Pretty Little Pieces
Sometimes it takes everything falling apart . . .
Ambitious influencer Georgina Havoc and her designer boyfriend have been dubbed "the next Chip and Joanna Gaines"--a power couple that flip homes all over Nashville--and they plan to merge their unique styles into their new home renovation show. But their relationship falls apart when he blindsides her with a "pause." Forced to convince the network to take a chance on her as a solo star, Georgina takes on the task of renovating a forgotten cottage in the tiny, tight-knit town of Tarragon, Tennessee.
Facing one heartache and setback after another, Georgina moves forward with her plan to rebuild her life and save her career, but a surprise drop-in from her troubled twin sister makes things extra messy. The unexpected presence of rugged ex-sniper Cassidy Stokes also threatens to bring all the walls that she's built crashing down.
As she puts the pieces of her previously perfect life back together, will Georgina retreat to the familiar or boldly embrace a new design?
"Carmen Schober is a fresh new voice in Christian fiction! A much-needed author with poignant stories for this day and age!"--JAIME JO WRIGHT, Christy Award-winning author
Schober (After She Falls) delivers a satisfying contemporary romance set in the high-stakes world of reality TV. Nashville couple Lance Broussard and Georgina Havoc live it up as the stars of home design reality TV shows. After Georgina has a miscarriage, Lance decides he needs a break from their relationship, leaving Georgina feeling abandoned by him and unsure of her faith in God. Their TV network asks Lance and Georgina to compete against each other for a spot in the lineup, and the less popular Georgina faces an uphill battle. She teams with her best friend Poppy and travels to Tarragon, Tenn., to fix up a cottage for her pilot episode. While there, she hits it off with Cassidy, a widower and recovering alcoholic, but Georgina isn't sure if she agrees with his strict Christian fundamentalist outlook and has reservations about his career as a military sniper. Then Lance asks Georgina for another chance and offers her a huge career opportunity, pushing her to decide whether she wants him or Cassidy and what role God should play in her life. Schober excels at depicting Georgina's growth as a person and how her relationship with Cassidy deepens her connection with God. This pleasing inspirational charms.