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Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.

Lynn's daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle's huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.

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Review 1 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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Bloomfield, A Mystery, Restoration and Love

Date:December 27, 2013
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Location:Irvine, CA
Age:55-65
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Kathi Macias in her new book, “Last Chance For Justice” published by B&H Publishing Group brings us into the life of Lynn Myers.
From the back cover: Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real and stories are shared.
Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.
Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.
It isn’t long before Rachel has two men — a handsome CPA and the youth pastor — seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn’s attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.
As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.
Where can you go to pick yourself up when you have two devastating traumas in your life? Lynn just lost her husband and then received the news that her brother died. Now she and her daughter have to go home to her roots to settle his estate that he left to her. You wouldn’t think it but Bloomfield is a restorative. It’s the people who live there, they all have their quirks and faults just like everyone else but they have the ability to reach into Lynn’s broken heart and help the healing. Then Rachel gets involved in a mystery that her brother was trying to solve before he died. It seems that there was a man named Last Chance Justice and he died with the scandal of thievery of $7.14 to his name. Bloomfield is the town where names are cleared, the past is restored, the future begins and love abounds. Bloomfield is a really nice town where great characters live. ”Last Chance For Justice” has a great mystery, wonderful characters that we grow to love and care for and is a terrific read. I highly recommend it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Review 2 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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Excellent Book

Date:November 30, 2013
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Carrie
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If you’re looking for a good book to read this winter, look no further. Last Chance for Justice is an excellent book! It is part of the Bloomfield Series by Kathi Macias.
In Last Chance for Justice you will feel like you know the main character named Lynn Myers. As a result of her brother’s death, Lynn must return the small town of Bloomfield (her hometown) to settle his estate. After reading journals her brother left behind, Lynn uncovers information about a mystery in Bloomfield. As the reader, you join Lynn in this intriguing journey…
Last Chance for Justice includes mystery, romance, redemption, and suspense. This is a great page-turner and it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for anyone who loves a good book.
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Review 3 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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Finding peace after so many years

Date:September 19, 2013
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Susan Osborn
Location:Fullerton, CA
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This book tells of a journey taken by a woman who has never dealt with an event that happened to her as a teenager. Due to the death of her brother, she is required to return to her small hometown of Bloomfield to settle his estate. There, accompanied by her daughter who has just graduated from college, she hopes to come to grips with her past. By reading journals her brother left behind, she develops the desire to solve a long-standing mystery that her brother was pursuing. In Bloomfield she finds more than she ever prayed for. This is a touching, small-town story with an interesting twist. You will enjoy it.
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Review 4 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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Masterful writing

Date:August 30, 2013
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Susan
Location:CO
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Kathi Macias writes a hometown tale reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables, yet with a modern-day twist in Last Chance for Justice: A Bloomfield Novel.
She masterfully weaves a tale of mother-daughter love, complete with small-town gossips, a sweet romance, and a bit of mystery. I was enamored by the uplifting story, endearing characters, and the snuggle-down tale of loss, love, redemption, and discovery.
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Review 5 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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A Delightfully written story

Date:August 7, 2013
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Cher
Location:NW Ohio
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Kathi Macias’ writing in this book flows flawlessly from beginning to end. I noticed in another review that someone had the same thought that I did about the writing reminding us of the Mitford Series.
I loved the two main characters, Lynn, the Mom and Rachel, the daughter. I loved the way both of them put God first in their daily lives, the way they loved each other, and the way they opened themselves up to new adventures together.
There is an old mystery looming that needs to be unraveled, new friends and old friends to meet and renew friendships and maybe more, an estate to settle and lives to settle.
This is a very easy book to read and I would recommend it to Young Adults and Adults alike. Last Chance for Justice was the first Kathi Macias book that I have read and I now plan to read more, I would love to find out about other people from Bloomfield, plus other books she has written.
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Review 6 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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An Inspirational and Smile-at-the-End Book

Date:May 24, 2013
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How long does it take to clear the name of an innocent man? So far, Last Chance Justice has waited several decades. In fact, he died with his name still bearing the shame of the missing $7.14 from the church offering.
(I know, Last Chance is a strange name--with an interesting reason why the Justice family called him that.)
Lynn Myers, recently widowed, now finds out her brother Myron has passed away, leaving her with a huge old house next to a graveyard and an old mystery. She and her just-graduated-from-college daughter Rachel set off for Bloomfield, the town where Lynn had been born and raised. A small town heavy in small-town activities and big-time gossiping. A week or two to settle the estate, and they should be able to leave there and go back to the home she'd had with her beloved husband.
She didn't care about this old mystery her brother had tried unsuccessfully to resolve. Really, $7.14? No one in town even seemed to remember the incident. Except Homer Tatum, deaf and hungry at the local retirement home; Jason, the scruffy, smelly, supposed caretaker living on Myron's property; and Miss Pearl, the last living member of the Justice siblings. Why bother?
And yet--It had been one of Myron's last wishes. And Rachel is interested--or maybe she just wants an excuse to stay in Bloomfield a little longer where two guys are vying for her attention.
To find out the answers, you must buy the book. I mean, it's by Kathi Macias, one of the best inspirational writers in the business--how far wrong can you go?
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Review 7 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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Small town romance and mystery all in one!

Date:May 11, 2013
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Location:Victorville, CA
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Lynn Myers is trying to find a way to move forward in her life now that she has lost her husband Daniel after being married for thirty-five years. How does one simply pick up the pieces and move on? It doesn't help when she also receives a letter in the mail informing her that her only brother, Myron Cofield has also passed away and didn't want her to know about it. He stipulated in his will that his attorney was to wait at least three weeks after his death before notifying Lynn that she has inherited everything he owns. The only thing is, all he owns is in the small town of Bloomfield that Lynn grew up in as a child and subsequently moved away from when she married Daniel. Is it possible to go back to her beginning to try and find a new path this late in her life?
Armed with her dog Beasley and her daughter Rachel that has just returned home after graduating from Bible college, both women set off on a road trip to see just what Myron has left them. All they know is he used to live in a creepy two-story house next to the town's cemetery, I mean seriously who would want to live there? But all Lynn knows is that she can't continue to live in the house she and Daniel shared because everyday was another constant reminder of what she didn't have any longer and the person she loved would no longer answer her calls for him in their home.
When they arrive in Bloomfield, they are delighted by just how truly the small town feel really is. The waitress, Jolene Trump at Bert's Barbecue is still working there and must be about seventy now. However Lynn soon realizes that a lot of the people she grew up knowing are still living in Bloomfield, population 9, 978 and still home of the annual Spring Fling Festival. After meeting with her lawyer, Lynn and Rachel learn that the house is still situated at the end of Cemetery Road and that her brother insisted that the grounds keeper, Jason would be provided a place to live as long as they owned the house. He carry for the "garden" as he called the cemetery and the people buried there were his plants! He took his job very seriously and it seemed as if Myron and Jason had a great friendship since both of them lived like recluses.
It doesn't take Lynn long to learn that her brother Myron was in the midst of attempting to solve the mystery of righting the wrongs of long time resident Last Chance Justice. He hoped that Lynn would carry on in his quest if he died before finding out the truth. Now it's up to Lynn and Rachel to find out just what happened to Last Chance Justice before it's time to decide whether to sell Myron's home or will the call of small town Bloomfield speak volumes to both Lynn and Rachel and call them back home instead.
I received Last Chance for Justice by Kathi Macias compliments of B and H Publishing Group and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable one. I really loved this novel first of all for the small town appeal that Bloomfield immediate draws the readers in and makes you want to stay here. Second, is the mystery of finding out what happened to Last Chance Justice and if its possible this many years later to finally solve the town's mystery and bring the reputation of the town's most notorious criminal to rest in peace once and for all. I can't wait to read many more books in the Bloomfield series and just know that I will come to love them as much as the delightful characters you meet in this one. Hands down a 4.5 of out 5 stars in my opinion and a great novel to add to your summer reading list.
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Review 8 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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a gentle and slow moving novel

Date:May 5, 2013
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Location:Oak Harbor, WA
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This novel is as peaceful as the town in which it takes place.
Lynn had left Bloomfield decades ago when she fell in love with and married a fellow who had been visiting the small town for the summer. She'd never regretted the move and the years she had with her wonderful husband. But now he was gone.
Lynn receives world that her older brother has died. He has left her the old house next to the cemetery. Her daughter just having graduated from Bible college, Lynn decides to take her and go back to Bloomfield to settle the estate.
While they are there, a mystery beckons and romance teases.
This is a quiet, slow moving novel. There are no sudden developments, no exciting turns in the plot. Nothing in this novel will raise your blood pressure. The characters are very firm in their Christian belief and it is an essential part of the novel. Somehow, at the end, it is a good novel. It is one of those that makes you want to get a cup of tea and enjoy how God works in people's lives.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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Review 9 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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Mystery in Bloomfield!

Date:March 27, 2013
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Nancee
Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Lynn Myers knows all there is to know about Bloomfield, and has no good reason to return until the unexpected death of her only brother. Upon inheriting her brother's estate, including an old mausoleum of a house next to the cemetery, Lynn and her young daughter, Rachel embark on an adventure. Just out of college, with no summer job, Rachel offers to help clean out the old mansion and satisfy her curiosity regarding the small town of Bloomfield where everyone knows everyone and everything. A recluse, her former brother's only friend was the odd caretaker of the cemetery, who lived in an old shack at the back of the property. A longstanding mystery adds an undercurrent of suspense to the story, and unsuspectingly brings the community of Bloomfield together.
Youthful perceptions are often premature, and looks may be deceiving. The two generations are faced with situations that are out of their comfort zones, and each must find ways to resolve the dilemmas they encounter. I loved Bloomfield and the quirky characters that appear at unexpected intervals. Lynn's faltering prayer life changed from whining to God to gratitude as new meaning in life's blessings unfold. Old hangups and mistaken beliefs are resolved through interaction and involvement in local community activities. Old accusations become challenges to disprove, and a sweet side of humanity evolves through new beginnings and the combined efforts of the most unlikely characters. Rachel's fresh outlook and strong faith are like a balm to her mother, and aid in her own decisions and choices as life opens up new opportunities to her.
Kathi Macias creates such sweet pleasure in small town America through the story of Last Chance for Justice, an anomaly that suddenly takes on new meaning. This was such a fun story to read, with so many unexpected events that kept me thoroughly entertained.
Disclaimer: For the purposes of FTC compliance, I hereby state that I have no vested financial interest in this book, and I have received no monetary compensation from the author or publisher. I received a copy of this book from the author for the purpose of my honest review.
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Review 10 for Last Chance for Justice, Bloomfield Series #2
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Date:March 23, 2013
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Marbie
Location:The Netherlands
Age:35-44
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Travel with mother Lynn and daughter Rachel to Bloomfield—a small town where everyone knows everyone and no one can keep secrets. But still there is an unsolved mystery in Bloomfield.
When Lynn inherited her brother’s house at cemetery drive in Bloomfield, she never had thought that she would also inherit her brother’s desire to solve the mystery about Last Chance Justice. Who is this Last Chance?—and even more interesting is to find out how this man got his name.
Lynn grew up in Bloomfield and left town when she got married. After 35 years she’s back for a couple of days to go through her brother’s belongings and to put his house on the market. But things take longer than she thought and meanwhile she gets reacquainted with old friends.
Her beautiful daughter attracts the attention of the young men and soon there are two young men vying for her hand.
This was a relaxing and enjoyable read. The characters are so real and it really feels like the reader is visiting and having coffee or sun tea on the porch with them. There are some really nice and interesting secondary characters. The atmosphere is relaxed and lighthearted. The mystery keeps the reader guessing—I really had no idea where it was going. So yes, I think Kathi Macias did a nice job!
*Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy through NetGalley.*
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