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One More Last Chance

Title:  One More Last Chance (A Place to Call Home #2)
Author:  Cathleen Armstrong
Pages:  304
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Revell
The novel that begins this series is titled, Welcome to Last Chance, which was released August 2013, and here is the sequel.  One of the positives about this sequel is that some of the main characters have remained while others are in the background, along with some new players who want to bring changes to Last Chance.  The small town, however, fights change at first even the menu at the Dip and Dine restaurant and the new owner Chris who wants to add some specialty items he loves to cook.
Sarah Cooley comes back to Last Chance to teach at the local grade school, but she has come home because she loves the country more than anything.  Sarah’s grandmother is there too and a short drive away is her family’s ranch where she can escape to go horseback riding when life gets too tense.  Sarah is trying to decide if she wants to marry Brandon her college sweetheart or if they should go their separate ways. 
Chris, the owner of the diner, not only has to learn small town habits and people, he now is parenting his niece after his sister drops her off one night and rides off on her motorcycle.  Chris loves his sister, but her 7-year-old daughter has never really had a stable home with her single mother.  Chris takes care of her and loves her, contemplating taking legal action for sole custody.
Olivia needs loving attention and stability as well as learning how to get along with other children and adults.  During this adventuresome read, the audience will enjoy the special relationship Sarah has with her grandmother, who is a godly, loving woman.  Another part to enjoy is the truth of being in a relationship with someone who also shares the love for the Lord, which Sarah isn’t sure Brandon does. 
The relationships that are developing between Sarah and Chris along with Olivia and Elizabeth, who is Sarah’s grandmother, is very enjoyable to read about.  I loved how Olivia is impressed to respond with politeness by Elizabeth’s loving personality, and the book highlights how special grandparents are indeed!  Throughout the book, the readers will notice how just being together and enjoying each other is such a special gift such as when Sarah goes to her grandmother’s home to have tea and chat.
Book #3 is set to be released in spring of 2015 and I can’t wait.  I love the story with the threads of faith, love, romance and more woven throughout the pages.  Please read the first book in the series Welcome to Last Chance along with One More Last Chance.  They are entertaining and heartwarming!
My rating is 5 stars.
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