Peter Theisen is on the fast track to everything the celebrity life promises with every step of his meteoric rise in the music world orchestrated by his ambitious manager.
Their sweet, unexpected romance is threatened by her past and his future, a life-changing diagnosis, and financial devastation. As they struggle to find their way back to each other, and to the One who matters most, the allure of wealth and fame may jeopardize everything.
|Publisher:||His Image Publications|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)|
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Warning: This book steals sleep…hours of it. I couldn’t stop reading, even when the clock indicated I was missing my date with the Sandman. I won’t rehash the back cover text. It’s available everywhere the book is for sale. For the sake of those who might not have seen those blurbs, it’s about a former fashion model who wants nothing more to do with the celebrity life, a singing star on the rise, and a relationship that’s…well, complicated, to say the least. The author does not make life easy for her characters. She puts them through trial by fire, and she does it with grace, finesse, and tremendous talent. Well-developed characters. A riveting storyline. Writing that truly shines. And, of course, a satisfying conclusion that feels right, but comes only after a realistic, sometimes heartbreaking struggle, and a believable, touching journey. Shattered Image warms the heart and soul and won’t be easily forgotten. Very highly recommended.
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite In Shattered Image by Stacy Monson, a rising singing star and an ex-super model try to find balance on a very thin line while holding onto each other. Once upon a time, Kiera Simmons was a super model. When her career ended, she chose to work with teenagers who have a bad body image. She chose to dedicate her time to helping media-influenced teens learn to love their bodies and themselves. She wanted them to understand their true value and their true place in this world. Her life took an exciting turn when she met a rising singing star at her cousin’s studio. Peter Theisen is living his life in the fast lane. He loves the high he gets while standing in the spotlight. His life is going at a crazy speed and he would not have it any other way. But he feels that his manager is using him as long as he is young and handsome. Was he just an amusement or was there really something in the industry for him? When Peter and Kiera meet, they feel attraction and something deeper. Peter wants the limelight while Kiera wants to stay as far from it as possible. With their conflicting careers in the way, can they stay together or will their love be forgotten? Shattered Image by Stacy Monson was a really sweet romance. I was not a big fan of Christian romance, but Stacy Monson has changed that for me. There is a lot to be said about a clean romance that has real, pure emotions and real conflicts that you can relate to. A job well done by this amazing writer! I really enjoyed it.
Page-Turning Story with Characters You Really Care For She’s forced from the spotlight. He can’t wait to jump in. SHATTERED IMAGE by Stacy Monson is one of the best books I’ve read all year. Using snappy prose, Stacy has penned a story that grabs you at the very first sentence and doesn’t let go until the last. I really liked that the romance between Kiera and Peter grew organically, and didn’t happen at first sight or first touch. And it was so much fun watching the two fall in love! You really want things to work out for them. But huge obstacles are thrown in their paths as he goes off on his music tour, believing he can have it all, while she stays behind to care for her ailing father, wishing Peter was there with her, knowing that fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, praying it doesn’t change him. But it can’t help but change him and her. Peter and Kiera are lifelike and multi-dimensional characters. I especially like Peter whose bashfulness is adorable. He’s cute, but has no clue, and he’s always stumbling over his words (which Kiera loves). Yet, he’s confident in his musical ability. Whereas Kiera knows she’s beautiful, but she wishes people would see beyond her face and fame to the person and the heart inside (as Peter does). She wants to spread that word to teens through her One of Me program, a program I’d love to see in our schools and churches. (Also, as a Minnesotan, it was fun seeing our lovely state through a different set of eyes.) Stacy puts the reader through a gamut of emotions from laughing to crying to wanting to knock some sense into the characters. You care about them that much. She lifts the façade of fame and physical beauty, unveiling the truth. We are so much more than what others see on the outside.