Beautifully Broken Pieces

Beautifully Broken Pieces

by Catherine Cowles

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A woman who's lost everything.

Taylor is looking for peace and quiet away from the memories of all she's lost. A small mountain town where no one knows her seems like the perfect escape.

A man battling the ghosts of his past.

Walker loves his life just the way it is. His town, his family, his brothers in blue. Everything simple and easy—until a chance encounter changes it all.

When Taylor's solitude is interrupted by the rugged cop, they find that the very thing they were avoiding might be just what they both need. As their iron wills clash and passion flares...a killer lurks.

And you never know who might be caught in the crosshairs.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161797709
Publisher: The PageSmith LLC
Publication date: 02/25/2019
Series: The Sutter Lake Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,009
File size: 609 KB

About the Author

Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she's not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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Beautifully Broken Pieces 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
jjeffrey77 More than 1 year ago
I will shout it from the rooftops on how much I freakin loved this book by this new to me author. I was hooked from the very first page and hated to see it end. Taylor and Walker had been through so much individually and together they healed each other. I loved everything about this book and I would highly recommend to all. This book right here is a top read of 2019 for me and if you all haven’t read it yet...grab it today. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to read the next book in this wonderful series....well done!!
Susan Schuster 3 days ago
great story
Charlene Brown 4 days ago
Loved the story.
judyx3 5 days ago
2 thumbs up!!
Atorian More than 1 year ago
Catherine Cowles did it again with another phenomenal and captivating book. If you read Further to Fall you are introduced to Taylor I’m that book as Carter’s best friend. In this book you get to read about her struggles to cope after her mom passed away and builds a new life in a new town with the deputy chief, Walker Cole, of the police department of the small town and someone the whole town adores. Walker’s eccentric grandma will make you laugh with her schemes and lack of filter. Sutter Home is a usually sleepy town that gets hit with a serial killer. With that comes unexpected turns and Walker with the help of his best friend Tucker do everything they can to keep their town safe and bring justice to whoever is killing the innocent women. This book will warm your heart and keep you wanting to know what happens next especially when there are more killings and they get more personal.
Truddy Hoffmann More than 1 year ago
Wow! Five HUGE stars! I can’t believe this is only Catherine Cowles second book. I’m in love with her style of writing. Every word built a compelling romance and the suspense of the storyline had me rushing to find out who was the villian. I never once figured out who that was until it was revealed. I love a love story/mystery combination, especially when the plot isn’t rushed but instead just unfolds at the perfect pace. I can’t wait to see how Catherine grows as a writer because she’s already brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like that it took time to develop the characters before they just sprang into each other. It was a fun read & the characters were fun to watch grow & go through some tough experiences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WLRagan More than 1 year ago
Taylor has had her world shattered with the loss of her mom. Her best friends, Carter, Austin and Liam, finally convince her to get away with them to Sutter Lake. Doesn’t take long until she realizes this might be just the place to try and heal her broken heart. Walker is a local lawman who has had his heart broken in the past. Can these two heal their broken pieces? Catherine Cowles made me laugh, cry and absolutely fall in love with Walker and Taylor as well as the rest of the Cole family. This story has the perfect mix of romance and mystery. The author does a great job of grabbing you from the beginning and keep you all the way to the end. I love her style and can’t wait to read the rest of this series!
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
5 brilliant stars! Review by Nancy Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog A beautifully written, heart pumping story! Beautifully Broken Pieces by Catherine Cowles is nothing short of perfection. I was sucked in from the very first page, became completely submerged in her writing and could not put the book down! This book is so much more than a love story. It had my heart racing a million miles a minute. There is so much suspense, agony, love, hate, and lust. It is one big ball of emotions. Catherine Cowles threw me a curveball I was not expecting, but it made me love the story that much more. Taylor has had a rough go at life. She is beautiful, smart and all alone. After her mother's passing, she puts up a wall and tries to keep everyone out. But her friends are not having it. They try to rescue what is left of the beautiful person they know Taylor to be. Taking her away to a small mountain town, they expect her to find peace and quiet. What Taylor finds is an escape and the solitude she is wanting. She then decides to make her trip permanent. Little did she know solitude is far from what she will continue to get. Walker had his heart broken at an early age. He loves his life but keeps women at arm's length. He already had his “one” true love and life took her from him. Walker is an amazing, caring, handsome man that every girl would be lucky to have. The problem is: he is not interested. That is until he meets Taylor. He sees her as no one else does. He sees her pain and hurt. It is the same one he once experienced, the loss of a loved one. As much as Taylor pushes him away, Walker is going to make sure he breaks through her walls. Little do they know, there is someone lurking in the shadows. A menacing evil waiting for the perfect opportunity to take away the happiness they found in each other. Catherine Cowles has made a fan out of me. This book is the first in the Sutter Lake series and I cannot wait to see what the next book will bring! This book is extremely captivating! I did not have it in me to set it down! Hands down one of my favorite reads this year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully Broken Pieces is book one in the Sutter Lake series. You will see that one of the main characters in this story, Taylor who is BF with Carter (from another book by this author-Further to Fall) appear in this story; however, you do not need to read that book to read this story or to fall in love with the secondary characters. But…the bonus is if you have read the other book then you know instantly that seeing Carter, her hubby Austin and Liam again is awesome. It’s a sweet piece of chocolate either way if this is your first time meeting these characters or not! Taylor is dealing with the loss of her mom and is basically a shell of herself so what do good friends do? Well they try to help get you out of your funk! It is decided that they will take a little vacation to help Taylor out of her environment and hopefully it will get her to become herself again while overcoming the loss. She loves her friends dearly, but wants to be alone and knows they mean well though, but doesn’t think she will heal anytime soon. What she finds out though is that she loves Sutter Lake and will be extending her stay when her friends go back. Walker is a Deputy Chief in town and his family owns a ranch which happens to be where Taylor will be extending her stay by renting a small cottage on their ranch. He suffers from his own loss from years ago that still haunts him, but something sparks when he sees Taylor and knows he needs to get to know her whether it is as friends or it leads to more when they are both ready. The town gets quite a scare and that is putting it mildly cause holy smokes that was scary and has you sitting on the edge of the seat hoping it didn’t go down and repeat history! I won’t say more so that you get the full emotions reading this story. Loved seeing the characters from her prior book and meeting new characters in here. This story was Beautifully written even thought it broke us like the characters, but don’t worry the author Pieces your Broken self-back in the end. I look forward to reading more by this author as both books to date are beyond five star reads and her writing is not only beautiful, but tells a story that helps others may have been in similar situations.
paytonpuppy More than 1 year ago
Taylor Lawson’s mother has passed away and she doesn’t know if she will be able to recover. Her good friends are concerned for her, but she needs time alone, to heal and to grieve. She ends up in Sutter Lake and believes she has found the perfect place. Walker Cole, Deputy Chief of Police in the small town, has his own tragic past and has not yet found a way to completely deal with the death of the woman who he was going to marry years ago. Walker feels an attraction to Taylor, although she makes it clear that she is not interested…at least not now. When young women turn up missing and a serial killer is believed to be responsible, Walker will be working to find the killer and worried about Taylor’s safety. Not everything is as it seems and the killer may be closer than they know. A very enjoyable romantic suspense with a twist that I didn’t see coming. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Beautifully Broken Pieces is book one of the Sutter Lake series by Catherine Cowles. This is my second book by Catherine. I first read Further To Fall and fell in love with it. With all the love I had for the first book, though, I think I loved this one even more! Taylor Lawson is best friends with Carter whom we met in Further To Fall. Taylor has spent the last two years in Texas caring for her sick mother. It’s been three months now since her mother has passed. Taylor has given everything in the last two years and now all she has is the pain of loss. Carter and her husband Austin and their friend Liam decide that what Taylor needs is a vacation. So they all head off to the cozy Oregon town of Sutter Lake. Taylor loves her friends but she is tired of the way they look at her, at the way they worry about saying the wrong thing. She just wants to be alone. Because if you are alone, if you isolate yourself away from others, then you can’t feel loss if you lose them like she did her mother. She falls in love with this wonderful small town. She feels more peaceful here than she has in a long time and decides she wants to stay for a year. Walker Cole is the Deputy Chief of police in Sutter Lake. His family owns a huge ranch and it’s on his family’s property that Taylor rents a small cottage. The first time he sees her he’s intrigued. Walker has suffered loss himself. It’s been ten years but he never completely got over his loss. But, there is something about this woman he just met that gets under his skin and wakes him up in a way he hasn’t felt in a long time. “Taylor Lawson was fire and ice. And the combination had intrigued me from the moment I met her.” The entire Cole family sort of adopts Taylor but she still tries to keep herself at a distance. Where Taylor used to despise exercise, she now runs or swims like her life depends on it. As far as she’s concerned, it does. It’s the only time she feels peace! Walker has decided that he wants to get to know her better, that he can’t ignore his growing feelings for her but he knows he is going to have to go slow or he’ll scare her away. “I don’t have my guard up.” “Oh honey, your guard is up so high, you can’t even see over it. But, maybe one of these days, you’ll lower it enough to see that letting people really know you isn’t the worst thing.” While Taylor and Walker are trying to find their way to one another, their little town is shaken up by the disappearance and murder of local women. Walker is torn between feeling the happiest he’s felt in his life when he’s with Taylor and at the same time, dealing with the gruesome facts his job forces him to face. “You are here for me. You made me smile on a day when I thought that would be impossible. And when I feel your body next to mine, my soul settles somehow. I feel at peace. So, you are here for me in every way I need.” I’ll stop here because you need to find the rest out for yourself, because this is an amazing book and you just HAVE to read it! I loved getting to spend some time with Austin and Carter from Further To Fall. There is a new character in this book that I am already pretty much in love with, Tucker, Walker’s best friend. I’m told I might be seeing him in a future book and I can’t wait. The next book, though, will be Liam’s book, Beautifully Broken Life. I am so excited to get his story. But, back to this book, I loved Taylor’s journey as she dealt with her grief.