Jamie Beck

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National bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than two million copies. She is a Booksellers’ Best Award and National Readers' Choice Award finalist, and critics at Kirkus, Publishers Weekly (including a starred review), 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 slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she
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Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday because there is nothing better than sitting down to a fabulous meal with my favorite people. This year, our family enjoyed a quiet holiday with only my mother and brother at our table (typically we are all in Pennsylvania with the extended family). Despite missing the chaotic party atmosphere I grew up with, I enjoyed the relaxed holiday. I also n...

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I had the privilege of getting my hands on an advance reader copy of this fabulous book, which perfectly blends family drama, mystery, and romance into a page-turning read.

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I really enjoyed this book, although picking it up before getting on a flight to Italy might have been a mistake!

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“Blame. Such a useless word. People flung it around when they were mad or hurt. Or they carried it like a cross until it destroyed any chance at redemption or happiness. Blame never solved one problem or changed a single outcome. A pointless, unproductive, ultimately destructive concept, really.”
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“Indulgent compassion and bending to the will of another had nearly destroyed her.”
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“real love is about focusing on what the person you love needs rather than what you need or want.”
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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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