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Love Finds You in Last Chance, California (Women of the West #1)

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It s 1877 and Alexia Travers is alone in the world. Her father has died unexpectedly, leaving her burdened with a heavily mortgaged horse ranch. Marrying one of the towns all-too-willing bachelors would offer an easy solution, but Alex has no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons mens trousers and rides the range, determined to make the ranch a success on her own. But de ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Summerside Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Margaret Daley
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA and I really enjoyed this story. It has everything I like--a good love story, interesting characters (not only the hero and heroine but the secondary ones, too) and a little suspense and mystery also.

Ms. Ferrell captures the feel of the old West and threw me back in time to Last Chance in the late 1800s. I could picture the setting and the characters by her description. I was pulling for Alex (Alexia) from the beginning, and when Justin s
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Shirley Johnson
Mar 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
In this wonderful book we are taken to Last Chance, Texas, where Ben and his daughter, Alexi live. I was impressed that Last Chance, Texas, is a real town, although the story is fiction. Ben and his daughter are horse ranchers. Ben has taught Alexi everything he knows about ranching and horses. As the story goes, Ben finds goal on their property and while telling a friend he sees that someone has overheard their conversation, but he doesn't know who. Ben knew that the knowledge of the discovery ...more
Jill Williamson
Oct 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexia Travers’ father has unexpectedly died and left her alone with a horse ranch to run. Alexia has no desire to sell or marry away her burdens. She loves working the ranch, despite what the ladies in town think of a woman wearing trousers and doing men’s work. But the trouble has only begun. Horses are being stolen, her ranch hands are quitting, and it’s starting to look like her father’s death was more than just an accident.

Then Justin Phillips shows up and asks for a job. Justin is hardwork
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Dawn
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was ok. I'd figured out early on who the bad guy was. I did enjoy it though.
Gretchen
This is actually one of the traveling books that I decided I would give a try.

Alexia Travers is living on a ranch with her father, in Last Chance, California. Her life was fine working on the ranch and riding horses, in fact she preferred it over the socials and nice events and people ht expected her to be a proper lady, not ride around in men's trousers doing a man's job. But, it suited her just fine, for it enabled her more time with her father. She hoped to follow in his footsteps and inher
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Christy Lockstein
Feb 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Love Finds You in Last Chance, California by Miralee Ferrell is the fifth book in the Love Finds You series; however, each book is a stand-alone, so don't worry about missing anything if this is the first volume you pick up. Alex Travers is used to not living up to other people's expectations . As her father's sole child, she grew up working with horses and helping him run the family ranch, so it's only natural that after his sudden death she would take over as head of the ranch. Not everything ...more
Chelsea
Jan 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
As a resident of California, this is the first book I've read from Summerside fiction, and I already look forward to reading more!

LAST CHANCE, CALIFORNIA is Classic Christian Fiction: broken people who get their happy ending (except the villain, naturally). That having been said, each story tends to be a little different. Ferrell's book stand's out from the others in that it has a stronger central female character than most. Alex is not only head strong and independent, butshe also thinks things
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I liked this one; I actually really enjoyed the story and characters. Our heroine Alexia (Alex) was easy to relate to. I liked that while she was a “tomboy” she was still a girl. She has a really big heart, and having been judged harshly from ladies in the town for her tomboyish ways, has actually made her a better more compassionate person. I really liked that about her, especially her treatment of Christy. I liked Justin quite a bit as well. He wasn’t the over-the-top hero swooping in to save ...more
Kathryn
May 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Beverly Lytle
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to live in another place and time? This was a heartwarming story that takes you back to 1877. Ms Ferrell’s descriptive writing will take you to the mountain ridges of Last Chance, California. Your mind will see the rocky ridges, the steep cliffs, the cedar and fir wooded lands, and the beautiful grassy meadows of a California horse ranch and the surrounding area. You will enjoy a time-accurate story without being bogged down by historical facts.
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Bj Alexander
Jan 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This a great book for Christian readers. I was not familiar with Miralee Ferrell before I picked this book up at the library, but she is now one of my favorite authors. The main character, Alexia, or Alex, is a strong young Christian woman with an unwavering belief in God. Although she faces many trials and hardships, Alex continues to trust and believe in God through them all. I recommend this book for Christian readers looking for clean romance, action, adventure, and non-stop reading.
Grace
Jul 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Haven't read anything by this author before, but I liked the story. It was interesting and kept me till the end.
Sheri Salatin
Jan 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Good Book! I will definitely read more by Merilee Ferrell. She wrote a wonderfully entertaining story.
Linda
Apr 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting historical novel. I found it to be sweet and very well written. I will be reading more of this author soon
Kat
Apr 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! You don't want to put it down! I love this series!
Authors Express
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Miralee's captivating novel, "Love Finds You in Last Chance, California", is set in the late 1800's. Alexia (Alex) Travers boldly decides to continue tradition by assuming the responsibilities required to run her father's ranch upon his sudden death. She is a bit stunned, though, to discover the ranch has been heavily mortgaged. Her father had found gold on the property, but he went to his grave with the knowledge of its location. If she could find it, she could easily alleviate the mortgage deb ...more
Dee Doyle
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexia's Ranch

Alex inherited the family ranch following her father's death. The struggles she endured to keep afloat would have defeated a lesser person. Through everything learning to trust others and God can be a struggle. The struggles, fears, confusion, anger and compassion are real. How Alex dealt with them makes this tale intriguing and heartfelt.
Gramy
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it


This was a cozy read, but unfortunately it contained some gramatical errors and sexually explicit scenes that did distract the reader. Therefore, one point was deducted.

Otherwise, the heroine and hero shared a beautiful love story.

The villian was easy to figure out, but got his comuppance after trying to manipulate the wrong people.
Michael Green
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Place call Last Chance

Great choice of story line. People do many bad things out of greed. The days of the gold rush had many good and bad stories. This story is about those elements.
Susan
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had a bit of everything, romance, mystery, and danger. I really liked that the main characters were both fiercely independent but learned to depend on God. I loved reading this story and would recommend it.
Aviar Savijon
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Love In Last Chance California

This is not in my normal realm of reading genres, but it was a nice diversion to go back into a old western feel and who can not like love? I liked it!
Amy Tyner
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cowgirl find love

A good quick clean read. After the death of her father Alex is left with a lot of unanswered questions. Justin 's arrival with a young son in tow bring even more and a growing love for both of them.
Karen
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Alex(ia) feels betrayed by so many after her father is found dead. Justin and his son, Toby, are on their way to pay back a debt owed to Alex's father Ben. Lots of intrigue and horse thievery in a small town with gossips everywhere. Can they have faith and trust in God's grace for his children?
Pat Christie
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A man dies, his daughter is left with the ranch and an unexpected mortgage. A young father gets a message from a man to come help him with problems on his ranch, see where this is going
Eddie Robets
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well written

Had all of the suspense with each character. Real life reaction in each situation and real emotion in their lives.
Mary Kay
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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An awesome book!!!
Charlotte
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magnificent

Very good story and it just proves God's love for all who trust and turn they're lives over to him.
Taylor Bennett
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book! I love historical romance, but I wasn't sure about the suspense aspect, or the "cowboy" theme. BUT...I loved this! The characters were very relatable and I connected with all of them. The plot moved at a deliciously fast pace and...yep. It was a fantastic read...can't wait to get book #2
rob
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I think this was a really good read. But my complaint is I feel the end was rushed when the two main characters finally got to and declared THEIR love for one another.
kelly  kulas
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story

I enjoyed this book so much I spent all day Saturday reading it cover to cover. You will love this book.
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