I remember meeting with my editor about the Cabot novels back in 2016. His enthusiasm for the project matched my excitement, which made me eager to get started on BEFORE I KNEW. Fast-forward to today. As I write this short post, I’ve got the manuscript for the third book in this series printed, and my red pen in hand. Needless to say, it’s been a busy year, which is how this book birthday sneaked up on me.

That said….YIPEE!!! My eighth book hits the shelves tomorrow. That’s hard for me to believe. I’ll be donating 10% of my first week’s proceeds to Bring Change to Mind to celebrate, so please help me spread the word.

I’m really proud of this story, but, rather than toot my own horn, let me share some of the lovely early feedback it’s received to date:

“A multilayered and tightly plotted journey that’s sure to tug at the heartstrings.” Publishers Weekly

Before I Knew kept me totally enthralled as two compassionate, relatable characters, each in search of forgiveness and fulfillment, turn a recipe for heartache into a story of love, hope, and some really good menus!” Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Beach

“Jamie Beck’s deeply felt novel hits all the right notes, celebrating the power of forgiveness, the sweetness of second chances, and the heady joy of reaching for a dream. Don’t miss this one!” Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A tender romance rises from the tragedy of two families—a must-read!” Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author

I hope you’ll put a copy in your to-be-read pile, and root for Colby and Alec to overcome their demons and earn that second chance they both need.

XO-Jamie