What Sara Goodman Confino has been up to...plus a book giveaway
Sara Goodman Confino teaches high school English and journalism in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and miniature schnauzer, Sandy. When she’s not writing or working out, she can be found on the beach or at a Bruce Springsteen show, sometimes even dancing onstage.
Thirty-four-year-old Jenna is expecting to buy a house and have a baby soon, not receive the abrupt announcement that her husband has met someone else. Bored, dateless, and living with her parents, Jenna jumps at the chance to get away when her quirky grandmother, Evelyn, announces she’s driving from Maryland to her Massachusetts hometown to attend to some mysterious personal business.
Soon Jenna learns that there’s much about her grandmother’s life that she never knew about, including an ill-fated romance with a man named Tony more than seventy years ago. Evelyn and Tony couldn’t marry because he wasn’t Jewish, and although she insists the trip isn’t about him, Jenna doesn’t quite believe it.
Tony’s handsome great-nephew, Joe, turns out to be their Airbnb host, and as she lets her guard down and enjoys the coastal scenery, Jenna realizes that maybe she can move on, after all.
Alternating between the present and 1950s Massachusetts, this heartwarming story of second chances is the perfect novel for your beach bag this summer.
—Susie Orman Schnall, author of We Came Here to Shine
“A heartfelt and endearing story where generations of women do what women do best—keep one’s feet firmly planted while simultaneously moving forward with love.”
—Ann Garvin, author of I Thought You Said This Would Work
Thanks to Sara for this wonderful guest post and to Get Red PR for sharing her book with our readers.