Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews ” All About Evie” by Cathy Lamb, Kensington, 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.