Evvie Drake Starts Over

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 anymore, and he ca In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her...

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Title:Evvie Drake Starts Over
Author:Linda Holmes
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Evvie Drake Starts Over
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Evvie Drake Starts Over Reviews

  • Janssen
    May 20, 2019
    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. ...
  • Jenne
    Feb 12, 2019
    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 each other, and sometimes it goes wrong! The...
  • Jessica Jeffers
    Jun 02, 2019
    I love Linda Holmes so much and her work reflects my own worldview so much that a friend once asked me if "Linda Holmes" was my pen name, and this book did not disappoint. I've been leaning heavier into romantic comedy novels in the last year or so, as a rebound from mental health i...
  • JanB
    Jun 21, 2019
    DNF @20%. I was expecting a fun rom-com but there?s little comedy and I had already resorted to skimming. ...
  • Roxane
    Jul 08, 2019
    This is a very charming novel. It is a juicy red apple. It is a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils. It is, and I mean this in the best possible way, a Hallmark movie, but with richly drawn characters who are imperfect and interesting. Evvie Drake's asshole husband has died but no one...
  • Marialyce
    Jun 21, 2019
    Unfortunately after reading 70% of this book, I am quitting. Reading this story was like taking a slow boat to nowhere. It was just not for me. ...
  • Laurie Anderson
    Jun 04, 2019
    This is the perfect summer read - enjoy! ...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Apr 07, 2019
    4.5 stars Evvie 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 indiv...
  • Lori
    Mar 18, 2019
    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 you feel you could be friends with. Her romance with Dean fel...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Jun 14, 2019
    This Book: I am about a woman leaving a terrible marriage who puts up walls to protect herself that end up hurting the people she loves. Me: You are a delightful, cheery ball of fluff and I adore it. Just to be clear, I do not really read happy books. When people ask me for somethi...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Jul 31, 2019
    5 Stars Do you want your HEART STOLEN? Yeah? Then ?Evvie Drake Starts Over? is a MUST FREAKING READ!! Evvie drake is a woman everyone in town feels for - her husband Tim passed away recently and everyone in the town is just devastated, including her father, his parents and h...
  • Larry H
    Jul 10, 2019
    If you're looking for a book to charm you completely and worm its way into your heart, you don't have to look any further than Linda Holmes' debut novel, Evvie Drake Starts Over . Boy, did I thoroughly enjoy this one! It's been nearly a year since her husband died in a car accident...
  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    Aug 12, 2019
    What an adorable book. Great characters, cute story, and the scandal about the racing cereal boxes had me laughing out loud. Fantastic book for a debut author! ...
  • Corina
    Jul 14, 2019
    4.5 stars Have you ever had a book that makes you feel good? Evvie Drake Starts Over was one of them. From beginning to end of the audiobook (even though I have the hardcover edition, I decided to try the audiobook, since I received it so quickly from the library), I was smilin...
  • Anna Luce
    Jun 30, 2019
    ????? 2 stars Sadly, I ended up disliking most aspects of this novel. It might appeal to those looking for a light summer read that isn't necessarily funny or moving. Throughout the novel I had the impression that I was reading an early draft rather than a completed an...
  • Patricia Williams
    May 23, 2019
    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 did. A very simple and sweet story of Evvie who tri...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 06, 2019
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ When Evvie?s husband (and high school sweetheart) passed away almost a year ago, everyone in their small town couldn?t help but offer her endless condolences. She opted to hole up in their dream home and everyone jus...
  • Kaceey
    Aug 01, 2019
    4.5* Definitely not your average Rom Com! This is raw, true life! The twist and turns it takes along the journey. The pieces you need to pick up in order to move forward. Evvie married her high-school sweetheart. On the day she?s planning to take on life in a new direction, her h...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Aug 15, 2019
    Maybe a 2.5 instead of the full 3. This was good in the beginning, but really started to drag as the book went on. I may not have been the right audience for this one because it just did not work for me. Womp. ...
  • Jilly
    Aug 11, 2019
    This is a book that people who have a lot more substance than I have would enjoy. It's a journey of several people learning to move on after bad things happen in their lives. The book is well-written, the characters are complex, and there is a lot of complicated emotions going on. In o...
  • Christine
    Mar 16, 2019
    3.5 stars rounded to 4 stars This 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...
  • Gabby
    Jul 12, 2019
    This book is so cute. This is exactly the kind of charming, cute, cozy read I was in the mood for. This story follows Evvie (rhymes with Chevy) and her husband recently died. She?s best friends in the world with this guy Andy (and their friendship is 100% platonic which I appreciate)...
  • Bianca
    Aug 07, 2019
    2.5 rounded up Evvie Drake Starts Over was not the quirky, funny rom-com I was expecting. It wasn't deep or touching either. It wasn't horrible, but, truth be told, it fell flat. The beginning was promising, it quickly started going down the hill. I didn't feel much for Evvie ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 24, 2019
    Thank you to Random House for the complimentary copy. Evvie Drake Starts Over is a standout of a read. Now I know why it?s been buzzworthy this summer. Evvie is recently widowed and having a hard time. Andy is her best friend, and his childhood friend, Dean, is a major league pit...
  • Kristy K
    Mar 25, 2019
    Wow, I devoured this book. I started during work (don?t judge) and rushed home to finish it in evening. There was something about it that just resonated with me. Evvie?s finally leaving a loveless marriage when the unthinkable happens and her husband dies. Now she has to act li...
  • Louise Miller
    May 04, 2019
    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 ...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    Jul 06, 2019
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to read this book given the reviews already. The story begins with a loss for Evie which sets the tone of the book. Evvie was so close to her new life until tragedy struck and she is now dealing with he...
  • Claire Reads Books
    Jan 31, 2019
    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...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Jul 28, 2019
    It started with three, then moved up to 3.4, then dropped to 3.2 and finally with the ending part score stayed as 3.5 soft, sweet, Hallmark-ish movie vibes with far better characterization and better writing starts rounded up to 4 romantic stars Mostly I never called myself indec...
  • Jenna Hager
    Jul 01, 2019
    I was captivated by Evvie Drake right away, by the character of Evvie ? and her predicament of finding herself as a young widow and trying to find herself after being in this marriage and being in this relationship since high school. You could really hear Evvie?s voice. You can ima...