The inhabitants of Last Chance, New Mexico, could not be more pleased. Dr. Jessica McLeod has opened an office right on Main Street. Andy Ryan, the best athlete the little town ever produced, has ended his short career in the NFL and has come home to coach the mighty Pumas of Last Chance High. Unfortunately, Dr. Jess immediately gets off on the wrong foot when she admits that she's never seen a football game, isn't really interested in doing so, and, in fact, doesn't know a first down from a home run. Meanwhile, Coach Ryan is discovering that it's not easy to balance atop the pedestal the town has put him on. When this unlikely pair is drawn together over the future of a young player--whose gifts may lie in the laboratory rather than on the football field--they begin to wonder if they might have a future together as well.
With the flair that has made her Last Chance books a favorite among readers of contemporary fiction, Cathleen Armstrong draws on the passion Americans have for the traditions of small-town high school football.
I enjoyed reading this light romance book. Although it is the fourth book in A Place to Call Home series it can stand alone. The supporting characters are great and repeat from previous books. At first Dr. Jessica does not fit in so hot in Last Chance. Football is huge for this small town and she does not get it at all. I am not a huge sports fan either so I understood her. I also understand the town being from one kind of like that in a different part of the country. I loved Coach Andy as the hero. He had good chemistry with Jessica from the beginning. The author does a good job with descriptions and character development. I felt like I was there many times. This was a great series and I hope the author revisits the town of Last Chance again. Recommended.
Cathleen Armstrong lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Ed, and their corgi. Though she has been in California for many years now, her roots remain deep in New Mexico. Her debut novel Welcome to Last Chance won the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women's Fiction. She is also the author of One More Last Chance and At Home in Last Chance. Learn more at www.cathleenarmstrong.com
Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.