is going to catch
up with her. So
she lets everyone know that she isn't staying for good.
She needs to keep
moving while she still can.
There are many awesome characters in WELCOME TO LAST CHANCE
and I love how Cathleen Armstrong makes you get all wrapped
up in their
business. I felt like I was back in my childhood small town.
I dare you to
read this book and not get caught up in all their lives. I
wonder, can a
sequel be in the works? I still can't believe this is a
debut novel. I was
turning the pages like crazy and had to see where everyone
was going to
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
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?
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