Book Review: She's Up to No Good


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.

My Review

Sara does it again with her newest book, She's Up to No Good. She's Up to No Good is a five star must read that will have you laughing and smiling along with Jenna and Evelyn. I am happy to report that Sara is an auto read/auto buy author. This book is in my top three favorite reads of 2022!

I literally read this whole book in one afternoon. I could not and would not stop reading. Jenna and Evelyn come from two different generations, but they bridge that gap on their road! trip. For me though, Evelyn is the star of this story. She kept me entertained with her stories and her sharp-witted tongue. I never knew what she would say next. 

If you loved Sara's first book than you definitely have to pick up this one up. 


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