The Writer's Retreat

The Writer's Retreat

Jenny Sue Baker


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“Let go, let God...”

In The Writer’s Retreat, Sarah Connelly leaves the comforts of Boston for an innocuous lake in the Midwest. Her intent: to finish her first book, a travel romance novel, in the backdrop of an idyllic—if stereotypical—rental cabin. With her deadline creeping ever-closer, Sarah hopes that her tranquil getaway will give her ample time to finish without distraction.

Despite Sarah’s plan for peace and productivity she encounters obstacles that delay her writing efforts. Travel setbacks launch her into a week filled with unpredictable mishaps and serendipitous moments. While Sarah troubleshoots the plan to meet her deadline, she also finds herself at odds with an ex-boyfriend who makes a bold attempt to win her back.

A crossroads of creative struggle and romantic trouble causes Sarah to wonder whether the best plan is actually no plan at all. Will Sarah be able to clear her mind and relinquish her expectations? Will she finally accept the strange and the beautiful as she encounters it? 


Jenny Sue Baker:
Jenny Sue Baker is an author who, after spending much of her life raising her family, along with balancing various jobs and volunteer roles, has decided to write her first novel.

Jenny, the youngest in a large family, grew up in a quiet Wisconsin neighborhood where safety was not a concern and nighttime games were the norm. Her midwestern roots were planted from family who lived in the same community for multiple generations. Though Jenny loves to travel, her favorite place is at home, in the presence of her family, friends, and her adorable Goldendoodle.

Those who know Jenny understand that much of her time is spent being a shining light through her words, thoughts, and prayers. Her lightheartedness carries through in her writing.