Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes is a story of friendships as much as a romance. It takes place in Maine which for some is the land of second chances. How they appear and what we do with them is the heart of the novel’s premise.  Evie has been heartbroken and essentially housebound since the death of her husband a year ago, but not for the reason you think (until the second page when you find out).  A surprise tenant in her cottage who is struggling with his own demons offers a chance to reengage with life. Everyone has secrets that slowly emerge as cautious steps are taken to live a little. This is perfect for the beach!