Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold

Release Date - March 3, 2020

Abby Fisher never planned to return home, but she's a marine biologist and her grant money ran out. She's home and needing to start over. The problem is that five years ago, she left her town after her marriage ended and her life was in shambles. Returning home isn't ideal, but she has no where else to go.

Back at home, five years has clearly changed her and those she loves. Her parents aren't the same. Her friends have moved on and are starting or trying to start families after building careers. She's still dreaming of a job that puts her out on the ocean and also pays a regular income. All of this starting over isn't going to be easy when she can't seem to let go of her past.

Keep Me Afloat drew me in. It's told in past and present. You get to meet Abby and her friends. You fall in love with her coastal town. You also slowly start to see what happened to change her life. Part of it ends up being a surprise that I didn't see coming.

I found myself needing a few Kleenex as I reached the end of the story. It's touching, emotional, and completely addicting. I loved every minute of my trip to this coastal town and found myself longing for some of the espresso concoctions Abby got to enjoy. This is a fantastic story for the current self-isolation that many of us are experiencing.


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