Last Chance Hero

Armstrong, Cathleen. Last Chance Hero: A Place To Call Home Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
lastchanceheroOpening her office in Last Chance, New Mexico, Dr. Jessica MacLeod is pleased, yet hesitant, to make this quaint city her new home. Legendary football player turned coach, Andy Ryan is used to being in charge and in the spotlight. Though Dr. Jessica doesn’t know the first thing about football, she soon realizes this football-crazed town may change that fact. When the Doctor and Andy don’t agree on the diagnosis and future of an injured player, things may just heat up more than on only the football field…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having jumped into this series with book 3, I was pleased to see several of the same characters revisited and updated. Though a stand-alone novel, the back stories definitely lend to the understanding and depth of this story. Not a huge football myself, I found Dr. Jessica very relate-able in a football fan territory (Go Packers!). Well written with an ounce of romance, faith and sweetness, I hope for yet another book in the A Place To Call Home series.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Last Chance Hero from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

At Home in Last Chance

Armstrong, Cathleen. At Home in Last Chance: A Place to Call Home Book 3. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
lastchanceKaitlyn Reed has a difficult past and the tendency to leave town rather than stay. Deciding it was time to be a mother to her seven-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn makes the commitment to remain in Last Chance, New Mexico. Meeting Steven Braden, the irresistible yet irresponsible player, Kaitlyn learns she must trust herself before she can trust her heart to someone else.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Jumping into the A Place To Call Home series with Book 3, I expected to find myself a bit lost with the characters; however, that was not the case at all. I actually found myself drawn to the book though I cannot put my finger on the exact reason. Perhaps the writing style? The life-like characters? The storyline? I am not really sure but do know I plan on reading the previous books in the series now too. (Both are already on my eReader.) As the winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women’s Fiction, I honestly am now a fan and follower of author Cathleen Armstrong.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of At Home in Last Chance from Revell Publishing for my honest review*