Monday, March 14, 2011

Review + Giveaway - Welcome to Last Chance by Hope Ramsay

TITLE:    Welcome to Last Chance
AUTHOR:    Hope Ramsay
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 332 pages
PUBLISHED:  Forever, 2011
SOURCE:   Received from Hachette for Review and Blog Tour


Yes, our town is way off the beaten path, but strange, wonderful miracles happen a lot around here.

I've owned the Cut 'n' Curl beauty shop for years, and I've seen folks come for a visit, then stay for a lifetime. Take Jane-that pretty firecracker of a girl who just arrived in town. I would swear she's running from something. She came with only five dollars in her pocket but she's worked real hard to make a fresh start. She's turned my son Clay's life upside down without even realizing it.

And thank goodness for that! Ever since Clay left his country western band, he's played everything too safe. He needs to take a chance on Jane. Besides, the more he tries to keep his distance, the more he'll realize that he and Jane are singing the same tune.

But I should quit ramblin' and go check on Millie's permanent wave. Next time you're in Last Chance, be sure to swing by. We've got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon,
Ruby Rhodes

MY TAKE:    I seem to have hit the jackpot with FUN books in the last couple of weeks.  This one was a lovely addition to that list.  There are a lot of adjectives I can think of when it comes to this book:  endearing, heart-warming, humorous, quirky, page-turning, etc. 

Last Chance, South Carolina sounds like a town many of us would like to be from and/or headed to.  I love small town life and could not imagine living in a big city.  Reading this book as well as the earlier guest post from author Hope Ramsay, you can understand the appeal that small towns still have in today's overly technological and fast-paced world.  They are still all about the people who live there.

Hope Ramsay's main characters are the kind of people we would want in our own lives.  Jane is running away from her past and unknowingly running straight to what she needs most - Clay.  Clay is also running away while at the same time running back home.  They both fight what everyone else has already figured out - they're made for each other.  Just ask Clay's mother Ruby, she'll tell ya!

Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:
WHERE TO BUY IT:    Amazon, The Book Depository

Hope Ramsay's next installment Home at Last Chance will be out in September 2011!

Home At Last Chance

Two winners will each receive their very own copy of Welcome to Last Chance!  It is very easy to enter:

  • You must be 13 years old
  • Residents of the US and Canada only
  • NO PO Boxes
  • Leave a comment WITH your email address on this post
  • Drawing ends 3/28
  • Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond
  • One prize (of this title) per household
Good luck and as always,

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  1. Sometimes a book like this is just in order! I hope that you enjoyed it!

  2. I grew up in a small town and I am grateful for the memories of that childhood. This sounds like a delightful book. Thanks for the giveaway. lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Looks like another one for my list! Am on the lookout! Would LOVE to win it.

  4. This sounds like a great book!!!

  5. Would love to win this book!

    pocokat AT gmail DOT com

  6. I like contemporaries set in small towns. Welcome to Last Chance sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for the column and the giveaway. (Email in profile.)

  7. Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  8. This looks like a really good read. I have never read anything from this author. I love finding new authors, like my TBR list any more:)


  9. Would love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway, please count me in!


  10. This sounds like a great book. I'm always looking for books that I can read and then pass on to my mom-in-law. She will really like this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. It looks like a lovely story.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  12. Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  13. This sounds like such a fun book. I would love to read this.

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  14. Hope is a new Author for me but I've been seeing the book a lot lately and love the cozy feel of Last Chance and would love to read this. Please count me in as well. It's on my TRL.I also love that there is already a book 2. :)
    Carol L

  15. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  16. hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

    thanks for the contest!

  17. Sounds like an awesome book!
    I hope I get a chance to read it!
    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  18. great giveaway
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  19. Thanks for the review!

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  20. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  21. Thanks for the giveaway!


  22. This book sounds really interesting! I hope I can win it :) Thank you for all your amazing giveaways!!

  23. This book sounds like one that I would really enjoy. Thanks for the review, and for the chance to win a copy. Please enter me. Thank you!

    lusravesandrants AT gmail DOT com

  24. I'd love to read it, thanks so much
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  25. Sounds like a great book...Thanks for the giveaway!


  26. I haven't read any of her books, but this one sounds really good. I'd love to win a copy. Please enter me. Thanks!



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