Friday, July 08, 2022

She's Up To No Good by Sara Goodman Confino


By Sara Goodman Confino 

Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb:

For two women generations apart, going home will change their lives in this funny, poignant, and life-affirming novel about family, secrets, and broken hearts by the author of For the Love of Friends.

Four years into her marriage, Jenna is blindsided when her husband asks for a divorce. With time on her hands and her life in flux, she agrees to accompany her eccentric grandmother Evelyn on a road trip to the seaside Massachusetts town where much of their family history was shaped.

When they hit the road, Evelyn spins the tale of the star-crossed teenage romance that captured her heart more than seventy years ago and changed the course of her life. She insists the return to her hometown isn’t about that at all—no matter how much she talks about Tony, her unforgettable and forbidden first love.

Upon arrival, Jenna meets Tony’s attentive great-nephew Joe. The new friendship and fresh ocean air give her the confidence and distance she needs to begin putting the pain of a broken marriage behind her.

As the secrets and truths of Evelyn’s past unfold, Jenna discovers a new side of her grandmother, and of herself, that she never knew existed—and learns that the possibilities for healing can come at the most unexpected times in a woman’s life.


I enjoyed this book.  The grandmother, Evelyn, is exasperating and loving at the same time and her quest is just what is needed to show her granddaughter, Jenna, how to live again.  Jenna also learns things about her family, and her grandmother, she never knew that change her perceptions of the family and the world they came from.  

This book is well worth reading, especially if you find yourself a little too comfortable in the rut you are in.  The book will inspire you to get out of your rut and find a new way to see the people and world around you.

1 comment:

Caroline Clemmons said...

This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thank you for the review.