Her Last Chance: Utterly heartbreaking, gripping and emotional fiction

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4 reviews

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘The saddest book I have read this year… Even through all the tears that flowed down my face I kept on reading. I did have to take a break a few times so I could see the words… So honestly heartbreaking… 5 stars and a million more.’ Linda’s Book Reviews


My darling girl, I watch you playing outside in the grass. Your long blonde hair sweeps back and your blue eyes are bright with joy. You are utterly perfect, I never imagined something could be so wrong and I’d be powerless to protect you…


Ava’s daughter Carly is everything a ten-year-old should be: energetic, creative and the light of her parents’ lives. But when she starts stumbling down stairs and walking into doors, Ava wants to rush to the doctor. Her husband Rick is sure she’s fretting over nothing – kids can be a little clumsy sometimes. But Ava’s instinct is telling her something is seriously wrong.


Against Rick’s advice, Ava takes Carly to see a specialist and is given a devastating diagnosis: a rare genetic condition that will change her future forever. When Rick realises the truth, he is determined to do all he can to help Carly enjoy what light she has left. The close-knit family take it one day at a time, walking to the beach and watching the sunrise.


Just as Ava begins to imagine a new future for them all, a tragic accident throws their lives into chaos once more. To give her daughter a chance at a full life, Ava faces a devastating choice. How can she possibly choose between the two people she loves most?


An emotional, heartbreaking page-turner about a mother’s love and an utterly devastating decision. Readers of Kate Hewitt, My Sister’s Keeper and Diane Chamberlain will keep this story in their hearts forever.


Readers are loving Her Last Chance!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow. Just wowI smiled, I laughed, I cried and then I smiled some more. My eyes are puffy, my nose is running, which to me shows just how amazing this book really is!Chloe’s Reading Room

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I cried, many times… So many times I gasped out loud, and I seriously could not put this book down!… This amazing book will feature in my top five books for the year. I just can’t stop thinking about it.’ NetGalley reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I’m about ready to run my tear ducts dry!I was doing the ugly cry… I was drawn into their story from page one and had a hard time putting it down to go to bed. My dreams were filled with this story… Worth taking a day off work!PJP Reviews

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘WOW! This story was an emotional, heart-wrenching rollercoaster of a ride. Make sure you have tissues close by. I cried and smiled as I read. This was a book that I did not want to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Let me start by saying: you will need a box of tissues as you turn these beautiful pages!Will have you crying, laughing at times and being thankful for all you have in these times of turmoil for us all! You need to read this! I loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Grab your tissues! This book was an emotional rollercoaster the whole way through and I couldn’t put it down until I was finishedHeartbreaking story but oh so good. I will recommend this one to everybody.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘The most truly heartbreaking, but inspiring story I’ve read in a long time. I cried bucket loadsAbsolutely loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow. Just wow. I love this book… Really touching story and never has a book made me cry. This was first book to make me cry.’ Goodreads reviewer


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A heart-wrenching story… Gosh, I cried and cried more. I felt this book deeply.’ Opened Books

Ratings and reviews

4 reviews
Annie McDonnell
April 13, 2021
Alison Ragsdale is going to give Jodi Picoult a run for the money with these books that dig so deep into the real grit of life, and leave you weeping, tugging at your heartstrings and parts of your soul you didn’t realize you had! Her novels are always smart family stories with complex drama that you can tell is extensively researched! This story knocked it out of the park for me. “Her Last Chance” had me begging to comfort the characters from their razor-sharp anguish that had me crying out. I even paused to wonder if it was me that needed comforting. Don’t get me wrong, this story isn’t all sadness. But, those were the parts that compelled me to keep reading. I needed relief, if there was any! To elevate our deeply-seated emotions to this level takes sheer talent. I imagine the profound suffering Alison Ragsdale’s pen must sense after some scenes are written, let alone Alison herself. I thank her for this gift. Alison always gets it right! Her storytelling is superb! Gold-Star! I dare anyone to read this and not be fully absorbed! Invested! Mind, Body & Soul! #Tissues
Catawba Cats
April 13, 2021
Beautifully written, tender story of one family's journey through the ups and downs of life. Rick, his wife Ava and their daughter Carly are the perfect family until a terrible diagnosis. Plans are made and thwarted and all the while, they are a family. Grab your tissues because you are going to need them! Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC!

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