Sara Goodman Confino | She’s Up To No Good

The Book: 

She’s Up To No Good by Sara Goodman Confino
Published August 1, 2022 by Lake Union Publishing
Date read: August 5, 2022

The Characters: 



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The Plot (from Goodreads):

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.

The Review: 

She’s Up To No Good is about a grandmother/granddaughter road trip, full of antics and hilarity. The timeline is split between Jenny in the present (the cousin of Lily from Confino’s first book) and Evelyn in the past (their grandmother).

Present-day Evelyn was my favorite part of this book. She was so clever and meddling, and her schemes cracked me up. I loved her background, too, and how the choices she made as a young woman formed their family for Jenna and her cousins.

Sara Goodman Confino continues to crack me up with her amazing writing. I adored For The Love Of Friends, and this book was no exception. I’m definitely a fan and can’t wait to see what she writes next!

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