A charming rom-com with a supernatural twist…Filled with a strong sense of place, mouthwatering descriptions of food, and a sweet love story (or two), Reichert’s latest will surely delight readers.” BooklistStarred Review
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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.
Sabrina is a bit introverted with a huge amount of anxiety. Plus, she has a big old secret. She can see ghosts. She has recently moved home to help get out from under some debt and she is working for her arch enemy. Well, more like her high school nemesis. Enter Ray! Ray is new in town and he has taken a shine to Sabrina. As you can guess, well maybe not…better read the book!
I enjoyed Sabrina so very much! I guess because I can relate to her being an introvert. Some of her situations and her reactions hit very close to home. Then, there is Ray. He is just an all around “good guy”. And he definitely has Sabrina’s back! He stole my heart.
And finally…the ghosts…all of them added so much to the story. I laughed and cried at their antics.
I will be honest, I fluctuated between 4 and 5 stars on this one. Basically because I never give a RomCom a 5 star rating. Why? Because I am a bit of a book snob…there I said it! But, this one deserves 5 stars all the way! It has everything! This story will make you mad, smile and laugh then cringe…then you will start the process all over again.
Need a good story with fantastic characters and a hometown feel…Y’all THIS IS IT!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.