I received a gifted galley of THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB by Amy E. Riechert from Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review!
Publication Date: 4/20/2021
Rating: 4 / 5
THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB begins with a food fight amongst a bunch of adults behaving badly at a water park. In the midst of the chaos she meets Ray which seems like a fun meet cute, but Sabrina’s debilitating social anxiety makes the encounter a struggle. Good thing she has her ghost friend Molly around to provide some encouragement on the interaction front.
Sabrina has lost her job as a journalist and has returned to her small town hometown in Wisconsin. Given her anxieties this is about the worst thing she can imagine given that living in a town where everyone knows everyone leads to much more social interaction than she would want, from the living and the dead. Ray meanwhile has come to town to take over his late uncle’s estate and run the family restaurant. As he continues to run into Sabrina, he is determined to overcome her anxieties to find out if a relationship is possible.
This was a really fun rom com with a unique supernatural twist. I really felt for Sabrina especially as she was dealing with difficult people and situations and trying to keep her anxieties in check. The author did a good job of conveying how draining and stressful even the most simple of interactions could be. I really enjoyed how Ray worked to understand and accept that which made Sabrina unique and sought to learn from his mistakes along the way.
I could absolutely understand Sabrina’s hesitation to have random ghosts popping up without notice in her daily life, but I really loved Molly. I appreciated learning her backstory and how that interacted with the present day story. She has a romantic’s heart and her true friendship with Sabrina and the support she provided was a great thing.
This was a really fun read and one that I would recommend to the romcom fans! THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB is available now!