** GIVEAWAY CLOSED **
It’s a new year for SparkPress with BookSparks’ new Winter Reading Challenge 2018 #WRC2018 . This week, we follow up Jamie Beck’s novel, BEFORE I KNEW with her new book, ALL WE KNEW. You’re going to continue loving the Cabot Book Series.
In part one of Jamie Beck’s Cabot series, BEFORE I KNEW (MontlakeRomance), Hunter and Sara found true love and got married. Now in ALL WE KNEW, they’re hoping to add a little one and make a family.
What I love about reading a Jamie Beck novel is she doesn’t hold back. She deals with real life – ALL the mess – head on. In ALL WE KNEW, there’s infertility, adoption and drug addition. If you’ve ever had a baby or struggled to have a baby, please grab a box of tissues, because you’re going to need them.
Hunter and Sara have spent the past fourteen years getting their careers on track and now that they want to have a baby, and it just isn’t happening. Hunter and Jamie find themselves under tremendous pressure. Surprisingly, Hunter, who is gung ho about the family business, can’t seem to understand Sara’s pain and Sara’s feels as if she did something wrong to keep them from getting pregnant. The result? It’s driving them apart.
“Sara.” His hand was on her thigh. “Talk to me, please. What can I do?”
She couldn’t look at him. Couldn’t answer either. The truth was there was nothing her husband could do. No words or deed that would reverse the result or ease the loss. Hunter wanted to help, but he couldn’t. Fair or not, the mere fact that he wasn’t falling apart like she was only fueled her sense of isolation and pain.
Family secrets, lies, broken promises and ultimately love; you’ll find it all in ALL WE KNEW. Just don’t forget those tissues.
My childhood writing dream featured a Hollywood career in the television or film industries. I’d finish watching a dramatic family saga or love story and think, “I want to write something like this!” But a creative writing career seemed like a pipedream, so I went to Tulane University assuming I’d figure out what to do with the rest of my life by graduation day. I fell in love with psychology coursework, but psychiatrists go to medical school, and subjects such as biology and chemistry weren’t my forte. Alas, another career eliminated.
Ultimately, I earned a joint law/M.B.A. degree and practiced commercial real estate and lending law for a decade in my hometown of Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!). I learned so much during that decade, but was never passionate about the work. When my husband’s career took us to Connecticut, I opted to stay at home to raise our two young children. That decision presented a second chance to revisit the idea of writing.
These days I dream up stories about love, family, self-discovery, and redemption. Sometimes they’re spicy (my Sterling Canyon books), and sometimes more poignant (the St. James and Cabot novels), but I strive to make each of them realistic and heartwarming. Recently, I earned a spot on the Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll, and I’m so grateful to each and every reader who has given wings to this new chapter in my life.
When I’m not writing, you can find me dancing around my kitchen while cooking, and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah.
I love hearing from readers, so please write to me or follow me on any of my social media sites.
Thanks to BookSparks,’ Winter Reading Challenge 2018 #WRC2018, and Montlake Romance, we have one copy of ALL WE KNEW to giveaway. Just tell us which of Jamie’s many novels is your favorite. We’ll announce a winner soon.