It's 1960 and 20-year-old Marilyn Kleinman might as well be a teenager based on the way her parents treat her. She's been allowed to go to college to find a good husband. But when she's caught in an extremely embarrassing situation kissing the rabbi's son in their New York City synagogue, she's shipped off to Philadelphia to the home of great-aunt Ada. At first, this banishment seems like the worst punishment. Ada is seventy-five, unmarried and a matchmaker. But as the summer progresses and they head to the Jersey Shore, the independent, sassy Ada may prove to be the best person to inspire Marilyn to find herself.
Author Sara Goodman Confino's book Don't Forget to Write is simply a delight. It's funny, sweet and will tug at your heart. As the relationship between Marilyn and Ada blossoms, so will the smile on your face. While the story is of a Jewish family, this book is for everyone. Love and acceptance. Isn't that what we all want? Enjoy this gem.
Many thanks to Lake Union Publishing for an advance copy.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
Historical Fiction | Women's Fiction.
Publication Date: September 1, 2023.
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