Room and Board by Miriam Parker

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Room and Board: A Novel

Room and Board
by Miriam Parker
Pub Date – 8/16/22- Out Now!
I grew up in Napa so the Sonoma area is very familiar to me and all the surrounding areas. Loved the mention of smell of the grapes and cows. The smell of grapes I could even smell in the air when I was training at the Napa airport.

I enjoyed this second chance story as Gillians job implodes in NY and she gets a job as a dorm mom at her old boarding school. With it comes memories, new friends, old friends, old flames, and having to find her place in her new life.

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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.

Thank you penguinrandomhouse and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.


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