broken piecesKathleen Long is back with another winner. You know I gushed over Chasing Rainbows and Changing Lanes so I was more than excited to read Broken Pieces.

From the Publisher’s Summary:
Destiny Jones is doing just fine on her own, thanks. From her thriving one-woman carpentry business to the loving support of her small-town community, Destiny has constructed a life as sturdy and polished as her best cabinets. Twenty years ago, Destiny’s world collapsed when her mother died and her father, Albert, abandoned his daughter to pursue acting in New York. His devastating exit taught Destiny a lesson in self-reliance that has kept her safe—and alone—ever since.

Now Albert Jones is back, begging for a second chance. Destiny suspects he’s simply staging another performance, starring himself as the prodigal father. Should she act on her misgivings? Or listen to her inner child, who still yearns for a family? When Albert divulges a shocking secret, Destiny’s life will again be turned upside down.

Kathleen Long’s warm, wise novel reveals the armor that has protected us in the past is often the very thing we must shed to fully live and love.

The things  I love about Long’s novels- the heart, the slightly quirky (or not necessarily mainstream) heroines, the emotion, the authenticity, are all present in Broken Pieces.

I was a little surprised at how quickly Destiny accepted Albert’s secret, but it is in no way detrimental to the story. Some people can just roll with things a bit easier than others.

But y’all, I bawled through the end of the book.  No melodrama, but, as I said earlier, pure heart.  Reality. Facing the things we don’t want to face. Authenticity.

This was a quick read for me, and if you have read any of Long’s other books you’ll like this on. If you haven’t read Long before, but you like Liane Moriarty or Emily Giffin, you should take a look at Kathleen Long.  By the way, I checked this morning and Broken Pieces is available at no additional charge for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and available in Paperback and  a part of Audible.

Happy Reading!