A Slight Change of Plan
Book: A Slight Change of Plan
Author: Dee Ernst
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: Approximately 352 Pages
I've put off writing my review for A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLAN by DEE ERNST for quite a few days. The reason is simple. I just don't want to face the fact that I've finished it. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book! I just hate that it had to end, and I want Ms. Ernst to know that I WANT MORE FROM THESE CHARACTERS! I'm begging you to write a follow up.
Kate Everett is ready to simplify her life. Her husband died eight years ago, her children are grown and out of the house and she has a stressful job as a tax attorney. She decides to sell the big house and buy a condo, quit her job for something she loves to do and start dating again.
That's when the fun begins! Her youngest son and his girlfriend move into the upstairs of her new condo. Her mom that hasn't spoken a word to Kate in years can no longer live alone, so she has to move into Kate's basement. Her first love and the man she never got over after he dumped her in college has just "waved" to her on the Internet dating site her sister signed her up on.
I highly recommend this book for all women, but if you are over the age of forty-five, this is a MUST read! The interactions between Kate and her friends and family had me laughing so hard, I had to put my Kindle down because I could no longer see the screen through the tears of laughter. This is a superbly written account of the life of a mature woman and I WANT MORE!!!!!
I read an ARC copy of A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLAN by Dee Ernst and now I have to wait until it's released before I can gift a copy to my friends. I'm counting the days down because I know that they will love it as much as I did. This is one of the few books I've read that will stay on my Kindle instead of moving it to my cloud for much needed room because I want it close at hand to read over and over.
If you liked Steel Magnolias, I'm going to go out on a limb here and tell you that you're going to enjoy this book even more. My reasoning for this is that I think one of the things I enjoyed most about A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLAN was the fact that it did not slam men as so many books or movies do when the author writes about mature women. Great job, Ms. Ernst! Again, I am begging you for more from these characters. PLEASE?
Kate Everett is about to begin her “second act.” She’s been a widow for eight years and thinks it might be time to start looking for someone to share her life with again. She quits her high-pressure job for something that will allow her more leisure time. She gets rid of the huge family home and moves into a fabulous condo that’s smaller and easier to manage. She’s pretty much got the rest of her life figured out. All she has to do is sit back, relax, and let the pieces fall into place.
But her real life never gets the memo. First, her son moves back in with her—along with his girlfriend. Her dream job falls through, leaving her unemployed. Her mother, whom she hadn’t spoken to in years, can no longer live alone and has to move into her basement. And her only daughter is planning the smallest and simplest wedding in the history of all weddings, much to Kate’s dismay.
Kate thinks that she and Jake, her former college love who has reemerged on an online dating site, of all places, can build something real, and that maybe her happy ending is in front of her at last. But the arrival of Edward, her daughter’s future father-in-law, presents Kate with an unexpected choice.
It looks like real happiness may require a slight change of plan.