Last Call

Last Call

by Laura Pedersen
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Last Call 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My wife's book group was reading this and she thought I might like it because my father is Scottish and there's some references to that cultural heritage in the story. Anyway, the book was hilarious and charming and well worth the time (though you can easily read it in a couple days). I wanted it to last longer. It will make a wonderful movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Laura Pedersen after reading Beginner's Luck. After reading Last Call, I feel in love with her writing all over again. She's an amazing writer whose stories are fantastically crafted. Her characters are amazing and her quotes will be embedded in your memory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very humorous romance with terrific characters and great lines that will make a wonderful movie. Easy to read in a weekend. Contains some fun Scottish lore. This book will make you smile (and cry at the end).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hate to sound like the old 'Cats' commercial -- I laughed and I cried -- but that's what happened. Sometimes only a page apart. Not being religious, a story starring a nun wouldn't normally interest me, but I soon decided that it didn't matter. Rosamond (the nun) is searching for meaning and struggling to make choices the same way as everyone else, whether it's related to work, love, or family. Another character, Diana, nicely portrays the challenges of being a single mother, especially to a son. The sister worried about inheriting her father's money is unfortunately all too true in many cases. I would have liked to know more about the lives of all the characters before we meet them. There are a few lines here and there explaining how they were raised. Perhaps a prequel is in order.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An incredible tale about love, death and miracles that somehow also manages to be hilarious, heartfelt, and upbeat. The ending was earth shattering. Went through so fast to find out what happened that now I'm starting again. (And looking forward to it!) A MUST READ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend brought an advance copy of this book on our vacation because she is reviewing it for work. I read it when she was finished and WOW! Honestly, I had to lie down for 20 minutes when it ended. The story isn't like Casablanca, but it's funny and deeply moving, and leaves you with that same feeling that you've experienced something wonderful. Sure to be a classic right up there with 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Bridges of Madison County.' And I'm convinced my own mother was the model for the character of Diana, another champion worrier.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brings all your emotions into play. Hard to believe this book was written by such a young woman.
isoptera4 More than 1 year ago
I've read at least 40 books so far this year and this one was by far the most powerful of them all. The author tells a story of a man who decides to take control of his life upon learning he has terminal cancer. The man searches for a meaning to his remaining days and insight into what comes after death when a chance meeting changes everything. An unlikely romance soon forms between the unlikeliest of characters. The author brings to light how dire circumstances can bring about the most unlikely of situations. I found the story to be thrilling, funny, and most important of all, mesmerizing. I was lucky to have started this book on a weekend so that I had the time necessary to read the book from start to finish. This is a must read for anyone looking for an amusing and thrilling story that will keep you entertained. A+
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Onekit tiptoed through the tall grass behind his brothers and sisters as they make their way into Sharpblood camp. Blackkit, the one leading the kits, stopped in front of the bush they all had crawled in earlier. "Wait here." Blackkit ordered and crwled in the bush. "I'm scared." Frostkit whined. "Me too." Ravenkit murmured. "I'm not." Cinderkit mewed. "You have to, Cinderkit!" Onekit squealed. "I do?" Cinderkit asked curiously. Onekit opened his mouth, but Blackkit came out from the bushes. "No one in sight." He reported and ran in camp. "Blackkit!" Onekit yelled and ran after him. Frostkit, Cinderkit, and Ravenkit followed him. "Everything's fine!" He called out. Suddenly, something black came out from one of the Sharpblood dens and caught Blackkit from the muzzle. Blackkit shrieked in terror as the black figure looked at the rest of the kits. He was wearing a white collar and he has red claw marks all over him...it's one of the cats from Sharpblood! Onekit flattened his ears in fear. 'We need to go back, now!' He thought. Another black figure came out. "Tooth, what is thi- kits!" He shrieked and ran over to Cinderkit. More figures surrounded Onekit and his littermates. "What is going on?" The largest figure of them all stepped out. He was just like everyone else except of his torn ear and brown underbelly. "Sharp!" Tooth, one of the cats who has Blackkit, exclaimed. "Look what we found!" Sharp looked at the kits but he stared at Onekit. "Take them all in the hole." Sharp ordered them. Tooth carried Blackkit while three figures surrounded Frostkit, Ravenkit, and Cinderkit and carries them. One of the Sharpblood cats was about to carry Onekit, but Sharp stepped in. "Hmm...you look just like a cat...a familiar cat...Tigertail!" He exclaimed. Onekit blinked. 'Sharp killed Tigertail!' Sharp bite down on Onekit's scruff. "I'll take him to my place." He ordered and walks away. Onekit looked at his littermates screaming and squealing in fear and terror as they were being carried away. As Sharp found a good place, far away from Sharpblood, he set the kit down. "Now tell me," he whispered. "Will you join Sharpblood?" Onekit looked at Sharp, eyes wide. If he said yes, he will become evil and his mother will be so mad at him. If he said no, ... Onekit took steps back from Sharp and turned and tried to ran away, but Sharp was as fast as lightning to catch him and pin him to the ground. "Will you join?!" He snarled. Onekit trembled under his claw. "I don't know!" Onekit yelled. "Fine." Sharp grabbed him by the scruff and take him back to Sharpblood camp. Tooth came in front. "What did he said?" He asked. "He has no answer, so we are throwing him in the hole. Take him there." Sharp ordered and passed the kit to Tooth. "Fang, Shatter, Teeth, and Torchure will guard the hole for tonight." Sharp added. Four cats came out and circled a small hole in the corner of the camp. Tooth padded over t the hole and threw Onekit in there. Onekit could feel the cold ground hitting his chest hard. 'Blackkit? Frostkit?' He looked around, but sees no one. 'This is all Blackkit's fault! If he didn't have the idea, we will never be here! I will still be in the den with mommy...mommy! She'll kill me!' Onekit squealed and scraped his paws on the hole ground. 'I want to get out of here!' Author's note: end of Chapter 1. Chapter 2 will begin tomorrow. -Flamepaw, Medicine Cat of Leafclan ((if you want to join, it is at 'perserverance' all results.))