Red Dress Ink, Mar 2002, 12.95, 288 pp.
For twenty-nine year old Hannah O'Dowd the clock is ticking away as she nears the dreaded big “Three O”. Hannah is seeing no one in spite of her desire to marry and raise a family. Her roommate Cassie and their friends Scott and Louise fail to calm down a panic stricken Hannah who believes the world will end in four months when she turns thirty.
Hannah begins a search for her ideal mate thinking a city as big as Portland, Oregon has to have someone right for her. She uses on-line matchmaking services and newspaper personal ads to find Mr. Right. However, as the four months pass with each new male in her life being another catastrophe Hannah looks within for comfort before the Red Cross declares her a disaster area.
Fan of amusing contemporary tales will fully relish DATING WITHOUT NOVOCAINE. The story line is a refined mainstream romp that employs humor to depict the agony, apprehension, and anger of a single person struggling with the relationship game. Hannah is a great lead character while her friends and her dates augment the reader's understanding of her desires and motives. Lisa Cach furbishes her fans with a charming modern day tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner