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Broken Things

Broken Things

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by Andrea Boeshaar

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Award-winning author Andrea Boeshaar takes readers into the world of a woman who comes face to face with broken relationships of the past.

An old photograph prompts Allison Drake Littenberg to return to Chicago to mend fences with family members and friends, particularly Jack Callahan, the handsome cop she left back in 1969. Now, 30 years later, Jack is bitter from


Award-winning author Andrea Boeshaar takes readers into the world of a woman who comes face to face with broken relationships of the past.

An old photograph prompts Allison Drake Littenberg to return to Chicago to mend fences with family members and friends, particularly Jack Callahan, the handsome cop she left back in 1969. Now, 30 years later, Jack is bitter from bad decisions and a nasty divorce. Even so, Allie prays that God will use her own broken past to touch his life - and the life of a dying, abused, and disheartened woman who, Allie realizes, is the key to unlocking answers to decades of questions.

Can she reach them both? Will God use her to successfully open Jack's locked heart?

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Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Andrea Boeshaar has been married for over 30 years. She and her husband Daniel have 3 grown sons and 4 grandchildren.

Andrea has been writing stories and poems since she was a little girl; however, it wasn't until 1991, after she became a Christian, that she answered God's call to write exclusively for the Christian market. Since then Andrea has had more than 25 novels published as well as numerous novellas and nonfiction pieces.

Andrea served on the Advisory Board of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and is one of the organization's cofounders. In addition to her own writing, Andrea is a certified life coach and helps writers organize, prioritize, set goals, and work toward publication. For more about Andrea, visit her web site at:

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Broken Things 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
PattiShene More than 1 year ago
Broken Things explores the subject of forgiveness. It delves into past hurts, broken family relationships, and disappointment. The general theme that nothing is impossible with God comes through clearly.I especially enjoyed the way the various hurting relationships developed throughout the book, that of Allie and Jack, Jack and his son, Allie’s past history of domestic violence,  and Allie’s relationship with her half-sisters. The author brings two very different women together and leads the reader back through the years that links their pasts together. Allie is a memorable character who stands up for the rights of the elderly. She is instrumental in healing old wounds and knitting broken relationships. Her story is supported by strong characters who add drama and emotion to the novel. I recommend this book to readers who like to read about the healing power of God’s love and His ability to mend even the most shattered of broken relationships.
Anne_Baxter_Campbell More than 1 year ago
Another great book. Andrea Boeshaar has done herself proud with this one. It's one of her older books, but still just wonderful. Have I ever mentioned I love being a book reviewer? It's been thirty years since Allie's been to Chicago, but it's time. A consulting job at a hospital there provides another incentive. There are two stepsisters, two friends, and a man she left behind. It's time to heal some relationships she unceremoniously dumped so many years ago. Some aren't so willing to mend the torn fabrics of the past, though. One stepsister is willing, but the other hurls snide remarks like knife-edged boomerangs. The guy she dumped is not so sure he wants to expose his heart to her again. While Allie's walk with the Lord had deepened, Jack's had gone down the proverbial tubes. Her stepsisters both needed a dose of the Lord, too. And then there is this woman at the hospital. She's dying. Alone. Two daughters, but they refuse to come see her. She seems determined to make everyone else as miserable as she is, so maybe it's no wonder. Can Allie make a difference in their lives? Is there a way to heal the broken things, to bring Jesus into their pictures? Is this why God opened the doors for Allie?
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully 'cleanly' written book about challenges and choices we make in life and the directions they often lead us. All though this is slightly Utopian in nature it is more uplifting than depressing. It would also be a good book for book clubs with a variety of discussion topics. Allie has an opportunity to reconnect with others from her past and re conciliate any wrongs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first book of a wonderful series. We meet a woman with a past full of hurt and causing hurts. How can she make up for all she has done? Especially to the man she still loves? Jack wants nothing to do with the woman from his past who inflicted deep wounds in his heart. Nor with the God he thought loved him. But surrounded by a son in the ministry and the woman he led to the Lord, how can he keep his stand? And his heart? Excellent book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Andrea Boeshaar writes stories that truly grip the reader¿s heart. In Book One of her Faded Photographs Series, entitled Broken Things, Boeshaar tackles real life problems in the lives of her fictional characters. She does not sugar-coat painful topics such as divorce, pre-marital sex and its tragic consequences, childlessness, shattered dreams, abysmal self-esteem, verbal and physical abuse, and terminal illness. This kind of story would be a real soap opera except for one vital ingredient: God. Through each heartbreaking situation, the author demonstrates God¿s love, care, and guidance for those who will only listen for His voice. But not every heartache is solved -- nor solved easily, and not everyone lives happily ever after. As in life, Boeshaar shows the hard consequences of wrong choices. A masterfully written story. Readers will come away feeling as if God has spoken directly to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BROKEN THINGS is a book that touches the heart of the reader....well written, lovable characters and a twisting plot makes this book top-of-the-line
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boeshear's book allows readers an inside view of Christians struggling with real issues. Hurt and disappointment find healing. This book is a must read for people who've been rejected in love. EK
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has ever suffered through a broken relationship will find encouragement and comfort in Andrea Boeshaar's Broken Things, a story of hope for today's world. The characters are warm and genuine, and one cannot help rooting for them as the plot unfolds. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hidden Things is a book that reflects the real struggles we all face from our past. Christian character development is real, the Gospel message is clear, and it's a 'touchable book' even for the person searching for faith. It's artfully written.