Last Chance Hero by Cathleen Armstrong

5132T4wDlTL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_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. Her debut novel Welcome to Last Chance won the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women’s Fiction. She is also the author of One More Last Chance and At Home in Last Chance. Learn more at

My Thoughts

If you enjoy light romance, you will like this book.  As with many small towns, the plot’s theme focuses around the town’s football team, a coach, and a doctor who has recently moved town.  This book is the 4th in the A Place to Call Home.

This book is a bit predictable, as many Christian novels seem to be.  There are many interesting subplots, which I hope are pursued in the future.  My only concern is this.  The novel was very clean in language and plot, but there was little to no mention of God or faith.  It made me wonder if the characters really had a relationship with Jesus.

If you like light romance books, you will love this book.

I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.