Linda Holmes

An Instant New York Times Best Seller & #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today

“A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own.”
—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

“Effortlessly enjoyable . . . [a] pitch-perfect . . . adult love story that is as romantic as it is real.”
USA Today

“Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company.”
—Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park

“Everything a romantic comedy should be: witty, relatable, and a little complicated.”

“Holmes writes with an easy warmth about kind people who are trying their best but messing things up anyway . . . A warm and lovely romance, perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell and Louise Miller.”
Kirkus Reviews

Evvie Drake Starts Over is a heartwarming rom-com about loss, grief and second chances . . . Despite the kernel of sadness rooted at the novel’s core, Evvie Drake Starts Over is a feel-good read that radiates warmth. Holmes nails the balance between romance and humor, with Evvie and Dean’s effortless and truly funny dialogue being a particular strength . . . Uplifting and life-affirming, Evvie Drake Starts Over is a perfect choice for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Marian Keyes.”

“The charm of Holmes’ novel comes not only from a genuine friendship between Evvie and Dean that develops into a sweet romance but also from watching amiable Evvie stumble through the process of finding herself in a realistic way. A warm and funny book that will utterly captivate fans of Abbi Waxman and Taylor Jenkins Reid.”

“I was utterly charmed—this book shows us that just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t be put back together again. You’ll want to stay cozied up with these delightful, unique, and incredibly human characters long after you turn the last page.”
—Doree Shafrir, author of Startup: A Novel and co-host of the Forever35 podcast