An unforgettable journey awaits in author J.D. Netto’s new book, THE BROKEN MIRACLE, about internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Cardall, born with only half a heart. Based on real events, Netto takes readers through the life of Cardall, from his highly successful musical career, to his waning health, which tests his faith and relationships. This emotional story will leave readers stunned. Joining Netto for the virtual event is, nonother than the inspiration for the book, Paul Cardall. Together they will discuss Paul’s inspiring story, how the book came about, and answer audience questions.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
“I belonged to an exclusive club with only one membership requirement: be born with half a functioning heart.”
We take many things for granted, but having a heart isn’t one of them. Paul Cardall is an internationally acclaimed pianist whose career has been an inspiration to millions. But before the awards and success, he was just a little boy with half a functioning heart.
Numerous surgeries and many decades later, Paul is building a successful career despite the limitations his condition have infringed upon him. Now a husband and father, it seems that Paul has everything he could have ever hoped for…until his heart begins to fail.
As time passes, the pressure of his waning health and the seemingly endless wait for a new heart test not only Paul’s faith, but his marriage and relationships as well. He begins to wonder if luck will ever be on his side or if it’s time he let the curtains fall in what could be the final act of his life.
Though characters and places were fictionalized for storytelling purposes, the main events in the duology are real. Drawn from private notes and journals made available to the author, The Broken Miracle is a riveting story that will take the reader on an unforgettable journey.
Also look for the companion album The Broken Miracle by Paul Cardall, the subject of J.D. Netto’s novel.
ABOUT THE CREATORS:
J.D. NETTO: At an early age, J.D. discovered his passion for fantasy stories and alternate universes. His first book series, The Whispers of the Fallen, has captivated readers around the world, becoming a prominent voice in young adult fantasy. The series spawned four books, with releases happening at BookCon in New York City and Books and Books in Miami. The second installment, The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion, was one of the bestselling titles at BookCon 2014. J.D. Netto is the founder of the Saved by the Page movement. The project gained such momentum, it became a published anthology featuring stories written by readers on how books saved their lives. The project led J.D. to partner with studios adapting books to the big screen. Love, Simon and The Hate U Give were amongst the featured titles. His release, Henderbell: The Shadow of Saint Nicholas, was an Amazon bestseller. The book’s limited-edition copies sold out within a few weeks after its announcement. J.D. Netto has been a guest at various events including New York Comic Con, BEA, Miami SuperCon, and BookCon. He’s also been interviewed by Brazil’s largest TV network, Globo TV. He is the artist behind all his covers, maps, and character concepts. J.D. worked with HarperCollins in 2018 to create the cover for the New York Times bestselling title, Zenith: The Androma Saga
PAUL CARDALL: Paul Cardall is a Dove Award-winning pianist, recording artist, and producer at Anthem Entertainment Group. In 1999, Cardall founded Stone Angel Music, which became the headquarters for his budding empire. Out of his 23 albums released, Cardall has had 11 #1 albums on the Billboard charts, four of which debuted in the top spot, and 21 Top 10 albums, on a variety of charts from New Age to Classical. He has legions of fans around the globe and has amassed 3+ billion streams. In 2018, Cardall’s holiday album, Christmas, was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s prestigious Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. Cardall lives in Nashville, TN.