Book Review: At Home in Last Chance

16 Sep

UnknownKaitlyn 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?


Cathleen-Armstrong-hi-res-199x300Cathleen Armstrong is the author of Welcome to Last Chance, winner of the ACFW Genesis Award for Women’s Fiction in 2009 and the first volume in the series A Place to Call Home. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Ed, and their corgi, but her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives.


My Impressions:

These books just keep getting better and better! At Home in Last Chance is book 3 in Cathleen Armstrong’s A Place to Call Home series. Favorite characters from previous books make their appearances along with prodigals Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden. These two characters are known for their mess-ups and lack of commitment. And in a small town, its hard to overcome the expectations of friends and family. Kaitlyn and Steven both mourn poor past decisions and their tendency to run when when things get tough. They aren’t cut a lot of slack by the inhabitants of Last Chance — they have to prove themselves.

Proving oneself — isn’t that what keeps many people from trying in the first place? Made to feel like a failure or a ne’er-do-well, people often just give up before they start. At Home in Last Chance made me examine my own motives, choices and opinions. This contemporary romance novel provided another great visit to this little New Mexico town. Can’t wait to return with book 4, Last Chance Hero. More on that one in a few weeks.

Click on the titles to read my reviews of previous books in this series — Welcome to Last Chance and One More Last Chance.


Audience: adults.

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(I purchased this book for my Kindle. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)




7 Responses to “Book Review: At Home in Last Chance”

  1. Carrie September 16, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    I really enjoyed this book too! Great review 🙂

    • rbclibrary September 16, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      Thanks Carrie. One more book to go and I am caught up! I think there may be book #5 in the works too!

      • Carrie September 16, 2015 at 10:53 am #

        Oh I hope so! I was thrilled when I found out about #4

  2. Sue Wendt September 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    Enjoyed this title also. Will be watching for your review of the fourth title.

    • rbclibrary September 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

      I should have that one ready next week — fingers crossed!

  3. Rissi September 16, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    I remember reading the first book in this series and enjoying it, but I’ve yet to return. Glad to know this is a series that’s become more amazing. 🙂

    • rbclibrary September 17, 2015 at 6:21 am #

      Book 1 was on my Kindle a looong time, and I chose it for a personal read, not for review. I have so few of those now. Books 2 & 3 were on my Kindle too. When I got the request to review book 4, Last Chance Hero, I didn’t need any more excuses not to read them. So glad I did. Each book is standalone, so it is easy to revisit Last Chance even after a long time away. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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