February Discussion: Evvie Drake Starts Over

Dear readers, please join us in a discussion of Linda Holme’s debut novel, Evvie Drake Starts Over.

Evvie married her high-school sweetheart, but on the day that she plans to take her life in a new direction, her husband is killed in a car accident. All of a sudden, Evvie is forced to (you guessed it) start over.

  1. The book’s theme “starting over” is one we’ve seen before in books, movies, songs. Can you relate? Do you have a favourite character, book, song that depicts someone successfully (or not) starting over?
  2. Evvie Drake takes a break from speaking to her mother. Have you ever needed a “break” from someone close to you in order to better your relationship? How did that work out?
  3. Linda Holmes said that she made a New Year’s resolution on her podcast (NPR’s  Pop Culture Happy Hour) that she would write a book. And then she actually did with Evvie Drake Starts Over! Have you made good on a resolution in a BIG way?
  4. This is the first “romance” that the Time to Read podcast book club has read. What took us so long? Should we read more? What are your favourite romance picks?

Please let us know what you think – you can share your comments and thoughts here, on social media or by by emailing us at wpl-podcast@winnipeg.ca

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