Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Book Review for The Beauty of Rain by Jamie Beck

 The Beauty of Rain by Jamie Beck

 Publication: July 18, 2023 by Montlake

Taken from Goodreads:
  Two devoted sisters at a tragic breaking point discover the beautiful and painful truths of being alive in a powerful novel by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck. Winning the lottery changed Amy Walsh’s life, but the cost was greater than she could bear. In the aftermath, she struggles to find joy and purpose. Only one thing feels certain now―she will never spend one cent of the prize money on herself. Worried, her older sister, Kristin DeMarco, invites Amy to live with her family while she heals. Unfortunately, this arrangement leads to trouble for Divided focus affects her career. Her daughter prefers Amy to her. And Amy’s unsolicited opinions provoke tension between Kristin and her husband. Meanwhile, Amy is making drastic plans of her own, which include giving away all her money. But first she must convince Kristin not to squander her most valuable asset―time with her family. As the sisters help each other reimagine their futures, life’s unpredictability sends them to surprising places that test their love and resilience. Will they learn to live in the now, before it’s too late?


My Thoughts:  Jamie Beck is an author that I always look forward to reading.    The Beauty of Rain is no exception.   I picked up this book one afternoon and did not want to put it down.   The story is not always easy to read but it is real and full of family dynamics. 

 The sisters, Amy and Kristin, are so realistic.   Amy, with her tragedy, has so much to overcome.  I love that Kristin has her husband were willing to take her in and help her try to get her life back on track.  While Amy is working on her life, she never takes for granted Kristin.   She sees where Kristin is headed and works to help her get her life back in a good place.   Their relationship is true to how sisters should always be there for each other, especially in the rough times.  

 Jamie Beck did a wonderful job writing a book that I could not put down. 

Thank you Spark Points Studio for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

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About Jamie Beck (taken from her website):  My childhood writing dreams 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 pipe dream, 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. I’ve been honored to hit the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller’s lists, and to earn a spot on the Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. 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.


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