Potomac Point Novels

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Book 1

Amazon Kindle Top 100 bestselling books of 2020

Life turns upside down for two sisters in an emotional novel about how secrets and differences can break—or bind—a family.

Sisters Amanda Foster and Erin Turner have little in common except the childhood bedroom they once shared and the certainty each feels that her way of life is best. Amanda follows the rules—at the school where she works; in her community; and as a picture-perfect daughter, wife, and mother-to-be. Erin follows her heart—in love and otherwise—living a bohemian lifestyle on a shoestring budget and honoring her late father’s memory with a passion for music and her fledgling bath-products business.

The sisters are content leading separate but happy lives in their hometown of Potomac Point until everything is upended by lies that force them to confront unsettling truths about their family, themselves, and each other. For sisters as different as these two, building trust doesn’t come easily—especially with one secret still between them—but it may be the only way to save their family.

Beck expertly captures the bickering between sisters, the pain of regret, and the thorny path to forgiveness. With well-realized secondary characters… and believable surprises peppered throughout, Beck’s emotional tale rings true.
Publishers Weekly
[Beck’s] heartwarming novel explores the sisterly bond with a touch of romance and mystery.
[P]erfect prose… A testament to the strength of family—and the beauty of forgiveness—a summer read with staying power and a poignant reminder that what we need most will always find its way back to us.
Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple

Truth of the Matter

Book 2

2021 Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award finalist
Publishers Weekly Top Pick
Fresh Fiction “Fresh Pick” for October 2021

Starting over means looking back for a mother and daughter on the road to reinventing themselves in a moving novel about family secrets and second chances by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.

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.

Beck spins a poignant, multigenerational coming-of-age tale as these three women navigate their identities, dreams, and love lives. Complex and introspective, this is by turns heart-wrenching and infectiously hopeful.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
[a] powerful and meaningful story… Highly recommend!
Fresh Fiction
A sharp and graceful tale of mothers and daughters, secrets and tangled family histories.
Barbara O’Neal, bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids

For All She Knows

Book 3

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Two mothers face the consequences of their choices in a gripping novel about friendship, family, and forgiveness by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck.

Grace first met Mimi when she blew into their sons’ toddler playgroup like a warm bay breeze that loosened Grace’s tight spaces. Despite differing approaches to life and parenting, the fast friends raised their kids together while cementing a sisterlike bond that neither believed could be broken. But when a string of ill-fated decisions results in a teen party with a tragic outcome for Grace’s son, the friendship is ripped apart and an already-splintered community explodes.

Accusations are leveled, litigation ensues, and the people of Potomac Point take sides, all of which threatens Mimi’s business and her current custody agreement. Her sole salvation is a young cop who just might be her second chance at love. That fact only antagonizes Grace, whose marriage is crumbling beneath the weight of blame and the echo of past mistakes.

With their lives unraveling, the former friends stand to lose everything they love unless they learn to forgive—both themselves and each other.

For All She Knows is a must-read for book clubs! Jamie Beck’s latest novel is both an insightful examination of modern-day parenting mores, and a poignant reminder of the importance of friendship and forgiveness.
Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author
Jamie Beck deftly crafts a riveting tale… As heart-wrenching as it is inspiring, For All She Knows reminds us that forgiveness is the first step to heal and Beck captures this brilliantly. A spring read every book club should pick up!
Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestselling author