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Shattered Image
Stacy Monson, author
Kiera Simmons’ career as a high-profile fashion model ends abruptly when a failed relationship nearly lands her in jail. Now she forges a quiet life helping teens understand their eternal value in a world saturated with the distorted messages of society. 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 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.
Reviews
Monson’s self-publishing debut is a sweet romance that shines light on the nonglamorous side of modeling and details the challenges Christians face in the entertainment industry. Kiera Simmons’s modeling career comes to an abrupt end when she loses her job due to poor relationship choices; her ex-boyfriend humiliated her, cost her a job, and almost landed her in jail. No longer sure of herself as a model, Kiera decides to leave Manhattan and return home to Minnesota in order to care for her ailing father as she figures out her next career move. Concurrently, Peter Theisen’s music career is set to take off after a chance meeting with producer Mark Simmons on a cruise ship. On a trip to Minnesota to record his album, Peter meets Kiera at Mark’s studio and, despite warnings from his manager, decides he must pursue her. Kiera, in addition to working at her cousin Mark’s studio, has plans to develop a program for teens to help overcome social pressures so they can view themselves through God’s eyes. As her father’s health declines and Peter’s career soars, Kiera finds herself struggling to find her identity and value. To keep her facade of perfection intact, she begins to keep secrets from everyone—even her father and best friend. Monson crafts an inspiring, grace-filled tome with complex, authentic characters. Real conflicts with no simple answers will keep readers thinking about Monson’s book long after the last page. (BookLife)
Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite

A job well done by this amazing writer!

In Shattered Image, Kiera Simmons was a supermodel. Now she helps media-influenced teens learn to love their bodies and themselves, and understand their true value and place in this world.

Peter Theisen loves the high he gets in the spotlight. When they meet, Peter wants the limelight while Kiera wants to stay from it as possible.

Shattered Image is a really sweet romance. I wasn't a fan of Christian romance, but Stacy Monson changed that for me. A clean romance with real, pure emotions and real conflicts you can relate to.

News
09/01/2016
"Shattered Image" Named Finalist in both Inspirational Fiction and Best First Bo

Shattered Image, the debut novel by Stacy Monson, has recently been named a finalist in the National Excellence in Romance contest for Inspirational Fiction, as well as Best First Book.

It also received The Readers Favorite Book Award, Silver Medal.

 

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