June 14th, 2016 @ 10:59 am
not to boast or anything, but i have some pretty amazing amigas… one of which wrote a novel and had it published recently! it’s been up on amazon for a couple of months now, and after months of awaiting it’s release, you KNOW i was one of the first to buy it. normally i don’t really push products, more specifically, books on people, but this one i wanted to. not just because my friend wrote it, but it was really good.
beechwood park put me into different times/settings, times that i’ll never get to see, but jamie makes you feel like you’re there. so many emotions run through you while reading this book – there was anger, there were tears, there was arousal, i never wanted to put it down. it may be jamie’s first novel, but it sure didn’t feel like it. i can’t wait for more. you can get it here, and if you do buy it, please be sure to leave her a review.
synopsis via amazon:
“Told in a series of alternating flashbacks, Beechwood Park is the story of twins Cait and Abby—one fated to destroy the other—mirroring the downfall of Cain and Abel. Abby has always lived in the shadow of her violent sister Cait. Growing up under the oppressive yolk of their religious grandmother, Estelle, the girls are driven apart by jealousy and fear, fueled in part by their poverty and the unspoken secret of their illegitimacy. When Abby finally leaves small town Kansas behind, she sets out for New York City and immediately finds herself swept up in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. From the Greenwich Village folk scene to the Civil Rights Movement to the violence and instability of Vietnam protests, Abby begins to forge a life for herself with her revolutionary boyfriend, Blake. But hope quickly turns to violence, drugs and instability. As anti-Vietnam protests roar through college campuses across the country, Blake and Abby find themselves plunging headfirst into the dangerous underworld of anti-establishment counterculture, until a tragic accident forces Abby back into her sister’s life. When finally confronted with her family’s darkest secrets, Abby sets out to find her father. But what awaits her in Beechwood Park? Will Abby find the reunion she’s always longed for, or something more sinister? It seems only her sister, Cait, truly knows.”