Carly's Calling

by Sue Ann Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/23/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781410749345
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781410749338

About the Book

Little Carly and her father share a deep love. She awakes one night to sense a visitor in the dark at the foot of her bed, and at her cry he rushes in to protect her. But there’s no one in her room. At least, no one he can see.

Carly’s invisible visitor returns nightly, never hurting her, but terrifying her. Carly’s dad can’t protect her from the visitations.

He can’t protect her from her mom, either.

Pathologically jealous of the love between her daughter and her husband, Carly’s alcoholic mother persecutes the young girl mercilessly, even beating her.

Carly experiences daily fear, and constant physical and emotional pain. But somehow she remains optimistic, and when the invisible spirit finally appears before her, it is to give her a lesson in how to use pain for spiritual growth.

As the wounded young woman grows, people are put in her life to teach her about both pain and the deep satisfaction of love, and finally how to heal, and develop her spirituality.

Carly’s Calling is the compelling story of an extremely sensitive woman with a gift for hearing spirits, and the ability to share unconditional love.

About the Author

Sue Ann Smith has been writing poetry since she was a child.  While living with her grandparents in her senior year of high school she won a poetry competition, which inspired her to continue.

During her early years, Sue Ann was given unusual spiritual insights that strengthened her ability to follow her creative path.

Through the years, marriage and children left little time for writing, but as her family grew, the author began writing children’s stories for them. Approaching her mid-life, she decided to put down on paper the words, thoughts, and stories that had been forefront in her mind for so long. The result is her first novel, Carly's Calling.

Sue Ann is currently working on an another novel, Secrets of the Porch.  A nature lover, she camps frequently in the summer and carries her laptop. "Along the Missouri River," she says, "there is nothing to cloud your thoughts.  Sometimes they come faster than I can type."

Living in Sidney, Iowa, with her husband and two younger children, she also shares her life with her three older sons and her grandchildren.