The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, its her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainies comfort-especially since shes on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed.Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere?Cathleen Armstrong pens a debut novel filled with complex, lovable characters making their way through life and relationships the best they can. Her evocative descriptions, observational humor, and talent at rendering romantic scenes will earn her many fans....
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Welcome to Last Chance (A Place to Call Home #1) Reviews
Although in some ways this story was slow moving, it was in the way of taking a slow and leisurely walk. You keep walking and enjoying the scenery. The characters in the story were well developed and they were a nice mix of normal with some quirks. It was nice to see the friendly side of humanity developed nicely in a couple of heartwarming characters, especially Elizabeth. I think the romance between the H/h needed to be developed more before the story ended. Although this was very much a Chris ...more
Better than average for this genre: contemporary Christian romance. The protagonist is a headstrong, paranoid runner, who has reason to run. Over and over she sabotages her cover and well as her chances for happiness—just like a lot of us. Sometimes here friends help (with the sabotage)—just like ours. She resists help, tries to hide things that could hurt her, makes bad choices. Yeap, yeap, and yeap.
Well written. See? There are authors out there who understand how to write and plot. Mostly beli ...more
I really found this book amazing in its own way. Mostly people would say the intro is a bit slow. But honestly, for me... I DO NOT UNDERSTAND A THING. For the first 20 pages or so, I was wondering what the food is actually happening. Was Lainie try to kidnap someone or talking to herself? It seemed like she was under stress but why do I doubt about it? Damn, what am I reading right now?
Phew, that was taking a lot of moment to fathom the whole situation. Eventually, I'm on the right path. So, th ...more
This book shows how God watches over you and shows you the way. It was the story of small town and how the people shows love and faith to someone who never knew about God's love. I really enjoyed this book
Not treacle sweet, but real people who aren't perfect. A heroine who made me like her right from the start.
This is a small-town story with a familiar theme. Lainie has left her drug-dealing boyfriend and is en route to a ‘new start in life’ when her car breaks down in Last Chance. She ends up staying there and building relationships (including a romantic interest). The story is told entirely from her point of view.
Writing small-town characters is difficult (I know because I’ve got one WIP set in a small town!). It’s hard to not make them stereotypical or cookie-cutter. And that was a challenge here, ...more
Good story well written
Great character development. Couldn't put it down. Think I'll look for more from this writer as it has thoughtful wisdom.