He left town because of the mistakes he made in his young adult love life. He started over. He found another love. He was about to get married. Then his fiancée died in an accident. He returns to his hometown, back to his family and to the root of the history of romance entanglement he originally left town to avoid. Living with his cousin, Chase finds himself a contracting job in attempt to restore the local theater, Cameo.
Stella is drowning in her sorrows after her one year anniversary of her divorce caused by her husband cheating on her and leaving her. She is a former beauty queen and trying to be her own person without the glitz and glamour. She is an interior designer by trade and her protective mother sets her up for a job as the interior designer for the restoration project at the Cameo.
The first day of the project, Chase and Stella realize they need to work together. Chase is the boy who dated her sister and cheated on her with her own sister, Stella. The two know each other well, but have a history that may not be so easily reconciled. Can they fix the Cameo with all this history and drama in their backgrounds?
When I started reading Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St Amant, my Kindle told me it would take me over six hours to read it. I was in total shock and wondered how long the book really was! After getting about halfway into the story, it suddenly changed the length of time to one and a half hours. I was much relieved. I still don’t know what was wrong with my Kindle, but it seems all is well now that I’ve completed the book. Ha!
Anyway, I became very attached to the characters in this story as I could find a piece of myself in many characters. Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St Amant is very nicely written and wonderfully ties in the importance of serving the homeless into the deep crevices of the story. I love how this story shares that everyone has a story. A phrase I hear often at church and at work:
“Everyone has a story you know nothing about.”
It is a helpful reminder that just like in Love Arrives in Pieces, people are broken. We all are. And we all need to put our prices together in our own way. Everyone’s story leads to something miraculous. Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St Amant is a Christian fiction book published by Zondervan.