Thursday, May 29, 2014

One More Last Chance BY Cathleen Armstrong

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.

With the same evocative writing and fascinating characters that won fans for her debut novel, Cathleen Armstrong invites readers back to Last Chance for a soul-searching, romantic story of two people navigating the twists and turns of small-town life.

Cathleen Armstrong

Cathleen Armstrong is the award winning author of Welcome to Last Chance.  Though she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives. I grew up in New Mexico knowing two things were true:  Any time you could spend reading was time well spent, and that one day I, too, wanted to write books. Both certainties presented problems. In the first instance, my parents and teachers felt that while reading was good, even wonderful, time must also be allotted to chores, homework, and even social interaction. Psssh. They never did convince me on that one. The second difficulty was harder to get around. I knew I was supposed to write what I was familiar with, but my family had not cooperated in placing us someplace interesting. I thought if they had tried just a little harder, if my granddad had homesteaded in, oh, New York City, or my parents had taught school in, say, China, I would be loaded with fascinating things to write about. But as it was, we all lived in ordinary New Mexico, with its ordinary hundred mile vistas, ordinary thunderstorms boiling up on a hot summer afternoon and pounding the earth before they rumbled away at sunset. And ordinary people with names like Baca and Begay whose roots reached from hundreds to thousands of years into the pale, gravely soil. You can see my predicament.
The reading never stopped, but the writing was put on hold as I married my high school sweetheart, and moved with him first to Arizona and then to California. Our three children came, grew up, married and began families of their own with a speed that still makes my head spin.
Finally it is time to write, and I have long since realized that the last word that describes my home state is ordinary. Long ago it began to be known as The Land of Enchantment.  I can’t wait to show you why.

My Review:

One More Last Chance
By: Cathleen Armstrong

A book you won't want to put down one you start.  This is a sequel  to Welcome to Last Chance. Sarah is going home to Last Chance where nothing ever changes.  Tired everyone including a  x boyfriend trying to change her.  She wants to be who she wants to be.  She has decisions to be made about her boyfriend Brandon if she does want to marry him or not. Mean while she will be a teacher.   Small towns tend to be that way where no one likes change.
New man in town Chris owns the Dip "n" Dine and he is making waves by wanting to put new things on the menu.  Now he is already to make changes and is all for it.
Will things work out for Chris and Sarah?  Nice romance not over done. The characters are just like people in my small town.  Can this small town except new changes or will it tare the town apart? I look forward to book 3. I really enjoyed the characters I think they are well written. I think Cathleen did a wonderful job writing this series.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This book came to me free from the publisher, Revell,   In exchange for my own honest review.  I have expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


  1. Love the review . Cathleen's book sounds so good .Have not read any of her books , but this one sounds so good . Would love to win .
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot) com

  2. Liz this is a wonderful story. I think you would enjoy it. I don't have a giveaway sorry. I just do reviews for Revell.