Sassy. Savvy. Snarky. Plus a dollop of sweet. Readers get it all in The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go, a beautiful new novel by the gifted wordsmith, Amy E. Reichert. While this author has already made a name for herself in the arena of heartfelt women’s fiction, she’s served an especially soul-stirring story with this latest dish.
Known for weaving the sensory aromas of food into her plotlines, Reichert doesn’t disappoint. In this story, she delivers a loveable protagonist who tackles her newfound widow status by operating a trendy food truck. Brownies, grilled cheese, and plenty of pierogis emerge from the pages of this tale along with many secrets and lies that surface throughout this family’s narrative.
This book will delight anyone who has a mother, a sister, or a daughter, and anyone who identifies with one of those roles. Likewise, this story is for anyone who has ever suffered loss, or longed for answers, or clung to hope that love will find a way.
In other words, this story is for everyone who has a heart—especially if it’s been broken a time or two.
If you aren’t already a fan of Amy E. Reichert, you will be after reading The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go. And then you’ll want to head straight to the shelves for a second helping of sentimentality, of which you’ll find plenty in her first three novels.
The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is now available for purchase.
ABOUT AMY E. REICHERT
Amy E. Reichert is the author of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE (Gallery / Simon & Schuster, summer 2015) and LUCK, LOVE & LEMON PIE (2016). She earned her MA in Literature from Marquette University, and honed her writing and editing skills as a technical writer (which is exactly as exciting as it sounds). As a newly minted member of the local library board, she loves helping readers find new books to love. She’s a life-long Wisconsin resident with (allegedly) a very noticeable accent, a patient husband, and two too-smart-for-their-own-good kids. When time allows, she loves to read, collect more cookbooks than she could possibly use, and test the limits of her DVR.