HOW CAN YOU EXPECT FORGIVENESS FROM OTHERS IF YOU CAN’T EVEN FORGIVE YOURSELF?
A moving story about true love and heartbreak, mistakes and redemption, forgiveness and second chances.
Five years ago, marine biologist Abby Fisher made a mistake that cost her everything. Rather than face the consequences, she fled home to start anew—and built the career she’d always dreamed of. But when her research program runs out of funding, she’s adrift once again and decides to return to the safe harbor of her family and friends.
Except nothing at home is how she remembered.
Her friendships are strained, her normally affectionate parents seem distant, and her once-great love story is now just a painful memory. What’s worse, she keeps running into the people she hurt years ago—and they aren’t ready to forgive her.
Abby is determined to atone for her mistakes, but she can’t seem to move beyond her guilt for a chance of future happiness. Can Abby learn to sail through the storm, or will she remain lost at sea?
Poignant and heartfelt, Keep Me Afloat asks the question: How can you expect forgiveness from others if you can’t even forgive yourself?
“Achingly beautiful and emotionally rich, Keep Me Afloat explores the heartache of stifling self to put family first. When a marine biologist—broke, jobless, alone—drifts home with a U-Haul of guilt, her past and present merge to reveal her truth in unexpected ways. A stunning novel of love, redemption, and whales.” —Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son and The Promise Between Us
“Keep Me Afloat is a rich ebb and flow of human emotion, offering an intimate look at a young marine biologist’s journey to finding herself. Set against the extraordinary backdrop of the Pacific Northwest coastline, this engaging story will leave readers buoyant with hope.” —Nicole Meier, author of The Second Chance Supper Club
Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold
“How can you expect forgiveness from others if you can’t even forgive yourself”.
Keep me afloat is a heartfelt, complex and emotional story that takes place on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Port Townsend, Washington. Through this gorgeous backdrop, we meet our protagonist, Abby Fisher, a marine biologist who has become a shadow of herself, hiding behind her past and her mistakes, unable to move forward and move on, with this dark cloud of guilt constantly looming above her. The story moves through her process of self discovery, forgiveness and second chances.
The story is deep and complex that covers issues that was definitely relatable and realistic. It touches upon topics on forgiveness of self and others, marriage and fidelity, balancing family and career, reconnecting with the past and ideals of coming back home, and parent/child relationship to name a few.
Gold’s writing style is as easy as the ocean breeze – flows well, is addicting, full of memorable characters, well thought out plots and sub-plots, and is a story that will stay with you long after you have finished reading.
Jennifer Gold is a new author to me but certainly now will be an auto buy author and one to watch for.
About the Author
Jennifer Gold believes love is sweet and life is messy, which is probably why she has a passion for writing about the relationships of career-focused women. Having grown up on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, Gold has a deep appreciation for the orcas, humpbacks, seals, and other marine wildlife that inhabit the Puget Sound and beyond. When she’s not writing books, Gold can be found cleaning horse stalls, drinking coffee, and spending time with her husband and two cats. Find out more at http://jennifergoldauthor.com.