Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over

  • Release Date: Jun 25th, 2019
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Available File Format: PDF - ePUB - KINDLE - MOBI - AZW
  • File Size: 4.1 MB
Score: 4
From 1,947 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • “Everything a romantic comedy should be: witty, relatable, and a little complicated.”—People

A heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.


In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.

Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the “yips”: he can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean’s future.

When he 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 something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts—the friendships they’ve damaged, the secrets they’ve kept—but in life, as in baseball, there’s always a chance—up until the last out.

A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, Evvie Drake Starts Over will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes.

Praise for Evvie Drake Starts Over

“A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

“Effortlessly enjoyable . . . [a] pitch-perfect . . . adult love story that is as romantic as it is real.”USA Today

“Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company.”—Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park

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  • Sweet story for trying times

    By smayflower
    Poignant, touching, cute
  • No

    By MeTooFab
    I couldn’t get halfway through. Every conversation was about the MC being a widow. Even years later. She talked about nothing else with anyone. There was no depth. Nothing else.
  • So good I read it again

    By Lori WC
    This book was great. The characters, the story, the location - all so good. I loved it so much that I read it again.
  • Great story, easy to relate to

    By Retukhfcbkudbjo
    I really enjoyed the characters being people that I can relate to. It shows struggles of marriage fears, loss, mistakes, forgiveness. All of the things I can relate to. This was well written and though not intended to be a "self help" book it helped me.
  • It’s the journey

    By Kayaich
    I knew how it would end, the journey was memorable anyway!
  • Politically correct bs

    By NoHiveMind
    This is so frustrating. Wish I had just quit in the beginning.
  • Book review

    By talellev
    Nothing happens alittle let down rushed ending
  • Good, fast read

    By jmcforever10
    I love a book that I can just take a break from life and read. It took me about two days to finish, and I’m glad i read it! Quirky romance.
  • Not what I thought

    By Trickrider
    I thought since this was on Jenna Bush’s book club it was going to be awesome....not....
  • Environmental Drake Starts Over

    By rebsreads
    Sometimes you just want a really good beach read. This book was just that. Nothing too heavy or thought provoking but solid, somewhat predictable but I still really liked it. The beach may have had something to do with it.