On the blog today I have a review of Truth of the Matter by Jamie Beck!
About the Book:
Publication Date : 9/22/2020 Montlake Publishers
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 renovating her grandparents’ old house discovers a vintage recipe box containing hints about her beloved grandmother’s hidden past. Despite the need to move forward, Anne is drawn into exploring the mysterious clues about the woman she’s always trusted. Gram’s dementia is making that harder, and the stakes intensify when Katy’s anxieties take an alarming turn. Amid the turmoil, uncovered secrets shatter past beliefs, forcing each woman to confront her deepest fears in order to save herself
Miss W’s Review:
5 stars from Miss W!
Truth of the Matter by Jamie Beck is Book 2 in the Potomac Point Series.
This story is a stand alone novel, but I very much enjoyed the first book,
“If You Must Know”.
The author does a fantastic job of writing in the women’s fiction genre.
There are several difficult issues addressed in this book: divorce, depression, infidelity and dementia.
The family dynamics are written so well especially the mother daughter relationship.
The story is told in three points of view from three different generations: Marie, Anne and Katy.
The characters are well written, complex, complicated and flawed.
The story is one that I could not put down and really enjoyed.
I look forward to more books from this fantastic author.
About the Author:
Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than three million copies. She is a two-time Booksellers’ Best Award finalist, a National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and critics at Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist have respectively called her work “smart,” “poignant,” and “entertaining.” In addition to writing novels, she enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.
Thank you to the author for an advanced copy of her novel. All opinions are my own.
Until the next chapter,