Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel Audiobook (Free)
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A heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a woman who’s shed her spouse and a significant little league pitcher who’s lost his game.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE ENTIRE YEAR BY NPR
Within a sleepy seaside town in Maine, lately widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake seldom leaves her large, painfully empty house about Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone around, even her closest friend, Andy, feels grief will keep her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t appropriate them.
Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, previous Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend, is wrestling using what miserable athletes living out their most severe nightmares contact the “yips”: he can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t find out why. As the media storm gets hotter, an invitation from Andy in which to stay Maine seems just like the perfect chance going to the reset button on Dean’s future.
When he movements into a flat at the back of Evvie’s house, both make a offer: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late spouse, and Evvie won’t enquire about Dean’s football career. Rules, though, possess a funny way of getting broken-and what begins as an unexpected friendship soon becomes something more. To move forwards, Evvie and Dean must reckon with their pasts-the friendships they’ve broken, the secrets they’ve kept-but in lifestyle, as in football, there’s always a chance-up until the last out.
A joyful, amusing, and hope-filled debut, Evvie Drake Begins Over will have you cheering for both most improbable comebacks from the year-and will keep you wanting even more from Linda Holmes.
Praise for Evvie Drake Begins Over
“A quirky, sugary, and splendid story of a female getting into her very own.”-Taylor Jenkins Reid, NY Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The 6
“Very easily enjoyable . [a] pitch-perfect . . . adult love story that’s as romantic since it is actual.”-USA Today
“Charming, hopeful, and gently intimate . . . Evvie Drake is fantastic firm.”-Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of Eleanor & Park