Monday, August 19, 2013

Welcome to Last Chance, a review

The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance 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 for Lainie's comfort--especially since she's on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed.

Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere?

This is a delightful debut for author Cathleen Armstrong. Lainie Davis is a young woman running and God directs her step by step. I was intrigued by her story...and how the other characters fit into her life. They showed her love, compassion, and friendship- things Lainie was unused to. I appreciated the spiritual journey she went on as well. She has a path in her spiritual life to take as well as her physical journey to safety that parallels. I loved that dynamic...it created a thoroughly interesting character!

I am looking forward to more from Cathleen Armstrong in this series!

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thank you to Revel Publishing for the complimentary review copy in return for my honest opinion.