Amazon.com Book Description:
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 two 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.
My Book Review:
Divorcee Susan Caraway is at a crossroads in her life and she needs to decide in which direction the next stage of her life needs to go, but she has one major problem, she is a doormat for her family! We Interrupt This Date is filled with lighthearted humor, it will strike a chord with everyone who has had to pick up the pieces of their life and start anew, while still attempting to manage the juggling act of balancing family, work and still attempt to have a personal life too!
We Interrupt This Date did provide some laughs, but the overall storyline of this book was just too slow and drawn out for my taste. The constant doormat characterization of Susan bored me halfway through the book, and I found myself wondering when the story would pick up, unfortunately the author didn't allow Susan to stand up for herself until the last few chapters when she reached her breaking point which is a shame. I found myself wanting to reach into the book and smack Susan silly and put her demanding selfish family in their place! The author does a wonderful job of describing the southern way of life, and her authentic depiction of the beautiful town of Charleston, SC was spot on. The other thing that dampened my enthusiasm for the book was the ending was abrupt, there was not enough romance between Susan and Jack, which was very disappointing. While I generally thought that this book was okay, it is not among my favorite southern fiction books that I love to read.
RATING: 2 STARS **