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"A charming rom-com with a supernatural twist...Filled with a strong sense of place, mouthwatering descriptions of food, and a sweet love story (or two), Reichert's latest will surely delight readers." Booklist Starred Review Named a Must Read for spring by Buzzfeed * Bustle * Booktrib * PopSugar * BookRiot * Midwest Living Jobless and forced home to Wisconsin, journalist S "A charming rom-com with a supernatural twist...Filled with a strong sense of place, mouthwatering descriptions of food, and a sweet love story (or two), Reichert's latest will surely delight readers." Booklist Starred Review Named a Must Read for spring by Buzzfeed * Bustle * Booktrib * PopSugar * BookRiot * Midwest Living 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.


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"A charming rom-com with a supernatural twist...Filled with a strong sense of place, mouthwatering descriptions of food, and a sweet love story (or two), Reichert's latest will surely delight readers." Booklist Starred Review Named a Must Read for spring by Buzzfeed * Bustle * Booktrib * PopSugar * BookRiot * Midwest Living Jobless and forced home to Wisconsin, journalist S "A charming rom-com with a supernatural twist...Filled with a strong sense of place, mouthwatering descriptions of food, and a sweet love story (or two), Reichert's latest will surely delight readers." Booklist Starred Review Named a Must Read for spring by Buzzfeed * Bustle * Booktrib * PopSugar * BookRiot * Midwest Living 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.

30 review for The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Another shiny, big and bold winner is coming out! One of the most eccentric, quirkiest but also most adorable, relatable and kindest heroine you may ever met in romcom history: ladies and gentlemen, let’s make some noise for Sabrina Monroe! This sensitive but also strong woman truly knows how to get through suffering as she reluctantly goes back to hometown Wisconsin-Dell ( waterpark capital of world! ) She needs to face her frenemies, people call her freak behind her back (or directly to her fa Another shiny, big and bold winner is coming out! One of the most eccentric, quirkiest but also most adorable, relatable and kindest heroine you may ever met in romcom history: ladies and gentlemen, let’s make some noise for Sabrina Monroe! This sensitive but also strong woman truly knows how to get through suffering as she reluctantly goes back to hometown Wisconsin-Dell ( waterpark capital of world! ) She needs to face her frenemies, people call her freak behind her back (or directly to her face) , be kissed by her notorious ex! That’s fine! Bring it on! But when her longtime friend Molly appears out of nowhere with bunch of her friends like her, she needs to put a stop and request them leave her alone! Nope, she is not a mean or cruel person. She is grown up and female version of Haley Joel Osment: she sees ghosts and she reluctantly helps them to handle their unfinished businesses! That’s her family curse: only the women of the family can see and connect with supernatural entities! She can only see them at her hometown so getting rid of the curse and moving on to her old life, she has to find a new job in D. C. and move back to big city where nobody notices her awkward antics or her troubled past ( when you’re a ghost whisperer, it could be challenging to grow up in small town where everybody knows everybody, prying each other’s lives! ) Her insecurities and lack of communication skills related to her connection with her paranormal skills. But her encounter with local restaurateur, extra hottie Ray at the water park results with invention to his supper club. She wants to resist his charm but he doesn’t accept no as an answer and guess what, this guy is extra sweet, passionate, checks all boxes for dreamt boyfriend qualifications! Maybe she needs to rethink her decision to go back to the city! Maybe she finds her happiness by accepting who she is instead of hiding in the shadows, living under the radar! Maybe she can trust Ray to share her family curse, can’t she? Overall: so entertaining, tempting, laugh out loud, sweet, emotional, my candidate for the best romances of 2021! I’m rounding up 4.5 ( I lowered half star because at some chapters, Sabrina gave too much hard time to our sweet pie Ray) to 5 shiniest, ghostly, extra romantic, heartfelt, uplifting stars! So many thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for sharing this digital reviewer copy in exchange my honest thoughts! I loved it so much and I highly recommend it to the readers who enjoy a great feel good novel!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sheyla ✎

    3.5 Fangs Sabrina Monroe is trying to rebuild her life. She lost her last job and she had to go back home to her parents. She has found a job locally but the mean girl from her high school is now her boss and she is not any nicer than when she was back in school. Sabrina can't wait to leave Wisconsin Dells behind. She had a tough childhood due to a very singular situation. She can see dead people!! Moreover, the dead people seek her to have their last will accomplished before they "puff" out. He 3.5 Fangs Sabrina Monroe is trying to rebuild her life. She lost her last job and she had to go back home to her parents. She has found a job locally but the mean girl from her high school is now her boss and she is not any nicer than when she was back in school. Sabrina can't wait to leave Wisconsin Dells behind. She had a tough childhood due to a very singular situation. She can see dead people!! Moreover, the dead people seek her to have their last will accomplished before they "puff" out. Her romantic life is nonexistent since sharing her real self and what she and her mother can do, has never gone well for her. Then she meets Ray. Ray is the new owner of a restaurant. He was a very successful real estate agent with his family business but after visiting his uncle in Dells, he decided that the small-town life fits him just well. Ray keeps on bumping into Sabrina and believes there is a reason for this and the connection he feels with her. I enjoyed this romance. The supernatural aspect made it more enjoyable since I absolutely loved Molly. I had some issues with Sabrina avoiding her responsibility with the gift she was given. Of course, she saw it more like a curse. She also pushed Ray away too many times which annoyed me. On the other hand, Ray was really sweet and supportive. Cliffhanger: No 3.5/5 Fangs A complimentary copy was provided by Berkley via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

  3. 5 out of 5

    Berit☀️✨

    A fun ghostly romcom! Sabrina sees dead people. Growing up in the Wisconsin Dells Sabrina was always considered somewhat of a freak. The women in her family can see ghosts, but they can only see them in their home town. As soon as she can Sabrina fleas town, she is tired of being different. But now she is home after losing her job as a journalist planning just to stay home as long as it takes to get a new job. Then she meets Ray, the handsome new restaurant owner. Could Ray be the guy that will A fun ghostly romcom! Sabrina sees dead people. Growing up in the Wisconsin Dells Sabrina was always considered somewhat of a freak. The women in her family can see ghosts, but they can only see them in their home town. As soon as she can Sabrina fleas town, she is tired of being different. But now she is home after losing her job as a journalist planning just to stay home as long as it takes to get a new job. Then she meets Ray, the handsome new restaurant owner. Could Ray be the guy that will accept her no matter what? Ghosts and all? So much fun! Sabrina was a great character although admittedly she frustrated me sometimes with her insecurities. Ray was a great guy and I just love the two of them together! My favorite character however was Molly the ghost. Seriously this book made me want a ghost in my life someone who’s always there your best friend, your sister, your confidant, your Dear Abby! Also loved how close Sabrina was to her family. This book just had a little bit of everything romance, family, charm, food, and food. A romcom wrapped in a ghost with a bow made of cheese on top! This book in emojis 🍹 👻 🧀 🎆 *** Big thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    This is SO fun and SO cute. I've always loved Reichert's books, but the magical slant of this one just makes it a next-level read for me. Super cozy. This is SO fun and SO cute. I've always loved Reichert's books, but the magical slant of this one just makes it a next-level read for me. Super cozy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nursebookie

    Set in small town Wisconsin Dells, known for cheese curds and water parks, as well as, spirits and a supper club, this lovable story will steal your heart. This heart warming and uplifting story is about love, self-discovery, and courage, with a magical and a mystery twist I just adored reading about. I found myself falling in love with the characters especially Sabrina Monroe who is quirky and charming, and Ray the ever so handsome supper club owner whose charms are swoon worthy. The writing st Set in small town Wisconsin Dells, known for cheese curds and water parks, as well as, spirits and a supper club, this lovable story will steal your heart. This heart warming and uplifting story is about love, self-discovery, and courage, with a magical and a mystery twist I just adored reading about. I found myself falling in love with the characters especially Sabrina Monroe who is quirky and charming, and Ray the ever so handsome supper club owner whose charms are swoon worthy. The writing style is absolutely delightful, with great pacing, rich detail, and with an element of mystery that kept me engaged with the story. I really enjoyed this fun read!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Literary Redhead

    What a quirky fun rom-com! Anxiety-ridden Sabrina sees ghosts (a family curse) as she draws awkwardly close to handsome restaurateur, Ray. You’ll cheer them on while laughing out loud, helpless to withstand the author’s charming wit. A perfect antidote to COVID angst! 5 of 5 Stars Pub Date 20 Apr 2021 #TheKindredSpiritsSupperClub #NetGalley Thanks to the author, Berkley Publishing Group, and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Meagan (Meagansbookclub)

    2.5. I had such high hopes for this book! It was definitely quirkier than I expected with the ghost aspect, but after 30%, I was really into it! But I think the story started to fizzle out at 60%. There was just a lot going on and it became frustrating for me to keep reading because it was just dragging on and on. I'm not trying to say Sabrina wasn't suffering from legitimate anxiety, but that plot line was just circling and circling without much resolve. She kept talking about therapy and I gues 2.5. I had such high hopes for this book! It was definitely quirkier than I expected with the ghost aspect, but after 30%, I was really into it! But I think the story started to fizzle out at 60%. There was just a lot going on and it became frustrating for me to keep reading because it was just dragging on and on. I'm not trying to say Sabrina wasn't suffering from legitimate anxiety, but that plot line was just circling and circling without much resolve. She kept talking about therapy and I guess it just became frustrating for me to keep reading about someones anxiety, and she recognizes her anxiety, and she wants to fix it, but does nothing about it. Her relationship with Ray was QUICK and I'm always skeptical when that happens. I did really like Ray, but the insta-I love you was hard to get behind. The ghost aspect was really cute and fun, but again, by the end it was like OK wraaaaap it up. The reviews are definitely in favor for this book so it could just have been me. Thank you Netgalley and Berkley Pub for this eARC.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Phaedra Patrick

    This gorgeous book was the perfect pick-me-up. If you’re looking for a charming read packed full of romance, fun and food, with a touch of the supernatural, be sure to add this to your reading pile :)

  9. 5 out of 5

    ☕️Kimberly

    The Kindred Spirits Supper Club Amy E. Reichert delivered a small-town romance that was sweet with touches of paranormal elements alongside small-town troubles and charm. Sabrina Monroe, moves back home to the Dells of Wisconsin when she’s let go from another journalist’s job. Sabrina has social issues that can be awkward. Sabrina and the women of her family can see ghosts and help them crossover by assisting them with their unfinished business. This sometimes makes blending into the woodwork diff The Kindred Spirits Supper Club Amy E. Reichert delivered a small-town romance that was sweet with touches of paranormal elements alongside small-town troubles and charm. Sabrina Monroe, moves back home to the Dells of Wisconsin when she’s let go from another journalist’s job. Sabrina has social issues that can be awkward. Sabrina and the women of her family can see ghosts and help them crossover by assisting them with their unfinished business. This sometimes makes blending into the woodwork difficult for Sabrina. She’s only ever told one person of her gift and that ended in disaster, but Ray, the new local restaurateur, sees Sabrina and may be just what Sabrina needs to find herself. This was an interesting story with the Monroe family and their gift. Sabrina’s best friend is Molly, a ghost who has been around for more than a decade. When Sabrina returns home to find nothing has changed, including the mean spirited girl who made high school unbearable. Ray loved the Dells and wants to make a go of it with his supper club and famous Brandy Old-Fashioneds. Sabrina intrigues him from their awkward first met to subsequent run-ins in town. Slowly they form a friendship and come to an arrangement. He helps her get the mean girl off her back and she helps him plan an upcoming gala event. This was a slow building romance wrapped around Sabrina’s issues. We had a few side stories which added to the story from Molly the ghost to a ghost named Harry who couldn’t speak but followed Sabrina everywhere. We faceoff with the mean-girl, see character growth, and share some cute moments with Sabrina and Ray. Reichert showed the lasting effect moments and bullying can have on someone even into adulthood. I cheered for Sabrina with each new challenge and fear she overcame. After all to be loved, one must love themselves and embrace who they are. I found myself invested in the story and enjoyed the characters. I would travel to the Dells and dine at the Supper Club. Be on the lookout for cute pups, meddling parents, and ghosts. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Louise

    In a totally unexpected way, this book stole my heart. Tasked with helping ghosts complete their unfinished business, Sabrina Monroe is back in her childhood home reliving the Monroe duties that continually casted her as an outsider growing up. Despite the struggle with her family secret, associated anxiety, and now working alongside her enemy at Real Dells Ducky Tours, Sabrina was such a sweet soul, spreading kindness everywhere she went. The meet-cute and continual run-ins with Ray were precio In a totally unexpected way, this book stole my heart. Tasked with helping ghosts complete their unfinished business, Sabrina Monroe is back in her childhood home reliving the Monroe duties that continually casted her as an outsider growing up. Despite the struggle with her family secret, associated anxiety, and now working alongside her enemy at Real Dells Ducky Tours, Sabrina was such a sweet soul, spreading kindness everywhere she went. The meet-cute and continual run-ins with Ray were precious. It was definitely more of a soft romance, one filled with personalized romantic gestures that made my heart burst. Needing help with his inherited supper club, The Otter Club, Ray and Sabrina form a mutual agreement that benefits them both. And I couldn't get enough of these two. Like I mentioned, Sabrina sees ghosts, and thanks to a spunky companion from the 1930s, there's also a really fun adventure included within the story. I even shed a tear towards the end. I absolutely loved this unique, quirky story.

  11. 5 out of 5

    ♥Rachel♥

    Sabrina is back at home after losing her job, a place that heightens her anxiety as it holds both bad memories and ghosts who try to appeal to her for help. For the most part over the years Sabrina has avoided talking to the ghosts, except for one, and had sent them onto her mother for assistance. However, there are things she does love about home: her family and Molly, a fun-loving ghost from the 1930’s, who stuck by her growing up. Another bright spot to her return is Ray, the new owner of The Sabrina is back at home after losing her job, a place that heightens her anxiety as it holds both bad memories and ghosts who try to appeal to her for help. For the most part over the years Sabrina has avoided talking to the ghosts, except for one, and had sent them onto her mother for assistance. However, there are things she does love about home: her family and Molly, a fun-loving ghost from the 1930’s, who stuck by her growing up. Another bright spot to her return is Ray, the new owner of The Otter Club. While Sabrina doesn’t want to start anything when she plans on leaving as soon as she can find another job, she can’t help the attraction she feels to Ray as they are thrown together over and over. Sabrina struggled with crippling anxiety throughout the story which made run-ins with her childhood nemesis, Erika, and her ex-boyfriend disheartening and I eagerly awaited payback for all they put Sabrina through. Although, I do think just being a horrible person is payment in itself, and Erika was definitely that. Ray was such a sweetheart and a breath of fresh air! I loved that he recognized he’d have to be patient with Sabrina to eventually win her heart completely. They shared fun, lighthearted moments together, and that along with the bits of humor balanced some of the heavier aspects of the story. I also enjoyed getting to the bottom of the mystery behind Molly the ghost sticking around for so many years. A copy was kindly provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Esther R (esther.reads)

    Oh this review is hard for me to write because I was so excited to read this book. The premise is so unique and I felt like it could be my bridge over into Paranormal Romances but it was not :( For me, the chemistry felt SO flat and forced between Sabrina and Ray. While it seemed to be insta-love at the meet cute for Ray, Sabrina felt awkward and like she was attracted to Ray but she didn’t actually like him. At the same time, I felt like the plot was moving incredibly slowly, yet there was so m Oh this review is hard for me to write because I was so excited to read this book. The premise is so unique and I felt like it could be my bridge over into Paranormal Romances but it was not :( For me, the chemistry felt SO flat and forced between Sabrina and Ray. While it seemed to be insta-love at the meet cute for Ray, Sabrina felt awkward and like she was attracted to Ray but she didn’t actually like him. At the same time, I felt like the plot was moving incredibly slowly, yet there was so many different elements to the plot. Almost too many... I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a light, closed door romance and ghosts are your thing! I adored Ray and Sabrina separately but didn’t love them together.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lubnaa (Romance Library)

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is a romantic comedy with a touch of magic. Sabrina Monroe has moved back home to the Wisconsin Dells, which means she now has to help her mom with the family secret. Sabrina and the women in her family can see ghosts and they are expected to help ghosts with their unfinished business so the spirits can move on to the next life. Sabrina has always had a hard time with this family secret. It caused h I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is a romantic comedy with a touch of magic. Sabrina Monroe has moved back home to the Wisconsin Dells, which means she now has to help her mom with the family secret. Sabrina and the women in her family can see ghosts and they are expected to help ghosts with their unfinished business so the spirits can move on to the next life. Sabrina has always had a hard time with this family secret. It caused her endless troubles during her childhood and adolescence. When a flirtation begins with Ray Jasper, a new local restaurateur, Sabrina is forced to keep this secret from him. I thoroughly disliked Sabrina. She came across as a one dimensional whiny doormat. As for Ray, I really couldn't understand how or why he was instantly into Sabrina from the moment he set eyes on her. What was driving his attraction? Why was he so pushy in the beginning when Sabrina had made it clear she was not interested? Eventually, Sabrina got the courage to admit she felt a connection with Ray. And Ray did get better: he gave Sabrina space, he was supportive, and he was sweet. But their relationship development was lackluster in every single way. I also could not deal with Erika, the mean girl from Sabrina's high school, who still bullies Sabrina. This aspect of the story was straight out of a cliché high school movie from the 90s. The pettiness and the bullying de-aged Sabrina and Erika, making them come across as teenagers instead of adults. Sabrina continuously allowed Erika to walk all over her. She did not stand up for herself, not even once. In my opinion, the whole Sabrina vs. Erika thing was completely unnecessary. I don't get why the author included it. The only thing that kept me going was the ghostly business and Ray's family history. I was more invested in the ghostly aspect of the story than the romance. Unfortunately, the author barely fleshed out the supernatural element. Why is Sabrina's family the chosen one? Why is it only the women in Sabrina's family who can see ghosts? What about the other families who also bear this burden, but who live in other parts of the country? What about the rest of the world? I wanted to learn more about Sabrina's family backstory and how this "curse" began in her family. I also wanted the ghostly storyline to be better executed, but it was instead underwhelming and anticlimactic. Honestly, I love romance novels with a touch of magic, especially if ghosts are involved. But I couldn't for the life of me connect with this book at all. I was not invested in either Sabrina or Ray and I couldn't care less about their romance. I cared more about the ghostly business than the romance, but even the supernatural aspect was terribly executed. I also did not like the author's flashback technique at all - it was incredibly confusing and took me out of the story. I might have liked this book better if Sabrina was a well-written character, if Erika was not a part of the story, and if the author had added more depth to the ghostly supernatural element.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sofie

    2.5/5 stars “At the end of the day, we need to surround ourselves with people who love us for everything we are. The rest doesn’t matter.” I believe this is a case of it’s me not you because I wanted to dnf this book so many times while reading it, but I kept telling myself maybe it was going to get better and sadly even though the last few chapters were slightly bit more interesting they still weren’t enough to convince me completely. The romance isn’t the focus of the book, ther 2.5/5 stars “At the end of the day, we need to surround ourselves with people who love us for everything we are. The rest doesn’t matter.” I believe this is a case of it’s me not you because I wanted to dnf this book so many times while reading it, but I kept telling myself maybe it was going to get better and sadly even though the last few chapters were slightly bit more interesting they still weren’t enough to convince me completely. The romance isn’t the focus of the book, there’s so much going on and so much superfluous stuff that Sabrina and Ray spend so little time on page that I found it difficult to connect to them as a couple and I didn’t really care much about their love story. Ray rubbed me the wrong way at the beginning with this insta-love thing he had going on, he got better with time and he was actually very sweet and understanding with Sabrina so at least there’s that. Sabrina was an interesting character, I appreciated how she became more sure of herself and felt she was right were she was supposed to be by the end of the book. The supernatural storyline was one of the things I was most interested in and what drew me to the book, but it was barely fleshed out. She could have spent more time actually developing this plot point rather than give that much room to the high school bully Erika. So much wasted potential. In my opinion it was very underwhelming and I don’t think I will remember this book in a week or two.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Susan Peterson

    The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is captivating and enchanting! I enjoyed every moment—the humor, the poignancy, the quirkiness, the romance—all of it touched my heart. I especially loved the characters, Ray and Sabrina foremost, but Molly, Harry, and even Belle were an unexpected delight! I cheered long and hard for Ray and Sabrina, and watching them grow and trust and find the acceptance and freedom they needed to be who they truly were, was simply wonderful.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    1) I’m internally sobbing that I finished this book after the last two nights staying up (way too) late, because I loved so many things... mostly the sob is for the fact it will not be in print for months yet and I can’t shove it at people with love. 2) I work at a bookstore and absolutely shove Amy’s books at people with love. Cough, WI author adoration for all the foodie feelings and emotions. 3) NEED THIS BOOK FOR MY FOREVER SHELF. You do too. 4) with her awesomeness, I am pouting that in pers 1) I’m internally sobbing that I finished this book after the last two nights staying up (way too) late, because I loved so many things... mostly the sob is for the fact it will not be in print for months yet and I can’t shove it at people with love. 2) I work at a bookstore and absolutely shove Amy’s books at people with love. Cough, WI author adoration for all the foodie feelings and emotions. 3) NEED THIS BOOK FOR MY FOREVER SHELF. You do too. 4) with her awesomeness, I am pouting that in person bookclub and signings are not a thing right now, because I really want Amy Reichert to come to our bookclub and have old fashioned drinks with us... maybe by my birthday. A girl can dream. This is all you get for now. Jk, go back to number three and make sure you add it to your tbr. If you have yet to read her books, I certainly suggest grabbing them. You can enjoy before this one hits the shelf. Cake, Pie, Cider, Grilled Cheese, then WI Old-Fashioned (umm, and amazing sounding cheese things of many layers). You don’t HAVE to read in order, but you will appreciate the details if you do.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    Life in the Dells wasn't easy for Sabrina. She couldn't wait to escape her hometown and all the lingering spirits looking to her for assistance. Outside of her town, she was free, but after losing yet another job, she was forced to return home, and she was dreading it. Back to the Dells, the spirits, and her childhood nemesis. When Sabrina connected with recent transplant Ray, she began to think that maybe there was a future for her here. This book was adorable, charming, and smile inducing. Ser Life in the Dells wasn't easy for Sabrina. She couldn't wait to escape her hometown and all the lingering spirits looking to her for assistance. Outside of her town, she was free, but after losing yet another job, she was forced to return home, and she was dreading it. Back to the Dells, the spirits, and her childhood nemesis. When Sabrina connected with recent transplant Ray, she began to think that maybe there was a future for her here. This book was adorable, charming, and smile inducing. Seriously, my face hurt when I was finished reading it, because I just could not get rid of my ear-to-ear grin. The characters, the story, the romance - it added up to something really special for me. A HEROINE YOU WILL ROOT FOR The star of this book was Sabrina. She was none too happy about returning home and was biding her time until she could leave again. Though she loved her family to death, her hometown reminded her of the isolation and loneliness she experienced growing up. Some of that she could attribute to her shyness and anxiety, but some of it was due to her "gift". The women in her family were cursed to be beacons for spirits. For generations, her family assisted the dearly departed with their unfinished business. But her refusal to embrace this responsibility had nothing to due with her heart. On the contrary, Sabrina frequently committed random acts of kindness throughout the book. Those moments endeared her to me, and I just basked in the warm fuzzies they produced. Sabrina was also lots of fun and quirky, and I wanted the whole kit and caboodle for her. A SWEET ROMANCE Ray and Sabrina were an amazing duo. I loved their chemistry and banter, and oh! I was a goner when they talked nerdy to each other. From their super awkward meet-cute to them finally going all in, I loved these two. Ray was so gentle with Sabrina, and his little gestures were actually really big ones in disguise. Sabrina complemented and supported Ray too. I believed so much in this pair, that I was renting the hall and mailing the invitations - this couple was totally happening for me. A FRIENDLY GHOST There was one spirit who Sabrina had known her whole life, Molly. They were never able to help Molly with her unfinished business, and therefore, she still roamed the Dells. She was a sweet and sassy soul, who was also one of Sabrina's closest friends and confidants. I immediately loved her and adored getting to know her. A MYSTERY As if I wasn't already having enough fun, Reichert wove a little family mystery into this tale. Pieces were slowly revealed, but I won't say I didn't see it coming. You know what, I DIDN'T CARE! I delighted in this part of the story, and it might have even moved me to happy-tears. Overall, this romance touching on mental health wrapped in a family mystery with a paranormal touch was a winning combination for me. It was heartwarming, fun, and enchanting. It made me laugh out loud, while lifting my spirits and filling my heart with joy. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    Give me a rom-com with a ghost twist any time you want! I adored this book and it gave me Meg Cabot "Mediator" vibes in the best possible way. It's funny, sweet, and just downright adorable. Give me a rom-com with a ghost twist any time you want! I adored this book and it gave me Meg Cabot "Mediator" vibes in the best possible way. It's funny, sweet, and just downright adorable.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was first drawn to Amy E. Reichert’s new novel, The Kindred Spirits Supper Club because the cover is so sweet, but let me tell you, the story inside is even sweeter and sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Sabrina Monroe is a journalist. She loves to write and thought this would be the perfect job for her. There’s just one problem; Sabrina is an introvert and has anxiety, which makes it nearly impossible for her to call and interview people so she can actually get the information she ne I was first drawn to Amy E. Reichert’s new novel, The Kindred Spirits Supper Club because the cover is so sweet, but let me tell you, the story inside is even sweeter and sure to leave you with a smile on your face. Sabrina Monroe is a journalist. She loves to write and thought this would be the perfect job for her. There’s just one problem; Sabrina is an introvert and has anxiety, which makes it nearly impossible for her to call and interview people so she can actually get the information she needs to write her articles. Her anxiety has cost her more than one job over the years and when we first meet Sabrina, she is jobless and living at her parent’s house in a small town in Wisconsin, trying to regroup. Sabrina is, by far, one of the sweetest, most lovable main characters I think I’ve ever come across. I can’t even express how much I both adored Sabrina and related wholeheartedly to her introverted personality and her anxiety. Even though she has lost her job and is stuck working as a duck tour guide driving amphibious vehicles all day and working for someone who actually used to bully Sabrina when they were in school together, Sabrina is still a walking ray of sunshine. She spreads kindness wherever she goes, whether it’s to the library where she leaves $5 bills inside of her favorite books for other readers to find and treat themselves or to the laundromat where she’ll leave stacks of quarters on machines so some lucky person can do a load of laundry on her. I was invested in her happiness within a few pages of watching her in action. I mean, seriously, how can you not root for someone who is so utterly kind? I also very much liked Ray Jasper, a new local restaurant owner, who becomes instantly smitten with Sabrina as soon as he sees her in action at the local waterpark, picking up strangers’ dropped towels and rehanging them so they’ll be nice and dry when they return for them. Like me, Ray is immediately struck by Sabrina’s kindness and he is determined to get to know her better. What’s great about Ray is that he not only appreciates how kind Sabrina is, but he could actually give her a run for her money in the kindness department because he’s also a sweetheart. I immediately wanted them to get together because they each deserved someone as sweet as they were, so they were a perfect match. In addition to cheering on this adorable two-some, I also loved that this story has an element of magical realism in it. The women in Sabrina’s family have a rare gift – they are able to see local spirits who passed away, leaving behind unfinished business. Whether it’s to let a cheating spouse know they didn’t get away with the cheating or to help dispose of some adult toys the deceased doesn’t want their family to discover, Sabrina and her mom help these spirits to wrap up their unfinished business so that they can move on and rest in peace. There’s one spirit they haven’t been able to help though, a young woman named Molly. Molly died long ago as did the person she has unfinished business with, so she is stuck in a kind of limbo and hangs out with Sabrina. The two of them have become practically like sisters over the years and Molly is as delightfully upbeat and kind as Sabrina is. Even though she can’t move on, Molly does everything she can to help other spirits move on and she’s also determined to play matchmaker for Sabrina and Ray, which leads to some funny moments. Sometimes magical realism doesn’t work for me, but it’s honestly just perfect for this story since the story itself is pretty magical. If you’re into charming small town romances with absolutely adorable characters, you’re going to want to check out The Kindred Spirits Supper Club.

  20. 5 out of 5

    book bruin

    4.5 stars This was such a whimsical and cute novel. It was tender and sweet, but also fun and quirky. The touch of magic/supernatural gave the book a fun twist and it reminded me a lot of the show Pushing Daisies (which I loved so much!) Things you can expect in The Kindred Spirits Supper Club: - A unique (and painful) meet cute at a waterpark - Favorite tropes like: Fake Dating, Forced Proximity, and Friends to Lovers - A feel good slooooooow burn romance (closed door) - A hero that is all in from th 4.5 stars This was such a whimsical and cute novel. It was tender and sweet, but also fun and quirky. The touch of magic/supernatural gave the book a fun twist and it reminded me a lot of the show Pushing Daisies (which I loved so much!) Things you can expect in The Kindred Spirits Supper Club: - A unique (and painful) meet cute at a waterpark - Favorite tropes like: Fake Dating, Forced Proximity, and Friends to Lovers - A feel good slooooooow burn romance (closed door) - A hero that is all in from the start and loves the heroine exactly as she is. Ray is so earnest, thoughtful, and kind. He has no problem saying sorry when he makes a mistake and all of his little gestures add up to so much more. - An office supply loving heroine who spreads kindness like confetti. I have a newfound appreciation for sticky notes. Especially ones that say Kiss Me <3 - Nerdy love. The pop culture references (Tamagotchi Hanks LOL) were hilarious and I loved how Ray and Sabrina could just be themselves. - Amazing secondary characters - both dead and alive. Sabrina and Ray's families were wonderful and I especially loved Molly and Lucy. - A bit of mystery thanks to the unfinished business of the spirits. Molly's storyline was a great addition and I loved how it brought the story full circle. Quite the epic (albeit tragic) love story. - Anxiety is a large part of the story and I appreciated how the author addressed and showcased it. Experiencing those panic attacks with Sabrina was very powerful and they really put her actions and fears into perspective. I also liked how therapy and the importance of one's mental health was discussed. - Random and fascinating Wisconsin facts. This book left me with a real hankering for cheese ;) The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is exactly the feel good novel my heart needed and I look forward to reading more by Amy Reichert in the future. CW: death of loved one, anxiety, panic attacks, bullying, edibles *I voluntarily read an advance review copy of this book*

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jessica | JustReadingJess

    The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is an entertaining romantic comedy with spirits. After losing her job, Sabrina moves back home to the Wisconsin Dells. All the women in her family can see spirits and help spirits resolve unfinished business so they can pass on. Sabrina doesn’t want to live in the Wisconsin Dells because she can only see spirits there. She was bullied in school and her only friend growing up was Molly, a spirit. Ray loves the Wisconsin Dells and moves there to spend time with his The Kindred Spirits Supper Club is an entertaining romantic comedy with spirits. After losing her job, Sabrina moves back home to the Wisconsin Dells. All the women in her family can see spirits and help spirits resolve unfinished business so they can pass on. Sabrina doesn’t want to live in the Wisconsin Dells because she can only see spirits there. She was bullied in school and her only friend growing up was Molly, a spirit. Ray loves the Wisconsin Dells and moves there to spend time with his uncle before he dies. He owns the local supper club. Sabrina and Ray have an entertaining first meeting that isn’t enjoyable for Sabrina. Ray wants to get to know Sabrina, but all she wants to do is find a job outside Wisconsin. Ray convinces Sabrina to help him with the Goodbye Gala. The Kindred Spirits Supper Club grabbed my attention for the whole book. I couldn’t wait to read what would happen to Sabrina and Ray next. Sabrina is afraid to get close to people but learns that the right people will accept you for who you are. Sabrina has spent a lot of time being lonely but is always nice to others. She has a great relationship with her family. She is even nice to her bullies. Ray will do anything to spend time with Sabrina. He has to prove to his family that he can make the supper club successful. I enjoyed the setting of Wisconsin Dells because it reminded me of weekend trips there as a child. Thank you Berkley Romance for The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Full Review: https://justreadingjess.wordpress.com...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Wow, what a delight! I'm quickly becoming a big fan of Amy E. Reichert's work. Sabrina Monroe is the main gal in The Kindred Spirits Supper Club and she's harboring a family secret: the women in her family can see ghosts. The spirits of the recently deceased in their town come to them to get help with unfinished business. Sabrina has recently moved back to Wisconsin from Washington DC after getting fired from her job. She's trying to figure out her career, her ever-persistent anxiety, and herself Wow, what a delight! I'm quickly becoming a big fan of Amy E. Reichert's work. Sabrina Monroe is the main gal in The Kindred Spirits Supper Club and she's harboring a family secret: the women in her family can see ghosts. The spirits of the recently deceased in their town come to them to get help with unfinished business. Sabrina has recently moved back to Wisconsin from Washington DC after getting fired from her job. She's trying to figure out her career, her ever-persistent anxiety, and herself. In the process, she meets Ray Jasper, newly transplanted to town from NYC to take over his great-uncle's supper club restaurant. What ensues is a very cute romance with lots of good food, a cozy setting, and some really loveable characters. I loved Sabrina's character -- how she navigated her anxiety, her introversion, and her kind acts for others. She puts up with a lot of crap from some of the other main characters and I admired how she navigated them. I also loved the dynamic between Sabrina and Ray -- they both had their own insecurities and were a little nerdy -- and I found that really charming. As usual, Reichert's book was full of delicious food and a cozy setting in a small(ish) town in Wisconsin with an ensemble of quirky, supporting characters. I was unsure about the addition of a bit of supernatural with the ghost plotline but it ended up working for me.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    (This review is based on reading an ARC of this book I received from NetGalley) Reichert has now firmly established herself as one of my favorite writers starting with 'The Coincidence of Coconut Cake' and has continued now with 'The Kindred Spirits Supper Club'. I was very much looking forward to reading this and was not dissapointed. My apprehension of the 'spirit' aspect of the story was quickly dismissed due to Ms. Reichert's handling of dialogue and character development that never made that (This review is based on reading an ARC of this book I received from NetGalley) Reichert has now firmly established herself as one of my favorite writers starting with 'The Coincidence of Coconut Cake' and has continued now with 'The Kindred Spirits Supper Club'. I was very much looking forward to reading this and was not dissapointed. My apprehension of the 'spirit' aspect of the story was quickly dismissed due to Ms. Reichert's handling of dialogue and character development that never made that aspect of the story seem trite or contrived. She did an excellent job developing the character of Sabrina and portraying both how anxiety can control us and how anxiety can be controlled. I saw a lot of myself in Sabrina and think that others may feel the same. Reading this made for a lovely day and I devoured it in almost one sitting. The reader can really tell that Reichert loves her home state and writes so lovingly about it, I am now trying to come up with a reason to visit Wisconsin and try Old Fashioneds and cheese curds. Bravo, I can't wait to read her next book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    jessica

    so yeah, 3 stars but they're a GOOD 3 stars. i think this would make a really cute romcom. okay so technically, i really liked this. i liked the characters, the love interest, the magical realism, the atmosphere, the relationship, the backstory, the family dynamics. i loved molly and how she tied into the drive of the story. and this makes me a horrible reviewer, but i cannot pinpoint why this story left me feeling so weird. i think i wanted more. but this seems to be a trend recently with the b so yeah, 3 stars but they're a GOOD 3 stars. i think this would make a really cute romcom. okay so technically, i really liked this. i liked the characters, the love interest, the magical realism, the atmosphere, the relationship, the backstory, the family dynamics. i loved molly and how she tied into the drive of the story. and this makes me a horrible reviewer, but i cannot pinpoint why this story left me feeling so weird. i think i wanted more. but this seems to be a trend recently with the books i've been reading, so i'm like 90% sure that it's a me problem. i wanted more of the actual relationship i think. i want to feel. the ONLY thing that i didn't especially like was erika and how cliche mean girl she was, but honestly it wasn't THAT bad and she never left a serious bad taste in my mouth, ya know? there was small petty details, but i skimmed over them easily. i think this was cute. i enjoyed it. it was quick and easy to read. i'm not a huge fan of chick lit, i'd rather just stick with a romance novel instead, but i think there was a pretty good balance. thank you to the publisher and netgalley for providing my review copy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Meredith Schorr

    I've been a sucker for a speculative romcom since Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and The Ten Best Days of My Life by Adena Halpern, and The Kindred Spirits Supper Club didn't disappoint. Ray and Sabrina were an adorable couple and Molly the ghost was so much fun. Mixed within the romance and Sabrina's character development was a mystery involving missing pages in a diary. Though touching on anxiety, the book was mostly light with relatively low stakes. The perfect weekend read after a difficul I've been a sucker for a speculative romcom since Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and The Ten Best Days of My Life by Adena Halpern, and The Kindred Spirits Supper Club didn't disappoint. Ray and Sabrina were an adorable couple and Molly the ghost was so much fun. Mixed within the romance and Sabrina's character development was a mystery involving missing pages in a diary. Though touching on anxiety, the book was mostly light with relatively low stakes. The perfect weekend read after a difficult and stressful week. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for my complimentary ARC. All opinions are my own.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This unexpected romance story warmed my heart and made me smile all the way through. Amy E. Reichert's The Kindred Spirits Supper Club took me by surprise with this an unusual take on finding love surrounded by ghosts. I appaud the author's take on dealing with anxiety and facing past bullies. Sabrina struggles with anxiety and the toll it takes on her health, while Ray strives to make a mark separate from his family and their money. The way these characters' lives have intertwined is kismet. No This unexpected romance story warmed my heart and made me smile all the way through. Amy E. Reichert's The Kindred Spirits Supper Club took me by surprise with this an unusual take on finding love surrounded by ghosts. I appaud the author's take on dealing with anxiety and facing past bullies. Sabrina struggles with anxiety and the toll it takes on her health, while Ray strives to make a mark separate from his family and their money. The way these characters' lives have intertwined is kismet. Now to find a supper club... Thank you to NetGalley and Berkely Romance for the ARC.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nicole | readingwithnicole

    Going into this novel, I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it because I am not usually a fan of ghosts, spirits, etc. However, the spirits were done in such a beautiful way there is no way someone would not fall in love with them and the story. ⁣ Sabrina, the main character, is extremely relatable with her struggles as a young woman who sees ghosts. She looses her job, finds another and falls in love along the way. If you love a good romcom with a twist, you’re sure to enjoy The Kindred Spirits Su Going into this novel, I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it because I am not usually a fan of ghosts, spirits, etc. However, the spirits were done in such a beautiful way there is no way someone would not fall in love with them and the story. ⁣ Sabrina, the main character, is extremely relatable with her struggles as a young woman who sees ghosts. She looses her job, finds another and falls in love along the way. If you love a good romcom with a twist, you’re sure to enjoy The Kindred Spirits Supper Club! ⁣

  28. 4 out of 5

    Marisa

    this was one of the most heartwarming books I've ever read. From the first pages it touched my heart and then stayed there. I read slow because I wasn't ready to leave these characters behind. A sweet story with depth and palpable emotion. Reichert, writes stories that are like comfort food--- just make you feel good. loved this and loved these characters! this was one of the most heartwarming books I've ever read. From the first pages it touched my heart and then stayed there. I read slow because I wasn't ready to leave these characters behind. A sweet story with depth and palpable emotion. Reichert, writes stories that are like comfort food--- just make you feel good. loved this and loved these characters!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    AMY had me at cheese! I mean she’s got a way to my heart with cheese what can I say! I love everything about this story! It’s lovable, romantic, foodie, and just down to earth charm. I love to laugh and this book did that in parts and also made my heart glow which happens every time I read a book by Amy. Hands down another amazing book but didn’t we already know that! 🥳🥳

  30. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    Received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review. This book was SO fun! See the bit below. Was Sabrina in hell? Had her plane crashed last night and this whole day was part of her eternal torture? Would a person know if they had died and were in hell? Was there an orientation before the torture, or were you plopped right into it? Was there a last-chance feast with all your favorite foods that were a few days past their prime— three-day-old pizza left out on a coffee table in a frat house, melte Received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review. This book was SO fun! See the bit below. Was Sabrina in hell? Had her plane crashed last night and this whole day was part of her eternal torture? Would a person know if they had died and were in hell? Was there an orientation before the torture, or were you plopped right into it? Was there a last-chance feast with all your favorite foods that were a few days past their prime— three-day-old pizza left out on a coffee table in a frat house, melted ice cream, and well-done ribeye steaks? I died laughing and then read it out loud to my co worker who laughed too. I wanted more when it was done. Is this going to be a series? I'll read it!

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