Jamie Beck

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Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than three million copies. She is a two-time Booksellers’ Best Award finalist, a National Readers' Choice Award winner, and critics at Kirkus, Publishers Weekly (starred reviews), and Booklist have respectively called her work “smart,” “uplifting,” and “entertaining.” In addition to writing novels, she enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking and hitting the slop
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When I was young, I couldn’t wait to be an adult. Then I hit thirty and wanted to stop time. Similarly, when I had babies, I eagerly awaited each milestone, believing that mothering would become easier and more enjoyable after they could walk and talk and do amusing and amazing things. Then they became teenagers…


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Jamie Beck Arlene wrote: "Thank you for the friendship, love reading, "Worth the wait" and now I am reading "In the cards" which I am extremely enjoying reading :-)"

I don't know that I ever saw or replied to this notice. Now it is months later! Sorry. Sometimes I stay away from GR for chunks of time. I love it as a reader, but it can be a little harsh when you see a bad review! LOL Anyway, I appreciate your note and hope you enjoyed ITC as well as WTW. I'm busy writing more books for all my series, so hopefully I can continue to keep you entertained. Thanks for writing!
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Arlene Thank you for the friendship, love reading, "Worth the wait" and now I am reading "In the cards" which I am extremely enjoying reading :-)


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