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Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love.
On the second anniversary of her husband’s suicide, Colby Cabot-Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage. Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant she’s set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family. But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan. His award-winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husband’s reckless dare cost Alec’s brother his life.
Distracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colby’s lives, Alec self-destructed and lost his famed restaurant. With his career in tatters, he’s determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman he’s loved from afar find happiness again.
But secrets have a way of coming out. When Alec’s do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together.
Life turns upside down for two sisters in Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck’s emotional novel about how secrets and differences can break—or bind—a family.
Sisters Amanda Foster and Erin Turner have little in common except the childhood bedroom they once shared and the certainty each feels that her way of life is best. Amanda follows the rules—at the school where she works; in her community; and as a picture-perfect daughter, wife, and mother-to-be. Erin follows her heart—in love and otherwise—living a bohemian lifestyle on a shoestring budget and honoring her late father’s memory with a passion for music and her fledgling bath-products business.
The sisters are content leading separate but happy lives in their hometown of Potomac Point until everything is upended by lies that force them to confront unsettling truths about their family, themselves, and each other. For sisters as different as these two, building trust doesn’t come easily—especially with one secret still between them—but it may be the only way to save their family.
A humorous and heartwarming novel about friendship and all its little secrets by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.
Wendy Moore hides her collection of pilfered bric-a-brac from everyone, including her husband. He thinks she licked her kleptomania in therapy more than a decade ago. Therapy did help, as did focusing her attention on motherhood. But now Wendy’s gardening and furniture-refinishing hobbies fill up only so much of the day, leaving the recent empty nester lonely and anxious—a combination likely to trigger her little problem. She needs a project, fast. Luckily, Harper Ross—a single, childless younger woman in desperate need of highlights—just moved in next door.
The only thing Harper wants to change is the writer’s block toppling her confidence and career. Then a muse comes knocking. Sensing fodder for a new antagonist, Harper plays along with Wendy’s “helpful” advice while keeping her career a secret so Wendy keeps talking. Sure, she’s torn about profiting off her neighbor’s goodwill—especially when Wendy’s matchmaking actually pans out—but Harper’s novel is practically writing itself.
Just as a real friendship begins to cement, their deceptions come to light, threatening Wendy’s and Harper’s futures and forcing them to reconcile who they are with who they want to be. Easier said than done.
Three women wake up to the consequences of one impulsive pact in an insightful novel about friendship, love, and fulfillment by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.
While at a casino to celebrate her birthday, Jess Clarke proposes a pact to her reserved sister, Liz, and their childhood friend Chloe: the three women will say yes to any adventure that comes their way. Jess is mourning her recent divorce, so the other two reluctantly agree. Twelve hours later, they awaken to the shocking consequences of their behavior.
A viral video throws Liz’s career and reputation into question. A major loss at the craps table rocks the foundation of Chloe’s staid marriage. And Jess’s desperate bid to unblock her artistic creativity results in a life-changing choice. Staring down the crossroads, each woman finds her relationships—with herself, with each other, and with loves both old and new—tested. At every turn, they struggle not to let fear decide their fates. Will they give in, or will their misadventures lead to the greatest fulfillment of all?
Two mothers face the consequences of their choices in a gripping novel about friendship, family, and forgiveness by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck.
Grace first met Mimi when she blew into their sons’ toddler playgroup like a warm bay breeze that loosened Grace’s tight spaces. Despite differing approaches to life and parenting, the fast friends raised their kids together while cementing a sisterlike bond that neither believed could be broken. But when a string of ill-fated decisions results in a teen party with a tragic outcome for Grace’s son, the friendship is ripped apart and an already-splintered community explodes.
Accusations are leveled, litigation ensues, and the people of Potomac Point take sides, all of which threatens Mimi’s business and her current custody agreement. Her sole salvation is a young cop who just might be her second chance at love. That fact only antagonizes Grace, whose marriage is crumbling beneath the weight of blame and the echo of past mistakes.
With their lives unraveling, the former friends stand to lose everything they love unless they learn to forgive—both themselves and each other.
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Nel giorno del secondo anniversario del suicidio di suo marito, Colby Cabot-Baxter è pronta a lasciarsi il dolore alle spalle.
A CertainTea, il ristorante che sta per aprire sul lago Sandy, sarà il suo nuovo inizio.
E quando il suo capocuoco si licenzia prima della grande apertura, Colby è costretta ad assumere Alec Morgan, un vecchio amico di famiglia.
La sua reputazione da chef stellato potrebbe generare fermento, ma la loro amicizia è appassita da quando, per colpa di una sfida lanciata dal marito di Colby, il fratello di Alec ha perso la vita.
A causa dei segreti riguardanti la tragedia che ha cambiato la sua vita e quella di Colby, Alec è caduto in depressione e ha perso il suo rinomato ristorante. La sua carriera è a pezzi, e lui è determinato a usare quella nuova opportunità per riscattare la sua reputazione e aiutare la donna che ha sempre amato a ritrovare la felicità. Ma i segreti, prima o poi, trovano il modo di tornare a galla. E quando lo fanno quelli di Alec, la nuova vita che lui e Colby hanno ricostruito insieme rischia di venire distrutta.
Cuando Jackson St. James decide que pasar unas semanas en las Green Mountains de Vermont le ayudarán a poner orden en su vida, no imaginaba que acabaría sustituyendo su adicción al whisky por una irreprimible atracción hacia Gabby Bouchard, una madre soltera, fuerte y fascinante, que ha emprendido su propio negocio. Ella, por su parte, se resiste a convertirse en una cínica a pesar de los problemas que la rodean, así que tampoco pasa por alto el atractivo del recién llegado. Aunque la sonrisa de Jackson rara vez asoma a sus labios, la generosidad y formalidad del nuevo inquilino la seducen y convencen de que vale la pena hacer caso a su corazón. Pero cuando ambos están a punto de ceder a la tentación, irrumpe en escena el celoso ex de Gabby, que amenaza con perturbar la vida que laboriosamente ella ha construido para sí misma y su hijo. Con tanto en juego, Jackson y Gabby deberán decidir si su amor merece correr con todos los riesgos o si, por el contrario, es mejor que sigan siendo solo vecinos.
Starting over means looking back for a mother and daughter on the road to reinventing themselves in a moving novel about family secrets and second chances by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.
Seventeen years ago, two pink stripes on a pregnancy test changed Anne Sullivan’s life. She abandoned her artistic ambitions, married her college sweetheart before graduation, and—like the mother she lost in childhood—devoted herself to her family. To say she didn’t see the divorce coming is an understatement. Now, eager to distance herself from her ex and his lover, she moves with her troubled daughter, Katy, to the quaint bayside town of Potomac Point, where she spent her childhood summers.
But her fresh start stalls when the contractor and onetime love interest renovating her grandparents’ old house discovers a vintage recipe box containing hints about her beloved grandmother’s hidden past. Anne is drawn into exploring the mysterious clues about the woman whose memory is fading, while also helping her daughter manage a rocky adjustment to a new school. When uncovered secrets shatter past beliefs, each woman must confront her deepest fears in order to learn it’s never too late to live her best life.
When makeup artist Ellie Carter’s bridezilla client browbeats her into being an eleventh-hour bridesmaid, she’s dumbstruck to discover that her ex-husband is one of the groomsmen. Five years earlier, following a string of tragedies that struck people dear to her, her infant daughter’s death convinced her that her curse was real. She left her husband to keep him safe, but broke her own heart in the process. Now that fate has put Cody back in her path, she’s terrified about what might happen.
Cody Harris has always regretted letting Ellie slip through his fingers despite their unbearable loss and the way that bad things seem to plague the people she loves. When she walks down the aisle and back into his life, he’s determined to convince her that his only fear is of the hole that will remain in his life if she refuses to give them a second chance.
With so much at stake, can Ellie's heart overcome the battle in her head?
La vida perfecta de Cat St. James, modelo de portada, es pura apariencia. Por suerte, es una auténtica maestra escondiendo la verdad a la cámara y a los demás. Su actual problema se llama Hank Mitchell, el carpintero de voz suave al que dejó plantado hace unos meses. Verlo en la boda de su hermano no hace más que empeorar su tristeza y despertar un inoportuno deseo que decide ahogar en champán.
Hank, por su parte, es una persona sacrificada, que ha aparcado sus ambiciones personales en favor de la familia, pero no piensa renunciar a su orgullo, que Cat hirió ya una vez.
Todo se complica cuando ella le hace una propuesta laboral imposible de rechazar, lo más parecido al trabajo de sus sueños. La mezcla de negocios y placer hará que afloren promesas y secretos, y entonces ambos deberán decidir si están dispuestos a renunciar a algo por amor.
Moving on has never been harder—or so perfectly unpredictable…
Peyton Prescott would give anything for the carefree life she knew before breast cancer changed everything. But instead of using her second chance to move forward, she’s stuck promoting the memoir her brother convinced her to write, thus reliving the very battle she wants to forget. If she hopes her European book tour will allow her to enjoy revisiting her favorite travel-writing destinations, she’s wrong: her PR whiz is too consumed with his own goals to consider her needs.
Mitch Mathis has relied on discipline to achieve his goals, and with his new firm’s success riding on Peyton’s book launch, he must keep her on task. They’re here for business, not pleasure. And Mitch won’t let unbridled desire harm his professional reputation—not again.
When frustrated expectations and attraction throw the tour into chaos, it challenges everything Mitch and Peyton believe about themselves, life, and love, forcing these opposites to consider whether they can embrace the change they need to grow.
Escapando de una infancia solitaria y convulsa, Vivi ha crecido junto a los St. James, la familia de su mejor amiga, y desde hace trece años vive enamorada de David, el introvertido hermano mayor. Hace tiempo que cada uno tiene su vida, pero Vivi no puede evitar seguir esperando que David se fije en ella durante las próximas vacaciones familiares en Block Island. Él acude a la isla con su nueva novia, una chica con las miras puestas en el compromiso, pero pronto se da cuenta de que en su corazón va creciendo despacio y sin remedio una incipiente atracción por Vivi. ¿Es posible que la esté empezando a ver como algo más que una amiga?
Solo cierto secreto que desde la muerte de su madre lo ha ido alejando de los demás podría costarle a él un amor verdadero y a ella, la única familia real que ha conocido.