The Missing Piece (Inspirational Love Story) [NOOK Book]

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2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER: Reader's Favorite International Book Award for Christian Romance. The Missing Piece by international bestselling author Carol McCormick.

"Fresh dialogue, realistic characters, a powerful message. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they ...
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The Missing Piece (Inspirational Love Story)

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Overview


2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER: Reader's Favorite International Book Award for Christian Romance. The Missing Piece by international bestselling author 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 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!
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Editorial Reviews

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.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013699472
  • Publisher: Celestial Press
  • Publication date: 5/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 163,767
  • File size: 344 KB

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 personal trainer and a lifestyle and weight management coach, 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 has also appeared on regional and Christian television programs and has been a guest on over fifty Christian and secular radio stations.

For more information visit:

www.carolmccormick.com

www.facebook.com/carolmccormick.themissingpiece
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    I really needed this now

    Nicely done Carol!!! Your writing gift coupled with the Lord's inspiration really gave me the shot in the arm I needed at this time in my life. Please pray for me. I want to be a better man for my wife and family.

    Al

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2005

    Fiction @ It's Best!

    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!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A real treat

    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.<P> 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.<P> 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.<P> Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

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    I just had to keep reading...and when I couldn't I was thinking

    I just had to keep reading...and when I couldn't I was thinking about Dylan and Lorraine and their life/faith journeys. What a great story, full of redemption and hope. Real, honest and faith-filled characters that were easy to relate to and learn from. Great writing from Carol McCormick! Looking forward to her next book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Exceptional christian story

    Really touched me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    The Missing Piece

    Good read; inspirational; makes you think about the concepts discussed in the book; Yes, it a love story but it is not your usual boy meets girl, fall in love, with problems; It is much more than that. I have recently began reading 'Christian' fiction/romance; this book is better than several I have read thus far.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

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    I stopped reading half way through this book. It became so ridiculous. Dylan constantly begging god to solve his problems. Woe is me. I saw Dylan as an extremely weak person who couldn't function unless he uttered god's name. Then there was his wife Lorriane, so ready willing and able to take him back into her life, another sign of weakness on her part. If you are an extremely religious person then this book is for you. Dylan's out of body expierence and how beautiful heaven was. I couldn't continue reading, because I already knew how the book would end.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Dylan Clark has just

    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite

    Dylan Clark has just been released after 18 months in jail for public intoxication, destruction of property and beating up the sheriff's brother. Destitute, with only his bus fare given by his loving mother, Dylan comes back to his home town of Fredonia, New York. He has loved Lorraine Crawford since she was a teenager. Dylan and Lorraine marry despite her family's disapproval, but Dylan's out of control drinking and the death of their baby girl, Amanda, cause Lorraine to leave him and go back to college for her nurses' training. Now as soon as their divorce is final, Lorraine will marry Dr. Randy Mitchell from Mercy Hospital where she works. Dylan gets a job as custodian at a local church where the pastor and the congregation welcome him with genuine warmth. Dylan keeps slipping back to drink and finally uses a church check illicitly. Pastor Jacobson invites Dylan to attend church services. Dylan goes, feels his life might turn around and he asks God for forgiveness and to guide his life. But can Dylan stay on the straight and narrow and maybe win Lorraine back into his life even though her wedding to Dr. Mitchell is on the horizon?

    &quot;The Missing Piece&quot; is a well-written story of Christian life and love. Dylan, Lorraine, and the other characters in this story are totally believable and suit the story nicely. Dylan has his backslidings until he really accepts God into his life and works at his faith. The plot line moves smoothly to the book's concluding pages as Dylan and Lorraine's reunion does not come too quickly or easily. &quot;The Missing Piece&quot; is a love story that readers everywhere will enjoy. It is not preachy, it is for real!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Loved it

    Loved every word of this story of how God can take the worst sinner, the worst situation, and turn all around. Clean romance, one couple's journey to find each other again and find God along the way. It wasn't the best book I've read, not the best written, but something about it made me shut everything out while I crawled into it. Review by CherishD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Sweet story

    Good read. Lots of inspiration. I enjoyed this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Book That Touches Your Sole

    I am going to read this book again and again. I wish I had bought the hard copy so I could pass it around for others to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    I am so glad that I read this book. Dylan is a man that realized

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    the best lobe story i have evee Best love story i ever read

    This book was hard to put down

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    This is a beautiful, spiritual love story.  It is inspirational

    This is a beautiful, spiritual love story.  It is inspirational and reinforces that forgiveness and faith can overcome seemingly impossible obstacles.   

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    I could not put it down. Christian romance at its finest. Love i

    I could not put it down. Christian romance at its finest. Love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Must check it out

    This was a well written book that was inspirational story writen about love and going forward.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    I loved this book . 

    I loved this book . 


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Sweet

    Good story showing that having God at the center of your relationship can help you rise above any problems. Good love story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Spirit

    Was a sweet read. Very predictable and cliched, but had a few good things that kept it going. Glad it was short, was ready for it to end. Just too syrupy for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    I love it so much but you get what i am saying right.

    U love it so much you should adit

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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