Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review: Kindred a special giveaway

By Sara Steven

Dashing and successful, Richard Bingham has been voted one of the top ten bachelors in New York City. After unwittingly offending a reporter from Manhattan Life magazine, he finds himself on the receiving end of an article that makes his quest of finding the perfect mate nearly impossible. 

After one dating disaster too many, Richard decides it’s time to seek professional help, so he signs up for the matchmaking services of the East Side Yenta. 

Philippa Fielding is single and searching for love in London, but her accidental profession of “Message Deliverer from the Great Beyond” puts most men right off. 

Will Pip’s new "Spirit Helper," Bertram, be able to set her on the course for true love with a message for Richard? 

Matchmaking, misunderstandings, and mayhem abound in this fast-paced romantic comedy about love, life, and the afterlife!
(Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

Philippa can’t catch a break. She’s been chosen to deliver messages from beyond the grave, a profession most people don't believe in or scoff at. And Richard is no exception. He’s had his share of women who are a few cards short of a full deck or out for his money, and in his opinion Philippa is just another tally to add to that list, particularly when she stands firm on the way she feels about spirits and communication with the dead.

The East Side Yenta is working her magic, trying to find a perfect match for Richard, while Philippa is allowing herself to open up a bit and entertain the idea that there might be someone out there for her, too. Yet Richard and Philippa are completely drawn to one another. Can a potential relationship survive quirky professions, other potential love interests and a long-distance relationship, or are they better off finding love on their own terms, and closer to home?

Kindred Spirits was such a fun, unique twist on the intricacies of relationships. With matchmaking services, online dating, blind dates or more unconventional methods, nothing was off limits. I really enjoyed the other supporting characters in this story, like Bertram, Philippa’s “spirit helper”. He reminded me of the guardian angel Fred from Drop Dead Diva. For those of you who have read Dineen’s fantastic novel, The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan, this will feel like a coming home party for some of the best characters ever created. Richard and Philippa were key players in Mimi, and now we get to see the world through their eyes, particularly when it comes to finding (and losing) love. And even if you haven’t read the Mimi books as of yet (and if you haven’t, you totally should), Kindred is told in such a way that allows the reader the chance to get to know Richard and Philippa from the very beginning, which is pretty great, because they’re worth knowing.

Thanks to Whitney Dineen for the book in exchange for an honest review and to Karan & Co for including us in their blog tour. Visit all the other stops.

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Linda Moffitt said...

Thanks for sharing this book with us. Looks like a great and fun book.