Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes is a delight to read through and through. Although the target demographic for the novel would seem to be women a decade or two my senior (closer to the age of the protagonist, Evvie Drake), I still found Evvie to be an engaging, likable, and relatable character. I was rooting for her and Dean at every step of the way. When I finished the book, I was left with warm and fuzzy feelings all over my body. This was truly a feel-good book. I think the best part of the book is the characters, not the plot which is fairly forgettable. Andy, Evvie’s…
I am really glad that I read this book. Seriously, I think it has reinforced the way I think about money - as a tool for comfort, but not happiness itself. Of course, it’s easy for me to say as a member of the upper-middle class, that money isn’t everything. I am blessed and fortunate, and I want to maintain financial stability and frugality as I get older and move into adulthood.