Image of Last Chance Llama Ranch


Image of Last Chance Llama Ranch

Fields’ utterly unique and zany sense of humor is irresistible; but even though readers will laugh out loud at the heroine’s wild adventures, beneath the humor is a touching journey of self-acceptance that makes this book utterly satisfying. Her cast of one-of-a-kind characters (human and llama alike) makes every scene a treat, and even her heroine’s darkest moments of self-doubt aren’t enough to dim her unique personality. This is a tale for travel buffs, small-town devotees, romantics and cynics alike, and should not be missed.

Once a skiing superstar, an unexpected run-in with a tree crushed all of Merry’s Olympic dreams and forced her to find a new career to pay her mounting medical bills. The life of a travel writer certainly sounded glamorous, but Merry ends up assigned to write articles for a blog entitled “Don’t Do What I Did,” covering life at a llama ranch. The funny thing, though, is that the longer Merry stays at Last Chance Llama Ranch, the more she wonders if this might be exactly the place where she is supposed to be. (Redhook, Aug., 512 pp., $15.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bridget Keown