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All About Evie by Cathy Lamb

All About Evie (edition 2019)

by Cathy Lamb (Author)

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Title:All About Evie
Authors:Cathy Lamb (Author)
Info:Kensington (2019), 400 pages
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All About Evie by Cathy Lamb



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Evie's sister, Jules, is getting married. And not in the usual way! Jules decides to have a DNA test done on her and Evie. This throws a huge kink in the whole family's heritage. This explains at lot about Evie's special gift...among other things.

Evie has premonitions. She can see if someone is about to get hurt. This is a curse as well as a gift. Sometimes she just can't save everyone. It is heart wrenching for her. Plus, she is having a premonition with herself involved and she cannot figure out what is going on. She is also being stalked by the new law enforcement officer in town. She is completely unnerved by this man, and not in a good way.

This story is just full of unique characters and creative imaginations. Evie's aunts tickled me to death! And Evie is a character I fell in love with. I related so well to her, minus the premonitions 😂. She is an introvert but yet, she loves people. She also loves books! I enjoyed all the book references. But, that is just a small section of this tale. This story is about love, family and overcoming difficulties. I highly recommend this extraordinary tale! ( )
  fredreeca | Nov 27, 2019 |
Cathy Lamb you have outdone yourself! I enjoyed this book so completely - I love Evie and her aunts. All the characters in this book are outstanding imo. This is my favorite book you have written. ( )
  deb.d | Nov 18, 2019 |
You can always depend on Cathy Lamb to bring you a book that will make you laugh and make you cry, a book full of quirky characters that you'd love to meet all living in a beautiful location. A book with a bit of romance and a bit of mystery and filled with love. All About Evie is a wonderful book told in Cathy Lamb's unique style - I loved it.

Evie lives in the Pacific northwest with her mother, her aunts and a menagerie of animals - two alpacas, two goats, four cats, five lambs and a three legged dog. She owns a bookstore called Evie's Books, Cake and Tea because she loves all three. She also has premonitions. She gets sudden flashes about something that is going to happen and she usually tries to change it. When the book starts, she gets a flash that a little girl is going to be hit by a car a block away. She sprints to the corner and grabs the little girl right before a car hits her. Many people see this is a gift but Evie tends to feel like it's a burden that separates her from other people. The person that she is closest to is her sister, Jules, a biker chick who is planning her wedding. When Jules decides that she and Evie should take DNA tests to find out where their ancestors are from, the results cause anger and pain in the family and Evie begins to question everything she had known about her life and her family. Will she be able to move on from her feelings of pain and betrayal and learn to trust her family again?

Evie and her family are characters that I won't soon forget. Grab this book and go to your favorite reading spot with a slice of cake and a cup of tea and be sure to have your dog or cat close while you are reading. And then relax and let Cathy take you into her world of imagination. ( )
  susan0316 | Oct 29, 2019 |
Cathy Lamb, Author of "All About Evie" has written an intriguing, intense, captivating, emotional, memorable and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women's Fiction, with some Mystery, Suspense, Humor, and Romance. The story takes place on "San Juan Islands' where everyone seems to know everyone's business. The story is set in the present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex, quirky, eccentric and complicated.

Evie Lindsay has always had premonitions, and now as an adult, she is often capable of changing some things that might happen. There are other times, where she is forced to make a choice of what to do. Evie is successful in her book business, where she serves, cake, pie, and tea. She also keeps things on hand that her mother and aunts sell in her store. Having these premonitions causes Evie a tremendous amount of stress, and roses and other flowers seem to calm her. Evie is always asked if she can tell the future. Also, it is difficult to have a relationship with anyone, especially if you have premonitions.

Evie often wonders why she is the only one in the family to get these premonitions. Evie's sister Jules is coming home to get married and wants the family to take DNA tests. Evie and Jules do, but their mother and aunts are terribly upset about this. Evie just has this feeling something is off, but no premonitions. The only recurring premonition Evie has is very frightening.

I appreciate that the author discusses the importance of family, friends, community, loyalty, communication, seeking the truth, love, and hope. I would highly recommend this unique and thought-provoking story. ( )
  teachlz | Oct 28, 2019 |
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Set against the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb's latest novel tells the emotionally compelling story of one woman's life-changing discovery about her past....

As a child, Evie Lindsay was unnerved by her premonitions. As an adult, they have become a simple fact of life - sometimes disruptive but also inescapable, much like her quirky, loveable family. Evie's mother, Poppy, and her aunts, Camellia and Iris, are well known on San Orcanita island for their free-spirited ways and elaborately decorated hats. Their floral shop and Evie's bookstore draw streams of visitors all summer long. This season promises to be extra busy: Evie's sister, Jules, is getting married on the island.

As Jules plans her unconventional wedding, she arranges to do a DNA test with her mother, sister, and aunts, to see how much accepted lore about their heritage holds true. The results blow apart everything Evie has grown up believing about herself and her family. Spurred on by the revelations, Evie uncovers the real story of her past. But beyond her feelings of shock and betrayal, there are unexpected opportunities - to come to terms with a gift that has sometimes felt like a curse, to understand the secrets that surrounded her childhood, and to embrace the surprising new life that is waiting for her...
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