Ruined Wings

Ruined Wings

by Ashley Fontainne


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“Ruined Wings is raw, real and a terrifying journey into addiction. A must read for every parent.” – Elaine Raco Chase, bestselling author.

Seventeen-year-old Callie Novak is on the cusp of changing her life as she warms up for the final heat in the Women's 1600 meter track and field competition. While she sets a new state record, her family's worse nightmare is just beginning.

When tragedy strikes the Novak family every reader will feel the pain of grief, the perils of drug abuse, the despair that leads to a shocking downward spiral and the strength that’s needed to overcome addiction.

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ISBN-13: 9780996017954
Publisher: RMSW Press, LLC
Publication date: 12/12/2016
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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Ruined Wings 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Callie’s running a race to gain her place at college and cement her future. But this race will change direction as she searches instead for her brother’s past. Author Ashley Fontainne evocatively brings to life the despair and temptations of addiction, through the evocative poetry of a wounded soul, and the driven desperation of a woman who believes she can rise above those wounds. Bad things happen to good people in this novel, and foolish risks have sad consequences. But wounded souls can save each other too, with God’s help, as Callie’s story moves through pain to hope. A compelling read, smoothly powerful, faith-filled with a pleasingly gentle touch, this short novel is highly recommended. Disclosure: I was given an ecopy and I offer my honest review
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Ashley Fontainne is a master storyteller and I am always on the lookout for another story from her. Ruined Wings…I love that the cover shows the despair and hope that is contained between ‘the pages’. It makes me wonder which will prevail. A lot was riding on the day for Callie, but something felt wrong to her. I knew something bad was coming and her life would be changed forever. DRUGS…ADDICTION…whether legal or illegal drugs, addiction is addiction. The destruction it brings into a family is horrific. The loss of a loved one can make something you thought was so important, inconsequential. I love Callie, a flawed, yet strong, focused, determined seventeen year old girl who cannot accept her loss…who can’t move on. The descent into hell is slow, seductive, and I did not see it going down this way. I love that Ashley Fontainne can always pull a trick or two out of her hat to keep me on my toes. This sad, and realistic tale reads like a true story. Ashley’s writing will reach into your heart and gut, and rip them out! Ruined Wings reads like a true story. Once you start, you won’t be able to stop reading. Unputdownable. Gut wrenching. Tragic, yet hopeful.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
This story isn’t an easy read. The author writes a bare bones, honest and hard to take look into the painful lure and eventual fall to the call of drugs. Callie is a rising track star. Her future is bright and she has exciting plans. But fate intervenes. And when she loses her brother and father to a car accident her world comes crashing down. Not strong enough to handle her grief, Callie chooses drugs to numb her pain. And thus begins a long painful journey as the girl with with everything going for her slides to the rocky bottom. Drug addiction is ugly. Loved ones become someone else. And as the drugs tighten their grip, they’re led to do despicable things to get more drugs. The love of their family and friends turns to anger and disgust. Ruined Wings should be required reading in schools, for students and their parents. I used to look at those addicted to drugs as lost causes. Not having known them before the drugs stole their lives, I didn’t realize how quickly anyone could become hooked. Ashley Fontainne takes you through it step by painful step. She doesn’t try to paint a pretty happy ending. I wanted to hug Callie. Tell her everything would be okay. But only Callie could save herself. Thanks for shaking me up and opening my eyes, Ashley.