Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Book Review for The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck

 The Happy Accidents by  Jamie Beck

Paperback, 336 pages

Publication: September 21st 2021 by Montlake

Genre:  Romance, Womens Fiction

While at a casino to celebrate her birthday, Jessie 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. Jessie is mourning her recent divorce, so the other two reluctantly agree. Twelve hours later, everyone awakens to the shocking consequences of their behavior. One viral video throws Liz’s high-profile television career and reputation into question. A major loss at the craps table rocks the foundation of Chloe’s staid marriage. And Jessie’s desperate bid to unblock her artistic creativity results in her facing the most difficult choice of her life. Staring down the crossroads, each woman finds her relationships tested–with herself, with each other, and with loves both old and new. 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?


My Thoughts:  Three women celebrate a birthday by making a pact to say yes to adventure.   They say yes and their lives are forever changed.   I loved how these women came together to celebrate after years of friendship and sisterhood.   They each stepped out and their lives were changed.   I was worried that their friendships would suffer, their lives would crash but instead I saw how they cheered each other on, listened closely to each other’s worries, and supported each other even when they did not agree with the other’s choices.  

The Happy Accident tells the story of three women in alternating points of view.   The story moves quickly but with a lot of depth.  The characters were well developed, and I found myself caring what choices they were making and how they would find their happiness.   Liz takes a chance and opens herself to love and a new career.   Jessie finds a new career and acceptance that she did not know that she desperately needed.  Chloe stands on her own two feet, finding happiness and independence that she desperately needed.  

This is a heart to heart, true friends, finding yourself book.  I really need this book in my life.  I was lost in a story that took me away from the craziness of my own life and let me meet three new friends.

 **Thank you Grace Fell at Sparks Point Studio for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

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Meet Jamie Beck
:  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,” uplifting,” 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 isa grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.

CONNECT WITH JAMIE @JamieBeckBooks @writerjamiebeck @writerjamiebeck


PRAISE “Beautifully moving, masterful storytelling that weaves the nuances of relationships and finding yourself while facing the intricacies of life changing decisions and their consequences.” –Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today bestselling author

“Jamie Beck has moved from a heavy-hitter in romance to a sure-thing in women’s fiction, and The Happy Accidents shows why she can do both. In this novel, three old friends make a pact that changes everything …and may just be the best decisions they ever made. You won’t regret your decision to one-click this book.” –Liz Talley, USA Today bestselling author

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