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Who is hanging out in the haunted Dells?

Cover of The Kindred Spirits Supper
A review of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert

Have you ever taken a haunted history tour of the Wisconsin Dells? Options include a haunted trolley, haunted canyon, haunted mansion and ghost boat tours to get you started. Now imagine that the Dells is also home to a family of ghost whisperers whose job it is to help spirits with unfinished business cross over. 

The women in Sabrina Monroe's family have guided Wisconsin spirits on their way to the hereafter for generations. Some local folks are grateful for this. Others are freaked out. Sabrina herself is so freaked out that she moves away and tries to start a new life in Washington, D.C., but the Dells keep pulling her back.

The novel starts off with a meet cute at an indoor water park. Sabrina's face connects with a Yard-O-Margarita tossed during a food fight in the crowded table area overlooking the kids' splash zone. She takes cover under a table and finds herself face to face with a handsome stranger. Their paths continue to cross as summer in the Dells unfolds. It turns out that the handsome stranger from the water park is a local restaurateur at a famous Dells supper club overlooking the Wisconsin River, not unlike Ishnala. Sabrina works as an Original Wisconsin Ducks Driver and there are more Tommy Bartlett references than I could count.  

This is all fun and good. But quietly underneath the paranormal romance in the Dells are Sabrina's personal ghosts: her "frenemies" from childhood, a jerky ex-boyfriend, and panic disorders that prevent her from living life to the fullest. Infamous Civil War spy Belle Boyd joins the action along with Ghost Molly from the Showboat Saloon and everyone is rooting for Sabrina to face the present in order to move on from the past. If you are looking for a summer romance and armchair trip to the Dells, The Kindred Spirits Supper Club fits the bill.  

Aug 30, 2021