Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Caroline Rhoades was ecstatic for the opportunity to leave her small South Carolina town for college and a career, especially after being humiliated by a pubic marriage proposal that she didn't want. Years later her job for Senator Warren sends her back to Last Chance to help an English Lord obtain property for a factory. As if that isn't bad enough, the work has to be done during the local Watermelon Days festival.
Last Chance is a quirky Southern town where gossip travels fast, and you don't mess with the church ladies.
The story was entertaining, even though there was a lot of stereotypical Southern common in movies and books.
Last Chance Beauty Queen wasn't listed as a Christian novel, but many aspects in the book made it feel like one (Golfing for God-the mini golf course, the church ladies, cross necklaces, angels, etc.). But then some of the language and sexuality really didn't go with a Christian theme.
If you are expecting a clean, Christian novel, this isn't the book for you. If you like novels with small, quirky towns and a bit of a steamy romance, this is probably what you're looking for.