Book Review: One More Last Chance (A Place to Call Home, Book 2) by Cathleen Armstrong

One More Last Chance
by Cathleen Armstrong
Copyright 2014
Revell Publishers
ISBN: 9780800722470
The Story:
Some things never change . . . and some things change you forever.

Sarah Cooley has come home to Last Chance, New Mexico, for one reason--because it doesn't change. After a relationship 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 charming characters that won fans for her debut novel, Cathleen Armstrong invites you back to Last Chance for a heartwarming, romantic story of two people navigating the twists and turns of life in a small town.

My Thoughts:
Well written romances set in small towns are some of my favorites to read. One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong is one such novel. Its secondary characters are fun and the mischief and the just flat out stubbornness and aversion to change of some of the Last Chance natives are pretty typical of of life away from the city. Even though the story was interesting to read, I didn't really connect with the main characters as I would have liked to have done. There wasn't so much as a spark between Sarah and Chris, even though the story was labeled as contemporary romance. I didn't feel like Sarah "grew" in any way as the story progressed either. Still, the story kept my attention just by the fact that I wanted to know more about Olivia, Chris's niece, and his sister, Kaithlyn. I have the feeling that the next story, which features Kaitlyn, will be a little more interesting and slightly less predictable. That said, I appreciated the fact that this story had a natural pacing that wasn't rushed. There's nothing worse than feeling let down at the end of a book by a confession of love or a wedding or proposal that doesn't fit well with the rest story just to have everything seem all wrapped up in a neat bow.

~ My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts about this book, Renee. Very nice review.


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