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The Beauty of Broken Things

(2020)
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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?

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"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


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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beauty of Broken Things
Author(s): Victoria Connelly
ISBN: 1-5420-0816-6 / 978-1-5420-0816-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Beauty of Broken Things
Author(s): Victoria Connelly
ISBN: 1-79976-006-5 / 978-1-79976-006-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Beauty of Broken Things
Author(s): Victoria Connelly
ISBN: 1-79976-007-3 / 978-1-79976-007-8
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beauty of Broken Things
Author(s): Victoria Connelly
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Beauty of Broken Things
Author(s): Victoria Connelly
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Beauty of Broken Things
Author(s): Victoria Connelly
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beauty of Broken Things
Author(s): Victoria Connelly
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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