Monday, July 6, 2015

Love Arrives in Pieces: A Blog Tour and Review

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 fiancĂ©e. 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.
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.
My Review:
Once again, I am so excited to review a book from one of my favorite authors, Betsy St. Amant! Her new release, Love Arrives in Pieces is one of my favorites from her to date. The cover is what first drew me into the book, it is just so beautiful and romantic. When the main theme of a book is how God can make broken things beautiful, you know that there will be tears shed and angst throughout the book. There was drama galore, but I really liked the writing style and how relatable the characters were. The story started a little slow for my liking, however, it did pick up very quickly and it ended up being a book I could not put down! While Love Arrives in Pieces is a sequel to All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes (also a fantastic read!) it is not necessary to have read the first book, as this book does well as a stand alone novel. If you love a great, clean romance with a great message, this is is the book for you.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Love Arrives in Pieces online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local Christian book retailer from Zondervan.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and  I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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