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Life shouldn’t be about picking up the pieces.

Beth Bradshaw has spent her life hiding from her tragic past. From the moment a trusted family friend steals her innocence until the moment another rescues her, she struggles to just survive.

Surrounded by the comfort and protection of her extended family, Beth embarks on a journey of healing far from the horrors of her home. In...more
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Published November 13th 2012 by MagnoliaB Publishing, LLC
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“We are all broken in one way or another. Its how we put those pieces back together that matters.”

“Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart.”

4.5 stars! I loved this book!

It was a captivating, emotional story of a girl healing from shattered trust and childhood abuse, rediscovering her self worth, falling in love, putting back together the pieces of her life and of the boy who helped her find that final piece and brought love, trust and safety back to her life.

I...more
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Jan 25, 2013 Lise *friends don't flag* rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lise *friends don't flag* by: Lisa
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4.5 Beautifully Broken Hearts

This book broke all of the pieces of my heart and put them back together again with a beautifully written story of a young women’s journey through the depths of the worst child abuse and then the ten years after the abuse occurred when she was healing, feeling and loving for real, for the first time.

“We are all broken in one way or another. It’s how we put those pieces back together that matters.”


And… Beth was able to put the pieces back together with the love and...more
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
I am so confused what to rate the book, a 2 or a 4!

Hmm.. So I kept seeing a lot of this book on my homepage here on GR first in the dirty old cover, which I never picked up, Now it came out in the new cover and I totally grabbed it..
Yes, I do judge covers by their books :P Btw..
This story is about a child facing sexual abuse for years.. lucky for us, the author hasn't gone into vast details of it.. just a chapter or two about it, thus you can totally cope and read.

So after the abuse part is over...more
Leslie
One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. The circumstances of this story are difficult and tragic at best, but Ms. Meyers draws a gentle, yet beautiful picture - one that will make you wish you had stashed the Kleenex a little closer.

The Final Piece is not for the faint of heart. It deals with some extremely tragic events of abuse in a young girl's life and quite frankly, some parts are terribly ugly. Life unfortunately hands us "ugly" at times, but it's how we choose to deal with those...more
Christy
4.5 Stars Warning: You will need some tissues for this one! An emotional read, not for the faint of heart!

“We are all broken in one way of another. It’s how we put those pieces back together that matters.”

Beth has had a devastating childhood. Her parents are absent, so into themselves and their habits, they don’t even know whats going on with their only daughter. From the time Beth was 5 years old, she has been abused by a friend of her parents. Luckily, a family friend, Tommy, is able to step...more
Jill
Ummmm....WOW!

I borrowed this book for free on Amazon Prime. The cover was cute and the description was convincing. Nothing to lose, right? Wrong! I lost all control of my emotions during the first 5% of the book! This book made me ugly cry in only a few pages! Needless to say, I returned the book (since it was only borrowed) and bought it. I knew right then I wouldn’t want to return it.

Elizabeth Bradshaw (Beth) is a broken little girl. She has endured more pain and abuse than anyone should ever...more
AJ
“We are all broken in one way or another. It’s how we put those pieces back together that matters.”

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It is fairly short (unliked this review... sorry, I just have to gush!), but packs a punch with heaps of emotion, and the most gorgeous love story that had me squeeing out loud.


We meet Beth when she is 10 years old and dancing around her bedroom, singing into her hairbrush to Xanadu (I loved her immediately!). With emotionally absent parents, Beth endures a traumatising childhoo...more
Melissa Brown
I was given an ARC of this for an honest review.

There are so many words to describe this book: heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, hopeful, romantic, and sweet. Just as the title suggests, there are many pieces to this story. We follow Beth through parts of her painful childhood as well as the love she is given a second chance at in adulthood.

Maggi's writing style is clean and refined. Her imagery is strong and poetic and so I was able to feel like I was a fly in the wall in so many scenes. I laughed,...more
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This book left me with a whole lot of emotions that I'm having a hard time putting into words. A hard time processing. Writing a helpful review at this point seems as possible as Christian Grey speaking at a true love waits seminar. I'm--I'm just...I feel violated by my own emotions. The Final Piece is a book that miraculously found love, passion, and strength in spite of trauma, loss, and sexual abuse. It's a story about growth and forgiveness...more
Charles Sheehan-Miles
Okay so... here's the thing. Within the first five pages, this book broke my heart. And then slowly, carefully, in detailed, beautifully crafted writing, Maggi put it all back together.

I honestly can't do any justice to this book in a review. The book takes us through a journey with Beth, who went through hideous abuse as a child. Maggi doesn't shy from the detail, capturing both the physical and emotional experience of a child being sexually molested and raped. It's devastating. But really, tha...more
Lisa
Dec 03, 2012 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
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4.5 Stars

I interviewed Maggi Myers awhile back and she told me her favorite quote in the book was simply “Pretty”. At the time I didn’t know where she was going with that and why that simple word would mean so much but now I do. The Final Piece was a terrific story about trauma, love, forgiveness, loss and strength. This book tackled the impact of molestation and, truthfully, I wasn’t expecting that level of hurt and pain in this book but Myers did it with taste. The character development was ex...more
Ari Bookzilla.
A fair warning - this is not a YA read. There are very explicit scenes of sexual abuse (I still shudder at the thought of one particular scene. Brutal.), and a graphic sex scene or two.

I was surprised at how good this was. It's a beautiful, heartbreaking story about a young woman trying to piece her life back together and get over her tragic past.

I teared up more than once reading this. Maggi Myers clearly writes for some major emotional impact, throughout the book I was crying from outrage, hea...more
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I needed time after I finished reading The Final Piece by Maggi Myers before I could write my review. It was a very emotional read with very descriptive scenes of child molestation. I won’t lie; it was hard to read and made my stomach twist and turn just reading the very graphic scenes. The Final Piece is a short read but full of emotions; love, hate, sadness, death, fears. I couldn't put the book down and read it in its entirely in one long sitt...more
M. ~ B&B
"We are all broken in one way or another. It's how we put those pieces back together that matters."

There is no book I've read that has shown the value of family more than this book. This was a beautiful, inspiring and heartbreaking story with the truest form of love. When the whole world failed Beth, she could always count on the unconditional love and support from the ones that mattered the most.

Tommy taught me about unconditional love through the way he showed it to me. Uncle Rob taught me in...more
Sarah (Sare)
5+ PRETTY STARS!!!

My review does include spoilers. And Fair warning to ALL you WILL cry for the last 35% of this story!!!

Firs I would like to say Thank you to Maggi Myers for writing the most beautifully emotional contemporary romance I have perhaps EVER read!!!

This is the story of a first love so strong that nothing can keep them apart. Because no matter what you go through in life, what matter is...

How you put the pieces back together...

soulmate Pictures, Images and Photos

Beth is a young girl going through the most horrific ni...more
Edna Lyn
Trigger warning: child abuse with graphic scenes. Was that necessary? Because I could think of plenty of scenes that could have been more in depth. A vague description could still be effective—(view spoiler). The timeline skipped and there was A LOT of telling me things rather than letting me see and experience them. Beth healed somewhat. She patched up her relat...more
Morgan: Read, Eat, Dream
CLICK HERE TO READ MY FULL REVIEW AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORF

I just finished reading The Final Piece by Maggi Myers and I'm speechless. I'm literally sitting at my computer, staring at the blinking cursor.

30 minutes later...

Every now and then you find a special, one-of-a-kind novel that completely knocks you on your ass, renders your speechless, and leaves you in awe. The Final Piece was that novel for me. The Final Piece isn't your typical romance novel. In fact, compare...more
Romantic Reading Escapes
"Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart."

"My heart is in pieces that will never fit together again." <=== That is how I felt when reading the first 75% of this book. But, just like Beth, I found the final piece to put myself back together. My final piece began at about 80% and finished with the beautiful epilogue. My heart bleeds such beautiful tears over this book. Tears of heartbreak. Of sadness. Of anger. Of relief. Of grief. Tears of joy. When I first started...more
Tom
I’m going 4.5. It started off good for me and had a little lull in the middle but the last 1/3 of the book made which way to swing on the stars very easy for me.

The synopsis is all over the place on this so I’m just going with a quick review. I loved the book! It grabbed me very early on and although the middle had question marks flying up in my head it didn’t stop me from wanting to get to the next page and read more of Beth and Ryan. I loved the feeling of close family that was filtered throug...more
Kirsty
I don't even know where to start. This book really did have it all and more - a beautiful love story, friends to lovers, second chance love, a dark back story and a complete life changer.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Bradshaw starts out this book as a five year old girl who's life is about to be broken in to smithereens in more ways than she could care to think about in the form of horrendous child abuse.

The book spans 10 years living through EVERYTHING Beth has had to, sometimes in the most horrific of det...more
Crazybook_
2.5

"Where only a fool would build a house in shifting sand, the same goes for those who would build their lives on a lie~eventually, it is going to crumble"


"Illusions can be very convincing. No one has any reason to suspect that I am anything less than what I appear. I don't fit the typical victim profile."



I actually don't know where to start was this book, because I don't like writing negative reviews but this book really disappointed me there was just to many missing pieces to the story.

The fi...more
Christina
"Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart."

LORD ALMIGHTY.

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I have never cried so much from one book, and I don't mean my eyes got tears in them. I'm talking tears flowing, heart in my throat and sobs coming from my chest. This book broke my heart many times, but also gave my heart happiness and hope. I can officially say this is one of my favorite books that I have ever read.

Maggi Myers is amazing.
Virginia
Wow!!! This book is soooo good!! What a beautiful story! Everyone should read it!

Beth is a little girl who has a painful secret that causes her to have an unhappy childhood- she has been betrayed by someone close to her that she should have been able to trust. A dear family friend who is like a father figure to her, Tommy, finds out what is going on and saves her from what is happening. How Beth deals with what has happened to her as she goes through life (high school, college, friendships, firs...more
Jennifer
This story was AMAZING!!!!!! This review might be short because I don't want to give anything away and I don't feel I can express my real thoughts without spoilers.

Let me start by saying that this book evoked so many different emotions from me that I couldn't give it anything less than 5 stars, truly I would love to give it more if I could. This book had been on my TBR list for quite awhile and the only reason I got to it now was because a friend started the book and expressed to me that she was...more
Yackie
It's really a shame cause I thought this had all the elements for a good story. But it was really lacking. I had some issues with this book.


*SPOILERS*

I had a hard time believing the emotional connection between Ryan and Beth. We’re told they’ve known each other all their lives but we’re only shown two summers. Even in their last summer together, I didn’t feel the connection between them. It’s hard to believe they pine for each other for 10 years, but they don’t see or speak to each other in all...more
Annie Brewer

"Together forever. Never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart."


This was a quick read for me, I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed it! It was heartbreaking, Tommy....*sniff sniff* and it was sweet, Ryan. I loved Ryan and I loved we got his POV! He's such a sweetheart, such a gentleman. I always loved Tommy, he was one of my favorites and he broke my heart. Uncle Rob and Aunt Melissa were wonderful. Gran and Pops were funny and great family members to Beth. Never a dull moment with that family...more
Luisa
Beth Bradshaw is a fourteen year old going on thirty. She’s a happy, confident, sassy girl to most people, but inside she feels betrayed and unworthy. Beth has a secret, a dark memory that has just recently come back to haunt her. With the help of a family friend, Beth is able to escape her nightmares and she is given a chance to move on beyond her past.
A summer love, a confidant and protector along with caring relationships are the best therapy a young heart can find. This is the tale of a surv...more
Chris' Book Blog Emporium
AWESOME , AWESOME STORY ... there is alot of emotions in this book , Be prepared . It does touch on Sexual Abuse as well .


Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart.

Book Blurb :

Life shouldn’t be about picking up the pieces.

Beth Bradshaw has spent her life hiding from her tragic past. From the moment a trusted family friend steals her innocence until the moment another rescues her, she struggles to just survive.

Surrounded by the comfort and protection of her extended f...more
Kristel
4.5 Amazing Stars!

"Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart"


This book took the final piece of whatever's left of my sanity. lol

Seriously though, I fell inlove with the story. There's much heart into it. I was at first skeptical as to how the story progresses. I just didn't want it to dwell much on the "abuse". It was disturbing and disgusting. Reading the graphic description of it was repulsive. But then, I understand it has to be that way and knowing it elicited...more
Lelyana Taufik
Dear Tommy....Do you remember what you used to say to me when I missed you?
“Together forever. Never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart.”

I’m sorry I never told you that you’re in my heart every day. Every. Day. I never told you, that of all the horrible things I went through, YOU made the biggest impression. Not Drew, not the drugs, none of it. You made me believe in the goodness in people when all I knew was evil. You showed me what it meant to sacrifice yourself for someone else and
...more
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