We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Love Arrives in Pieces
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Zondervan 2015
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

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.

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
06/09/2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780310338567
ASIN:
B00KV0ZUX6
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Betsy St. Amant. (2015). Love Arrives in Pieces. Zondervan.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Betsy St. Amant. 2015. Love Arrives in Pieces. Zondervan.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Betsy St. Amant, Love Arrives in Pieces. Zondervan, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Betsy St. Amant. Love Arrives in Pieces. Zondervan, 2015. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
87329f42-47fe-226d-65ce-a35d639f6c4b
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 15:56:40
Date Updated:
Jun 12, 2018 15:56:40
Last Metadata Check:
Jun 26, 2022 07:22:53
Last Metadata Change:
Jun 19, 2022 07:19:31
Last Availability Check:
Jun 26, 2022 07:22:56
Last Availability Change:
Feb 06, 2022 19:06:22
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jun 30, 2022 02:08:35

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Love Arrives in Pieces
crossRefId
1958607
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0354-1/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0354-1/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0354-1/C19/CD1/14/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0354-1/C19/CD1/14/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780310338567
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00KV0ZUX6
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780310338567
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Betsy St. Amant
id
c19cd114-f334-435b-8593-f3e3317e55a1
title
Love Arrives in Pieces
starRating
3.4
dateAdded
2016-12-01T14:38:11.993-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=1958607
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0354-1/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0354-1/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0354-1/C19/CD1/14/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0354-1/C19/CD1/14/{C19CD114-F334-435B-8593-F3E3317E55A1}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: LoveArrivesinPieces_9780310338567_1958607
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 635747
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780310338567
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 06/09/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/love-arrives-in?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: LoveArrivesinPieces_1958607
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00KV0ZUX6
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 06/09/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/love-arrives-in?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: LoveArrivesinPieces_9780310338567_1958607
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1032070
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780310338567
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 06/09/2015
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/love-arrives-in?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: St. Amant, Betsy
      • bioText:

        Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana 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 young daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing. Visit her website at www.betsystamant.com Facebook: BetsySt.Amant Twitter: @betsystamant.

      • name: Betsy St. Amant
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Romance
      • value: Christian Fiction
publishDate
2015-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
06/09/2015
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

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...

isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Love Arrives in Pieces
fullDescription

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.

sortTitle
Love Arrives in Pieces
crossRefId
1958607
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        July 27, 2015
        St. Amant's (All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes) inspirational message, that "brokenness is a method" in God's plan, comes through in this story of two people stepping past their fears of loss to revisit and reconcile errors of the past. In high school, Chase Taylor broke two hearts in the Varland family by flirting with Stella while still dating her sister, Kat. Then he left them both. Now Kat is happily married, while Stella is divorced. Stella struggles to let go of her history as a pageant queen, working as an interior designer while nurturing a secret life as an artist. Chase, having promised himself to live a life of no regrets after his fiancée's death in a car accident, returns to Bayou Bend, La., to restore a landmark theater, surprisingly teaming up with Stella years after their falling-out. They eventually work through the old hurt and awkwardness to talk about the feelings they still have for one another. The details of the design and construction work are unrealistic, and the emotional flow between characters is unsubtle and choppy, but both lovers are likable and warm.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        June 1, 2015

        Stella Varland is a shell of herself after her divorce. Her life and marriage depended on her pageant-queen status, and she is lost without it. Working as an interior designer more out of desperation than it being her dream, Stella lands a project to refinish the old theater in her hometown. Much to her surprise, the contractor on the job is her former love Chase Taylor. Chase has his own demons to fight after his fiancee dies in a tragic accident. When the two realize they have to work together, sparks fly. But neither is able to move forward and pick up the pieces of their lives until they can leave their painful ghosts behind. VERDICT This sequel to All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes focuses on Kat Varland's sister. Its casual, conversational tone and inspirational romance makes for a realistic tale of love lost and found that will attract readers who appreciate Melissa Tagg.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

popularity
60
publisher
Zondervan
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/c19cd114-f334-435b-8593-f3e3317e55a1/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
c19cd114-f334-435b-8593-f3e3317e55a1
starRating
3.5