Don’t Forget to Write is a story that will stick with you long after the last page. We all need a great-aunt Ada in our lives to help guide us.

5-STAR REVIEW: DON’T FORGET TO WRITE by Sara Goodman Confino

The Description

Publication Date: September 1, 2023

In 1960, a young woman discovers a freedom she never knew existed in this exhilarating, funny, and emotional novel by the bestselling author of She’s Up to No Good.

When Marilyn Kleinman is caught making out with the rabbi’s son in front of the whole congregation, her parents ship her off to her great-aunt Ada for the summer. If anyone can save their daughter’s reputation, it’s Philadelphia’s strict premier matchmaker. Either that or Marilyn can kiss college goodbye.

To Marilyn’s surprise, Ada’s not the humorless septuagenarian her mother described. Not with that platinum-blonde hair, Hermès scarf, and Cadillac convertible. She’s sharp, straight-talking, takes her job very seriously, and abides by her own rules…mostly. As the summer unfolds, Ada and Marilyn head for the Jersey shore, where Marilyn helps Ada scope out eligible matches—for anyone but Marilyn, that is.

Because if there’s one thing Marilyn’s learned from Ada, it’s that she doesn’t have to settle. With the school year quickly approaching and her father threatening to disinherit her, Marilyn must make her choice for her future: return to the comfortable life she knows or embrace a risky, unknown path on her own.

The Review

When Marilyn Kleinman comes crashing through the stained glass in front of the whole congregation, the fact the rabbi’s son is with her and has lipstick smeared on his face, there’s no room for misinterpretation.

And in 1960, that sort of scandal usually required a marriage proposal. However, when 20-year-old Marilyn refuses the proposal, her parents send her to her great-aunt Ada, in Philadelphia.

Author Sara Goodman Confino delivers a delightful coming-of-age story in Don’t Forget to Write. With Marilyn chafing at the bit for freedom, she is taken aback by Ada, a professional matchmaker.

It’s a summer of revelations packed with emotion as Marilyn learns that her own mother had been sent to Ada as a young woman. The lessons she learns give Marilyn a new sense of perspective, enabling her to make choices for the future. In the process, she comes to appreciate Ada’s quirkiness and her mantra of “Don’t ever think I don’t know what I’m doing.”

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About The AuthorSara Goodman Confino is the bestselling author of She’s Up to No Good and For the Love of Friends. She teaches high school English and journalism in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and two miniature schnauzers, Sandy and Gracie. When Sara’s not writing or working out, she can be found on the beach or at a Bruce Springsteen show, sometimes even dancing onstage.



Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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Don’t Forget to Write is a story that will stick with you long after the last page. We all need a great-aunt Ada in our lives to help guide us.5-STAR REVIEW: DON'T FORGET TO WRITE by Sara Goodman Confino