Tuesday, January 17, 2017

At Home in Last Chance

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ARMSTRONG, CATHLEEN
AT HOME IN LAST CHANCE

What happens when the life you're running from won't let go of your heart?

Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden have always had a similar philosophy of life: when the going gets tough, they get going -- out of town and away from the problem. Now they are both back in Last Chance, New Mexico, and trying to start over.

Kaitlyn is working to re-establish a relationship with the seven-year-old daughter she left behind six months earlier. Steven is trying to prove to his family that he is not the irresponsible charmer they have always known him to be. As Kaitlyn and Steven find themselves drawn to one another, one big question keeps getting in the way: How ill they learn to trust each other when they don't even trust themselves?

With emotional depth and characters who leap off the page and into your heart, Cathleen Armstrong invites you to return once more to the dusty and delightful town of Last Chance.

My Review:

A touching story that celebrates the miracle of second chances...and third and fourth and fifth....

The third book in the A Place to Call Home series delivers the same caliber of story as the first two. I just love the way this author deals with gnarly circumstances that stretch both a character and a reader. I'd met Kaitlyn in One More Last Chance and I wasn't impressed. In fact, I might just have started this read with a mighty big chip on my shoulder because it's kind of hard to relate to a woman who would ditch her daughter for half a year! But I wasn't bargaining on Armstrong working her magic -- weaving a story of loss and heartache and those all important second chances. And in the process convicting me of grace and forgiveness and accepting people for who they are now, not what they used to be.

News Flash -- Thanks to the intrepid Linda Moffitt we have this exciting piece of information. Cathleen Armstrong's debut novel (and first of this series) Welcome to Last Chance is available free (Kindle edition) on Amazon right now. I loved that book -- and this whole series -- if you like emotional contemporary romance that stretches you heart and soul, you'll love these books. And each book reads well as a standalone...should have mentioned that in my review.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of At Home in Last Chance leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post your comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 22 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

20 comments:

  1. Reminds me of something I saw on Facebook: "Every saint has a past and every sinner has future" :-)
    Love the second-chance redemptive stories!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh, I love that quote, Trixi! This story is such a powerful testimony to accepting people in the now, not condemning them for the past. Good luck.

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  2. Never Read any of Cathleens Books. This one sounds Great. Thanks for the chance to win. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh When I went to check her out on Amazon. I noticed the 1st book of hers in this series is free. Welcome To Last Chance.

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    2. Thanks for that tip, Linda. I'll add it to the end of my review. Welcome to Last Chance is Cathleen Armstrong's debut novel and it's amazing! The whole series is -- and each book can be a standalone or you can enjoy revisiting Last Chance and some familiar characters each time you pick up a new book. Good luck, Linda.

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  3. Thank you for the review. Have never read this author.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. She's wonderful, Lucy. Good luck!

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  4. I liked the first book alot and I really liked Trixi's quote - I will remember that one. Thanks for the review and heads up! truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. I really love the way this author spins a tale. It's a stellar series. Good luck, Truck.

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  5. I'm struggling with accepting and forgiving also this book may have things to teach me. Thanks for the heads up on the first book in the series, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net


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    1. It really hits home. I find I learn the most through story which is why I love inspirational fiction. Good luck, Diane.

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  6. What a strong character in the cover! I would love to read this one. Thank you for a great review, Kav! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a different kind of heroine that's for sure. Good luck, Melanie.

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  7. Oh...sounds good. I have the first book in the series that I haven't read yet....must get to that TBR pile one day....

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. LOL -- if you don't get to that TBR pile soon you risk getting buried in books. That might not be bad though because you could just read your way out. Good luck, MH.

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  8. I've never read any of these books but I'm heading to Amazon now for the free one. 😊

    somi19ad at aol dot com

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Sherry. I'm sure you will. Good luck!

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  9. Cathleen is a new-to-me author. I love reading those redemption stories. KAV, thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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