26 June 2015

Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant

About the Book
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.

Betsy St. Amant delivers another fabulous contemporary romance as a follow-up to All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes. Love Arrives in Pieces revisits the town of Bayou Bend, focusing on Stella Varland as she tries to manage among the pieces of her broken life. When she unexpectedly runs into Chase Taylor, an ex-boyfriend, Stella must begin to truly face her past and learn how to move forward. With a combination of heartbreaking, heartwarming and humorous moments, Love Arrives in Pieces is a well-written story of beauty, brokenness and God’s healing within a second-chance romance and I thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover. Looking forward to reading more from Betsy St. Amant, I certainly recommend this novel to fans of contemporary romance in the meantime. It’s a delightful read.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of Love Arrives in Pieces and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.

About the Author
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.

Find Betsy online at her website and Facebook.

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