Book Beat – One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong

One More Last ChanceComing out of a bad relationship, Sarah Cooley comes home to teach second grade in her beloved Last Chance, New Mexico, comforted by the fact that the quirky little town never changes.

Chris Reed buys the Dip ‘n’ Dine in Last Chance, determined to use his culinary skills to transform the place into a destination restaurant. However, the locals aren’t keen on the idea of this newcomer upending all they hold dear. Sarah, in particular, is not pleased with this big, handsome, bumbling oaf. Chris, however, finds Sarah quite appealing.

When Chris’s flaky sister abandons her seven-year-old daughter, Olivia, at his place, he has his hands full with the hurting, bitter little girl. As Olivia’s teacher, Sarah is able to reach her like no one else, and Chris’s care for the child softens Sarah’s heart to Chris. As their friendship grows, so does their attraction. But will they be able to find balance between innovation and tradition?

In One More Last Chance, Cathleen Armstrong returns us to the intriguing little town she introduced in Welcome to Last Chance. Characterization is one of the many strengths of her writing – Chris, Sarah, and Olivia have vulnerabilities and hurts and strengths that fully drew me in to the story. And the side characters! Oh my! Just fabulous! The humor relaxes you, but then the message hits your heart. Please don’t miss this book. You don’t need to read Welcome to Last Chance first – but you won’t want to miss it either! I can’t wait for the third book.

2 Responses to “Book Beat – One More Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong”

  1. Lynn Grier

    Very good read – you don’t want to miss this one.