We Interrupt This Date

We Interrupt This Date

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by L.C. Evans
     
 

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We Interrupt This Date was selected as one of the best indie reads of 2010 by respected reviewer Red Adept.

There is nothing and no one like a true Southern lady. Since her divorce a year ago, Susan Caraway has gone through the motions of life. Now she is finally coming out of her shell. Just when she decides on a makeover and a new career, her family members…  See more details below

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We Interrupt This Date was selected as one of the best indie reads of 2010 by respected reviewer Red Adept.

There is nothing and no one like a true Southern lady. Since her divorce a year ago, Susan Caraway has gone through the motions of life. Now she is finally coming out of her shell. Just when she decides on a makeover and a new career, her family members call on her for crisis assistance. First there's her sister DeLorean who has returned from California with a baby, a designer dog, and no prospects for child support or a job. Susan's son Christian comes home from college trailing what Susan's mama refers to as "an androgynous little tart." Then there's Mama herself, a southern lady who wrote the book on bossy. A secret from Mama's past threatens to unravel her own peace. But not before Mama has to move into Susan's home with her babies--two Chihuahuas with attitude. 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 stand in line behind her needy family.

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Editorial Reviews

Candy Beauchamp
My favorite part is that the author let Charleston be Charleston. There was no romanticizing it. The vernacular wasn't completely destroyed.
IThe 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.
J. Chambers
I was extremely impressed with Ms. Evans' writing, which was very polished and professional. Her characters were fleshed out very well, enough so that I wanted to reach through the page and throttle some of them. Dialogues were realistic and natural, and scenes flowed smoothly.

Although self-published, "We Interrupt This Date" is as good or better than many NYT bestsellers that I've read. I know that's a big claim, but it's true in my opinion.
John Strumsky
As it is with L.C.s other novels, "We Interrupt This Date" is a most suspenseful and intriguing tale. It's well worth the read.

The only bad part of the L. C. Evans reading experience is that her books finally end, and the reader has to go cold turkey until the next one comes out.
Karen Cantwell
LC Evans is a skilled writer in this romantic comedy genre - We Interrupt This Date has a fun storyline, tight plot, lively characters and just the right amount of romantic tension to make this a number one pick in my book. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Red Adept
Firmly entrenched in the Chick Lit genre, the plot of this book is highly entertaining, especially for the over thirty crowd. The storyline was humorous without stretching the envelope in a blatant attempt to be funny.

Although there is a romance involved, it is definitely not the center of the story, nor is it even the center of Susan's life. I love the way Susan's thoughts drifted to romance only when appropriate for them to do so.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012167910
Publisher:
LC Evans
Publication date:
01/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
628,080
File size:
196 KB

Meet the Author

L.C. Evans began her writing career with short stories and essays before branching out into novel writing. More than a hundred of her stories and humorous essays have been published in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Woman's World, Horse Illustrated, and Ladies Circle among many others. Over the years Ms. Evans has won awards in writing contests and has kept busy honing her craft by taking writing courses and attending writing seminars. She was recently a featured presenter at the Carolinas Writers Conference. After traditional publication of the first of her Leigh McRae horse mystery novels, Ms. Evans decided to take control of her career by trying her hand at indie publishing.

"All this means," she says, "is that I pay for my own editing, proofreading, cover design, formatting, and other necessary publishing expenses. But I also get complete control over my books and that means I can keep the price low. Readers on a budget will still have access to my books. I care deeply about all of my readers and I take great joy in the many fan letters readers send me."

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We Interrupt This Date 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
SandyNathan More than 1 year ago
I haven't laughed so hard over a book in I don't know how long--though I thought the protagonist Susan should be rushed into an emergency Codependents Anonymous meeting and not let out until she learned to say, "No!" loudly. What a great storyteller L. C. Evans is! Susan is recovering from being dumped by her rat of a husband. She's doing fine--until she gets fired, her flake of a sister comes to stay with her infant and moose of a dog, and her elderly mom moves in because of a sprained ankle. There's more! It seems that everyone in her world is leaning on Susan. How much can she take? The tale is way more complicated than I've indicated, involving ghost tours, a hunk of an old boyfriend reappearing, and a best friend to may or may not be after said boyfriend. Every character is memorable, nutty, and at the same time, feels similar to people we all know. Even the dogs are memorable.The plot moves along at a perfect pace, revealing secrets and more problems. Even ghosts (maybe). Evan's writing style is breezy, accomplished and funny. I hope there's a sequel--I'll be the first to buy it.
SaritaM More than 1 year ago
What a great relatable story. It was engaging from the start and never lagged. I look forward to reading more from this author.
VickiTyley More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave as a gift! The person that got it was thrilled before they read it and after they read it!!!
ibequeenbee More than 1 year ago
A relaxing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book! Couldn't put it down! Laughed a lot !
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jlhwriter1 More than 1 year ago
Predictable, unfunny, cringe-worthy. At times, I wasn't sure which character to strangle first. Unlikeable protagonist, even more unlikeable supporting cast. Forget interrupting this date; you'll feel you've interrupted your life trying to plod through this book.
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