Stonewall Rhodes, chief of police for the small town of Last Chance, has his hands full after the death of his wife raising his two girls, avoiding the formidable Church ladies of Last Chance and the last thing he needs is some stranger in town digging up a cold case from the 1960s. In Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay, Stone finds himself drawn to mysterious Lark, especially after she accepts that his daughter Haley talks to a angel and seems to help Haley when years of therapy haven’t.
Lark doesn’t know why her father’s last request was to have his ashes scattered on the 18th hole at Golfing for God in Last Chance but she is determined to fulfill his request. A photojournalist, Lark has seen the worst on the front lines of war and is now struggling with what she has seen and been through. The last thing she wants to do is stir up trouble but the longer she stays in town the more she realizes she needs answers to what really happened between her father and members of the town. Recognizing another lonely soul in Stone, Lark knows she is only in town for a moment before she moves on with her nomadic life but finds herself drawn to the sexy chief of police and the interesting characters calling Last Chance home.
I was super excited to finally get to read Stone’s happily ever after. The stoic protector of Last Chance who always seemed slightly lost with what to do with his daughters, Stone needed a special woman and I feel like he got that in Lark. The daughter of unconventional parents and with a job that give her a home, Lark is a lonely soul searching for peace and sense in a world that has gone crazy. I love the Last Chance series, Ramsay’s heartwarming characters, and yes, they are heartwarming despite being busybodies, are a treat to read. Ramsay was able to portray her main characters being happy to be with each other in silence, not an easy thing as an author but the moments of quite and peace between Stone and Lark were incredibly well done. Ramsay’s secondary characters are just as intriguing as her main characters and I loved getting to know Stone’s daughters better. Last Chance Christmas is my favorite in the series so far and I highly recommend it.
You can read an excerpt here.
Last Chance Series:
Last Chance Book Club (March 2013)
Title: Last Chance Christmas
Author: Hope Ramsay
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 352
Release Date: September 2012
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.