30 July 2013

Marian Baay reviews LAST CHANCE FOR JUSTICE by Kathi Macias

Last Chance for Justice


Reviewed by Marian Baay

Travel with mother Lynn and daughter Rachel to Bloomfield—a small town where everyone knows each other and nothing is secret from your neighbours. But still there is an unsolved mystery in Bloomfield.

When Lynn inherited her brother’s house at cemetery drive in Bloomfield, she never had thought that she would also inherit her brother’s desire to solve the mystery about Last Chance Justice. Who is this Last Chance?—and perhaps even more interesting is to find out how this man got his name.

Lynn grew up in Bloomfield and left town when she got married 35 years ago. Now she's back for a couple of days to go through her brother’s belongings and to put his house on the market. But things take longer than she anticipated and meanwhile she gets reacquainted with old friends.
Her beautiful daughter attracts the attention of the young men and soon two are vying for her hand.

This was a relaxing and enjoyable read. The characters are very real and it feels like the reader is visiting and having coffee or sun tea on the porch with them. There are also some nice and interesting secondary characters. The atmosphere is relaxed and lighthearted. The mystery keeps the reader guessing—I really had no idea where it was going. So yes, I think Kathi Macias did a very nice job!

*Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy through NetGalley.*

You can find Kathi's books at DeeperShopping, Amazon, CBD, and other bookstores.
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GIVEAWAY: Kathi will give away a copy of this book. Answer the question to be entered in the contest and don't forget to leave your email address as well.

QUESTION: Have you read any of Kathi's books yet? If so, do you have a favorite?

67 comments:

  1. no i have not. Angela from KY angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Angela: Hope we can remedy that soon. Blessings!

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  2. Sounds like a great story MARIAN! Thanks for your great review too, you got me interested in it!! :) I haven't read any of Kathi's books yet, but this sounds like it might be a good place to start... what do you reckon??

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    1. Why not jump in, Noela? I'd love to get to know you.

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    2. I agree with Kathi. Jump in, Noela! :)

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  3. No, I haven't read anything by her, but she comes with high recommendations. Soooo...she is now on my "list" of authors to read. I'll pick up this book from B&N today. I look forward to reading it. Thanks!

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  4. I'd like to say yes, but I haven't read any of her books. All it would take is one to get me hooked. I am FB friends with Kathy and go through the Texas town where she lives every time I drive to my hometown in Louisiana. This looks like my type of book, a dash of mystery and an intriguing setting. Brenda Lee-Watson bwatson@sherlockrealtors.com

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    1. Meant "Kathi," stupid spell check. LOL.! Brenda

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    2. Oh, wait, you live in California. Wish you did live in Texas. :)

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    3. Thanks for dropping by, Brenda! When you drive through my town, will you stop by? ;)

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    4. LOL! Actually, Brenda, I lived in Amarillo for two years in the '60s and Houston for four years in the '70s. Does that count?

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  5. Thanks, MARIAN, for your wonderful review! The cover itself makes me want to read this book and your great review compels me even more! Thanks so much, KATHI, for being our lovely guest this week on OWG!

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    1. I agree. When I saw the cover I knew I had to read this book.

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    2. Yes, I love what B&H did with the cover!

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  6. Many blessing to you and yours.
    I have not read any of Kathi's books.
    wendyshoults(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Time to start reading them, Wendy. Blessings!

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    2. I agree with Marian, Wendy. I already have more than 40 books published and more coming, so let's get started!!!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway, I have not read any of her books but would like to teachingchristschildren (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  8. I have not read any of Kathi's books. This sounds like a good one!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Maybe you win this week, Patty. Good luck.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Patty!

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  9. No, I have not read any of Kathi's books. However, I entered , I believe, just yesterday to win her other book . I read her Kathi's interview about how she came to her love God and about her own illness. I loved the review and hope to win one of her books. thanks for this contest. Mary Lou K
    flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. And thanks for taking the time to enter, Mary Lou!

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  10. Hello girls. I love you OWG gals, and Kathi too! GOD's blessings on each of you. Please put my name in for Kathi's book. I already know she is great. Wish I had everyone of her books. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  11. No, I haven't, but this one sounds really, really good. Definitely, to be put in my to be read stack. Love to win

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  12. Haven't read any of Kathi's books - the storyline on this one sounds exciting, would like to win a copy!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Linda Dianne StoweJuly 30, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Hi Kathi,I'm sorry to say ,I haven't read any of your books so far but hope to soon.It soulds very interesting and I really enjoy reading mystery books and this even more than jus a mystery ,it sounds intregeing.Sorry if I misspelled the last word.Anyway,I would sure love to win and if not me this time,someone else very deserving.Blessings to you for this contest. linda.stowe@att.net

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    1. All the best in the contest & blessings!

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    2. Thank you, Linda. I appreciate it!

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  14. No, I haven't been able to read any of Kathi's books, but I would love to read this one. I love books when it's located in a small town. Great review, Marian!! Please enter me in the giveaway!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I think you will enjoy this book.

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    2. I love small town books, too, Barbara--maybe because I love small towns (and live in one)!

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  15. Marian, I didn't say it in plain words in my comment, but the answer would be a YES! Maxie

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    1. YES, I understood that much. :) Bless you!

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  16. No... Hope to get to read soon... thanks
    rebeccapearl4@gmail.com

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  17. No I have not read any of the books but would be thrilled to win one so I could say yes to your question. Bonnie Traher momtr3@yahoo.com

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  18. No, not yet. Should I begin with LAST CHANCE FOR JUSTICE?

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. It's a good book to start with, Mary.

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    2. Absolutely! I have many more, but I think that would be a great introductory book. Blessings!

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  19. No, I haven't, but this one sounds great!
    sweetbeans38@yahoo.com

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    1. Would love to hear from you after you read it!

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  20. Yes, I have read Deliver Me From Evil. It tells a very moving story. It is about modern day slavery and sex-trafficking. I like the way that Kathi interwove the stories of children who were the victims and young people who wanted to find a way to help the victims. It was an eye-opening book for me. I highly recommend it.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Good to hear you that, Kay. Blessings.

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    2. Thank you, Kay. That book is back in the spotlight this week with the news of that major child-trafficking bust. Thank God at least a few of those precious children have been rescued!

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    3. Yes, I was thanking God for each child that was rescued and praying for her future.

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  21. Good morning !!! great interview and I just love Kathi Machias !!! I read Unexpected Christmas Hero ~ what a great story... sure was a learning experience for me...brought some things to light that I never really thought of ... I laughed and cried and smiled so often... I can't wait to read Last Chance for Justice !!! thank you and have a blessed day !!! Rosemary rfoley at salemstate dot edu

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    1. And thank you, Rosemary, for your continued support!

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  22. No, I have Kathi's book "The Deliverer" but it is on my to read list---just wish I could read faster!!! I look forward to it and would love to win this one. She is an excellent writer and takes on this topic that others seem to shy away from. I really enjoyed your review Marian. Blessings!! Darlene
    spangldlady(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. And thank you, Darlene, for your encouraging words!

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  23. No I have not read any of Kathi's books! I love a good mystery and if an author can keep me in suspense until the end, then that is one heck of an author. I must read this! :)
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com

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  24. Thanks, Susan, for taking the time to drop by and leave a comment. Blessings to you!

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  25. I've read a couple of hers so far and Moses Quilt was probably my favorite. KM shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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