Saturday, August 6, 2022

Room and Board: A Novel by Miriam Parker

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

A charming and redemptive novel about unexpected second chances, following a publicist who, after the sudden implosion of her career, takes a job as a dorm mom at a Sonoma boarding school that happens to be her alma mater

Gillian thought she had everything she ever wanted—as a successful publicist running her own Manhattan firm and working with a high-profile-celebrity clientele, she finally made herself at home among the elite who eluded her throughout her youth. That is, until her career implodes, leaving her jobless, friendless, and with a googleable reputation that follows her everywhere. So, when she receives an offer to become a “dorm mom” at Glen Ellen Academy, the prestigious Sonoma boarding school she attended two decades earlier on scholarship, she leaps at the opportunity for a change of scene—at least until she can figure out how to rehabilitate her career.

But Gillian is surprised to find herself enjoying her new life: her role as a mentor is unexpectedly fulfilling, she finds a community, and most surprisingly of all she runs into an old flame from her own time at school, who is just as dashing now as he was then. However, just as she begins to feel comfortable, a scandal surfaces on campus that threatens to derail everything, and Gillian must figure out how to save her job, her students, her friends, and her new romance before it’s too late.

my thoughts:

Who doesn't love a story about second chances, right? I know that I do. And, I just LOVED Room and Board by Miriam Parker. The book was a fun and sweet read. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and their scandalous dramas. Talk about an entertaining and engaging story!

Set at a prestigious boarding school in Sonoma, the story introduces us to Gillian. She's just been hired as a 'dorm mom' at the same school she attended over twenty years ago. Her last job as a publicist ended very badly and she's in dire need of a new beginning. So, back to boarding school she goes. Tasked with looking after a dorm full of students, Gillian finds herself busier than ever. Of course, romance manages to sneak in. Yep, her ex from school happens to be the father of one of her students - talk about a blast from the past! As Gillian starts to settle in and finds herself adapting to her new life in Sonoma, scandal erupts. Yikes! Looks like Gillian may have to find a new place to start all over...again. Or will she figure out how to salvage everything and live happily ever after? 

What a fun read! I would happily recommend Room and Board by Miriam Parker to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you'll love this story to bits! Check it out!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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