Booklife / Publisher's Weekly
Monson's self-publishing debut is a sweet romance that shines light on thenonglamorous 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 almostlanded 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 forher 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, despitewarnings from his manager, decides he must pursue her. Kiera, inaddition to working at her cousin Mark's studio, has plans to develop a program for teens to help overcome social pressures so they can viewthemselves through God's eyes.
As her father's health declinesand Peter's career soars, Kiera finds herself struggling to find heridentity 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, authenticcharacters. Real conflicts with no simple answers will keep readersthinking about Monson's book long after the last page. -BookLife /Publisher's Weekly
From the Author
We do not need to compare ourselves to others (and come upsubstandard), nor do we need to achieve greatness in the world's eyes.Fame, celebrity, wealth, and sex appeal are fleeting images, not tomention hollow accomplishments that in no way define who we really are.Only when we look within do we find our value and our true selves. Nomatter what bad choices we've made or how we've lived our lives, thereis Someone who waits patiently for us to look to Him for our real worth. It's immeasurable.