Cathleen Armstrong pens a strong feisty heroine that jumps to life in the opening pages. When Lainie Davis’s beat up Mustang dies on the edge of Last Chance, New Mexico she doesn’t know it yet, but her luck has changed. Though Ray Braden, handsome proprietor of the local watering hole, won’t give her the time of day, before the week is up Lainie’s got a place to stay and a job at the local diner. And by Sunday she is out-manoeuvered by her elderly landlady and sitting in church. Amazed the steeple doesn’t collapse on her head, Lainie hasn’t realized that God is on her trail. She doesn’t know that he’s in the business of turning people’s lives around.
Armstrong’s cast of characters in Last Chance aren’t all pious and pretty, but they’re still familiar. They’re people that look a lot like our neighbour down the street, or the folks who sing in our church choir. And sometimes they look just like us. Either way the people of Last Chance have one thing in common: They’re all in need of the grace of God.
Armstrong weaves a story with both charm and spunk; a story that sneaks in and steals your heart. So pull up a chair and take a detour into Last Chance, New Mexico. You’ll be glad you did.
The red warning light on her car dashboard may have driven Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico, but as she meets the people who make this one-horse town their home, it’s her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life–especially since she’s on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed.
Yet in spite of herself, Lainie is increasingly drawn into the small-town dramas and to a handsome local guy with a secret of his own. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere?
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