Picking Up the Pieces




      Picking Up the Pieces
One terrible decision leads to another and the Parker and Quinlan families find out what it means to be in total despair In a moment of recklessness, Blake Quinlan does something he never should The bitter consequences of his impulse will reverberate through the rest of his life unless he learns to deal with his past Without warning, Claire Parker s world shatters One horrific event leads to a choice that she can never forget She must find a source of strength and forgiveness to help her recover or she will never again be the happy person she once was Moving forwards there is still hope A triumphant story about forgiveness, new beginnings and the power of love that cuts straight to the heart. Download Picking Up the Pieces – heartforum.co.uk

Award winning author Paula Vince loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction She stirs her stories with mystery, romance, drama and suspense to create something delectably special A wife and homeschooling mother of three children, she resides in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, a beautiful spot for inspiration with its breath taking scenery and four distinct seasons.Paula s quest is to provide quality faith inspired fiction set in Australia Her quest started way back when, as a Uni student, she discovered the writing of American Christian fiction authors She wants to provide similar enjoyable reads that highlight her own country.Her novel Picking up the Pieces won the religious fiction section of the 2011 International Book Awards.Her novel Best Forgotten was winner of the 2011 CALEB Award in the fiction category and also overall winner for the year.Her novel Imogen s Chance April 2014 won third place in the Book Club Network s Readers Choice Book of the Month Award for September, 2014.

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  • Paperback
  • 362 pages
  • Picking Up the Pieces
  • Paula Vince
  • English
  • 08 April 2018
  • 1921633166

10 thoughts on “ Picking Up the Pieces

  1. Susan Barnes says:

    Picking up the pieces is a very brave book, tackling the subject of rape in a Christian context takes a great deal of courage There are also many other issues this book raises the dysfunctionality of families, the effects of alcohol, what does forgiveness mean, to mention a few Yet Paula Vince handles all these andwith a great deal of skill and insightfulness The story begins with Claire being raped and left to literally pick up the pieces of her life She moves to Melbourne to stay Picking up the pieces is a very brave book, tackling the subject of rape in a Christian context takes a great deal of courage There are also many other issues this book raises the dysfunctionality of families, the effects of alcohol, what does forgiveness mean, to mention a few Yet Paula Vince handles all these andwith a great deal of skill and insightfulness The story begins with Claire being raped and left to literally pick u...

  2. Omega Writers says:

    Two reviews from our CALEB reviewers 1 This absorbing story hows how the ripples spread wide It is a bit churchy in places, but for a Christian audience this would not be a problem.Bookseller s Choice reviewer CALEB Prize 2 On his first date quiet and introverted teenager Blake Quinlan succumbs to a devastating crime of passion The next seven years sees two families distraught and torn apart by blame, bitterness and remorse Set mainly in the Adelaide Hills Picking up the Pieces by Paula Two reviews from our CALEB reviewers 1 This absorbing story hows how the ripples spread wide It is a bit churchy in places, but for a Christian audience this would not be a problem.Bookseller s Choice reviewer CALEB Prize 2 On his first date quiet and introverted teenager Blake Quinlan succumbs to a devastating crime of passion The next seven years sees two families distraught and torn apart ...

  3. Catherine J says:

    As I read Picking up the Pieces the realization of the book s direction dawned on me I thought She s not going there but she did And she pulled it off This story has depth and leaves you thinking long after you ve finished reading T...

  4. Rose Dee says:

    Somehow I have missed reviewing this book here I read Picking up the Pieces over a year ago now, and the story is as vibrant in my mind now as it was then What can I say that is a good book Can t wait to read Paula Vince s new release, Imogen s Chance.

  5. Michelle says:

    Paula tackles the hard topic of rape and forgiveness in this novel Not my favourite of Paula s novels but a great read all the same Challenging at times this novel would suit the Christian reader 3 1 2 stars

  6. Ruth Bonetti says:

    This book tackles tough topics with sensitivity and doesn t dodge realities The characters are believable and it s well written.

  7. Adele Jones says:

    Picking Up the Pieces is a work of fiction that braves some daunting topics Alcoholism, physical abuse, family dysfunction, rape, abortion and religious legalism are just some of the issues that stem from a set up date between Claire Parker, a naive girl raised in a legalistic Christian home, and Blake Quinlan, a troubled young man from an abusive family with dysfunctional role models.When alcohol, false expectations, flirting and insecurity collide, date rape leaves the two young people with Picking Up the Pieces is a work of fiction that braves some daunting topics Alcoholism, physical abuse, family dysfunction, rape, abortion and religious legalism are just some of the issues that stem from a set up date between Claire Parker, a naive girl raised in a legalistic Christian home, and Blake Quinlan, a troubled young man from an abusive family with dysfunctional role models.When alcohol, false expectations, flirting and insecurity collide, date rape leaves the two young people with shattered lives and dreams Alone with their trauma and isolated by families that simply don t understand, over time their pain deepens and grows Desperate for healing, they eventually find themselves at the same Christian event f...

  8. Paula Vince says:

    This is the first book I ever had published so it will always have a soft spot for me It goes as a set with The Risky Way Home and A Design of Gold but I wrote it as a stand alone novel, and you can read each of them that way As for the ranking, if an author doesn t give her own book 5 stars, how can she expect anyone else to I wanted to explore the notion that an essentially good hearted person may snap and commit a horrible crime, totally out of character, on the spur of the moment If This is the first book I ever had published so it will always have a soft spot for me It goes as a set with T...

  9. Zachary Dorward says:

    I wanted to give this book a higher rating because it is so beautifully written and covers such a sensitive topic in a way that handles it well.However, a couple of scenes absolutely traumatised me and I haven t been able to read it a second time because of that Not a book to read when you re in a tough place emotionally, and you should probably it entirely avoid if you re a r pe survivor.I ha...

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