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Jamie Beck

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National bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than one 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 is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted a blog. I apologize for the neglect. All I can say is that this has been an extremely busy spring in the Beck household. Between my deadlines, my Romance Writers of America board service, and college visits for my high school junior, I’m one obligation shy of a nervous breakdown.


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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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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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