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January 26, 2015

At Home in Last Chance {Cathleen Armstrong}

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

at home in last chance
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?

My Thoughts:
I missed the first book in this series, but I loved the second book and was so excited to get my hands on this third book.

At Home in Last Chance picks up where One More Last Chance left off. Kaitlyn has returned to Last Chance, and to her brother, Chris, and her daughter, Olivia. She is working at Chris' diner and hating her life in Last Chance. She hates the diner, hates her living situation, and hates having everyone in Last Chance look at her as the mother who abandoned her daughter. Only, she has willed herself to stay and to stay by her daughter's side.

We also get to see more of Steven, the black sheep of his family and the playboy that the entire town has warned Kaitlyn about. But Kaitlyn gives Steven a much deserved chance and I was so happy to see their relationship blossom.

Anyone who has read this series has to love Ms. Elizabeth, and I was so happy to see her play a big role in this story as well. I love how Elizabeth is constantly encouraging those around her, and always reminding everyone that it is God who is in control and God can make things happen.

One of my favorite parts of this book was when Kaitlyn and Steven spent the afternoon together. It was an afternoon of such raw emotion, and probably the turning point in the entire story. It is hard to tell just what came of that without giving spoilers, but I loved the ending.

This story had some exciting moments, and I really hope their is a fourth book coming in this series. I feel like there is still some story to be told her and I really hope to get to see it unfold.

Cathleen 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.