My friend Cathy wrote this book, Welcome to Last Chance, and I was excited to be able to read it not long after it came out.
This book totally sucked me in at the beginning. It's well-written and engaging, and I needed to know what happened next. Here's the catch: I keep forgetting that I never really end up liking women's fiction books. There is never enough action and adventure for me. Every time some little shadow is mentioned, I'm waiting eagerly for something awful to jump out of the shadow! LOL!
But this book is good. The characters are all interesting and believable and – even though it's Christian fiction – they all have their little (or big) faults that make them feel like real people you know. And that is the strength of women's fiction – to draw you into relationships with characters who are like people you know, and to make you care about what happens to them. This book does that very well! I really liked that part of it.
If I weren't waiting for an explosion or a gun battle or some other ridiculous, wonderful piece of action/thriller type of thing to happen, I'd easily give this book 4 stars. 🙂 If you like women's fiction already, I think you'll really like this book. (I REALLY wanted to eat at the diner! All the food sounded so good! LOL!)