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
FROM GOODREADS: Dear Reader,
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,
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:
Good luck and as always,
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