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Evvie Drake Starts Over

(2019)
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'Everything a romantic comedy should be: witty, relatable, and a little complicated' People

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

It's been a year since Evvie Drake's husband died, but she still can't leave the house. Her best friend Andy thinks it's because she's grieving, and she does nothing to make him think otherwise.

Dean Tenney was once a sports star. Now he's a former sports star who has lost his ability to throw a ball better than anyone else, and he can't even explain why.

When Dean moves into the apartment at the back of Evvie's house, the two make a deal: Dean won't ask about Evvie's dead husband, and Evvie won't ask about Dean's failed career.

But as Dean and Evvie grow closer, could it be that these rules are the one thing in the way of them starting over?

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A sweet and sincere grown-up love story . . . Fans of grounded romance will fall hard for Evvie Drake and Dean Tenney, two broken people who help each other mend. . . . Refreshing and real, with a huge heart. I loved it." - Georgia Clark

"Evvie Drake Starts Over is a warm, witty, and wonderful romance about the art of creating second chances—or a whole second act. Linda Holmes’s moving, smartly written debut is so engaging, you’ll be tempted to wish Evvie could start over yet again, just for a sequel." - Heather Cocks

"A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own." - Taylor Jenkins Reid

"Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company." - Rainbow Rowell

"I was utterly charmed—this book shows us that just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t be put back together again. You’ll want to stay cozied up with these delightful, unique, and incredibly human characters long after you turn the last page." - Doree Shafrir

"Deeply moving while simultaneously hilarious, Evvie Drake Starts Over is what happens when great writing, complex and charming characters, and a not-quite-what-you-expect ending collide. . . . Much more than just another romantic comedy." - Karen White


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August 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction)
Author(s): Linda Holmes
ISBN: 1-4328-6570-6 / 978-1-4328-6570-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A feel-good, uplifting story of romance and second chances
Author(s): Linda Holmes
ISBN: 1-5293-9639-5 / 978-1-5293-9639-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel
Author(s): Linda Holmes
ISBN: 0-525-61924-0 / 978-0-525-61924-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel
Author(s): Linda Holmes
ISBN: 0-525-61926-7 / 978-0-525-61926-0 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A feel-good, uplifting story of romance and second chances
Author(s): Linda Holmes
ISBN: 1-4736-7927-3 / 978-1-4736-7927-6 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A feel-good, uplifting story of romance and second chances
Author(s): Linda Holmes
ISBN: 1-4736-7929-X / 978-1-4736-7929-0 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over
Author(s): Linda Holmes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over
Author(s): Linda Holmes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel
Author(s): Linda Holmes
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel
Author(s): Linda Holmes
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June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A feel-good, uplifting story of romance and second chances
Author(s): Linda Holmes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel
Author(s): Linda Holmes
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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