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Slim Pickins’ in Fat Chance, Texas by Celia Bonaduce

Fat Chance, Texas, #2

Genre: Contemporary
Number of Pages: 222
Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Rating: 5-star-review out of 5
Themes: Love, Friendship, Second chances
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downloadIt has been a year since a group of seven strangers were given the chance to earn a good chunk of money from a billionaire by living the American Dream in Fat Chance, Texas. Some have left, some have stayed, and new people come and go.

Newcomer Fernando is convinced that he can help raise this ghost town from its slim pickins’ by building up a BBQ business, but will it work?


What a pleasant and easy-going read. It really was like a breath of fresh air. The characters were well-developed and likable, the plot flowed with a good balance of some drama and comedic relief, and themes included were easily relatable.

One of my favorite aspects of the story was the animal involvement throughout this piece. There were chickens, goats, a buzzard, a mule, and some newcomers that play a bigger role than one may expect. Without giving too much away, I thought the symbolism of one particular animal was extremely cute.

The only ‘issue’ I had was one particular love triangle, though very light, I thought was fast and almost out-of-the-blue. At first I didn’t think it added much to the story until the very end. I still found it a bit abrupt, but I can better understand why it was placed within the story.

Speaking of the love aspect, I do want to mention that all the romance here is pretty clean and means more than just physical attraction. This is a relief since several romantic aspects of novels are not necessarily clean, but I’m happy to report that this one is!

Overall, a lovely and heartwarming read that I fully enjoyed. It’s something that’ll give you a calming and relaxing feeling like cuddling with a fuzzy blanket.

Absolutely! To those enjoy heartwarming and light reads.

I received a free copy of this book from the JGBS Review Library in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

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