Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In the Non-Fiction Corner---Unshattered Review

In the Non-Fiction Corner With Lauren

Before we even get into the writing and content of the book, can I just mention how absolutely incredible this story is? I could not believe that Carol is not completely famous. I have never talked about a book with more people. I couldn’t wait to share with others what Carol had gone through and how she overcame the trials that had come her way. I have gained such a deep respect for this woman and it has helped me see that anything is possible. This is a story that needed to be shared.

Decker and Nash start the book by giving you a lead up to the events that changed Carol’s life forever. Her life sounded perfect with the man of her dreams and a growing family. Then everything completely changed when she went to give birth to her second child. I’ll let you read and find out what happens for yourself because, like me, you won’t be able to put down the book. One thing I loved was that you can hear Carol’s voice as she is telling the story. She is so real and talks about the raw emotions of going through this event. She doesn’t hold anything back and doesn’t try to sugar coat it. It was hard. She didn’t know if she could do it. The authors did a perfect job of captivating the reader and making them feel something for the story.

This is a beautiful book that I will always be grateful that I read. I will never forget the story of Carol and that it taught me anyone can do anything. No matter what you are going through, there is always a silver lining and there is always good to find. Thank you Carol Decker for being willing to share your story with the world, because it is one of hope that we all need to hear.

Here's the back copy:

On June 10, 2008, Carol Decker walked through the hospital doors a healthy woman with flu-like symptoms and early labor contractions. Three months later, she returned home a blind, triple-amputee struggling to bond with a daughter she would never see.

Unshattered: Overcoming Tragedy and Choosing a Beautiful Life recounts Carol's fight for survival against sepsis and its life-shattering complications. From excruciating skin grafts to learning how to function in daily life without lower legs, a left hand, and her sight, Carol takes us on a personal and raw, yet inspiring journey. She travels through the darkness of trauma, anxiety, and depression to arrive, literally, at the peak of a mountain with a heart full of gratitude and love. More than a story of triumph over tragedy, the book offers inspiring life-lessons and insights which can help readers to do more than endure unimaginable pain and darkness in their own lives. This book can give them the perspective and strength to pick up the pieces of their own tragedies and choose a life of healing, purpose, and joy--a beautiful life.

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Alyson said...

I just got this book from my Mom and am so excited to read it. Thank you for your review!!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

You'll have to let us know what you think of it!