Dear Reader, Gracious me, my beautiful daughter Rocky sure could use my help. I always knew she wasn't much interested in the local boys - but who'd have thought she'd come home with English royalty? Trouble is, Hugh wants to buy some of our folks' land. We don't want to sell but Rocky's job depends on her closing the deal. And though Hugh's obviously smitten, I'm t sure he's right for my Rocky. Oh, he's classy and handsome - and you should've seen the way he judged pies and fixed stock cars at our Watermelon Festival! - but what do we kw about him, really? I kw I sound like a nervous mother hen but after forty happy years with my Elbert, all I want is to see my little girl find the same. Well, time for me to quit chattering and get back to Miss Bray's wet set. Always nice talking to you, and remember: the Cut 'n Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee and the best gossip in town. See you real soon, Ruby Rhodes
Every summer Hope's Momma would pack Hope off with Aunt Annie to visit relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colourful Aunts, Uncles and cousins who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance.