Fiction Friday: Love Arrives in Pieces

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Betsy St. Amant joined my list of must-read authors with All’s Fair in Love & Cupcakes, a fun (and sweet) romance. With Love Arrives in Pieces, she’s solidified her place as a go-to contemporary romance authors. This story has a depth that will speak to many women. We so often confuse who we are with how we look. We either focus so much on our looks that all we see is what’s in the mirror. Or we can become so damaged by the way we believe all we are is our looks that we avoid them all together. Neither is a healthy response. This book shines a light on the need to see who we really are – and that begins with recognizing our value as daughter’s of the king. Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces is sweet and unexpected, fraught with pain from the past. The baggage is deep and heavy. Yet the grace that comes forward is rich and filled with light. In learning to see the color in her world, Stella begins to rediscover who she really is. And the process is a gift for readers. Love Arrives in Pieces is a romance rooted in the real world where real hurts and questions grow. And the grace…oh the grace…the grace is a gift for readers.

I have never been prouder of my friend that when I read Love Arrives in Pieces that offers joy and grace to readers — all wrapped in the gauze of a romance. I highly recommend this novel.

Can Stella discover who she really is and find hope and new love in the process? Don’t miss Betsy St. Amant’s new tale of love lost and love rekindled inLove Arrives in Pieces. A near catastrophe, a fire, and a small-town gossip mill finally force both 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 the broken.

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. AmantFind out more about Betsy at http://www.betsystamant.com/.

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.

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