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Evvie Drake Starts Over

When Evvie, rhymes with Chevy, and named after a town in Minnesota, loses her husband in a car accident she has a big secret—she didn't want to be married to Tim anymore anyways. Now she is destined to stay in her cozy town and her platonic friend, Andy, introduces her to a potential tenant. Dean Tenney plays baseball, or at least he did, until his pitches started going sour. The two strike a deal to become friends—Dean won't ask about her husband and Evvie won't ask him about baseball.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is quick. It is funny. It made me laugh, but there were serious moments woven in as well.

Author Linda Holmes tells a delightful story. The book is the perfect balance of characters, small town charm, and how destiny changes when we start over by necessity or chance.

As a woman, near the same age as the main character in the story, I appreciated the reality that the author wove into the story. It felt like I was there, in the small town, with the characters, and loved watching the way the main characters' lives intersected and their relationship developed.

If you're looking for a quick, delightful read, with poetic language interwoven into a novel, this is a fabulous read.

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