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- Print Length: 324 pages
- Publisher: The PageSmith LLC (February 25, 2019)
- Publication Date: February 25, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07KXC8R7B
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"A small-town romance that gripped me from the very first page. I fell in love with these characters, with the writing, and with this unexpected story. I can't recommend it enough! 6 Stars!" - Alessandra Torre, New York Times Bestseller
"A tender, steamy and poignant love story with a healthy dose of cleverly-plotted mystery and suspense that will keep you guessing until the very end...absolutely fantastic." - Mary Dube, Frolic
"After spending the weekend discovering Catherine Cowles' writing for the very first time, I walked away knowing I would read every single thing this talented new author ever writes." Natasha is a Book Junkie
"Phenomenal and captivating." Anelise, Goodreads Reviewer
"THIS IS A MUST READ ❤❤ Trust me you will fall in love from the moment you read that Prologue." Daisy, Goodreads Reviewer
"Fans of Kristen Ashley and Devney Perry will really love this one." - Garden Of REden
"Sexy and emotional." Gladys, Goodreads Reviewer
"This book is and will remain one of my favorite romances of all time. If you consider yourself a romance fan, you need to read Beautifully Broken Pieces." Lissanne, The Romance Shelf Book Blog
"You could feel the chemistry between Taylor & Walker on every page. This book is a must read!" Michelle, Goodreads Reviewer
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The dedication for this book devastated me and the prologue gutted me, so I knew this was going to be an unparalleled experience. I rarely get emotional when reading a book, even those deemed “ugly cry" by others, but this one hits so close to home that, were I a writer, I could have written much of the sentiment myself. This is a story of loss, grief, pain and fear, but also of healing, hope, courage and new beginnings. It takes the reader from the darkest of lows with the raw, jagged pain abrading her heart, to the spectacularly stunning highs of acceptance, contentment and peace that all bathe the heart in the most beautiful of lights. As if that’s not enough, Cowles then adds in well-timed humor, past-relationship conflict, nail-biting drama and intense suspense with shocking twists that make it impossible to set this book aside.
Taylor has lost her mother after a long battle with illness. Her friends mean well, but Taylor is weary of the careful comments and their pity-filled gazes, so while on vacation with them, she decides to stay in the small mountain town of Sutter Lake. She's so tired of hurting, and she thinks life will be easier to endure alone. At least she won’t have to worry about losing anyone else she loves. But in hardening her heart to avoid another loss, she fails to see that she’s robbing herself of the love and soul-deep connections with people who really matter to her.
Walker Cole knowns a thing or two about loss. His childhood friend, high school sweetheart and fiancée was murdered several years ago and, as a police officer, her unsolved case still haunts him. Sure, after all this time, he dates, but at the first hint of serious he ends it. He doesn’t think anyone will ever take Julie's place, until the feisty, stubborn, “short-stack" of a gal moves into his family's rental cabin and manages to get under his skin. But he sees the fear behind her beautiful eyes and those mile-high walls she's erected and vows to take things slowly.
I can’t find the words to express this book's immense impact, nor can I begin to do it justice. It will have poignant resonance with anyone who has experienced loss and offer keen insight about the process of healing grief and moving forward. Cowles’ competency in capturing emotions with words is unexpected and her ability to breathe life into a story is a true gift. I was so impressed with her work that I immediately bought the previous book and started reading it. This book has many elements, all done exceptionally well – romance, steamy chemistry, fantastic secondary characters, drama and suspense – that it's guaranteed to delight any reader's heart! Get your 1-Click (and highlighting) finger ready, and don’t miss the chance to start experiencing this phenomenal book that will fill your heart, touch your soul, and offer hope. For my part, I’ll be eagerly anticipating this author’s next release and sending her a great, big return hug. ;-)
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3.5 Short-cake Stars
Walker Cole is a simple man, content with his life. His family, work, and his town, fill his days. He finds he can never really let go of the past, and it has shaped how he looks at his future. But when a women with sad eyes and her guard up comes to town, something sparks in Walker, and suddenly he can't see anything but her. Doesn’t want to. His eyes are open and Taylor is there. She makes him feel hope for more, and helps him heal a little at a time.
Walker and Taylor sweep into each others life's when they needed it most. And no matter how much they try to stay away, they call out to each other and the need to surround themselves with one another is too strong to ignore.
I’m in love with these two. Such passionate characters. Who have both faced loss, a loss that changed them. They built a barrier around their hearts. But together they break through those broken pieces one moment, one kiss, one touch at a time. They’re connection is real and sweet and sexy and they brought so much love and life to each chapter.
Walker is one rugged, handsome cop. He is so very sweet, sexy and protective. Such a swoon-worthy hero. A perfect book boyfriend! Taylor was a fierce and vulnerable character to connect with. Her guarded heart, her pain, her strength, and her sweet heart made it so easy to love her.
Beautifully Broken Pieces was such a fantastic story. I have SO much love for this book and these characters. This story is full of love, family, hope and second chances. Mixed with suspense, some angst and mystery, you have a book that you won't be able to set down, I know I couldn't.
Catherine Cowles writing style reminds me of a cross between Cambria Hebert and Devney Perry, two of my absolute favorites. But with her own fresh style, that's gripping and addictive. She brought life to each of these amazing characters in such a genuine way, that they felt SO real. So I can definitely say I’m adding Catherine Cowles to my absolute favorites list! I am hooked and I can’t wait to read even more phenomenal books by this fantastic author.
Top international reviews
Walker's family especially his gran were fab in this, and added a wonderful layer to the tale, as did Taylor's friends.
As they begin to let their walls down, and build a relationship that is lovely to watch, danger gets closer and closer to Taylor - someone isn't happy about her relationship with Walker, and someone else is keen to hunt her.
Delightfully surprised by the book and the main characters, found myself drawn in and lost in the pages of the story! See myself re-reading this more than once.
So much grief, sadness, anxiety and love in the pages of this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word.
Taylor is grief stricken and running away from life, friends and any emotion. She wants to live a solitary life after losing her Mother. Pushing everyone away made me want to shout at her. She has a fabulous set up in Sutter Lake; Walker and all of his family are simply wonderful, why not accept their love?
Walker. What can I say about this super sexy cop? He is everything. I’d keep him in an instant; him and his quirky family.
The writing had me on the edge of my seat and sobbing into my pillow a few times. Emotions are rife in my heart right now.
This is my first book by Catherine Cowles but I kinda need to see if there are any more books from the characters of Sutter Lake.
Taylor and her friends go to Sutter Lake as she needs peace after a bereavement. But she also needs to escape her well meaning friends and find peace within herself. So, she rents a cottage, and then as departure day draws closers she tells her friends she will be staying when they leave.
This cottage is on Walker Cole's family lands. He's a policeman. And he finds Taylor very appealing.
And so begins a sort of dance, one step forward, one step back, as they work out how it's going to go.
Meanwhile, a killer is on the loose and Walker's involved in the hunt for him...
This story has it all - romance, anticipation, humour, friendship, drama and a damned good mystery!
I can't wait for Book 2 to be released!
Romance is my preferred genre and its not often Infind an author to shout about. The love story was swoon worthy, the characters had substance and strong backgrounds, and the sub plots were strong. The element of thriller snd mystery kept me in suspence and the missirection is throughly thought oit and planned. I normally catch plot twists and who done its, but this was thoroughly entertaining.
I read the entire series straight after amd wasnt let down.
Well worth the investment to have the collection in your library!
This is my second book by Catherine Cowles and it definitely won't be my last. Beautifully broken pieces is a story about two broken souls, Walker and Taylor, that found each other and together were able to heal their broken hearts.
If you love small town romance, suspense and mystery, then this is the book for you.
This book had me experiencing so many emotions to was a truly wonderful read.
Catherine's writing just flows and she draws you into her words with a fabulous storyline.