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Fractured Not Broken Book Tour & Review

Disclosure; Cali Book Reviews received a copy of this book from Beck Valley Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are 100% my own!

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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.

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My thoughts!

I had to keep reminding myself that this was a true story. I can not imagine what Kelly has been through, the heartache she went through after the accident. Even if things didn’t go exactly as she planned though, she didn’t give up on living life.

I cried many times through out this book, both tears of sadness and tears of joy. I have lost a very close friend to a drunk driver, that friend not even getting the chance to graduate high school. She was struck head on by a drunk driver on her way to our graduation awards ceremony.

I started this book at about 10PM on a Sunday night and finished it about 7:30PM on Monday night. My husband got home from work & said, “How was your day? Get much packed?” (because I was supposed to start packing for vacation…….) I said, “I got about 10 pieces of the boys’ clothing packed, but good news…. I’m almost done with the book I started last night!” He just giggled. Thankfully he knows how much I like books and how submerged I get into them when I start one that REALLY captivates me!

I really liked how this book wasn’t only from Kelly’s point of view. We also got to see the book from other people. A full family who are hero’s! Kelly is a hero in my opinion, but her family, for always being there for her after her accident.

This book is one that, really, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy or not. I signed up for the tour, not really reading what the book would be about. But I started it and honestly, put it down long enough to sleep Sunday night, I started reading it again with my morning coffee the next morning and then put it down again only long enough to go to the bank to deposit money & run by starbucks for my Iced Caramel Macchiato. (Even while waiting in line there – the line was HUGE – I read on my kindle lol..)

“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

Fractured Accident Scene


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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  1. This must be such an emotional read, I would need boxes of tissues !!
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  2. Thanks for reading the book, Cali, and sharing your review. I hope you made it to your vacation destination with all your bags packed!
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  3. I have experienced that in my own life, when I have felt God turned away from me and rejected me. The difference between Kelly and I though, is that Kelly didn’t reject God; her faith, though shaky and tenuous, was still there. And like the mustard seed in the Bible, her faith has been able to grow back, stronger than ever, and far-reaching, especially with this book.

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