THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB by Amy E. Reichert is a standalone contemporary romance with a paranormal twist. This story’s POV alternates between characters – Sabrina Monroe, Ray Jasper, and Molly the friendly ghost. Sabrina is living at the family home in Wisconsin while she’s in between jobs and trying to make some quick cash to pay down her student debt. Ray is mourning the recent loss of his Uncle Harry and building up a supper club he’s named The Otter Club. Molly is floating around, as she has been for years, helping Sabrina and her family and longing for her own resolution. This is an intriguing story with flawed yet relatable characters, and a fun romantic flow.
Although Sabrina loves her family, she was not psyched to be back. Women in her family can see and communicate with spirits, helping them find some resolution before passing on. This can be extremely inconvenient, and always made Sabrina feel isolated from others. Her anxiety proves to be something of a struggle when it comes to working and making new connections. Even though Sabrina tries very hard to avoid most human interactions, Ray falls into her life and falls for her quickly. As Molly says, they have a fab “meet-cute”. It seems like fate keeps throwing Ray and Sabrina together. Ray is such a sweetie and full of nice-guy charm. Even though is obviously smitten with Sabrina, he’s not pushy or obnoxious about it. More so than actual ghosts, Sabrina finds herself haunted by jerks from her younger days – her ex and mean girl extraordinaire-now her ex’s fiancé and her temporary boss. Yikes! In addition to the divine romance vibes, Sabrina struggles to make peace with her past, and figure out where she wants to go with her future. There is a fabulous amount of flirting in this quirky courtship, and it doesn’t fail to entertain. As much as I love Ray, he learns a few things about women and relationships as the story progresses but is relatively quick to correct his mistakes.
THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB is an entertaining tale full of fascinating characters – both corporeal and ethereal – with a charming romance. Molly’s secondary storyline is sweet and didn’t take anything away from Sabrina and Ray’s romance. The ending in THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB is very emotionally powerful and made me a tad weepy but in a good way. I look forward to reading Amy E. Reichert’s next book.
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.