Shelf Full of Books

I blog about about the books I read which range from children's books to suspense/thrillers. The books are recently published.

Fractured Not Broken by Kelly Schaefer and Michelle Weidenbenner

Fractured Not Broken - Kelly Schaefer,Michelle Weidenbenner

Fractured Not Broken is a story that will stick with you long after you finish reading it. It will put into perspective the setbacks that we incur in life. Rarely will one of us have one that changes the entire way we live.


All it took was one bad decision from one drunk driver to forever change the lives of a group of youth. This is the story of the trials, setbacks, defeats and above all triumphs of one young woman forever changed by the incident.


Kelly Craig’s faith in God is evident as she strives to sort out why He would allow such a terrible thing to happen to her, finally coming to see the blessings Jesus has given her because of the accident. I thought the writing of the story was well-handled, moving back and forth in time from before and after the accident.


I found her story inspiring to my own life as I suffer from debilitating constant chronic migraine headaches and reading about the blessings in her life that she never would have received had she not had the accident (ie. meeting her husband) helped me to look at the blessings in my life since my headaches became chronic. Thank you Kelly!


I marveled at the way it was possible to see God’s hand at work (when looking back) in bringing Kelly and Shawn together. What a beautiful God-ordained romance and relationship! Not that all was perfect; I am glad that Kelly wrote about their first fight. Not only was it humorous after the fact, it showed that they were a couple just like any other married couple.


Fractured Not Broken was difficult to put down once I picked it up for several reasons. The first reason was that this is a true story and I always find true stories to be particularly inspiring. Secondly, the writing done by the authors as well as the editing of this book was excellent. That made it a pleasure to read. I rated this memoir 5 stars out of 5.


Thank you to the publishers for providing this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.


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