by Amy E. Reichert
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Jobless and forced home to Wisconsin, journalist Sabrina Monroe can tolerate reunions with frenemies and kisses from old boyfriends, but not the literal ghosts that greet her in this heartwarming tale of the power of love and connection from acclaimed author Amy E. Reichert.
For Sabrina Monroe, moving back home to the Wisconsin Dells–the self-described Waterpark Capital of the World–means returning to the Monroe family curse: the women in her family can see spirits who come to them for help with unfinished business. But Sabrina’s always redirected the needy spirits to her mom, who’s much better suited for the job. The one exception has always been Molly, a bubbly rom-com loving ghost, who stuck by Sabrina’s side all through her lonely childhood.
Her personal life starts looking up when Ray, the new local restaurateur, invites Sabrina to his supper club, where he flirts with her over his famous Brandy Old-Fashioneds. He’s charming and handsome, but Sabrina tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance–she needs to focus on finding a job. Except the longer she’s in the Dells, the harder it is to resist her feelings for Ray. Who can turn down a cute guy with a fondness for rescue dogs and an obsession with perfecting his fried cheese curds recipe?
When the Dells starts to feel like home for the first time and with Ray in her corner, Sabrina begins to realize that she can make a difference and help others wherever she is.
The Kindred Spirits Supper Club Amy E. Reichert delivered a small-town romance that was sweet with touches of paranormal elements alongside small-town troubles and charm.
Sabrina Monroe, moves back home to the Dells of Wisconsin when she’s let go from another journalist’s job. Sabrina has social issues that can be awkward.
Sabrina and the women of her family can see ghosts and help them crossover by assisting them with their unfinished business. This sometimes makes blending into the woodwork difficult for Sabrina. She’s only ever told one person of her gift and that ended in disaster, but Ray, the new local restaurateur, sees Sabrina and may be just what Sabrina needs to find herself.
This was an interesting story with the Monroe family and their gift. Sabrina’s best friend is Molly, a ghost who has been around for more than a decade. When Sabrina returns home to find nothing has changed, including the mean spirited girl who made high school unbearable.
Ray loved the Dells and wants to make a go of it with his supper club and famous Brandy Old-Fashioneds. Sabrina intrigues him from their awkward first met to subsequent run-ins in town. Slowly they form a friendship and come to an arrangement. He helps her get the mean girl off her back and she helps him plan an upcoming gala event.
This was a slow building romance wrapped around Sabrina’s issues. We had a few side stories which added to the story from Molly the ghost to a ghost named Harry who couldn’t speak but followed Sabrina everywhere. We faceoff with the mean-girl, see character growth, and share some cute moments with Sabrina and Ray.
Reichert showed the lasting effect moments and bullying can have on someone even into adulthood. I cheered for Sabrina with each new challenge and fear she overcame. After all to be loved, one must love themselves and embrace who they are.
I found myself invested in the story and enjoyed the characters. I would travel to the Dells and dine at the Supper Club. Be on the lookout for cute pups, meddling parents, and ghosts.
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I had enough commitments so I passed this one up. Maybe I can fit it in someday. Wonderful review!
This sound adorable. I am adding it to my Wishlist.
That sounds like a story that I could get into. I like the seeing of the ghosts aspect of this book.
I’ll have to take a peek at your review later since I have this one still on the stack. Glad you enjoyed it.
i like all the different elements and it has such a cute cover. enjoyed your wonderful review. could be a great pool read
Oh this one sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review.
This sounds lovely. I’ve read a couple of her books, so definitely something to look out for.
I also was very invested in this story. I loved the way all the different threads were woven together, and heck, it was heartwarming, and that’s my thing.
One of my favorite authors! Wonderful review Kimberly. This is going on my wishlist. Thanks!
Oh you made me curious about this one!