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Jamie writes upmarket women's fiction with compelling, true-to-life, strong female characters that remain with you long after the last page. When not writing or reading she enjoys running, traveling, camping, boating, and beaching it on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Jamie resides in Michigan with her husband and four children (escaping to the Gulf Coast in the winter months to visit parents as often as possible).
Carmen is at her wit's end with her rebellious teenage daughter gone train wreck, and a workaholic husband who prefers Las Vegas hotels over family life. With a general disregard for women, Carmen has no desire for friendships of confidants, but after her father calls her home to say her final good-bye to her estranged mother, she inevitably finds herself drawn to rely on two women she'd rather avoid.
Monica's conniving mother-in-law has moved in for the summer with a mission to make Monica miserable. Janice's condescending tongue and scornful eyes ridicule Monica's inadequacies as a parent as well as her lack of domesticity, wreaking havoc on her sanity.
Gabriella worked tirelessly designing and contracting the construction of her and Greg's empty-nesters dream home, only to be blindsided on moving day by an ultrasound picture belonging to her husband and his mistress. When Greg begs and schemes to keep the baby a secret from their children, Gabby is tormented with whether to follow her head or her heart.
Three women, three personalities, three different phases of life. Multiple layers of real-life drama, deception, and betrayal lure them to each other, forming the glue that binds their friendship.
Sadie Booker was an ordinary teenager living a blissfully ordinary life until she was blindsided by her mother's unexpected death. She vowed to her mother to care for and protect her family.
When Sadie's father begins dating Marissa, her mother's ex-best friend and worst enemy, Sadie is outraged and determined to end their budding relationship and uncover the secret that bitterly ended the friendship, causing her mother further anguish and suffering during her final years of life.
As the months pass, Sadie finds strength and comfort in her Mother's words through the letters and personal diaries Lydia left behind. While Sadie and her family vacation in Pentwater, a sacred place to Sadie's mother, Marissa intrudes upon her family, fueling Sadie's search for answers.
Eager to rid Marissa from their lives once and for all, Sadie is stunned when she stumbles upon the startling truth that destroyed her mother and Marissa's friendship. If exposed, the secret could swirl humiliating echoes of scandal and disgrace, ultimately tearing her family apart.