We Interrupt This Date

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Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
Since her divorce a year ago, Susan Caraway has gone through the motions of life, feeling at best mildly depressed. Just when she decides on a makeover and a new career, her family members call on her for crisis assistance.Susan would like to start her new job as a ghost tour operator. She would like to renew her relationship with Jack Maxwell, a man from her past. But Jack isn’t going to wait.

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Words: 87,070
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452337784
About L.C. Evans

L.C. Evans loves to write. She grew up in Florida and now lives in North Carolina with her husband Bob and their three dogs. She likes to hear from readers. Please visit her web site at www.lcevans.com

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Review by: Lilac Wolf on Oct. 05, 2011 :
Goodreads had a different cover, actually pretty bland, a large white house. I like this cover, with the 2 chihuahuas. The dogs are actually very annoying, and are her Mama's babies. Her sister shows up with a Golden-Doodle, completely untrained and full of fleas and matted fur. Poor guy, the sister doesn't take care of him and Susan or "Nic" is not attached to any of the dogs moving through her house.

The story starts off with Susan, living alone after her divorce now a year gone by. She hates her job, but after being a stay at home mom for the last 20 years, doesn't have a great skill set to offer in this competitive market. That's one thing I like in this story, maybe it will date it but L.C. Evans didn't sugar coat what our economy is like. In fact, the character realizes that considering her options, the miserable job at the pawn shop is better than some alternatives.

Then her friend Victoria shows up and offers her a job running her new Ghost Tours operation. And sweetened the deal saying Susan could live in her Bed & Breakfast and either sell or rent the house that is just too big and expensive for 1 person. Susan wasn't about to gamble and lose the only steady paycheck she has. But her boss finds out and uses it as the excuse he's been looking for to fire her and hire his niece. This part bothered me because she really should have stopped taking his abuse right then. After all, he'd already fired her.

Then her sister shows up with a baby, a huge dog and no money. Moves in with Susan. Then Mama falls and sprains her ankle...and moves in with Susan. Then her son comes home for the weekend with a girl-who-is-a-friend from school. The girl is all piercings, purple hair, grunge but proves to Susan that there's a responsible person underneath it all. So when Jack shows up, he is frustrated to discover the same old "drop anything for her family" Nic he used to know. Susan is in tears because she can't figure out what is wrong with Jack until FINALLY she blows.

So, will the Ghost Hunting job be a success? Who knows, but you'll see what offers Victoria gives her to keep her interested. Will she smooth things over with Jack? Maybe...you'll have to read and see.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to shake sense into Susan. lol
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lilac Wolf on Oct. 05, 2011 :
Goodreads had a different cover, actually pretty bland, a large white house. I like this cover, with the 2 chihuahuas. The dogs are actually very annoying, and are her Mama's babies. Her sister shows up with a Golden-Doodle, completely untrained and full of fleas and matted fur. Poor guy, the sister doesn't take care of him and Susan or "Nic" is not attached to any of the dogs moving through her house.

The story starts off with Susan, living alone after her divorce now a year gone by. She hates her job, but after being a stay at home mom for the last 20 years, doesn't have a great skill set to offer in this competitive market. That's one thing I like in this story, maybe it will date it but L.C. Evans didn't sugar coat what our economy is like. In fact, the character realizes that considering her options, the miserable job at the pawn shop is better than some alternatives.

Then her friend Victoria shows up and offers her a job running her new Ghost Tours operation. And sweetened the deal saying Susan could live in her Bed & Breakfast and either sell or rent the house that is just too big and expensive for 1 person. Susan wasn't about to gamble and lose the only steady paycheck she has. But her boss finds out and uses it as the excuse he's been looking for to fire her and hire his niece. This part bothered me because she really should have stopped taking his abuse right then. After all, he'd already fired her.

Then her sister shows up with a baby, a huge dog and no money. Moves in with Susan. Then Mama falls and sprains her ankle...and moves in with Susan. Then her son comes home for the weekend with a girl-who-is-a-friend from school. The girl is all piercings, purple hair, grunge but proves to Susan that there's a responsible person underneath it all. So when Jack shows up, he is frustrated to discover the same old "drop anything for her family" Nic he used to know. Susan is in tears because she can't figure out what is wrong with Jack until FINALLY she blows.

So, will the Ghost Hunting job be a success? Who knows, but you'll see what offers Victoria gives her to keep her interested. Will she smooth things over with Jack? Maybe...you'll have to read and see.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to shake sense into Susan. lol
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Vicki Tyley on March 06, 2011 :
Divorcee Susan Caraway always seems to be at the beck and call of her domineering mother and her “poor me” sister. Then there’s her spoiled son who thinks it only just that his mother take on a second job, so he can enjoy college life without working himself. Trying to be all things to all people, Susan’s pushed to breaking point…

We Interrupt This Date is a fast, fun and entertaining read. Evans’ writing style is fluid, the prose polished. Rom-com is not my preferred genre, but when I reached the last page, I was actually disappointed there wasn’t more. A thoroughly enjoyable book.

I look forward to reading more from this author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Candy Beauchamp on Dec. 05, 2010 :
Sometimes you really need an escape book, mine are fluffy books and southern fiction. I grew up in the Charleston area of South Carolina and sometimes I need a little taste of home. Southern fiction comes in two genres. Good and really really bad. There is no in-between, I fear.

I must admit that had the author not supplied this book for me to review, I might not have picked it up. The cover is pretty uninspired (with apologies to the cover artist) and I will admit I do judge books by their cover. I'm glad that, based on the description, I gave it a try. Such a touching book and a great book about finding yourself in the middle of your life and deciding what really matters.

I loved that it had plenty of funny moments, a little bit of a romance, but the main theme was about a strong woman, who was growing stronger. I found myself identifying a bit with the man character, being the person that everyone contacts when they need help, running in twenty different directions and going nowhere fast. Okay, so the main character was a little older than I am, but it still struck home a bit.

My favorite part is that the author let Charleston be Charleston. There was no romanticizing it. The vernacular wasn't completely destroyed. I didn't feel like reaching through the author's typewriter and whacking her right upside her pretty little head. This is a bad habit that some southern fiction writers fall into and it drives me completely crazy.

It was very well edited and the plot moved along. The introduction of the ghost tours and giving us background on that was genius of the author, it brought another element into the story without burying us in the details. Sweetly written with heart.

Recommended for those looking for a light read or those like southern fiction.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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