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Gorgeous, famous Savannah Stephens is back, and no one in her hometown, Sunbonnet, Wyoming, really knows why. Especially not Clay Keogh, the good-hearted rancher who has loved her from afar since they were kids. Savannah's young daughter looks just like Savannah's first love: local bad boy Kole Kills Crow, Clay's half-brother. Has Savannah come home to start a new relation ...more
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Bell Bridge Books (first published August 2000)
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willaful
After enjoying But That Was Yesterday so much, I jumped at the chance to review this Kathleen Eagle reprint, originally published in 2000. Although I didn't love it quite as much, it was another intelligent, deftly characterized story, and confirms my feeling that Eagle is my newest favorite author.

All his life, Clay Keogh has given undemanding, unconditional love and care to anyone who's needed it: abandoned horses, neglected kids, his firebrand half-brother Kole Kills Crow, and most of all, Sa
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=^☺^=mskitty
How odd that I would choose this book at this time of my life. It's about a woman recovering from breast cancer surgery and treatment, something I will be going through within the next few weeks. This was a Kindle freebee, a romance about a woman coming back to her hometown and getting together with her "best friend", a romance. The teaser never mentioned anything about breast cancer and as I got past the first couple of chapters I realized what Savannah was going through....I've been there twic ...more
Jen_C
The dialogue and conversations made me feel like they were speaking in "inside jokes" or like when someone says you had to be there to get it. Ugh. I cannot say anything nice so I will refrain from saying anything.

On a positive note, I found numerous words to add the the Words that make you Cringe thread. In just one scene, you have the following gems:

to tangle in the bog that grounded his erection. She found the the soft eggs in that nest.. They were both slick as seals
his huge hard peni
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Janga
Kathleen Eagle is a superb storyteller who creates compelling, complex characters, and The Last Good Man is one of her best books. It has lost none of its power in the dozen years since it was first published. Eagle’s gift for characterization can be seen in the secondary characters such as Clay’s mother, his ex-wife, Savannah’s aunt, and Savannah’s hairdresser friend—credible mixes of strengths and weaknesses with pieces of the lives that make them who they are revealed. Even characters who nev ...more
Georgina
Beautifully and thoughtfully written with interesting (albeit frustrating) characters and witty dialogue.

That said, I feel the weight of the story warranted a more substantial ending (too abrubt for me), otherwise I would have rated it 5 stars.
Kstar0330
This was a heartbreaking bitter sweet story to read. A model who thought she had everything with her looks (which was drilled into her at a young age) learns to live again after a terrible health issue. Dealing with the pain and loss, slowly moving forward and realizing she's worth love and happiness. Sweet, smart, beautiful little girl who just wants her mother happy and healthy. Sweet cowboy who loves horses, that sweet little girl, and her mother which he has loved almost forever and a day. M ...more
Rhonda
The Last Good man by Kathleen Eagle
3 stars I did not like some of the language and losts of sex scenes. I liked the story line and the characters. Also enjoyed the horses and the message about breast cancer. Would read more from Kathleen Eagle especailly if its about Kole. Savannah Stephens came back to her home town. She was hiding upstairs of her Aunt's grocery store. Savannah was worn down and broke. She quit working as a model when she became a mom and before she went back she got breast ca
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Michael
Savannah Stephens comes back home to Sunbonnet Wyoming, after years of living a glamorous life in New York. In addition to returning home, she has a sixth year old daughter named claudia with an unknown father. The only safe haven she has is her Aunt Billie who raised her from birth,, as well has her childhood friends that she left behind. There are two childhood friends that she never forgotten: Keith and Clay are two friends that she did everything with,and they shared a lot of great moments t ...more
Kimberly
Review written for www.books-n-kisses.com

Honestly I was not very thrilled with this book. It was so depressing it left me in a funk. Savannah is in such a depression that it is hard to enjoy her. And Clay is so love sick and wanting to take care of everything and everyone he sees that he becomes almost pathetic to me. While I can understand how some people would enjoy this book it was just too sad for me. I am the girl who likes a strong alpha male and Clay to me was not that at all. And while h
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Jess
Savannah has returned to her home town after many years of being away modeling and being famous. While all the residents in her town contemplated why she was back, Savannah wasn't talking. In fact, she was staying in and rarely venturing out. When Clay finds out that Savannah is back he can hardly resist going over to her old family house to see if she's there. Savannah and Clay have been friends forever and Clay has secretly been in love with her for many years. Despite Savannah's reluctant des ...more
Arlena
Author: Kathleen Eagle
Published By: William Morrow and Company
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 5


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Kathleen Eagle's "The Last Good Man" was one good powerful novel that I have read on this subject in quite a while. I thought this author did a good job in handling the subject of breast cancer and even how the horses were brought into this storyline. The story consist of a woman(Savannah Stephens) who was a former model, recovering recovering from breast can
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Vox
There is something so quietly compelling about The Last Good Man, by Kathleen Eagle, that I struggle with writing this review. I don't know how to describe it, other than to say that The Last Good Man is one good book.

Savannah Stephens has returned home to Sunbonnet, Wyoming, from which she escaped after high school, intent on a modeling career. She achieved it, landing in a catalog similar to Victoria's Secret. But when she comes home, she is several years removed from the limelight ... and she
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Christa
I enjoyed this contemporary romance. The heroine, Savannah, carried quite a bit of baggage, but I sympathized with her and found her to be likeable. The hero, Clay, was a wonderful, protective, caring man. I thought the addition of Savannah's daughter, Claudia, to the story, was a good touch. She was precocious, loveable, and her interactions with Clay were sweet and entertaining. I liked the characters and the story in this book.

Savannah Stephens left home to become a famous model. When she ret
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Peggy Parsons
An excellent book about the emotional and mental difficulty of dealing with breast cancer. As a love story, which I was expecting, it was not as fulfilling. In fact, I'm not willing to bookshelf this as a romance. The commitment to each other was based on their past relationship. Their first "reunion" was odd and for most of the book he was off working and she was hiding. Go in with the right exceptions and you'll love it.
Peggy
Loved the book it was a sweet Love story of a man that has Loved the same girl since they were teens and when she comes back home even though he doesn't know what brought her back or what's she's hiding at first he still wants to take care of her and her daughter which from 1st sight he know's is his half brother Koles child. Savannah struggles with what I would think all or most breast cancer survivors struggle with a feeling of not being whole or attractive and depression. Thinking how can any ...more
Diana
I love Ms Eagle's writing, but this one...it was difficult to like the female character despite all she's gone through, and the way she kept hurting the male character. And, the fact he kept putting up with it.
Hsiau Wei
This book carry the message of trust between two persons who loves each other. Savannah, who was a model found herself back to where she came from and unlike before, she is bringing along her daughter, Claudia. Clay who is Savannah's good friend and who have been in love for as long as he remember, is determined to find the actual cause for her return to the town where they grew up.

I like Clay very much. He loves unconditionally; towards Savannah, and his ex step chidrens. It is hard to find as
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Nancy
DNF. The h is a self-absorbed, selfish and superficial model who is a breast cancer survival and treat her so-called best friend, the H, like s#it. The H is an idiot and a martyr that need to take care of everybody, especially the h, who has a child with his half-brother who she always has a crush on.

One star!
Denise
I enjoyed the book but it was pretty slow paced. Savannah was a model in the big city and has breast cancer and comes home to Wyoming, depressed after surgery and hooks up with her high school sweet heart. She has a daughter with her and spends the book struggling with 'getting her life back' after cancer. Its a bit depressing and Clay her high school sweet heart is really a good guy.
Anna Marie
I truly enjoyed the good and true emotions that are featured in the characters of this novel. Clay is earnest, honest faithful. Savannah shows how debilitating depression can be after a life altering illness. After a good bit of plot setup this novel draws a reader into the next chapter, then the next. A novel about how good intentions become good actions.
Barbara Longley
Loved it. Touching love story about a woman, a former model, recovering from breast cancer. She returns home with her daughter to her small town roots in an attempt to rediscover/reinvent who she is. She reconnects with her best friend from childhood, and their love story unfolds as they both come to terms with the changes in their lives.
Data
Ok, I usually avoid romance like the plague, so take my review with a trace of salt and onion.

Romances always seem so predictable to me, and this was no exception. The problems were a little more believable, and the horses and farrier stuff is accurate. The whole rescue/retirement idea is just so much pie-in-the-sky, though.
Armando
A good romance book. this is the first romance book i have read and it wasnt that bad. at the begining the main character Savannah was getting on my nerves but it started getting better.

I just dont know why when I think of a romance book is always about a cowboy and ranches? this fits that description.
Laura
Not a bad book, just not the book for me. I found Savannah to be whiny, despite the fact that I wouldn't judge a person in real life who acted the same way. I can see how someone with real life experience with cancer might be drawn to this book, but it did nothing for me.
Susannah Carleton
3 1/2 stars. A story of childhood friends who, after a long absence, discover they love each other and marry. Savannah and Clay are complex characters, each with physical and emotional burdens, but after a rocky start, they find their happily ever after.
GONZA
This book was a little too slow and depressing for me, plus I love alpha male and Clay was not that enough, plus she was such a bitch sometimes that I couldn't stand her.

THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND BELL BRIDGE BOOKS FOR THE PREVIEW
Sharon
Downloaded this from Amazon - Free Kindle Books and read on my iPad with the Free App. Enjoyed reading it. Warning - about breast cancer survivor and dealing with her changed body image.
Dee
Two-haiku review:

Sincere horseshoe man
Has always loved childhood friend
She comes home hurting

Cancer's damaged her
Big issue left unresolved
But still very good
ms bookjunkie
DNF at 31% The heroine had/is recovering from cancer. I can't handle this. I just can't. This is the opposite of the feel-good warm fuzzies reads I need.
Glenda
Seany picked this for me when we were on a weekend holiday and I had no reading. He picked it up from a chemist I think. xx
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Kathleen Eagle published her first book, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award winner, with Silhouette Books in 1984. Since then she has published more than 40 books, including historical and contemporary, series and single title, earning her nearly every award in the industry. Her books have consistently appeared on regional and national bestseller lists, including the USA Today list an ...more
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