Saturday, January 21, 2023

PRETTY LITTLE PIECES by Carmen Schober, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"The sad truth is that she's not Joanna Gaines, no matter how much anyone says otherwise. JoJo would know how to pull this mess together, but Georgina has no idea where to even begin."

Aspiring television home designer Georgina Havocs's already stressful life has just spiraled out of control. Now she's in panic mode, and barely hanging on to her professional credibility after a nasty what-should-have-been-private-for-normal-people break-up with her longtime boyfriend and co-star Lance Broussard, but the pain went much deeper than that . . . much, much deeper. They had been partners, now they had became competitors for a spot on the same network.

Georgina's search for the "next best home makeover" leads her to Tarragon, Tennessee along with her best friend and a makeshift crew; deciding to renovate a pair of cottages she can only hope that bringing their potential back to life will be a reflection of her own circumstances as well. Meeting Cassidy Stokes however, challenges everything she thought she knew about everything. It's possible that more pieces are about to shatter.

This story has a definite chick-flick vibe with its myriad of characters and circumstantial hiccups. The "meat on the bone" is slathered in some pretty spicy sauce before the true flavor manages to emerge . . . "there is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him." - C. S. Lewis
I couldn't help but like this book, but have to admit that the underlying structure is a bit wobbly at times.

*I purchased the book and was not obligated to provide a positive review.  

BackCover Blurb:
Ambitious influencer Georgina Havoc and her designer beau Lance Broussard have been dubbed the next Chip and Joanna Gaines, but their happily-ever-after falls apart when Lance blindsides her with a "pause." The show must go on, so Georgina takes on the task of renovating a forgotten cottage in the tiny, tight-knit town of Tarragon, Tennessee on her own.

Georgina has a plan to save her relationship--and her show--but a surprise drop-in from her troubled twin sister makes things extra messy. That, and the presence of rugged ex-sniper Cassidy Stokes, who throws a wrench in all her plans.

As she salvages her shattered life, will Georgina retreat to the familiar or embrace a new design? 

Bethany House Publishers, December 6, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Share This Post

How Our Giveaways Work: The Official Rules

We, the ladies of Inkwell Inspirations, would love to give free stuff to everybody. Since we can't, we will often have a giveaway in conjunction with a specific post. Unless otherwise stated, one winner will be drawn from comments left on that post between the date it was published and the end of the giveaway as determined in the post. Entries must be accompanied by a valid email address. This address is used only to contact the commenter in the event that he/she is the winner, and will not be sold, distributed, or used in any other fashion. The odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. NO PURCHASE, PLEDGE, OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.