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The Beauty of Broken Things Kindle Edition
United by tragedy, can two broken souls make each other whole?
After the tragic loss of his wife, Helen, Luke Hansard is desperate to keep her memory alive. In an effort to stay close to her, he reaches out to an online friend Helen often mentioned: a reclusive photographer with a curious interest in beautiful but broken objects. But first he must find her—and she doesn’t want to be found.
Orla Kendrick lives alone in the ruins of a remote Suffolk castle, hiding from the haunting past that has left her physically and emotionally scarred. In her fortress, she can keep a safe distance from prying eyes, surrounded by her broken treasures and insulated from the world outside.
When Luke tracks Orla down, he is determined to help her in the way Helen wanted to: by encouraging her out of her isolation and back into the world. But Orla has never seen her refuge as a prison and, when painful secrets and dangerous threats begin to resurface, Luke’s good deed is turned on its head.
As they work through their grief for Helen in very different ways, will these two broken souls be able to heal?
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“The Beauty of Broken Things is such a lovely, sensitively written novel which I found genuinely uplifting.” ―LJ Ross, #1 bestselling author
“A wistful, hopeful treasure of a book. Like the photographs in the story, each scene is captured in all its beauty in this tale of two broken hearts, united by a shared grief and struggling to find a way to mend.” ―Fiona Valpy, author of The Beekeeper’s Promise and The Dressmaker’s Gift
“What a joy this book is―Victoria Connelly captures the very essence of an idyllic English village. Beautifully written with such a light touch, the characters as delicately flawed as the cracked and chipped china that Orla collects.” ―Imogen Clark, author of Where The Story Starts and The Thing About Clare
“The Beauty of Broken Things held me captive from the first page. Victoria’s lyrical, visual and effortless storytelling reached me on a sensory as well as an emotional level. I absolutely loved it.” ―Carol Mason, bestselling author of After You Left
“A charming twist on the classic beauty and the beast tale.” ―Sheila Roberts, USA Today bestselling author
“A very touching tale. Victoria Connelly has dealt with a sensitive subject absolutely beautifully.” ―Rebecca Boxall, author of Christmas by the Lighthouse --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Victoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.
Ms Connelly loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.
- ASIN : B07YKW2D3B
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (9 June 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 3025 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 318 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1542008166
- Best Sellers Rank: 17,739 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Beautifully told and a very touching story.
Highly recommended read.
A man lost his beautiful wife in a train accident and their paths met through the internet.
A beautifully written And moving book about courage under duress.
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I loved the descriptions of Sulfolk villages and coast and want to now visit the area as its a place I have little experience of. The characters were, in my opinion, well written and I easily formed a sense of who they were, creating a picture of them in my mind which for me, is an essential part of enjoying a novel . Hats off to you Victoria Connelly.
I loved the characters, the suspense and the descriptions. You can really believe you know area well