Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Last Chance Hero (A Place to Call Home, #4) by Cathleen Armstrong

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.

About The Author 

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 where she grew up and where much of her family still lives. After she and Ed raised three children, she returned to college and earned a BA in English. Her debut novel Welcome to Last Chance won the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women's Fiction. Learn more at

My Review

Welcome back to Last Chance New Mexico, especially if you have been following this series as I have. We are reunited with our old friends and family and get caught up to date with what is going on with their lives. I was especially interested in Kimberly and so happy to see what her life is like now.
This book deals with native Andy Ryan returning to his hometown, and being cut by his pro football team he is taking over the job as head coach. He is a real legend here at Last Chance and all the town is excited that he is coming home, and best yet to be their coach!
Also new to this town is Dr. Jessica MacLeod, a big city girl with small town desires, and no knowledge of football. With these two new people in town is there any chance these two can make a match? They seem to have nothing in common at all, and will this town accept an outsider for their town doctor.
Come and get lost in Last Chance, you won’t want to leave, and by the end you will feel like your part of the community, and there are a few unanswered questions at the end of the book, and my hope is that means there is another book in the works.
I received this book from the Publisher Revell and their Book Bloggers Tour, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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