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 b

  • Title: Picking Up the Pieces
  • Author: Paula Vince
  • ISBN: 9781921633164
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 OneOne 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.

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    About “Paula Vince

    • Paula Vince

      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.



    699 thoughts on “Picking Up the Pieces

    • 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 and more with 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 [...]


    • 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 b [...]


    • 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. The writing style is different - but I wonder if that is one of the reasons the pieces, in the end, came together.Well worth reading if you like a deep, questioning look at some of life's more complex problems.


    • 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.


    • 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


    • This book tackles tough topics with sensitivity and doesn't dodge realities. The characters are believable and it's well written.


    • 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 s [...]


    • 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 s [...]


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