- File Size: 2506 KB
- Print Length: 412 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Blue Hour Publishing (February 11, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 11, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IEEXQLO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,898,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The foreword starts with:
"This is the story of Tony Walker. He is a successful advertising executive working in the heart of London." (Tony Walker also goes by the name of Antoine Marcheur.)
From there two stories take off, which woven into each other tell Tony's story. There is Tony, a young British teenager, who has been invited to attend summer school at a leading London football club. Football is his life, which is shattered when he has a terrible car accident in April 1992. He loses his ability to walk. Simultaneously, we get introduced to Tony (Antoine) Marcheur, the successful advertising executive, fully in charge of his life in 2009. Obviously, they are the same person. The French word Marcheur translates to Walker.
As I was reading along I could help but wondering how Tony could ever turn into Antoine. While Antoine speaks perfect French, young Tony cannot even spell correctly in his mother language. We learn that reading clips from Tony's diary.
"God, its quiet in this room. Ive never had a room to meself befor I miss hearing the twins snoreing and in hospitel there was always the sound of other peeple people sleeping I suppose Ill get used to it just like everything else."
Tony's story is extremely moving but not easy. In his quest to live he deals with everything society may may be uncomfortable with, especially when it involves a disabled person: sex, a forbidden affair, unwanted pregnancies, alcoholism, depression, and rejection from family members.
While that may sound depressing - it isn't. Kristen Stone tells Tony's story a way which allows us to fever along and keep rooting.
Tony does not disappoint us. Like the foreword said: "This is the story of Tony Walker. He is a successful advertising executive working in the heart of London."
"Shattered Dreams" is a truly inspiring read.
Gisela Hausmann -- inspirational-book author & blogger
Author Kristen Stone is not afraid to tackle and write about difficult issues in her book. Her books are true to life and this book really is worth the read. It is one of those great books you just cannot predict the outcome and you really do feel for the leading character and want him to have a happy ending. Another great read from Kristen Stone.