The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece

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by Carol McCormick
     
 
"Fresh dialogue, realistic characters, a powerful message. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they endure," The Romance Readers Connection

"Inspiring and encouraging. Anyone who desires a restoration to their spirit should read THE MISSING PIECE," Myshelf.com

"A wonderful, heartwarming Christian romance. This is

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"Fresh dialogue, realistic characters, a powerful message. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they endure," The Romance Readers Connection

"Inspiring and encouraging. Anyone who desires a restoration to their spirit should read THE MISSING PIECE," Myshelf.com

"A wonderful, heartwarming Christian romance. This is definitely a story that I recommend to all lovers of Christian romance," Escape to Romance

How does a man pick up the pieces when his world crashes around him? Misplaced priorities shattered his marriage. Problems almost crushed him. Love motivated him to mend the damage, once he found all the pieces.

After only a few months of marriage, Lorraine left Dylan on a wintry night after he'd spent one too many nights out with the guys. Unable to cope with the loss, Dylan escapes the painful feelings by drinking them away. This decision costs him a year-and-a-half of his life after he stops in a little mountain town and ends up in the local jail. When he's released, he returns home in search of a job to get his life - and his wife back.

THE MISSING PIECE is not only a love story about a man who loves a woman, but is also a love story about a merciful God who loves mankind, even when he falls. The novel is an emotionally-charged journey of hope and redemption with a touch of spunk, a hint of humor, and a few twists along the way.

Engaging and inspiring!

2013 Edition

Editorial Reviews

Tracy Farnsworth
With fresh dialogue and realistic characters, The Missing Piece is an honest look at the damage that a relationship can face and the challenge of getting things back on track. Ms. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they endure..a powerful message.
for The Romance Readers Connection
Renee Wampler
The characters in this story are real and give a true account to a relationship in crisis ..inspiring and encouraging. Anyone who desires a restoration to their spirit to read The Missing Piece.
for Myself.com
Chere Gruver
This is a wonderful, heartwarming Christian romance. I especially enjoyed the drastic changes that Dylan underwent. This is definitely a story that I recommend to all lovers of Christian romance.
for Escape to Romance
Tracy Farnsworth ~ The Romance Readers' Connection
“Fresh dialogue…realistic characters…a powerful message. The Missing Piece is an honest look at the damage that a relationship can face and the challenge of getting things back on track. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they endure.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967536811
Publisher:
Celestial Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Harriet Klausner
A real treat. Readers who delight in tales that focus on second chance relationships with the Lord and beloved humans will relish Carol McCormick's heartening novel (Five Stars). — Harriet Klausner

Meet the Author

Carol began writing years ago after reading a ten-page story her grandmother wrote about growing up in the early 1900s. It was then that she began to write down her own stories to share with her daughters someday.

Later, she began to write as a way to draw herself and other people closer to the Lord. Carol writes for Christians to encourage them in their faith. She also writes for those who are unaware of God's grace, to show them how to connect to Him in order to experience His love and goodness. Her writing is applicable to life with its direct, yet sensitive, and oftentimes humorous messages and lessons.

As a certified health coach and a certified personal trainer, she is currently working on a remarkable book that will transform the way you think about health and fitness, and provide the tools to make lasting changes.

Carol has been a speaker for Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries International) for over fifteen years. She is also an international bestselling author who has appeared on regional and Christian television programs and has been a guest on over fifty Christian and secular radio stations.

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The Missing Piece 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Missing Piece is a literary example (even in the fictional world) we all make mistakes. Strong characters and believable scenes keep the short novel moving along. Excellent!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Fredonia, New York, Dylan Clark desperately needs to get his wife Lorraine back, but to do so he must change. However, before he can accomplish his life's quest, he knows he needs employment, but depressingly has no prospects having to count pennies to buy cigarettes. When he sees the note on a convenience store bulletin board that the Green Valley Christian Church seeks a custodian, he expects rejection, but instead Pastor Jacobson hires him.

The church congregation reaches out to Dylan inviting him to dinners, events, and Sunday services. Their outreach begins to provide solace to Dylan who begins to embrace Jesus though he still trips up like any human does. Though he still wants Lorraine at his side, Dylan has found comfort in the Lord. However, perhaps it is the mysterious ways, but an unconscious Dylan finally meets up with Lorraine in the hospital where she works at.

The key to this inspirational second chance at redemption novel is Dylan, who over the course of the plot learns what is really THE MISSING PIECE in his life. He starts off the tale with no hope tenuously clinging to one pathetic goal. Starting with the kindness of the Pastor, over time he begins to change and modifies his goals to something much loftier though he still wants Lorraine with him and he also takes backward steps on his journey. Readers who delight in tales that focus on second chance relationships with the Lord and beloved humans will relish Carol McCormick's heartening novel.

Harriet Klausner

marypett More than 1 year ago
I am so glad that I read this book. Dylan is a man that realized that he took many things in his life for granted. Once this set in ,he began to make changes in the right direction. This story definitely fits in the christian romance genre. You will not be sorry that you read it.