Welcome To Fat Chance, Texas
For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with...more
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage
Clarence “Cutthroat” Johnson certainly changed huge chunks of the world. And yes, he ...more
Dymphna and the other strangers who attended the reading of the will didn't know what Clarence ...more
A aging multi millionaire has guilt about his life actions that resulted in his vast worth. He broke promises, cheated and deceived to get money opportunities his whole life. He picks 7 persons or relative of 7 to makes amends to in his video will. He buys a ghost town in central Texas keeps a man there to oversee the town. He decides he is the Sheriff and Mayor. The millionaire requires 7 persons, including his daughter and her X, to ...more
Professional knitter Dymphna Pearl inherits part of a ghost town in Texas. To earn her inheritance which could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months.She will be staying there with seven strangers.
A well written original story with well developed characters. Each person is different and they all must learn to live together and get along. The concept of strangers working together made for a ...more
A very well done story that I would recommend.
Aptly named "Fat Chance", this group of strangers must learn to live with each other and run a successful town for 6 months. Each character is unique in their background and reason for ...more
I enjoyed the set ...more
I found the storyline dragged a bit and sometimes it was hard to follow. I found myself questioning who was who at some points, but overall really enjoyed the storyline. It is definitely not your typical romance book - however, it is delightful to read. Could you ...more
A Fun Read, Fat Chance provides Food for Thought, and is particularly suited to the Younger ...more
Welcome to Fat Chance Texas .Dymphna Pearl is a professional knitter , she inherits part of a Ghost Town in Fat Chance Texas. In order to claim her inheritance she has to live in Fat Chance Texas for Six months along with seven other people all strangers to each other. In order to survive they must learn to live and work together to try to make it habitable. It's going to take more than a Wild West spirit to accomplish this. They have very little money, no web connection and very different ...more
The group is filled with unique and exceptional characters. Most likely they would have never chose to spend time together if not for the incentive of a three year salary ...more
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I received a free copy of this book from the JGBS Review Library in exchange ...more
Seven people are named in a will to inherit $100,000.00. With a catch. They must all agree to go live in a ghost town and run a business for six months. Only two had ever met before, the rest all strangers to each other. In a true comedy of errors, the new residents of Fat Chance, city slickers all, head off to what everyone regards as hell. What no one expected to find was home. The author takes you on a emotional rollercoaster, as we learn about this strange group and what makes them ...more
This book is the same realm as reality tv, without the tv crew. It was a fun read with quirky characters that you root for from the beginning. ...more
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway from Kensington Publishing Corp and Celia Bonaduce on June 20, 2015. Thank you for allowing me a chance to be a first reader of this book!
Welcome to Fat Chance, TX is a very interesting book, not your standard romantic novel in that the characters are very well rounded and the plot is intricate. I think anyone interested in the Texas Hill Country, or who enjoy romance books without a lot of sex will get a kick out of Celia Bonaduce and her books. ...more
The premise of the book was intriguing - strangers thrown into living in a ghost town for six months. The characters were likeable and interesting but I would have preferred more character growth and a more defined ending.
All in all, a fun summer read.
this book book was not what I was expecting. When I saw all the 4 star reviews,I thought I was reading the wrong book. I thought I was getting a romance with a little bit of laughter. Not so much. I really could not get into the story line. To be honest the names of some of the characters annoyed me. That soungs petty but, yeah. Also it was a little slow for me.
Copy provided by NetGalley for review
As nonsense as the story may sound it is so very entertaining & interesting, a very interesting experiment out of the box that shows us that humans respond to affection in unique ways and also tells us that fat chances are still chances that very much depend in each of us.
If you’re sensing a theme – a love of houses – so did she. After her mother moved into a tiny house of her own, it seemed like a new book series revolving around what it’s like to live in a ...more