She’s Up To No Good – ARC Book Review

Title:- She’s Up To No Good

Author:- Sara Goodman Confino

Date published:- will be published on 1st August 2022

No. of pages:- 395 pages

Genre:- Comedy/Romance


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall:- 5/5

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.

This is such a cute, funny romantic comedy that will make you laugh out loud!

Jenna’s husband, Brad wanted a divorced when he told her that he felt the marriage has gone wrong and that he was having a relationship with another girl. Heartbroken, Jenna moves back to her parents’ house while going through the divorce. It was then that Jenna’s grandmother, Evelyn was going on a road trip to Hereford and Jenna decided to join her grandmother. And as they go to the road trip together, Evelyn , a Jewish woman during her younger days was in love with a non-Jewish man named Tony. While switching between past and present, Jenna during her stay meets Joe, who is Tony’s grand-nephew and even though Jenna didnt really want to fall in love, a romance starts developing between the two.

I actually enjoyed reading this book. Like For the Love of Friends, this was really cheesy and there were so many funny parts, particularly the conversation between Jenna and her grandmother that made me laugh out loud. I really like the writing and the author did a good job drawing the reader into the story, making the reader feel like they are also part of the journey with Jenna and Evelyn. I got interested in the romance between Evelyn during her younger days with Tony and how she faced so much of objections from her father as Tony wasn’t Jewish. I did like the slow romantic relationship that developed between Jenna and Joe. The endign though predictable, I actually liked it and I really enjoyed having a fun time reading this book.

So if you are looking for a perfect summer read with funny background and a roadtrip to remember, then this book is one for you–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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