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.


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18 thoughts on “PERFECTLY UNDONE by Jamie Raintree & GIVEAWAY

  1. You know the more I think about it the Me Too campaign was really good for me as I realized that I wasn’t the only one and that the foster brother who raped me so many times as I cried I was 8,9,10,11 and threatened it felt so good to come out with it as i had only told my kids as I wanted it known to my daughter so it never happened to her. Then that campaign came out and wow I got to come out to everyone and i have had that in me for 54 years.

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    1. Peggy, I pray you have someone you can talk to about this. These feeling need to be shared. Stay strong😍


  2. I told my stepsister about sonething that happened to me when I was younger involving my father. It made ne feel so good to get it out in the open. I think it helped her with her secret also. Thank you for the chance.


  3. That I couldn’t do it all…wasn’t superwoman. I couldn’t hide it any longer. Had to reach out for help. I had a severe depressive episode 3 years ago, but with proper counseling and medication I am glad to say I am back on track.


  4. I can’t think of anything that I’ve held in that I needed to share. I’m pretty much open book. I do want to say that I’m happy that the Me Too campaign started. I have felt uncomfortable in some men’s presence. I don’t like unwelcome touching. I pretty much let it be known. I do recall when going in for psoriasis light treatment, I didn’t like one of the nurse assistant. I didn’t like him putting his hand on my back while walking to the treatment room. I never did say anything. Who would I tell? I don’t go in for treatments anymore. I just use the cream and moisturize daily religiously. I try to avoid trigger foods.


  5. I would love to win thank you. A secret hmmmm years ago one of my friends was cheating on my brother and it ate me up to the point where I was hospitalized with an anxiety fit. Told her you tell him or I tell him. She told him. Secrets are to stress ful.


  6. I told my sister about an argument I had with my husband before our divorce. It was totally out of character for me and seemed so terrible at the time I didn’t tell anyone. Now when I look back at it, it’s really quite funny.


  7. After I was divorced for many years, and my daughters were adults, I told them a secret about something that happened in my marriage, that I could not have told them when they were children.


  8. I was pregnant and my marriage had just broken up..a scary situation for a 21 yr old..but once i told my family I felt so much better! Now that baby is almost 20 yrs old himself!!


  9. I have kept a secret for 49 years. I was finally able to share with those closest to me and my sister who always knew. It is so freeing “to let it go””. Praise God🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼


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