Title: Last Chance for Justice
Author: Kathi Macias
Publisher: B & H Books
First Published: 1st May 2013
Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared.
Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.
Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.
It isn’t long before Rachel has two men — a handsome CPA and the youth pastor — seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn’s attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.
As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past. (From Goodreads, 24th May 2013)
I was so glad I picked this book up after reading quite a few young adult books. This could be classed as young adult, but I view it more as adult light romance and mystery. It is a nice paced novel, with a sweet story, and just nice to relax with.
So Lynn is still struggling after the loss of her husband when she receives notice that her brother has passed, and that she will have to go back to the close knit, small town she grew up in. Luckily her only child, Rachel, is available to take this trip with her, and they both go on a journey that turns out a lot differently to how either women thought it would.
Lynn’s brother left a mystery that he wished to solve, and now Lynn and Rachel find themselves attempting to honer Lynns brothers last dying wish – to clear Last Chance Justice’s name.
This is a cute novel, perfect when you want a relaxing book to keep you company on a summers day. If you want a fast paced, racy romance, or a complicated mystery, this book is not for you. But if you want a nice summer read, this is perfect.
However, I do have a few negatives and that was the amount of repetition within the book – a lot of eating is one example. Also this book had a heavily religious side, but that is not a negative, just something I am not used to, but made the story slightly further away from my understanding of life. But that is just who the characters are.
An enjoyable light read. And a breath of fresh air after reading quite a few ‘heavy’ young adult books.
4 out of 5