‘The Last Chance Matinee’ by Mariah Stewart

tlcm-msSTORY: When celebrated and respected agent Fritz Hudson passes away, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake—and two separate families who never knew the other existed. Allie and Des Hudson are products of Fritz’s first marriage to Honora, a beautiful but troubled starlet whose life ended in a tragic overdose. Meanwhile, Fritz was falling in love on the Delaware Bay with New Age hippie Susa Pratt—they had a daughter together, Cara, and while Fritz loved Susa with everything he had, he never quite managed to tell her or Cara about his West Coast family.

Now Fritz is gone, and the three sisters are brought together under strange circumstances: there’s a large inheritance to be had that could save Allie from her ever-deepening debt following a disastrous divorce, allow Des to open a rescue shelter for abused and wounded animals, and give Cara a fresh start after her husband left her for her best friend—but only if the sisters upend their lives and work together to restore an old, decrepit theater that was Fritz’s obsession growing up in his small hometown in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Guided by Fritz’s closest friend and longtime attorney, Pete Wheeler, the sisters come together—whether they like it or not—to turn their father’s dream into a reality, and might just come away with far more than they bargained for.

REVIEW: The above book blurb explains the plot well, therefore I’ll just tell you why I recommend this story and am looking forward to the next book.

I loved the setting and the pace, but the characters of the three sisters are well rounded and fleshed out, which makes them relatable. I liked all three and even the secondary characters were interesting and intriguing.

If you’re looking for straight out romance, you might be a tad disappointed because the story focuses more on the relationships of the sisters and their life. Highly recommending.

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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