Happy Friday Friends!! I wanted to review this one in case you need to pick it up this weekend. Evvie Drake Starts Over is great! I read it and did some on audio and it is laugh out loud funny! The characters are witty and their one-liners are so good. This book has honesty, friendship, and some romance! I don’t think I can say enough great things about this book! .
The story takes place in a small town in Maine, where Evvie is recently widowed. Her husband died in a car crash and everyone in town thinks that she doesn’t leave the house because of grief, but Evvie doesn’t leave because she feels bad that she doesn’t really feel bad. (I know that might sound insensitive, but once you read it, you will get it) .
When her best friend Andy tells her his friend Dean needs a place to rent and her apartment attached to the house would be great, she figures why not. Dean is moving up from NYC, a former Major League pitcher who can no longer pitch. Dean needs to escape all the scrutiny surrounding his career and Maine seems like the perfect escape. .
Evvie and Dean are great for each other because they not only become friends, but they force each other to face the past and then the future. In this debut novel, Linda Holmes does such a great job with this story that I almost didn’t want it to end. A story about starting over and/or moving on is exactly what I needed to read this week, as I grew another year older. I really enjoyed this one and hope you will love it as much as me! .#debut #evviedrakestartsover #baseball #hilarious #witty