Welcome To Fat Chance, Texas
by Celia Bonaduce
For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with seven strangers. Impossible! Or is it?
Trading her sandals for cowboy boots, Dymphna dives into her new life with equal parts anxiety and excitement. After all, she’s never felt quite at home in Santa Monica anyway. Maybe Fat Chance will be her second chance. But making it habitable is going take more than a lasso and Wild West spirit.
With an opinionated buzzard overlooking the proceedings and mismatched strangers learning to become friends, Dymphna wonders if unlocking the secrets of her own heart is the way to strike real gold.
★★★☆ : Nice! A good and okay read.
Seven people met for the first time, under one roof, all from different walks of life. Seven strangers unaware that they had one something in common. Cutthroat Clarence. The multi-billionaire tycoon had died, and had left his last will and testament. But this will could only be read once his daughter CJ Primb gathered these 7 people together. Including Dymphna Pearl, expert knitter and rabbit raiser.
Dymphna and the other strangers who attended the reading of the will didn’t know what Clarence got to do with their lives. Turned out, he was involved in each and everyone of them and it all involved money. They were all going to receive something from Clarence, but there was one hitch. They all must live together in a ghost town in six months. That town is called Fat Chance, Texas.
This book really surprised me. At first I thought it was a little slow, with Dymphna discussing something with her friends, then CJ Primb entered the scene, acting all snooty and high and mighty. And then the will was discussed and soon I realized I was already interested with the characters. It was like I was reading an entire season of Survivor and the excitement didn’t falter at all until the end. The uncanny group of benefactors was a really entertaining bunch, and Dymphna & Professor (+Thud) stood out. The ending was intriguing yet perfect!
NOTE: I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Currently a Field Producer on HGTV’s House Hunters, Celia Bonaduce’s TV credits cover a lot of ground – everything from field-producing ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to writing for many of Nickelodeon’s animated series, including Hey, Arnold and Chalkzone.
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