Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Keep Me Afloat” by Jennifer Gold, Lake Union Publishing, March 3, 2020
Jennifer Gold, author of “Keep Me Afloat” has written a poignant, memorable, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking novel. The Genre for the novel is Fiction. The timeline for this story takes place in the present goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes the characters as flawed, complex, complicated, and confused.
Abby Fisher has returned home after being at a job that ran out of funding. Five years before, Abby made some choices that have cost her trauma and pain. Abby is once again in her parent’s home and has to start over again. Abby finds it difficult to move on from her past mistakes and forgive herself and sees that other people have a hard time forgiving her as well. Feeling guilty seems to be holding Abby back from going forward.
I love that the author discusses the importance of forgiveness, second chances, and having a fresh start. I also appreciate that the author discusses the difficulties for women having a career they want, and also a stable relationship. Women shouldn’t have to make a choice of a career or marriage.
There was one OMG part of the story, where I was both surprised and having a Kleenex moment. As I wiped my tears away, I realized what a thought-provoking novel this is. I highly recommend this novel for those readers who appreciate a memorable and poignant story.