Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; 1 Original edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446576085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446576086

Dear Reader,
Gracious me, my beautiful daughter Rocky sure could use my help. I always knew she wasn't much interested in the local boys - but who'd have thought she'd come home with English royalty?
Trouble is, Hugh wants to buy some of our folks' land. We don't want to sell, but Rocky's job depends on her closing the deal. And though Hugh's obviously smitten, I'm not sure he's right for my Rocky. Oh, he's classy and handsome - and you should've seen the way he judged pies and fixed stock cars at our Watermelon Festival! - but what do we know about him, really? I know I sound like a nervous mother hen, but after forty happy years with my Elbert, all I want is to see my little girl find the same.
Well, time for me to quit chattering and get back to Miss Bray's wet set. Always nice talking to you, and remember: the Cut 'n Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.
See you real soon,
Ruby Rhodes

About The Author

 Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner. She's a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

My  Review

Really enjoying this chick lit series by Hope Ramsay when I need a light read.  I read the first two books, Welcome to Last Chance and Home at Last Chance during recent hospital stays.  Really helped to pass the time.  Excellent light reads.

Last Chance Beauty Queen features the only daughter of Elbert and Ruby Rhodes.  Rocky aka Caroline Rhodes is a career driven young woman.  I don't really buy the English Lord bit though.  The sorrowful angel bit is all too much for me as well...it is obviously the ghost of Haley's mother.

It is a well written book and very readable.  Ramsay is good at weaving a good tale. 

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