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Book Review: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Ever see a book cover and think: "I really like the cover, but would I really like the story behind that cover?" I am not one who usually reads "chick lit," but this summer I have decided to branch out and try some lighter, more romantic stories to fill my time. I had seen Evvie Drake Starts Over in the store many a time, but just now finally settled myself into reading it. I am so happy that I decided to try something new: this story was absolutely wonderful.

Evvie Drake Starts Over tells the story of Eveleth "Evvie" Drake, a woman who, on the day she decides to leave her husband, gets a phone call that he has died. Struggling with how to grieve such a situation and dealing with those around her, Evvie decides to rent out the built-in apartment of her home to a struggling baseball player, Dean. Dean has just retired from pro-ball after developing a case of the "yips" and is unable to pitch. With Dean's help, and her own determination and wi…

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