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For so long Stella was known for her beauty Now with her heart stripped bare she must discover who she really isFormer pageant ueen Stella Varland doesn’t trust beauty any 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 wit. Former pageant ueen Stella Varland doesn t trust beauty any With her heart stripped bare after her divorce Stella is a much subdued version of her old self and is trying to discover who she really is She keeps her passion for her secret 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 parentsContractor Chase Taylor is determined to live a life of no regrets after losing his fiancee in a car crash Now he lives life at full speed striving to see how much he can accomplish When he returns home to Bayou Bend to renovate the town s old theater he is shocked to learn former flame Stella is the designer for the projectForced to work together Chase and Stella battle their chemistry and their pasts as they struggle to compromise and come together on a vision for the theater Their wills clash as they attempt to hide their brokenness and their unresolved feelings for each other A near catastrophe a fire and a small town gossip mill finally force both Stella and Chase to realize 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 the brokenReviewThis was a wonderful story about two people who feel broken from choices and actions from their past and have to learn to let God take their brokenness and make a beautiful life masterpieceI liked how Chase and Stella reconnected over a project that they both had an invested interest in which forced them to work together I think it helped them to connect in ways they wouldn t have otherwise And I liked how Chase pushed and nudged Stella out of her self imposed shellI felt for Stella as she struggles with anxiety and trying to put her life back together after her divorce She s trying to find out who she is other than the beauty ueen she d been for most of her life I like how with Chase and her family s help she grows confident and secureThe supporting characters in this book were great Chase and Stella both had families that helped them out Then there was Dixie loved her I also loved the analogy of the upside down umbrella and stomping in the rain puddles You ll understand once you read it Thanks to Zondervan and BookLook Bloggers for the complimentary copy of this book for review purposes I was not reuired to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own

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Love Arrives in Pieces

H her parentsContractor 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 StellaForced to work together Chase and Stella battle their chemistry and past as they struggle to compromise and work. St Amant s newest book provides an incredible exploration of how God takes the broken pieces of our lives and makes them beautiful The author superbly handles this image in a number of ways However the reactions of Stella and Kat are just so dramatically over the top throughout most of the novel Kat s grudge is unrealistic and Stella s reaction to anyone looking at her art is bizarreStella Varland has always relied on her beauty to get her through life but when that tactic finally fails she flounders She gets a job doing the interior design for a local theater and is shocked when Chase Taylor a man with past ties to both Stella and her sister Kat is hired as the contractor As Stella and Chase reluctantly work together it becomes apparent that the flame is still there If only they could work through their past and put together all of the broken pieces ZONDERVAN Jun 336 pp 1299Reviewed by Melissa Parcel See at

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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 processA 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. A powerful and stirring novel that really touched me St Amant does an excellent job of capturing Stella s struggle accepting and moving on from her brokenness Raw and real and such a necessary story to be told in the Christian fiction market I felt like I was in Stella s skin the whole read The word choice the pacing the measured back story reveals all combine to make the greatest impact on the reader I was close to an emotional wreck by the endBut St Amant s sassy tongue in cheek wit brings light and gentle humour to balance everything out Sometimes I was laughing and crying on the very same pageChase is a redemptive hero who struggles with his own brokenness He s also the catalyst that wakes Stella up from her self imposed Sleeping Beauty fa ade Their journey towards self discovery is awkward and uncomfortable and exhilarating Such a gamut of emotions And I felt them allA stunning contemporary romance that packs a punch Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Zondervan for supplying me with a review copy of this book


10 thoughts on “Love Arrives in Pieces

  1. says:

    REVIEW Love Arrives in PiecesAbout the BookFor so long Stella was known for her beauty Now with her heart stripped bare s

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    Stella Varland is a former pageant ueen who after her divorce no longer trusts beauty She's an interior designer out of luck and trying to not have to move back in with her parents She has artistic talent but because she do

  3. says:

    Former pageant ueen Stella Varland doesn't trust beauty any With her heart stripped bare after her divorce Stella is a much subdued

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    I have not read the first book in this series All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes yet I had no problem following the story in Love Arrives in Pieces It stands alone very wellI thought that this story featuring two very broken people was well done Although I did get frustrated with the main character Stella and her tendency to overreact to some things I understood that this reactionary behavior was a direct result of the things th

  5. says:

    St Amant’s newest book provides an incredible exploration of how God takes the broken pieces of our lives and makes them beautiful The author superbly handles this image in a number of ways However the reactions of Stella and Kat are just so dramatically over the top throughout most of the novel Kat’s grudge

  6. says:

    Betsy St Amant joined my list of must read authors with All's Fair in Love Cupcakes a fun and sweet romance Wit

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    A powerful and stirring novel that really touched me St Amant does an excellent job of capturing Stella's struggle accepting and moving on from her brokenness Raw and real and such a necessary story to be told in the Christian fiction market I felt like I was in Stella's skin the whole read The word choice the pacing the measured back story

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    An inspiring tale of love and overcoming adversity

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    Betsy St Amant in her new book “Love Arrives in Pieces” Book Two in the Bayou Bend series published by Zondervan brings us into the life of Stella VarlandFrom the back cover For so long Stella was known for her

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    For most of us we have had a past relationship that didn't end up the way we wanted and we both went separate ways Sometimes they ended on good terms and often times there is hurt and pain that accompanied that parting of the ways But for Stella Varland and Chase Taylor they are struggling in different ways to come to terms with a new future neither of them could have predicted For Stella Varland always the pageant ueen