LOVE ARRIVES IN PIECES
Betsy St. Amant
Paperback, 336 Pages
June 2015 by Zondervan
For so long, Stella was known for her beauty. Now, with her heart stripped bare, she must discover who she really is.
Former pageant queen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty anymore after her divorce. Her appearance betrayed her and led to brokenness, so instead of being beautiful, now she tries to make beautiful things, but she always falls short. So she keeps her passion for art to herself and focuses on her interior design work. But if she doesn’t get another job soon, she’ll be stuck living with her parents.
Contractor Chase Taylor is determined to live a life of no regrets after losing his fiancée. Now he lives life at full speed, striving to see how much he can accomplish. He knows if he slows down, he’ll fall apart. So he returns home to Bayou Bend to renovate the town’s old theater and is shocked to discover that the designer for the project is his old flame, Stella.
Forced to work together, Chase and Stella battle their chemistry and past as they struggle to compromise and work together on a vision for the theater. Their wills clash as they attempt to hide their brokenness—and their unresolved feelings for each other—until Chase discovers the hidden parts of Stella, while losing her trust in the process.
A near catastrophe, a fire, and a small-town gossip mill finally force Stella and Chase to realize that they have a choice—to hold on to the shards of their pasts, or surrender their fragmented pieces to the One who makes a beautiful masterpiece from their brokenness.
Author Betsy St. Amant just keeps getting better and better. I have followed this authors writing for awhile now and I must say that Love Arrives In Pieces may be my favorite that she had ever written….there is just something special about this story.
Though this story is linked to its predecessor “All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes” (which I loved!) it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.
I love that the main characters are not your typical cookie-cutter Christians found in fiction. They have real issues, some that the church tends to shy away from. Im so glad that the author chose to take on a somewhat controversial topic.
St. Amant’s writing style is so fun and entertaining, but she knows how to pull at those heartstrings as well….keep the tissues handy- Im warning you.
I LOVE this story! It was a wonderful reminder that beauty is more than looks and that sometimes that girl who seems to have it all together is dealing with heart hurts we can’t fathom.
If you enjoy sweet, soul-stirring contemporary romance…don’t miss this!!!
Special THANK YOU to the publishers & LitFuse for my review copy!
Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana with her young daughter and has a heart for sharing the amazing news of God’s grace through her novels. A freelance journalist, Betsy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not reading, writing, or singing along to a Disney soundtrack with her daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing.