Hello friends! It has been a while since we have posted on our blog and we are really hoping to fix that. Just so much going on lately and life has taken over.
With a hope to get back to regular posting, we are so excited to share with you our thoughts on The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert.
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.
First, we would like to thank Netgalley and Berkley Publishing for providing us with our e-ARCs in exchange for our honest review.
If you know anything about us, you will know that we very rarely read the synopsis before we start a book. Or if we do, we tend to forget it by the time we start reading the book. Such is the case with this story, and let us tell you, not reading the synopsis for this one threw us for quite the loop when ghosts began appearing early on.
Though the ghosts might have thrown us off at the beginning, the paranormal touch in this book is woven in so flawlessly that the ghosts started to become some of our favorite aspects of this book.
Let’s talk about the MC for a second! Sabrina struggles with anxiety and is most definitely an introvert, yet all she really wants is to make people happy with her random acts of kindness and plan/organize all the things (did you know there is a specific way to color code with sticky notes and sharpie pen colors?!). Taking into consideration that she has to deal with seeing ghosts that other people can’t see on a daily basis and a mean girl boss, she is definitely an endearing character.
Are we ready to dive into the romance? OF COURSE, that is what we are here for isn’t it 😛 We couldn’t love Sabrina and Ray’s dynamic more if we tried. Ray was always attentive to Sabrina’s needs and truly accepted her as she was. This is a couple we were rooting for and a relationship that just felt authentic in its progression.
Lastly, what is a book without its supporting cast? This book is no exception! As we stated earlier, the supernatural touch became one of our favorite aspects because these ghosts truly made this story so much more enjoyable. Whether you were reading about Molly, Sabrina’s best friend, or Betty, the ghost that just wants to be left alone, there was never a dull moment when the spirits were around.
All in all, we definitely enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good rom-com with talks of food dishes, a touch of magic, and a few cheesy puns. Be sure to check this one out when it releases on Tuesday!
Title: The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
Author: Amy E. Reichert
Publication Date: April 20, 2021
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
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