Just Between You and Me by Jenny Jones is a story of families. It is about forgiveness and remembering the past even when you don’t really want to.
Maggie is fearless, or at least that is what she wants everyone to believe. Her job as a videographer takes her all over the world, but most importantly away for her hometown and her father. She only goes back when she has to. About every 3 years at the most. She has no happy memories of her life there and it got worse after her crazy mother drowned.
Her father knows the only way to get her back to town in a hurry is to tell her that her sister needs help. Because she is between video shoots she commits to a couple of days when his phone call for help comes in. The problems arise when she gets to town and learns her father didn’t give her the whole picture. Frustrated to get out of town, Maggie tries to not become emotionally involved with anything that goes on… But we all know how well that works.
I wasn’t really planning on liking this book, but I ended up enjoying it. It is just a nice story of a young woman trying to understand herself. It is a bit predictable and some parts leave me a bit confused and wishing for a small explanation, but I am willing to let that go as something she needs to work on with each new book. Overall this is a good book.
For those of you already asking, no this is not the Jenny Jones from the talk show/shock TV fame. This Jenny actually has a couple of teen/young adult books under her belt. They are much more for sheer entertainment purposes than learning anything. This may have turned over a new leaf for her writing.