Fractured Not Broken Book by Kelly Schaefer with Michelle Weidenbenner

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AWARD-WINNING and BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Parts of this memoir appeared on ESPN and in Rosie.

Fractured Not Broken is a true story of loss, faith, and a rare love that only happens in nonfiction.

In a sweeping and heart-wrenching narrative, Kelly exposes the truth about what happened after a drunk driver rendered her a quadriplegic. She shares how she found her way back—through faith and pain, her community, her family, and the love of a man she’d prayed for.

Guest Book Review by Rachel Quaill

Five Stars*****
Heroic Retelling of a Tragedy

“Fractured Not Broken ,” is a raw retelling of a horrific life changing experience. Kelly Schaefer does a spellbinding job in keeping the reader involved on her road to recovery. The amazing evolution of Kelly’s outlook on life and of her own place in the world after this harrowing experience helps humble you. This book enlightens you on how pain and suffering can be a catalyst to help you grow as a person. After getting hit by a drunk driver, Kelly loses her life as she knew it and must not only live through the physical agony of losing her ability to function normally, but must also experience the pain of losing such a promising young life. Athletic, healthy, and in love, with the world at her fingertips, Kelly had to fight through her desire to just cave in to the negative and reestablish her life around her disability. Not only for herself but also for her younger brother who was also disabled by this misfortune. Adapting and coming to terms with herself, Kelly was able to turn a tragedy into a story of overcoming huge obstacles.

Being a victim of a drunk driver myself I was able to relate to this story on a very personal level. The physical pain of recovery changes you dramatically and there are two ways that things can turn out: you can continue to dwell on the pain and loss of certain physical abilities that you once never gave a second thought to; or take that pain and use it to push you harder when going through your therapy. This event that took away so much from Kelly offered her the opportunity to use her plight for the greater good. Her story can help others that are going through rough situations find the grit and strength to overcome all hurdles life throws your way. You can apply her lesson onto your own life in various life situations. Kelly’s story resonates with bravery and strength. Anyone who reads this book will go away from it, hopefully, with a sense of gratefulness for their own life experiences and the chances they gained from the good and the bad lessons.

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“This book has been a true encouragement to me. Thank you Kelly for sharing your story— the loss and the unexpected joy— so that each reader can be uplifted knowing there is a full, rich life available to those who lean in to our Lord Jesus.” —Renee Bondi Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter

“Life has its tragic moments of defeat, setbacks, and fracturing for everyone. Kelly’s story proves, however, that individual momentum, personal progress, and genuine achievement can still be attained. Her courage and optimism are uplifting. Open these pages and experience the joy of ultimate victory.” —Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, Author Jesus in All Four Seasons

“This is a real life story of heroic virtue—especially of courage, humility, and generosity—a triumph of faith, hope and love. This story involves the very essence of the human spirit, family, and community. To know Kelly and her journey of miracles is to know that with God all things are possible.” —Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson Bishop of Evansville

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Kelly Schaefer

Kelly is a true heroine, finding God as she battles with a life as a quadriplegic. Overcoming obstacles every day, she’s a speaker, teacher, and Skittles lover. Michelle, Kelly’s aunt, is an award-winning and bestselling author who penned Kelly’s memoir to bring others hope. She writes stories that move her, and this one is close to her heart.

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Michelle Weidenbenner

Michelle is a fulltime employee of God’s kingdom, writing and encouraging writers every day. She’s often a sucker for emotional stories, her sensitive side fueling the passion for her character’s plights, often giving her the ability to show readers the “other” side of the story.

She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting—without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews.

Michelle is living her dream—writing every day and thanking God for the stories He puts in her path. When Michelle isn’t writing she’s winning ugly on the tennis court. She’s known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.

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The Road Home Book By Kathleen Shoop

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Find your way home…

1891—Living separately for three years, fourteen-year-old twins, Katherine and Tommy Arthur, have done their best to make each boarding house feel like home. But unrest grows as they are driven to questionable actions just to survive. Meanwhile their desperate mother is confronted with breaking yet another promise to her children. Then a miracle descends. Hope rises on a cold, rainy night and changes everything. If Jeanie could just get word to Katherine and Tommy, she knows she can set their lives right again. Agitators, angels, and dangerous “saviors” illuminate the Arthurs’ unmatched determination and smarts.

1905—Though she tries to forget the awful years that hurt so much, the memories still haunt Katherine. Now, tearful mourners at her mother’s funeral force her to revisit a time in her life that both harmed and saved her in the most unexpected ways. Tommy grieves his mother’s passing as well. He too is thrust backward, compelled to rediscover the events in his life that shaped the man he has become. Will he commit to reconstructing his broken life? The Arthurs come to understand that forgiveness is the only way back to hope, the only way to find all that was good in the misfortune that transformed their lives forever.

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“Kathleen Shoop has woven a story that crosses over several years with events that define lives. Katherine and Tommy are two characters that will stand out in my mind for a long time. The way the story blends back and forth between the two time periods is seamless and enjoyable, slowly painting a whole picture for the reader to see. I have not read the first book in this series, but I honestly feel that this one stands alone beautifully. You will take a journey with these characters that will evoke emotions and entertain you. This is my favorite kind of historical fiction; emotional and fun at the same time. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a great book.”
Reviewed By Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite- 5 stars!

“I loved this riveting tale of hope and redemption. The Road Home comes to life with gorgeous imagery and a setting that eased me seamlessly and beautifully back and forth in time. Each character stood out, coaxing me into her story, making me want more. With the turn of every page there’s a revelation, something hidden or something wonderful and unexpected. The Road Home is a must-read for any book lover and a perfect follow-up to The Last Letter.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

Letter Series Book 1 – The Last Letter

A Father’s Deceit
A Husband’s Betrayal
A Loved One’s Death
A Mother’s Choice
A Daughter’s Resentment
A Time to Forgive

For every daughter who thinks she knows her mother’s story…

Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the last letter…

Katherine Arthur’s dying mother arrives on her doorstep, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty — a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death.

Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart. Now, seventeen years later, Katherine has found the truth — she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

The struggle to go home 

Wow! if it is a book by Kathleen Shoop it must be extra ordinary to read, right? This book is historical for one. If you love history, then this book is for you. Secondly, Ms. Kathleen always makes you teary eyed every time you read her books. Road Home is not an exemption. Be prepare to add a box of tissue closes to you. 

I have a heavy heart  while reading this amazing book. Three siblings Katherine, Tommy and Yale have different experienced but nonetheless you want them to give them a hug. The siblings suffered so much from loss and abused. Politics also is one theme of this book. You want to struggle the Reverend and the Judge. I hate those bastards.

Though the road to home for these siblings are not easy, it was worth every journey. My favorite part of this book is when Yale read a caption of letter that comes from their Mom. I was a wrecked in that moment.  

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About Kathleen Shoop

I have a PhD in Reading Education and have worked in schools for over twenty years. I work with teachers and their students in grades k-8 and am lucky to learn something new from them every time I walk through their doors. This experience was a huge help in writing LOVE AND OTHER SUBJECTS–a quirky, post-college coming of age story with a splash of fun romance.

My first novel, The Last Letter (2011 IPPY Gold Medal–Regional Fiction, Midwest, 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award for Historical Fiction and Regional Fiction, 2011 International Book Awards Finalist for Historical Fiction and Best New Fiction), was a fascinating trip through history, punctuated with fictional characters and events. The idea for the story grew from my great-great grandmother’s letters (see My Dear Frank for the complete set of letters!) written during the year of her engagement to Frank Arthur. The beautiful letters are the inspiration for the novel, the seed from which The Last Letter’s characters and their voices grew.

I’ve also written women’s fiction–LOVE AND OTHER SUBJECTS– and have written another historical fiction novel, AFTER THE FOG, set in 1948 in Donora, PA. AFTER THE FOG is also an award winning book–A finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, a silver IPPY and WINNER in the literary category of the National Indie Excellence Awards.

I adore writing historical fiction (The Letter series, After the Fog) but am having a blast writing romance like Home Again and Return to Love (Endless Love series) Thank you so much for the time you take to read.

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I need my own book case soon

I hope that my hubby will build me a book-case. I prefer it if he builds it for me than buying in a store. It is more meaningful and will take good care of it.

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Aside from these books, I have also books on top of my hubby’s dresser. There are least 20 books or more on top of his dresser. This book-case is for my kids. I donate most of their old books that they do not read any more to give room for my books.

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It was two years ago when my love for reading is back. I also learned that I can join giveaways and win signed books which is my favorite prize to win and signed swags that I keep in a photo album. Do you think I need my own book case?

I also do book reviews.. Most of the books here are signed books that I won from the giveaway. Books that were sent to me for a book review. Some of the books I bought from authors that I loved. My books collection is getting bigger.

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Unlawful Desire Cover Reveal Book By Chelle Bliss

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Series: ALFA PI Book #2

Author: Chelle Bliss

Release Date: September 22, 2015

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Jones & Brit Love

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My fiancée ripped a piece of my heart

out when I caught her with another man. It made me jaded, and I swore off relationships. But as with

any plans, life had a way of making me its bitch.

When a way too young bombshell

walked into my world, my heart began to beat again. Georgia asked me for one night—nothing

more—and with no strings attached.

Our night of passion turned my

universe upside down.

When she almost slipped out of my

life, I knew I had to make her mine. Willing to do anything to protect her, I took justice into my own

hands. My feelings for her brought out a side of me I thought I’d left behind.

I had to lose myself to be found

again.

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Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small, west coast town near the Gulf of Mexico in

Florida. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend.

Currently she’s written thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free

time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

 

Before becoming a

writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in

Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in history. Although history is her first love, writing has

become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

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