Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Welcome to Last Chance

Welcome to Last Chance

About the Book:
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,
Ruby Rhodes

My Comments:
This book was interesting.  It had more references to God, church, religion, and especially angels, than the average Christian romance (and no, the Lord's name was not taken in vain) yet it began with the couple heading for the local no-tell motel to.... and ended with them living together outside the state of matrimony.  Neither one of them was happy with him/herself after the night at the motel--she arrived in town broke and let it be known to him that she was available for the night, and after it was over, he felt like a heel for taking advantage of her rather than helping her.  They are two basically good people who have had some bad things happen in their lives lately, and I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and fall in love.

The ending was somewhat supernatural and we'll leave it at that--wouldn't want to spoil it for you.  There is one intimate scene in the book where we we get a reasonably good description of what is going on, and there are a few scattered references to tingling girly parts, so it is definitely not a clean romance, but it is not one where bedroom scenes are what carry the book.  I enjoyed it and look forward to reading Hope Ramsay's next book, which is about Clay's brother, Tulane.  

Thanks to Hachette Books for providing a review copy.  Grade:  B

Giveaway:
The nice folks at Hachette are letting me give away two copies of this book to anyone with a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes).  To enter, leave a comment with your name and email address, along with the most interesting town name (you have to give the state too) you have heard of.  For another entry, blog, facebook, tweet, etc. about this contest, and leave me a link.  For a third entry, follow me, or tell me that you do.  Contest ends 3/30/11

You can also try to win by visiting other blogs.  Click here for a list of tour participants.  


21 comments:

  1. I live in Port Coquitlam in BC...how is that for an interesting name.

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  2. I follow on GFC

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  3. RAnn, interesting book.....

    Thought I'd link up to Sunday snippets and caught your book review.

    Hugs
    Ebeth

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  4. I would love to win a copy of this!
    I lived in AR for a couple of years and there are a lot of funny names in AR let me tell you! I love this one, its not funny, its just nice, - Welcome Home, AR
    wouldn't you love to live there!

    Please enter me.

    forevereading at gmail dot com

    I put this on my side bar - http://wall-to-wall-books.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh I am also a follower!

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  6. Sorry to be so late. I was traveling last week.

    Thanks so much for the very nice review. I'll be checking back, over the next few days, in case anyone wants to ask any questions.

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  7. We have a town in Texas named Ding Dong. I'm not kidding.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  8. tweet
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  9. I follow via GFC (ellie)
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  10. The most interesting town name that I've heard of would be Goobertown in Arizona.

    Thanks for the review and giveaway! Would love to read this :)

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  11. I always loved the name Truth or Consequences.

    If you're interested in learning how Last Chance got it's name, you can read the Ladies Auxiliary's Guide to Last Chance, at this link:

    http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/_assets/busresources/LastChanceGuide.pdf

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  12. I live in Sahuarita, AZ which is a interesting name since most people can't pronounce it right including people who live in it.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. Pam S (pams00)12:52 AM

    I live in Evergreen, Alabama - so ha kind of a nice ring to it.

    This sounds like such a good book, ty for the chance to win.

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

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  14. Thanks for the great giveaway! The most interesting town name I know of is Buttermilk, KS.

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  15. Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/49202927218343936

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  16. I'm a new follower via GFC (Bornajhawk).

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  17. How about Fart, Virginia? There is also a Bumpass, Viginia lol
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  18. Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/mamabunny13/status/51680514393903104
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  19. I follow via gfc
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  20. I shared this giveaway on fb-mamabunny shelor
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  21. I love to read this book. An interesting town name Ninetysix, SC.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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