Sabrina has moved back to the Wisconsin Dells after being fired from yet another reporter job, her fifth. She wants to move away again, but she is broke, so she takes a job driving one of the Wisconsin Duck boats for tourists. And isn’t it great that her boss is her one-time high school rival-slash-bully? One other thing – the women in her family can see ghosts, who are stuck on Earthly purgatory until they can complete unfinished business. And because this is a romance with a capital R, that kinda cute guy who brings Sabrina a towel when she’s caught in a drink-throwing brawl in the waterpark? He’s taken over the local supper club, a refugee from the big city, so you’re going to see more of him. He also makes a mean brandy old fashioned. The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is a charming story, packed with Wisconsin Dells color and a suitable number of cheese curds references, perfect for a relaxing afternoon on one of those fake beaches for parents while their kids go down water park slides.— Daniel Goldin
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.
About the Author
Amy E. Reichert is an author, wife, mom, Wisconsinite, amateur chef, and cider enthusiast. She earned her MA in English Literature and serves on her library's board of directors. She's a member of Tall Poppy Writers.
“I am absolutely smitten with The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Amy E. Reichert has created a heart-squeezing love story, with a perfect sprinkling of mystery and magic. A deliciously sweet tale about ghosts, growing up, and going home. Reichert has hit her stride in this one!”—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read
"The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is such a sweet, fun read. It's warm, cozy and full of hometown charm—and there's a brilliantly quirky cast of ghosts, too!"—Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Switch
"Delicious, heart-warming, and a ghost who wears Chanel? Unsurprisingly, I found The Kindred Spirits Supper Club utterly unputdownable!"—Evie Dunmore, author of A Rogue of One's Own
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"Delightful and heartfelt."--Karma Brown, international bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife
"A delightful treat--Amy's writing gets under the skin of family: how they drive you crazy, but you love them just the same. An absolute joy I am sure readers will take to their hearts."--Veronica Henry, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop
"Reichert has created wonderful true-to-life characters in a novel of secrets and regrets, loss and hope."--Library Journal
"With charmingly developed characters who are thoughtfully crafted, this story will cling to readers through the final pages."--RT Book Reviews
"A delicious read full of family and food."--Kirkus
"Written with Reichert's hallmark humor and heart...Lose yourself in this rich and rewarding read!"--Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Ambassador's Daughter
"With characters that are as complicated as they are original and a voice that is warmhearted and wise, you will hug this book when you're done."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six
"The characters are wonderfully imperfect, and their relationships are recognizably flawed, making their journey around and around--and findall back to--each other immeasurably satisfying. Bravo!"--Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Honey-Don't List
Praise for The Simplicity of Cider
"Reichert captures the food, relationships, and unique settings of the Midwest at their best. I was absolutely charmed by The Simplicity of Cider."--J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota
"The Simplicity of Cider is the perfect blend of sweet, smart and immensely satisfying. If foodie fiction is a thing, Amy Reichert is the grand master."--Colleen Oakley, author of You Were There Too
"It's charming, heartwarming and magical."--Nina Bocci, USA Today bestselling author of Meet Me on Love Lane
"The Simplicity of Cider is a novel as delicious as cider and as enchanting as magic...This is a lovely book, meant to be savored."--Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street
"A lot charming and a little bit magical, Reichert's latest is warm and poignant and romantic."--RT Book Reviews (4-star review)
"The Simplicity of Cider is the ultimate ode to celebrating the dazzing splendor in small things. This will give you more fuzzy feelings than you can count."--Redbook