You’re Gonna Miss This. When I think about this book and everything that happens in it, the thing that keeps coming to my mind is the old Trace Adkins song “You’re Gonna Miss This”. You’ve got all kinds of things going on here – a 3os-ish woman who has just been dumped by her husband for a younger woman and then spends the next six months isolated in her parents’ home, the feisty octogenarian grandmother with lifelong secrets of her own, and a charming small beach town where everyone knows everything and all will be revealed. While the song is all about children growing up too quickly, it is equally applicable to grandparents passing too quickly, and both themes are used superbly here. A very fun book with a lot of heart and a few gut punches, this book has pretty much everything anyone could want in a women’s fiction novel bordering on the romance. Very much recommended.
This review of She’s Up To No Good by Sara Goodman Confino was originally written on August 18, 2022.