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Livin’ Large in Fat Chance, Texas by Celia Bonaduce

Fat Chance, Texas, #3

Genre: Contemporary
Number of Pages: 254
Publication Date: July 19, 2016

Rating: 3-star-review out of 5
Themes: Love, Friendship, Second chances, Trust, Honesty
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downloadIt has been three years since a seemingly random group of people were given the chance of earning an inheritance from a billionaire in exchange for living in a ghost town. People have come and go, relationships have flowered and faltered, and there is a good chance that Fat Chance might finally make a name for itself.

However, when Dymphna decides to retrieve her rabbits and leave for a while, her romance with Professor Johnson is on the rocks. Will they be able get through their rough patch? In general, will the residents in Fat Chance be able to handle the even bigger and unpredictable change that will occur?


Of the three novels, I have to say this was my least favorite. Though the characters are pretty developed, the plot dragged for a good portion of the read. There was a lot of emphasis on information learned from the previous two books, which became very repetitive to me since I recently read both.

Most characters are likable, but their decisions aren’t always the sanest. This is sometimes reality, however, I do take issue with someone confusing a person with his girlfriend of almost three years. This doesn’t seem realistic, nor is when the one being cheated on is forgiving almost immediately. Perhaps this is my strong belief in relationships, but I don’t really understand why this needed to be added to the plot.

It is also difficult for me to understand how two people who have been with each other for almost three years and have lived together for a good portion of that time not have the conversation of family ever come up? Not to give too much away, but one character withheld information about her family to her boyfriend. ‘Tell me about your family’ is probably one of the first topics I had with my husband when we first began dating. Maybe this is why I have trouble comprehending this situation.

In general, I took some issue with how some relationships are portrayed here. With another re-look at the storyline, this could have been a much stronger read.

The ending did make this to a better read because of the secrets that were revealed and the unpredictable circumstance that occurred. Therefore, there were parts that I did enjoy regardless of the relationship aspect.

Yes, I would. To those who enjoyed the first two installments and enjoy a light read.

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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