The police conclude that the murder of her stepfather
was caused by a burglary that went bad. Though she deeply
mourns the tragic loss of a loved one, Hallie knows it is
not grief that makes her believe Lou was a victim of a
hit. She soon finds evidence supporting her contention,
but her former husband Joel Royer learns what she knows and
comes after Hallie. Desperate, she flees Denver with their
twins Kiera and Kiley in tow before finally stopping at
Primrose Creek, Nevada when her truck breaks down.
Local residents Chance Qualtrough and Jace Stratton
dispute a property line when Hallie enters the town. Now
their disagreement includes Hallie, as both want her.
However, Hallie remains aloof though she quickly loves the
town and its people, plus she fears for the safety of her
new friends. Still she falls in love, but she knows she
must hide her feelings in case her former spouse finds her
because he will wreck havoc on anyone who gets in his way.
THE LAST CHANCE CAFÉ is an exciting romantic suspense
novel that is at its best when the tale spins a
contemporary relationship drama as it does for most of the
novel. The suspense elements seem secondary and only
support the prime theme of Hallie seeking sanctuary in her
new surroundings. The cast is strong as Linda Lael Miller
does for Primrose Creek what she did to Springwater by
telling the warm tale of the modern day descendants of that
popular historical series.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 22, 2002