- File Size: 811 KB
- Print Length: 222 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1601834322
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (January 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 5, 2016
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VZZM52K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,798 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By the time pastry chef Fernando Cruz arrives a year later looking for a new challenge, only a handful of the group, those with no where else to go, remain in the broken down town. Despite the improbability of success, Fernando decides to open a BBQ restaurant to cater for nearby ranchers and the residents hope it will mean a second chance for their town.
Romance, drama and a touch of suspense combine to create an enjoyable novel.
Fat Chance is full of quirky characters including the grizzled Pappy, carpenter Powderkeg and farmer Dymphna as well as a menagerie of animals, including a bloodhound named Thud, a mule called Elvis and a buzzard named Fancy.
Each resident contributes to the town and the mission to revive it in unique ways, occasionally sidetracked by their own romantic mini dramas, disasters and a wayward prize longhorn named Rocket.
Slim Pickins' in Fat Chance offers southern charm and an eccentric Texan flavour. A quick, fun read.
As evidenced by the titles, the novels really are about the town as a whole, and by shifting the focus from character to character, Bonaduce gives the reader that feel that he or she is right in the middle of the action -- a quasi-omniscient resident of Fat Chance steeped in all the town's stories. Another great read from the author!
Based on the synopsis and the genre description of romantic comedy, I was expecting a funny romance about a crazy bunch of folks who all ended up staying in Fat Chance. That’s not exactly what I got. While there are some funny moments in the story, I wouldn’t label the book a comedy (then again that could be my own sense of humor holding me back). I also expected more romance, but the romance is a bit stunted. It’s almost as if the characters were from a different time with the slow and confusing manner in which the romances developed.
But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the story. It was an engaging read. Except for Dympha, I liked the characters. And they were really all ‘characters’. At the start, I was a tad bit disappointed that certain characters who were in Fat Chance at the end of the first book, were long gone. My disappointment was somewhat alleviated by the introduction of Fernando. He was a great addition to this bunch of misfits.
The writing was good, but here and there a bit disjointed. Weeks would pass in a blink of an eye. And sometimes there were unnecessary descriptions, which I was tempted to skim over. In general, I found the writing in this second book of the series much smoother than the previous book. I also thought the book was uplifting (except for Dympha’s suitor situation which I just found strange) and it left me with a smile on my face.
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Part two of this story is a great as the first part. The characters are very fun to read about and learn their stories.Published 14 days ago by Gloria Everett
Breezy read. Interesting premise. Not the stuff of thrilling narrative...Published 15 days ago by Marigene Arnold
This book is different than most book I have read. It make you want to read it just so you find out was happens to there peoplePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I thoroughly enjoyed spending more time with the "characters" in Fat Chance and getting to know them better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Winger