Perfectly Undone: A Novel by Jamie RaintreePerfectly Undone: A Novel by Jamie Raintree

Perfectly Undone: A Novel

byJamie Raintree

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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A stirring debut rife with intoxicating family secrets and dazzling insights into our
most basic desires, Perfectly Undone offers an intimate, uncensored exploration of
forgiveness and fidelity, in all its forms, as a young doctor struggles with her sister's
death—and the role she played in it—while her own picture-perfect relationship and
promising career unravel around her.



Yes is such a little word…




Dr. Dylan Michels has worked hard for a perfect life, so when her longtime boyfriend, Cooper, gets down on one
knee, it should be the most perfect moment of all. Then why does she say no?



For too many
years, Dylan's been living for her sister, who never got the chance to grow up. But her
attempt to be the perfect daughter, perfect partner and perfect doctor hasn't been enough
to silence the haunting guilt Dylan feels over her sister's death—and the role no one
knows she played in it.



Now Dylan must face her past if she and Cooper stand a chance at a

the courage to define her own happiness before her life becomes perfectly undone?



Set
among the breezy days of a sultry Portland summer, Perfectly Undone is a deeply moving
novel of family secrets, forgiveness and finding yourself in the most surprising of
places.



Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself



“Many women have walked the
line between career and love, family and self. Raintree handles the balance with grace and
wisdom. Her writing is clear and crisp, the emotion raw and without melodrama. From family
secrets to heartbreaking lost love, the characters felt like old friends by the end.
Highly recommended.”—New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti
Title:Perfectly Undone: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.4 × 0.86 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Graydon House BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1525811371

ISBN - 13:9781525811371

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional, Vivid, and Relatable! Perfectly Undone is an engaging tale that takes us into the life of Dr. Dylan Michels, a woman who finds herself quickly unraveling as she tries to not only live with the responsibility and guilt she secretly harbours, but also balance a successful career, intimate relationship, and familial obligations. The writing is descriptive and genuine. The characters are diligent, compulsive, and tenacious. And the plot is an intriguing tale full of heartache, loss, grief, betrayal, infidelity, relationship dynamics, family, romance, and love. Overall, I think, Perfectly Undone is a fantastic debut for Raintree that does an excellent job of highlighting the importance of forgiving one's self, moving on, and living life to the fullest.
Date published: 2017-10-03

Editorial Reviews

"An engrossing Portland-based puzzle about family secrets, the delicate nature of relationships, and the haunting guilt a woman feels over her sister's death, this is the most sensational, emotionally raw, and satisfying debut of the fall." -Redbook Magazine (20 Books by Women You Have to Read This Fall)"Debuting author Raintree has crafted a novel packed with rich, lyrical language, heartbreaking secrets, and enticing characters, a family drama appealing to lovers of women's fiction." -Booklist"A touching story of resilience, hope and, above all, forgiveness. It's one woman's journey back to the origin of her passions, the haunting events that shaped her dreams and the people who left the most indelible marks on her heart." -Marilyn Brant, New York Times bestselling author"Many women have walked the line between career and love, family and self. Raintree handles the balance with grace and wisdom. Her writing is clear and crisp, the emotion raw and without melodrama. From family secrets to heartbreaking lost love, the characters felt like old friends by the end. Highly recommended." -Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author"Smoothly written with palpable emotion, Jamie Raintree's debut, Perfectly Undone, is a thought-provoking tale where one woman must come to terms with the secrets, expectations, and choices that will shape her life. Raintree is a fresh new voice not to be missed." -Laura Spinella, bestselling author of Ghosts Gifts and Unstrung"In her debut novel, Jamie Raintree renders a touching family drama that reminds us of the simultaneous fragility and strength of relationships. With a kind touch, Raintree taps into our deepest fears, yet in the end left me full of hope." -Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives and The Good Neighbor"One lush word at a time, Jamie Raintree draws us deep inside the protections of a broken heart, giving fresh perspective to the thin lines between caring and nurturing, ambition and distraction, the flash of desire and the permanence of love. These characters will live on within me. A must-read." -Kathryn Craft, author of The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy"Perfectly Undone is a wise and thoughtful novel about the ways the people who love us can hurt us, and the journey to forgiveness both for others and for ourselves." -Bethany Chase, bestselling author of Results May Vary and The One That Got Away"At once a cautionary tale about the ways in which we try to hide from grief, and a love story about family and the healing power of forgiveness, Perfectly Undone is an emotionally complex tale of unresolved grief and the secrets we keep, both from those who love us and from ourselves." -Lorrie Thomson, author of What's Left Behind and Equilibrium