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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
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Kensington
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT:The house is tucked back in the trees, in the middle of a field, a little ways out of town. The wildflowers and feverfew and irises would bloom soon, an old willow to one side, a gnarled oak tree in the front. Weeds had overtaken much of the yard.

It used to be charming, a bright yellow home with white trim and a green door. Now it wasn't. I had many memories that were stuck behind the dirty, ragged white picket fence and in the backyard, by the pond. There were memories at the end of a
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Mackey
Aaaahhhhh!!! I'm not even sure I have adequate words to express how much I LOVED this book! It was suggested to me by our librarian and I had no idea what to expect. While reading it I still couldn't place my expectations on the spectrum because this book is so uniquely marvelous. Evie has premonitions and, yes, this book is about those. It is, however, so very much more! It is a love story. A story of perseverance and making our own way. It's a story of compassion for the living around us - ...more
Susan's Reviews
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Quirky: definitely quirky. The story of Evie, who has the gift (or curse!) of premonitions, can be exciting, even downright sweet at times - Evie is such a lovable nut. Evie is outgoing and always ready to help - just about anyone, really! Evie loves her tasty treats, her family, friends, neighbours, and most of all, her menagerie of rescued animals. You can't help but love this over the
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Antonio
Great characters and a unique plot make this enjoyable multi genre book an unmissable read.
A farmload of lovable animals, a hunky vet with a curse, a bookshop that doesn't like vampires ,a dope factory in the greenhouse and a heroine with a supernatural power.
A happy sort of book with a serious side that gives you the best defence in a murder trial ever.

“Sit down.” I pointed to the seats by the windows. “Sit. Open the book. Read it.” “I have to meet my mother soon.” “Text her. Tell her to come
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Tammy
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eleanor Oliphant meets Hocus Pocus = All About Evie. I loved everything about this book! From adorably quirky Evie to her eccentric, kooky aunts and mother, this book has mystery, laugh out loud moments and a bit of romance. Cathy Lamb has created such relatable characters that I wish they were my family! This is my first book by Cathy Lamb but I will definitely be reading her back list!
Susan Peterson
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved All About Evie by Cathy Lamb so very very much. I laughed, I cried, I was moved beyond measure. Evie is such a fantastic character! Haunted by premonitions, adored by her family, surrounded by her beloved animals, she is a bad ass woman who loves fiercely and protectively—and she loves cake and pie! I want to visit her bookstore so badly, have her feed me cake and pour me tea as she sells me books!! Besides Evie and her animals, the rest of the characters are quirky, adorable, and ...more
Annette
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2019
What a fun quirky book! I loved all the characters and all her animals! Loved the fact that everyone knew about her premonitions and believed her. I thought this was a really good story! Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy. Definitely recommend
Nursebookie
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evie Lindsay has to live with her premonitions all her life, and can see the future of what could happen both good and the bad. Now an adult, they have become a part of her daily life. As a young girl, her parents suddenly move Evie and her sister Jules to San Orcanita Island where it was quieter, to hopefully abate and control her premonitions. Evie does act on her premonitions and have saved many people from disastrous accidents and death. There is one premonition she keeps having since she ...more
The Lit Bitch
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I have only read one of Cathy Lamb’s novels but as soon as I finished, I knew this was an author that I wanted to read more of!

Not only is she a local author for me (she’s from Oregon!) but she’s innovative with a strong voice and writing skills. Reading one of her books was a delight and when I saw this one was coming up, I was looking forward to it for months!

Besides the author’s name and appeal to me, I was instantly attracted to the story as well—mostly because it’s set on the San
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Tiffany Foskey
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG another bestseller from Cathy Lamb!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to go live on the island with Evie and all her cool, crazy, funny family!!!!!!! With her signature style Cathy has written another fun loving awesome book about very relatable characters. Evie is a young woman who has had premonitions her whole life and has an awesome bookstore that sells fun quirky stuff and her great love books. She has a mother with three 3 fun loving sisters and her sister Jules. Before her Sisters wedding Jules and ...more
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
I’m ready to pack my bags and move into Evie’s small town and visit her bookstore and eat her delicious deserts and see her amazing animals! Evie is the owner of an independent bookstore on the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest. She has suffered from premonitions her entire life, she tries to change the outcome if it involves anyone getting hurt. Her mother and three aunts are hilarious they make hats and paintings and grow flowers and they are everything to her, she’s extremely close ...more
Sherri Thacker
What can I say? Cathy Lamb has done it again. Loved this book. So many feelings, thoughts , laugh out loud moments.... highly recommend it!!! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this book for an honest review.
Dottie Legatos
Hands down one of the BEST books I’ve read this year. Cathy Lamb is truly a terrific author. I fell in love with so many aspects of this book: quirky interesting characters, beautiful setting, the main character, Evie’s love if books and animals, and of course the story itself. It is full of family love, heartache, pain & sorrow and magic thrown in.I also liked that it is a generational story, switching back and forth between the timelines. I even cried on the train finishing up the last few ...more
Donna Hines
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
This is so well crafted that's hard to do it justice in writing this review.
Cathy Lamb has done it again in superb literary fashion.
Evie is a perfect character to get the literary juices flowing in a way that entices readers interests in this not so perfect world.
Jules her sister is about to embark on a journey of love and wedded bliss until all holy hell breaks loose after a dna tests provides some shocking truths.
Truths that were to be kept hidden yet under the ugly is beauty that cannot be
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Sarah Bowe
Oct 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
This was...... An interesting book.
Evie has premonitions. Her Mom and aunts are so far out there eccentric. I mean, who gets naked with their siblings for activities? Jules is getting married and the only redeeming quality she can mention about her fiancee is that's he's good in bed. I mean come on.... You need more than that to base a marriage off of. Marco is a hot vetranarian that Evie won't be with though they love each other because of a premonition Evie has and it bugged me until they
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Barbara White
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ALL ABOUT EVIE, is gloriously eccentric and full of heart. Read my full review here: https://barbaraclaypolewhite.com/2019...


Lisa
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-giveaway
“All About Evie” is a captivating, endearing, heartwarming, romantic and at times suspenseful novel. It is worthy of awards in my opinion!!

Cathy Lamb takes us to to San Orcanita Island where Evie is surrounded by books. Since she was a little girl she's been using books to escape her premonitions. This is what I found to be an endearing part of the story!

Evie owns a bookstore called Evie's Books, Cakes and Tea. I loved her passion for reading and enthusiasm for introducing new literature to her
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ROBIN RUIZ
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“It’s not everyday that you find out your parents are not your parents, and there is a whole family out there who says your belong to them .”

This is what happens when Evie takes a DNA test. Evie has premonitions, she’s always felt different , now she knows why.
The two sides of this story are weaved together as only Cathy Lamb can do. With her amazing writing, her awesome characters, and a place where everyone wants to live.
I loved this book! From the first page to the last page I laughed and
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Shalini
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful story which had me complete enticed with the richness of the writing and the way the author Cathy Lamb told the story of Evie who had the gift of premonitions.

The characters added to the story making it complexed. There was a different texture to it. I love books which have a bit of extra sensory involved in it. This book brought out a mystical flavor to the story.

A DNA test to check out the lore about their heritage brought out certain secrets. Evie was then compelled to go in
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Lori Palmer (Palmer's Page Turners)
Cathy Lamb has been one of my favorite authors for a long time. In addition to her being an Oregonian like me,her books always make me laugh, and make me feel happy. She has her own unique, quirky and fun writing style and that style is shines through in this book. It was absolutely delightful. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it warmed my heart. I've read almost all of her books and of all of them, this is my favorite (next to The Last Time I Was Me).

This one is my favorite because I
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Victoria
Well, I really wanted to like this book... but I really didn't. Honestly, I wish that I had bailed on it. But, I kept giving it more chances because it's such a book made for book lovers - and tea lovers, too. First of all, I mistook the author's name for a different one altogether (I thought that I read something by this Cathy, but this is my first experience). Right there, I should've stopped rather than continue to somewhat spoil my vacation by reading this book that I started to actively ...more
Piepie
Cathy Lamb's newest is a gem! Full of flowers, animals, and books, this novel ticked off so many boxes for me. It's a standalone, but readers of some of Cathy's other books will recognize some familiar names and places. I was so happy to be able to review this one early - and I've preordered it as well! Thank you Cathy Lamb & Netgalley for this arc.
Jen
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cathy Lamb has been a favorite of mine for years and this tradition simply continues on with All About Evie. You have your quirky, local girl who keeps to herself for the most part and loves her books. She adores her animals and may be in love with the local vet. She’s learned over the years to not get too close to anyone, though, except for her mom and aunties. It’s hard when you have seen premonitions your entire life. Sometimes you have to choose and that’s hard. So you just keep your ...more
Kathryn
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evie has premonitions, unbidden they come to her and show her what is going to happen to a person. It drives her crazy because if they are bad she wants to save the person and stop whatever is about to befall them. Sometimes she saves someone, stops the awful thing happening, other times she experiences powerful guilt that she couldn't stop it.

Evie runs a bookshop, she is passionate about it, look out if you haven't read a book lately! She loves animals, and has quite a variety of them, often
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Tiffany Foskey
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG another bestseller from Cathy Lamb!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to go live on the island with Evie and all her cool, crazy, funny family!!!!!!! With her signature style Cathy has written another fun loving awesome book about very relatable characters. Evie is a young woman who has had premonitions her whole life and has an awesome bookstore that sells fun quirky stuff and her great love books. She has a mother with three 3 fun loving sisters and her sister Jules. Before her Sisters wedding Jules and ...more
Linda
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my very favorite book by Cathy Lamb. It’s such a good and magical book. Of all her books, even ones I have yet to read, I can’t imagine any being better.

This book is so full of love. It’s full of so much laughter and so so many tears. It’s telling basically two stories at once in a way. One set in the 70s and the other years later. The story of Evie and her mom, aunts and sister. Then the story of Betsy, Johnny and the daughter they had to let go of. The hell they lived in for loving
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Elaine
Oct 25, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I stopped at 20%. I tried. Really. But after seven chapters of ramblings about other people's biography without progress on the plot, I've had enough. See the blurb? It says there that the biggest revelation in this book is a DNA test that Evie's sister, Jules, will have. Well. 20% in, and still nothing. Jules hasn't even gotten married.

So there isn't really anything much I can do about giving my own summary of this story. Yes, Evie can see the future. They can be the good ones, and the bad.
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Lori Boyd
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Popcorn is made out of corn, which is a vegetable. Apple pie has apples in it. Ice Cream is in the milk group. A book hoarder too! What’s not to love!

I so enjoyed the character of Evie and her story. Quirky, compassionate, sensitive Evie owns an independent bookstore on the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest. She also has had premonitions her whole life, affecting every part of her life. Because of this, she has shut herself off from most situations, especially her love life. Something
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Sue
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
I give five star ratings to books that teach me a major life lesson, move me beyond a normal range of reading emotions, or have such high entertainment value, they can’t be denied. I can’t say that All About Evie hit any of those marks, HOWEVER... they hit them for me, on a personal level. This is signature Cathy Lamb, with quirky characters, strong women, and almost a random, stream of consciousness feeling to it. That method of storytelling may not appeal to some readers, but as one whose ...more
Breanne Tuttle
I wasn't "all about" this book as I hoped I'd be. The story was very repetitive and meandering. The book summary mentions a wedding and a DNA test - all of which happens in the last third of the book. In every scene with Evie I could be guaranteed that 1) she'd eat pie and claim it's healthy b/c the filling was a fruit/vegetable, etc, 2) a cat would knock down a pile of books in her house, 3) the goats would get out. And every conversation with her sister revolved around how good her fiance was ...more
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Cathy Lamb was born in Newport Beach, California. As a child, she mastered the art of skateboarding, catching butterflies in bottles, and riding her bike with no hands. When she was 10, her parents moved her, two sisters, a brother, and two poorly behaved dogs to Oregon before she could fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a surfer bum.

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