Sunday, April 23, 2017

Book Review/Giveaway: The Last Chance Olive Ranch by Susan Wittig Albert

Title: A Last Chance Olive Ranch
 Series: Book 25 China Bayles Mysteries
 Author: Susan Wittig Albert
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
 Reviewed by Tina



Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there’s only one way to stop the vengeful convict—set a trap with himself as bait.
 
China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm. But McQuaid  insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs.
 
When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she learns the owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza’s nephew is contesting the will. 
 
While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid’s plan backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never saw coming. Now McQuaid’s life is not the only one at stake—and this time may really be his last chance...

Marlene's Review


China and Ruby don't disappoint. China although always reluctant to use her education and skills always saves the day. I truly understand why China is reluctant to leave that knowledge and the memories of what it was used for and settle for a life more positive and enjoyable. Ruby on the other hand is up to her old habits but this time it may end up different. 

There was more focus on McQuaid, China's husband, in this story then I head read previously, I enjoyed that a great deal. His story line was quite action packed. I liked how a horrific case from his past was brought to the present and how it was dealt with. While China's was more drama and tugged at your heart strings for the character's involved.

On a whole the two story lines kept a good pace and had you rooting for the main characters to come out on top. It was a great predator/prey story.

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Giveaway:

Comment below with your email below to win one of a hardcover copy of The Last Chance Olive Ranch by Susan Wittig Albert in the comments.

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 The giveaway closes April 24 12:00 AM EST Entries will not be counted after Apr 24  12:00 AM EST. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email

27 comments:

  1. Sounds intriguing, I like having chinas husband in this one, he had quite a past. Thank you for the chance.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  2. Sounds intriguing, I like having chinas husband in this one, he had quite a past. Thank you for the chance.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  3. I would like to read this book, it sounds quite good, and interesting. Chinas husbands past is in this one and I'm curious.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  4. One of my favorite authors; sounds great and thanks for the chance to win :)
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  5. A favorite author + a favorite series = a must enter/must read!

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  6. I would love to add this one to my collection. I have bought and read almost every China book that you have written. I was introduced to this series at my bookclub. I have passed the books on to friends.

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  7. I would love to add this one to my collection. I have bought and read almost every China book that you have written. I was introduced to this series at my bookclub. I have passed the books on to friends.

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  8. Sounds like a great book!
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  9. What a great series. It would be a pleasure to have this book to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! shnello@gmail.com

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  11. I have read many of the China Bailes series and always learn a new herbal fact as well as enjoy the book. I am looking forward to reading this addition to the serie, specifically to learn more about McQuaid. Theteaandhatlady@gmail.com

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  12. This is a new series for me and it sounds good! Thankyou for the opportunity! minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  13. New author to me. I think I would enjoy her books. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  14. Fantastic review. thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Love this author. pugpower63@gmail.com

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  16. Book sounds intriguing.
    Thanks.
    Carol Smith
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  17. China Bayles Rules!!
    Crystal
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  18. Susan Wittig Albert is a "new-to-me" author. Thank you for the introduction and this chance!
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  19. I've explored this series, and am excited about diving in...Thanks..
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  20. This sounds like an awesome book. I haven't read this series yet and it looks like I have a lot of books to catch up on.
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  21. This sounds like an awesome book. I haven't read this series yet and it looks like I have a lot of books to catch up on.
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  22. Thank you for the review and for the opportunity to win a copy of The Last Chance Olive Ranch. bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  23. I really enjoy China and the gang, can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. One of my favorite series! I'm looking forward to this one

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  25. I haven't read this Author so this sounds great.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  26. I haven't read any in this series in ages. Time to catch up.
    Ann
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  27. This sounds like a totally engrossing story. I'm sure we'd both enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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