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Evvie Drake Starts Over
By Linda Holmes
It seems as though I’ve finally hit my reading stride now that 2019 is almost over, but better late than never. Evvie Drake Starts Over had been on my to-be-read list since its release and, while I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner, I’m just so glad that I finally did. I was completely charmed by this novel.
Right from the first few pages I had a feeling that this book was going to be the right book for me. I found myself highlighting entire pages in the book just so that I could read them to my husband. Feeling a connection with the characters, becoming invested in them, and being swept up in the story and the characters’ lives is essential in a good book, and in my opinion, this isn’t just a good book, it’s a wonderful book!
There was something so likable and relatable about Evvie Drake, in fact, all of the characters were so well done. I adored Evvie as soon as I became acquainted with her. She was so down to earth, funny, quirky, and I could just picture being friends with her.
While I would love nothing more than delve into all of the details of this book, I’m not going to. Readers can get a sense of what the book is about from reading the synopsis. What I will say is that this book has it all. It is touching, emotional, heartfelt, endearing, humorous, and romantic. Everything that I read felt completely authentic and believable. I loved the friendships, the family, the love, the small-town descriptions, and even the hardships and personal growth. I was completely on board and was rooting for the characters from the very beginning.
As soon as I reached the final few pages of the book, I realized that I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to these characters. That’s what makes a book truly special. I am already looking forward to reading more by this talented author in the near future.