Book Review: The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck

Posted September 16, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review, bookblogger, Uncategorized / 9 Comments

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The Happy Accidents
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by Jamie Beck
Publication Date September 21, 2021
Published by Montlake
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Genres: Contemporary, Family & Relationships, Fiction, Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce, Fiction / Friendship, Love & Romance, Romance
Pages: 332
Format: ARC

Three women wake up to the consequences of one impulsive pact in an insightful novel about friendship, love, and fulfillment by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.

While at a casino to celebrate her birthday, Jessie Clarke proposes a pact to her reserved sister, Liz, and their childhood friend Chloe: the three women will say yes to any adventure that comes their way. Jessie is mourning her recent divorce, so the other two reluctantly agree. Twelve hours later, they awaken to the shocking consequences of their behavior.

A viral video throws Liz’s career and reputation into question. A major loss at the craps table rocks the foundation of Chloe’s staid marriage. And Jessie’s desperate bid to unblock her artistic creativity results in a life-changing choice. Staring down the crossroads, each woman finds her relationships—with herself, with each other, and with loves both old and new—tested. At every turn, they struggle not to let fear decide their fates. Will they give in, or will their misadventures lead to the greatest fulfillment of all?

My Review:

The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck is a beautifully written, optimistic look at the lives of three women, who take control of their lives after facing the difficult consequences of an impulsive night out on the town.   

Jesse and Liz Clarke, sisters, along with their best friend Chloe, go out to a casino for a girl’s night out.  They decide to live life to the fullest and take on any adventure that comes their way.  The next morning, when the fallout of that night becomes shockingly apparent, they find their lives forever changed.  This is a story of how these women deal with the consequences of their night out and move on, it’s a story of overcoming fear, and how the fear tests their relationships with each other and their families.  

This book does an excellent job of exploring women, and women’s choices when it comes to work, family, and their own aspirations and needs.  There are different solutions for each of these women and how they find their own work/life balance.  

I found this book to be fast-paced, the alternate points of view between the three women made the book a quick, but thoughtful read.  The characters were extremely well developed, and I felt a strong connection to each of these women.  The author does an excellent job of describing the fears each of these women face, and how they overcome these fears, each in their own way.  

I highly recommend this book to everyone.  I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9 responses to “Book Review: The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck

  1. The work/life balance is a struggle I know all too well. I enjoy books like this, that explore women’s choices and the issues they faced. All the better with well developed characters. I will have to check this one out for sure! Great review, Wendy!