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:Romance
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...
  • Michelle
    Jul 11, 2019
    Fantastic, super-quick read and beautifully tackles a topic that I'd previously considered writing about...when a widow is thinking of leaving her husband, and then he dies. Really complicates the idea of grief (and you have to think this happens sometimes!) The characters are winsome,...
  • 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...
  • Melinda
    Jan 15, 2019
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    Jun 25, 2019
    (free review copy) Oh, I SO enjoyed this one ? Heartwarming, poignant, witty and so atmospheric- EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER is an ode to coastal Maine and the complexity of grief. It?s about fresh starts but also grappling with the past. Friends and lovers, truth and polite falsehoods...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • Susan
    Jun 23, 2019
    Evvie Drake is young and newly widowed and Dean Tenney is a pro baseball player who has a serious case of the yips. When Dean moves into the apartment in the back of Evvie's house they have two rules she won't talk about her husband and he won't talk about baseball and so their friends...
  • 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 ...
  • Nerdette Podcast
    Jun 04, 2019
    A MiLLION STARS FOR THIS FABULOUS BOOK ...
  • 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 indeci...
  • Storiesandcoffee
    Jul 24, 2019
    Cute cover. Contemporary romance. A summer publication. Must be a light, breezy, non-important read, right? *Insert eye roll* Books like Evvie Drake Starts Over tend to get underestimated, like they couldn't possibly be fun AND have depth, as if the two just don't go hand in hand. ...
  • 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...