Occasionally I like to review fiction, especially when it’s written by someone I know. Being an ordinary woman, I do love to relax with a good novel from time to time. I call this feature Fiction Friday. It won’t happen every Friday, but every now and then, I want to encourage you to take a few hours off and snuggle in with a good book. Today’s book is At Home in Last Chance: A Novel (A Place to Call Home) by my friend and colleague, Cathleen Armstrong.
Free spirits 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 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 with her brother, the new owner of the Dip n’ Dine, six months earlier. Steven is working on the family ranch with Uncle Joe Jr. and trying to prove that he isn’t the irresponsible charmer the town has always known him to be. As Kaitlyn and Steven are drawn to one another, one big question keeps getting in the way: how can they learn to trust each other when they don’t even trust themselves?
At Home in Last Chance: A Novel (A Place to Call Home) is the third in the Last Chance series. My friend Cathy Armstrong has once again captured the folksy, small town friendliness of rural New Mexico. Her characters and plot are strong, but the town itself is what captivates me.