I really love stumbling upon books that end up taking your breath away completely unexpectedly. Broken Pieces by Judith B. Pinkard was truly one of the most breathtaking reads I have had the pleasure of devouring this year. I was hesitant to pick it up because I have a super long TBR list and with biographical novels I tend to push them to the back of the slate for the more traditional love story or thriller. I am so happy that I didn’t wait, this is one I will have on my shelves at home and reread many times over. I think this will be one I will share with my daughter as well.
“Choices. Life is all about choices. Some are other people’s and some yours, but a choice is always involved. The wrong choice can change the course of your life forever Like tornadoes, the wrong choice may occur unexpectedly and be devastating.”
This quote truly rung true with me and struck a chord. We have all been there, maybe we haven’t all experienced the major life destroying ones yet, but at some point in time we will all be in a moment where either your choice or someone else’s is the catalyst of how the rest of your future will look from that choice on. Broken Pieces really tells the story of the author’s journey from the life altering choice to where she is today. I found myself experiencing the array of emotions while reading and one even being tears streaming down my face, so I would recommend a box of tissues too. I truly hope this is the beginning of many amazing novels to come from Judith B. Pinkard.