Contemporary Fiction

A Beautiful Mess by Brenda Anderson. A Review

Hey everyone. A Beautiful Mess which is book 4 in the Mosaic Collection releases today. Get your copy here

Can she love the child who broke up her marriage?

Nearly four years ago, Erin Belden’s happy life became a shattered mess. After her husband admitted to an affair and that a child had been conceived, he left her and their young daughter for his new family. Now, she’s finally ready to put the pieces of her life together. She’s set to launch her own business and even thinks her heart might be open to romance—should the right man come along.

But just when everything seems to be lining up, she receives a devastating call: her ex-husband and his wife have been killed in a car accident, and Erin is listed in their will as their daughter’s legal guardian.

How can she be a mother to the child—let alone love the child—who broke up her marriage? Does she have the courage to start over yet again and turn this mess into a mosaic of beauty?

A single mother’s journey from bitterness to forgiveness.

My Thoughts

I finished reading this book and kept ruminating on the theme of the whole story.
Forgiveness is a hard and painful journey and although most times we want to avoid it rather wallowing in our hurts than going through the pain, it’s necessary.
It would break you, show you an ugly side of you you don’t want to deal with but you find healing in the end because in truth, forgiveness is more for you than the other person.
Erin dealt with this and much more when she realised the very reason her marriage was broken was back in her house as her ward and she couldn’t do anything about it or take out her anger on the little girl and then add an angry teen into the mix and she just about lost her mind, barely surviving, ready to give up.
But she fought hard to understand why and she grew in the process and with the help of God and wonderful friends.
This book was an emotional rollercoaster but well worth it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine

Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.

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