Evvie Drake Starts Over

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Evvie Drake Starts Over
  • Linda Holmes
  • 10 May 2017
  • 0525619240

About the Author: Linda Holmes

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Evvie Drake Starts Over In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth Evvie Drake rarely leaves her house Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn t correct them In New York, Dean Tenney, former major league pitcher and Andy s childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the yips he can t throw straight any, and he can t figure out why An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button.When Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie s house, the two make a deal Dean won t ask about Evvie s late husband, and Evvie won t ask about Dean s baseball career Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into somethingBut before they can find out what might lie ahead, they ll have to wrestle a few demons the bonds they ve broken, the plans they ve changed, and the secrets they ve kept They ll need a lot of help, but in life, as in baseball, there s always a chance right up until the last out. Free Read [ Evvie Drake Starts Over ] by [ Linda Holmes ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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14 thoughts on “Evvie Drake Starts Over

  1. Christine says:

    3.5 stars rounded to 4 starsThis was a fun read Just having read a heavy duty literary fiction novel, I was ready for something like this Evvie Drake is a young woman who decides to start her life over Her best and platonic friend Andy knows Evvie needs the extra money and talks her into renting the apartment attached to the house to his childhood friend Dean Dean is a former star pitcher with the New York Yankees who has recently lost his career thanks to a case of the yips These are our 3.5 stars rounded to 4 starsThis was a fun read Just having read a heavy duty literary fiction novel, I was ready for something like this Evvie Drake is a young woman who decides to start her life over Her best and platonic friend Andy knows Evvie needs the extra money and talks her into renting the apartment attached to the house to his childhood friend Dean Dean is a former star pitcher with the New York Yankees who has recently lost his career thanks to a case of the yips These are our three main characters This is a book about many things, including honesty with both oneself and others, family relationships, mental health issues, forgiveness, romance, and new beginnings Most of the characters are very likeable, and it was especially easy to cheer for Evvie The Maine setting is different, and Ms Holmes does a good job bringing the setting into the story T...

  2. Claire Reads Books says:

    4.5 I m a longtime fan of Linda Holmes s writing and of her work on NPR s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, so I went into this book really wanting to love it and I was relieved to discover that it s even better than I was hoping it would be This book is pretty much what I wish every contemporary romance novel was something with enough fantasy and dizziness to provide a sense of escape, but something that also doesn t sand down life s rough surfaces or trim away its ragged edges This is a 4.5 I m a longtime fan of Linda Holmes s writing and of her work on NPR s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, so I went into this book really wanting to love it and I was relieved to discover that it s even better than I was hoping it would be This book is pretty much what I wish every contemporary romance novel was something with en...

  3. Cindy Burnett says:

    4.5 starsEvvie Drakes Starts Over is a highly entertaining, occasionally heartbreaking, and always engrossing tale that has stayed with me long after I finished it The book is set in a small town in Maine and tells the story of Evvie Drake and Dean Tenney, two very different individuals who are hurting and need help recovering from their own personal traumas Evvie s husband, a prominent doctor in their small town, died the year before on the day Evvie was planning to leave him Intensely priva 4.5 starsEvvie Drakes Starts Over is a highly entertaining, occasionally heartbreaking, and always engrossing tale that has stayed with me long after I finished it The book is set in a small town in Maine and tells the story of Evvie Drake and Dean Tenney, two very different individuals who are hurting and need help recovering from their own personal traumas Evvie s husband, a prominent doctor in their small town, died the year before on the day Evvie was planning to leave him Intensely private, Evvie had told no one, not even her father or best friend, that she planned to leave her husband for reasons that slowly unfo...

  4. Patricia Williams says:

    I loved this book and could not stop reading it I received an ARC of this book from publisher a few months back and then I started seeing in on lots of the summer readiing Lists and knew I had to go ahead and read it And I m glad I ...

  5. Jenne says:

    A romance about adults acting like adults They have actual conversations They fall in love because they REALLY LIKE EACH OTHER They make mistakes and then apologize They have nuanced friendships with people of the opposite sex They help ...

  6. Janssen says:

    It s hard to find good chick lit that s not too racy and not too stupid This one was just about perfect And the dialogue was so sharp I underlined so many funny lines.

  7. Melinda says:

    I m not ashamed to admit that I actually clapped my hands with glee when I got approved for this one on Netgalley I have been such a fan of Linda Holmes work for about 20 years now, since her days of recapping tv shows on the internet and my days of secretly reading said recaps while being paid to do something else Unfortunately, my devotion to Linda is perhaps matched only by my apathy for baseball BUT I loved this book so much, and it wasn t even in spite of the baseball Like, even the I m not ashamed to admit that I actually clapped my hands with glee when I got approved for this one on Netgalley I have been such a fan of Linda Holmes work for about 20 years now, since her days of recapping tv shows on the internet and my days of secretly reading said recaps while being paid to do something else Unfortunately, my devotion to Linda is perhaps matched only by my apathy for baseball BUT I loved this book so much, and it wasn t even in spite of the baseball Like, ...

  8. Lori says:

    This is such a lovely story I m sad it s over I couldn t get enough of Evvie and Dean They are two perfectly imperfect people Women who have been in unhappy marriages will relate to Evvie She s the kind of woman...

  9. Louise Miller says:

    This is the rarest of birds a love story for adults Not just a love story between two people, but a story about the love between friends, the love of family, and the love that you find for yourself by going through the hard stuff of living It is warm and funny and real and smart in all ...

  10. Leslie Schwartz says:

    I was so excited to read this, since I ve been a fan of Linda Holmes s work for years I love listening to Pop Culture Happy Hour and have been rooting for her to finish and release her book since she announced that she was working on it This was such a fun read, and I spent a lot of time reading it outdoors in the sunshine which was a great place to read this book I loved spending time with these characters, and especially loved Evvie s relationship with her best friend, Andy the setting I was so excited to read this, since I ve been a fan of Linda Holmes s work for years I love listening to Pop Culture Happy Hour and have been rooting for her to finish and release her book since she announced that she was working on it This was such a fun read, and I spent a lot of time reading it outdoors in the sunshine which was a great place to read this book I loved spending time with t...

  11. Susan Johnson says:

    3.5 stars I normally don t read books like this because I am old and cranky but I needed to cleanse my palate It s like eating a heavy meal You need a break I have been reading a lot about abused women and lots of WWII novels that seem to be very popular right now I needed to remind myself that there are normal people out there This book was perfect for that I am refreshed Evvie has recently lost her husband, her high school sweetheart and the town doctor She rarely leaves her house exce 3.5 stars I normally don t read books like this because I am old and cranky but I needed to cleanse my palate It s like eating a heavy meal You need a break I have been reading a lot about abused women and lots of WWII novels that seem to be very popular right now I needed to remind myself that there are normal people out there This book was perfect for that I am refreshed Evvie has recently lost her husband, her high school sweetheart and the town doctor She rarely leaves her h...

  12. Corinne Keener says:

    Can you believe that after, I don t know, 45 years I finally won a GoodReads Giveaway And it was for the first novel by Linda Holmes from NPR s Pop Culture Happy Hour I m still thrilled about it.I read Evvie Drake Starts Over on vacation and I m not going to say that is the only situation in which one should read and enjoy Evvie Drake Starts Over, but I am going to say it deserved the real estate it took up in my luggage.Evvie Drake is a thirty ish something living in coastal Maine and about t Can you believe that after, I don t know, 45 years I finally won a GoodReads Giveaway And it was for the first novel by Linda Holmes from NPR s Pop Culture Happy Hour I m still thrilled about it.I read Evvie Drake Starts Over on vacation and I m not going to say that is the only situation in which one should read and enjoy Evvie Drake Starts Over, but I am going to say it deserved the real estate it took up in my luggage.Evvie Drake is a thirty ish something living in coastal Maine and about to leave her high school sweetheart doctor husband when he unexpectedly dies in a car accident Everyone believes that she s trapped in a cycle of grief, because that s to be expected, and she doesn t stop the...

  13. OLT says:

    As a longtime romance reader, I ve read plots very similar to this one before But the plot is not what makes this special It s the really good, fresh writing, the well drawn, realistic, complex characters, the smart dialogue All that is what makes this a very satisfactory contemporary romance about two 30 something characters with baggage who learn to accept themselves, baggage and all, and love each other, baggage and all.One day Evvie Drake was all set, luggage in car, money in glove compar As a longtime romance reader, I ve read plots very similar to this one before But the plot is not what makes this special It s the really good, fresh writing, the well drawn, realistic, complex characters, the smart dialogue All that is what makes this a very satisfactory contemporary romance about two 30 something characters with baggage who learn to accept themselves, baggage and all, and love each other, baggage and all.One day Evvie Drake was all set, luggage in car, money in glove compartment, to leave her husband Tim, beloved doctor in their small town and seemingly the perfect man, when she learns he has been killed in a car accident Since that day Evvie is living a reclusive half life and a lie, as a grieving widow It has beenthan a year since his death and the guilt she feels about her lack of grief is almost paralyzing her Monster, monster, s...

  14. Nancyreads says:

    Enjoyable, engaging read with characters to root for.