Monday, April 28, 2014

A Slight Change of Plan - Teaser Tuesday

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I adored A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLAN and couldn't put it down! Author Dee Ernst kept me laughing and wondering what was going to happen next. 

When Kate quits her job and moves into a condo, her new digs seem perfect for one person, until ….
And the new job she has accepted seems just right for this stage of her life, until …
Then when she reconnects with an old love on a dating website, things seem to be going well, until….
Dee Ernst tackles all these situations with wisdom, warmth, and wit. This is a book I'll read more than once.


I'm stretching my Teaser to three sentences:
My husband, Adam, had died of a sudden heart attack. I was over the pain of his loss and had been quite content in my singlehood. But lately I really wanted somebody who was happy to see me when I got home who didn't have a separate water bowl.
(From 1% on my Kindle.)

Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Length: 352 Pages 
Amazon Link: A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLAN
Other Books by This Author: HERE.

Goodreads Synopsis:
      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.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

42 comments:

Malcolm Campbell said...

Nice to have a smiling face and maybe a hug to greet you when you get home. Thanks for stopping by my blog. For those who haven't checked out Amy Greene's "Long Man," here's my link: http://sunsingerstravels.com/2014/04/29/teaser-tuesday-long-man-by-amy-greene/

Sheri said...

This sounds great. You can't always depend on your own plans. Happy reading :)
Here is my My teaser from Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde.

Nise' said...

Sounds like she is in for a roller coaster ride.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I do love the sound of this...and the suspense of each "until," showing us that life does have a way of throwing a wrench into our best laid plans. Thanks for sharing!

Here's
“A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE”

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This is a true-to-life and funny book. I think you'd enjoy it, Laurel-Rain.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I chose this excerpt because I figured most people could relate, plus it shows the humor in the book. Thanks for stopping by.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

All the things that happen to the main character in this book are completely believable and have happened to people I know. I liked the way the character handled everything too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Oh, yeah. And Dee Ernst makes it funny!

Alice Audrey said...

You put a smile on my face.

Great teaser. My teaser is here.

Franny said...

This is not my usual cup of tea, but thanks for sharing your teaser!
Here's mine: http://darkfrannysthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/teaser-tuesday-22.html

Page said...

Thanks for the laugh.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

water bowl option is pretty good - sometimes the better option!

HapPy TT - mine's up and with a giveaway =)

Karen and Gerard said...

Funny teaser!

Lexxie Lin said...

This sounds a little sad, or maybe I should rather say nostalgic? Thanks for sharing, Sandra.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds good to me, like the teaser.

cleopatralovesbooks said...

This sounds like a good start to a book.

Heather said...

Sounds like it could be a fun read. Mine: The Witness

Ellie @ Ellie Reads Ficiton said...

Great teaser! I love a book with a powerful beginning!

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a good book and an emotional one.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The whole book put a smile on my face!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Glad to help.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree. It's nice to have my dog jump up and down when I come home (but hugs and kisses are better.)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I chose this excerpt because it shows where the character is coming from as the story opens ... plus I liked the humor.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree! There's a little back story but not too much -- just enough so you know where the character is coming from.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It is.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It definitely feels real.

Becca Jayne said...

This sounds like a really great read! Amazing teasers :)

FBC said...

Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Reading!

laura thomas said...

Until, until... I can get my hands on this one! LOL Sounds like an excellent good time and is going on my summer must read list. Here's mine from if you find me - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/04/29/teaser-tuesdays-64-if-you-find-me-by-emily-murdoch/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You'll enjoy this story. Thank you for stopping by.

Lizzy said...

I love that cover! It sounds like this character is ready for some romance! Thanks for stopping by :)

Andrea Thompson said...

Aww...very simple, yet holds an emotional punch. Thanks for sharing!

Alison Flores said...

This sounds like a good one! I haven't read this author yet. Here's mine - http://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/teaser-tuesdays-9/

Louisa Paarsmarkt said...

Nice, bittersweet turning sweet, teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

Lindsay said...

Love the sound of this book. Going into my TBR pile

Kym T said...

sounds like a good book - loved the line about the separate water dish! Good teaser!

jacquie said...

Great teaser and I love Dee's work! Thanks for this! I'll be reading it for sure :)

El said...

Great teaser, sounds like a good book. I hope you're enjoying it :D
Thanks for stopping by earlier!

El @ So Bookalicious

Paulita said...

This sounds really good. Thanks for introducing it to us. Here's Mine

Naomi Hop said...

That's sweet that she may be ready to move on!

Thanx for visiting my TT
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm looking forward to Dee's next book: BETTER THAN YOUR DREAMS.

Rachel Hoyt said...

This sounds so cute! :) Great teaser!!

Rachel @ Paper Cuts