I am SO excited to be sharing this book that I think is just PERFECT for spring!
Amy E. Reichert’s fiction is food-forward, full of heart, and always set in her home state of Wisconsin. Consistently described as warm, witty, clever, and delicious, her books are about everyday women with everyday problems and readers can’t get enough. When Berkley Romance reached out to see if I would join in for the Blog Tour, I couldn’t wait to read it!
About The Book:
Title: The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
Author: Amy E. Reichert
Pub. Date: April 20th, 2021
Publisher: Berkley Romance
But It: Bookshop.org
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. It doesn’t hurt that he shows his affection through good old-fashioned home-cooked suppers. And who can resist a guy obsessed with perfecting a Fried Cheese Curds recipe?
When the Dells starts to feel like home for the first time, Sabrina begins to realize that she can make a difference and help others wherever she is.
Random acts of kindness have a special place in my heart, and as one of the themes in this book, reading it was an absolute delight. With an unexpected best friend who’s a GHOST and an adorable would be meet-cute (who would’ve thought a FOOD FIGHT would have potential?!) I quickly fell for Reichert’s warm and witty writing style.
I LOVED Sabrina Monroe, as a fellow office supply lover she was a gal after my own heart. I felt for her as she was surrounded by a cast of characters — from Erika bullying her throughout her life, to her ex boyfriends unwanted kiss, her struggle to become comfortable with WHO she is was endearing and fun to read.
OH, and her family sees ghosts – hope that’s not a problem.
Ray takes his time to get to know her and convince her she’s worth it – family business and all and I am SO here for this slow burn!
A huge thank you to Berkley Romance for inviting me to be a part of this book tour and to Kathleen Carter Communications for the physical copy, I really enjoyed reading this title as we kicked off spring! 4.5 stars from me, and a total unexpected treat!
Amy Reichert earned her MA in Literature from Marquette University, and honed her writing and editing skills as a technical writer (which is exactly as exciting as it sounds). As a newly minted member of the local library board, she loves helping readers find new books to love. She’s a life-long Wisconsin resident with (allegedly) a very noticeable accent, a patient husband, and two too-smart-for-their-own-good kids. When time allows, she loves to read, collect more cookbooks than she could possibly use, and test the limits of her DVR.