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Title:
At home in last chance : a novel
Author:
Armstrong, Cathleen, author.
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
Physical Description:
295 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Last Chance, New Mexico. When the going gets tough, Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden have always got going-- out of town and away from the problem. Now they are both back. 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, how will they learn to trust each other when they don't even trust themselves?
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780800722487
Format :
Book

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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 the reader's psyche, Cathleen Armstrong continues to delight her readers and win new fans. Readers will be thrilled to return once more to the small town they've grown to love.


Author Notes

Cathleen Armstrong lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Ed, and their corgi. Though she has been in California for many years now, her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives. After she and Ed raised three children, she returned to college and earned a BA in English. Her debut novel Welcome to Last Chance won the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women's Fiction. She is also the author of One More Last Chance .


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

After years of missteps, and now losing guardianship of her daughter, Kaitlyn Reed is at a dead end. She hates working at her brother's diner in Last Chance and is easy bait for the local gossips. But no one is as intrigued with the beautiful, spike-haired Kaitlyn as handsome though immature Steven Braden. Steven sees a kindred soul in Kaitlyn, as they both have a reputation for being a disappointment. In their hesitant but hopeful courtship, they can choose to stay shackled to the past or learn to believe that people, including themselves, can truly change for the better. In the third installment in her A Place to Call Home series (following One More Chance, 2014), Armstrong breathes fresh life into the familiar faces and places of Last Chance as she introduces new characters with their own compelling problems and continues, with satisfying results, ongoing plotlines. Once again, Armstrong demonstrates her gift for capturing tiny details and creating moments of descriptive magic that will captivate new and returning readers.--Campos, Kate Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Armstrong continues her popular A Place to Call Home series with this third installment, featuring two black sheep: Kaitlyn Reed, back in Last Chance, N.Mex., after leaving her daughter Olivia with her brother six months earlier; and Steven Braden, a handsome ladies' man whose family thinks the worst of him. Kaitlyn is rebuilding her relationship with her daughter, working at her own brother's diner, and trying to figure out her future. Steven, heading off to the police academy in several months, is coming to grips with his past and wondering how Kaitlyn might fit into his future. This likeable tale weaves in several threads from previous books-Chris and Sarah's nuptials, Ray and Lainie Braden's return to Last Chance, and the indomitable Elizabeth Cooley, matriarch of them all-while keeping Kaitlyn and Steven front and center. Fans of Last Chance will find much to love here. Agent: Karen Solem, Spencerhill Associates. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Kaitlyn has had a rough past, not always making the best decisions. Dumping her seven-year-old daughter on her brother's doorstep was the biggest regret of her life. Returning to Last Chance and trying to regain custody of her child is the only thing that matters, and she is not looking for another man in her life. Steven has always been known as a ladies man, turning on the charm and getting what he wants. Lately, even that hasn't been working with his sweet Gran, let alone Kaitlyn. Finally realizing it's time to change people's perception of him, Steven wonders if it's too late or if he will finally find love. VERDICT Devotees of Armstrong's "Last Chance" series (A Place To Call Home) will be thrilled to return to this small town. First-time readers will be delightfully entertained as the author carefully weaves plot threads with details of each character's backstory so that one can jump easily in with this installment. Fans of Melody Carlson will be quick to snatch up this entry that is full of adventure, romance, and fun.-Shondra Brown, Wakarusa P.L., IN (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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