From the author of the bestselling Miller's Creek novels comes this Christian Christmas beach book about finding God's peace in life's pieces.
A young military mom and wife of a naval aviator longs for a white Christmas--and she doesn't mean yet another white sandy beach near where her husband is stationed. Grateful for a recent promotion that should keep her man stateside, Liv eagerly anticipates the first family Christmas in several years with her husband, daughter, and extended family.
Then her military marriage undergoes trial by fire as her husband is deployed for an undetermined amount of time right before the holidays, leaving Liv and her little girl in pieces.
Can Liv find God's peace in the midst of life's pieces? Will the secret she's harboring lead to tragedy? And what miracle will take place during story time with her daughter?
Grab your copy of this feel good novella about our heroine's journey into the greatest story ever told.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
"Cathy has done a masterful job of weaving characters and storyline, making this a story that will be enjoyed and talked about for some time."
"I enjoyed Pieces on Earth so very much, from both a fictional standpoint and also because of its spiritual themes. In this novella, Cathy has beautifully combined the power of story with one of the best presentations of the gospel message that I’ve ever seen."
"This sweet story packs a powerful message into its pages and I highly recommend it to all readers. For quality of writing, entertainment, and spiritual impact, 5 stars."
"It is a must read any time of the year, but especially recommended during the Christmas season."
"This was an enlightening and heart tugging novella. Just know that you should have that box of tissues handy when you read this. Thank you, Ms Bryant, for sharing your talent with us. We eagerly await your next book."
"This book was superb! Besides being just a wonderful Christmas story to read, I loved the "Big Story" that the main character told to her four-year-old daughter. The overall plan that God has in order to "fix people" from their "broken pieces" was so simple and yet so profound. Great job!"
"I want everyone to read this book. Being a novella makes it an easy book to work into this busy season. If you like a meaty book, well written, personal, inspirational, and informative, this is it."
Christian Christmas novella
Women's Religious Fiction
Christian women's fiction
Inspirational women's fiction
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About the Author
Christian author Cathy Bryant enjoys spinning tales set in the fictional town of Miller's Creek, Texas, where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth's front porch beckons. When she's not writing, you'll find her spending time with family, wrangling chickens, rummaging through junk stores, or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at CathyBryantBooks.wordpress.com..
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very amazing story. Was praying the whole time for the best ending.
A good read for all ages!
I have read several books written by this author and they are all winners. This author writes her books as a ministry. Her writing is purposeful and heart touching. Her characters not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Faith in God is an integral part of their lives. Even when the characters are fumbling and faltering in their relationship and walk in Christ, they are still in earnest about getting right with God. Pieces on Earth is a beautiful novella about a Mom and daughter's struggle to make sense of their lives when their husband and father does not come home after being deployed in Afghanistan. They feel broken in pieces and try hard to carry on, especially since Liv is expecting a baby. To help her 4-year-old daughter, Liv begins to tell her the gospel story from the beginning of the Bible in such a way that the child can understand. Each night the discussion between them helps not only little Chesney see the big picture, but helps Liv gain some fresh perspectives herself. Other losses are experienced in the group of Navy wives and they reach out to help each other. Then Liv's risky pregnancy takes a turn for the worse and the doctor has placed her on bed rest for the remainder of the term. Liv couldn't believe that her life could reach any lower point than this. She felt she was drying up like a desert. I loved this story. For a novella, it is well plotted out, has great points to make, and carries a great message. The simple plot helps the reader contemplate our lives and what our purpose is. The book focuses on character development over action and aims its message toward our hearts rather than offers only entertainment.
Highly recommend this beautiful, heart warming story. This story will have the reader laugh sometimes, crying at other times. A unique way to tell THE STORY.