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Recovering From Mistakes

Every day I make parenting choices based on a combination of instinct, experience, and fear, and then I pray for the best. These two kids mean everything to me, so I can't tell you how many times I've bargained with God, especially during their teen years. Of all the goals in my life, the biggest...

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When I Was Brave–A Thanksgiving Past

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday because there is nothing better than sitting down to a fabulous meal with my favorite people. This year, our family enjoyed a quiet holiday with only my mother and brother at our table (typically we are all in Pennsylvania with the extended family)....

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What excites me…

...is trying to come up with new twists on favorite romance tropes so the reader isn't getting a story he or she feels like they've already read a dozen times before. Today is the launch of my new series, the Sanctuary Sound novels. This series revolves around three women who reconnect in their...

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Friendship, Trauma, and Happy Ever Afters

Next month I launch the Sanctuary Sound novels, a heartwarming series flush with romance, hope, and the unbreakable spirit of true friendship. It centers on three women who were the best of friends…until life made other plans. Now in their thirties, Steffi, Claire, and Peyton reconnect in their...

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5 Things To Do With Your Friends

Being a woman can be hard. A lot is expected of us. Not only do we hold jobs, raise kids, and keep a household running, but we're expected to do it all with a smile (and to look fit and pretty, too!). It can be daunting at times, which is why it's so important to keep connected to our friends....

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Losing Control vs. Letting Go

I confess, I like to control my environment. In fact, one of my favorite things about writing is that I can dictate every single aspect of my characters and their lives. If only my children and husband would give me that same power! Since my 50th birthday this past fall, however, I’ve begun to...

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Big Love in Utah

No, this isn't a post about the former HBO series, or Mormonism, or polygamy. This is a post about the benefits of extended family vacations. My immediate family takes two per year (one ski trip with my husband's family, and one beach trip with mine). I've just finished zipping up the last...

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Temptation’s Silver Lining

Another new year, another round of resolutions. I'm not even going to list them because, if history predicts the future, chances are good that I won't keep them for more than about five months. *sighs* Temptation--to eat that sweet, to nap instead of hitting the gym, to watch TV instead of purging...

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Jamie's an avid reader and author of romantic women's fiction. She enjoys sharing stories and music about finding love, having love, and losing love. You can learn more about Jamie and her books on her about page.

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