Monday, February 2, 2015

At Home in Last Chance - A Place to Call Home 3 - by Cathleen Armstrong

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About the book:

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 reestablish 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 will 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:

This was an enjoyable story with fascinating characters!  It was interesting to see how Kaitlyn and Steven change throughout the book, in both their attitudes and actions toward people and responsibility.  Kaitlyn really frustrated me in the previous book, when she had treated her daughter so horribly, so it was amazing to see the turnaround.  There's a little bit of romance to the story and some talk of faith as both Steven and Kaitlyn start attending church with their families and there's a comment here and there by different characters.  I liked seeing the characters from the previous novels, even Juanita, who's in everyone's business.  I did think the comments about how talkative Juanita was and how she kept coming in late to work got a little repetitive.  Olivia was still one of my favorite characters, so tough and mature for a seven-year-old and of course, Gran was so wise and loving and really the backbone of the series.  I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance and well-written characters.

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

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