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Here's a Chick Lit treat with without the tragedy of the Steel Magnolias movie but retaining the strength, profound graciousness and love of family, and infuriating individuality of the Southern woman in full bloom.
By L.C. Evans
4.5 Stars - 28 Reviews
Here's the set-up:
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 decide she's crisis central.
First there’s her sister DeLorean, who has come back from California with a baby, a designer dog, and no prospects for child support or a job. As soon as DeLorean settles in at Susan’s home, Susan’s son Christian returns 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 hurts her ankle and 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.
About the Author:
L.C. Evans currently lives in North Carolina with her husband Bob, their three or four Chihuahuas, and grandson, the Boy. Taking on the care and feeding of the Boy has made her a born again soccer mom, who suffers from occasional bewilderment over what kids like these days. When not wrangling the Chihuahuas and the Boy, she writes novels. The author invites readers to visit her web site: here.
From the Reviews:
I think anybody who is from the South, or knows an old fashioned southern family, will especially love this book. That being said if you're not from the south you still need to read this book as a wonderful opportunity to learn, laugh, and cry.
LC Evans' writing style is hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud at least once in every chapter.
We Interrupt This Date is a tale of love, family, and one woman's redemption as she tries to take back control over her own life - by taking a "Time out" from her free-loading family
This book was a perfect balance of humor, friendship, family, love and southern sweetness! Even the characters you want to choke you end up loving in the end.
I loved the Charleston location and humorous depiction of Southern family life, complete with Mama.
Sweetly written with heart.
Recommended for those looking for a light read or those like Southern fiction.