I am so honored to be a part of the launch team for Cathy Bryant’s beautiful new Christmas novella, Pieces on Earth. This is a really unique novella featuring Liv, a young navy mom, and her four-year-old daughter Chesney, who I’m absolutely certain you will fall in love with!
Liv has planned her perfect Christmas this year complete with all of her family and snow, but when it all falls apart, she has to learn what Christmas is all about and that it is still just as powerful when she is alone and hurting.
This Christmas novella captured my attention from the first paragraph. Liv’s emotions are raw and relatable. I can feel both her angst and her joy! I love the way she intentionally tries to help her daughter understand the story of the Bible as one big story that she is a part of, and I love that she continues this process with her daughter even while she herself is struggling to trust God and His plan for them.
So many Christmas novellas and novels focus on romance and/or the “magic” of Christmas; this one is unique in that it focuses entirely on Jesus. It shows that all of us, from adorable preschoolers all the way up to their grandparents, have brokenness and hurt in our lives and that it can only be fixed by Jesus, the Fixer that God sent to the world to bring peace and put all our broken pieces back together.
There were so many quotes that I found moving in this short novella. I had no fewer than thirteen highlights in my ebook when I finished, and I am usually not much of a highlighter at all! I’m planning to share a favorite quote from each Christmas book I review for my Mommynificent’s Christmas Reads 2015 series. It was hard to narrow it down, but I finally settled on this one. Feel free to share and pin as you wish!
The author, Cathy Bryant, is hosting a giveaway right now where you can enter to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card! Follow this link to enter. Cathy has also graciously offered to give one ebook copy of the book to one of my readers! Enter below for your chance to win! You can also hop on over to Amazon right now and purchase a copy for yourself and one for a friend!