BookSparks’ Fall Reading Challenge 2017 continues to introduce readers to transformative new authors and novels. Introducing debut author, Jamie Raintree and her novel, PERFECTLY UNDONE, which has been published by GraydonHouse.
“Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself.”
Dr. Dylan Michels has worked hard for her perfect life, and has been hoping for the perfect moment her longtime boyfriend, Cooper will get down on his knee and pop the question. But when he does, Dylan says no. Huh?
For years she has been living with guilt – the part she played in her sister’s death. But her entire facade of being the perfect daughter, perfect partner and perfect doctor hasn’t silenced that haunting thought.
Ironically, it’s Cooper who makes a life changing confession, before Dylan has the chance to tell her secret. Is their so-called perfect life about to come undone? Sometimes you find yourself in the most surprising places.
Writing about forgiveness and family secrets is difficult, but Jamie is able to create a sensitive narrative without cliché. Her prose is sharp, focused and the characters become pretty good friends by the end.
Jamie recently was interviewed by Tall Poppies online book club, BLOOM. She offers advise for aspiring authors. “If your goal is to build a career as a writer, treat your writing like a career from the get-go. In order for people to take you seriously as a writer—your family, your friends, an agent, a publisher, and most importantly, yourself—you have to take your writing seriously.”
Here’s the full interview.
Jamie Raintree is a voracious student of life, which is why she became a writer, where she could put all that acquired information to good use. She is a mother of two, a wife, a businesswoman, a nature-lover, and a wannabe yogi. She also teaches writers about business and productivity. Since the setting is always an important part of her books, she is happy to call the Rocky Mountains of Northern Colorado her home and inspiration.
Thanks to BookSparks, we’re lucky to have one copy of PERFECTLY UNDONE to giveaway. Just tell us about a secret you had, shared and felt much better afterwards. We’ll announce a winner next week. Good luck.