Goodreads Synopsis

From the author of The Ingredients of Us comes 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?

My Mini Thoughts

This is a story that pulls at your heart strings! We know that something life altering happened in Abby Fisher’s life five years ago, but we don’t know what and that’s what kept me reading. I will say every guess I had about what happened was wrong.

This book alternates between 2008 to 2018. Abby follows her dreams to Alaska where she has a once in a lifetime research opportunity. Before she left, Abby had started a relationship with Dennis, a boy she knew from high school. One night while in Alaska she gets a phone call that Dennis is in the hospital and needs heart surgery. Thus the spiraling of Abby’s career begins. She never went back to Alaska.

I felt bad for Abby because she wanted to be in Alaska, but also with Dennis. She chose Dennis and ends up working at a bank. A job she never thought she would be doing. Then she meets Eli. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll leave it there!

This is a new to me author, and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.

Grab your copy on today! Happy Pub Day!

Book Rating: 4/5

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Shannon Reserve Chardonnay 2016.