Journey to the Son

Nonfiction Memoir | 146 Pages | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1543971866
Journey to the Son is an emotionally riveting memoir that chronicles a woman’s eight-year battle with the system for the child she loves, who suffers from prolonged trauma caused by his birth mother, a victim herself of perpetual physical, emotional, and mental abuse.

Carla shares her painful, yet rewarding journey of motherhood to prompt discussions about trauma and its impact on children, who are placed in unsafe living conditions. Carla is partnering with private and public stakeholders to lead a movement that focuses on protecting children, like her son, by providing them safe and healthy environments to live in – what every child deserves.


Reviews from the readers:

Inspiring page-turner

I really didn’t want to put this book down – started it one evening and finished the next morning. Journey to the SON tells an amazing story of love, dedication, and perseverance. As someone who works for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), I’m rarely surprised by how intense family dynamics and recovery can be. This narrative surprised me.

– Peg Morrison, NAMI North Carolina

Love conquers all…

Journey To The Son is well written, concise, thought-provoking, and ultimately a truly inspirational testament to the power of a mother’s love. Carla Carlisle bares her soul in her recounting of nearly a decade of battling a faulty court system and the toxic birth parents of Devon, the son she was determined to adopt and rescue from an unhealthy and unstable future.

– Braddon S. Williams

Hope fulfilled

When you have lived a good life, you feel blessed. When you can create a good life for someone else most people never realize the trials and tribulations that occurred to achieve that status. If you feel fairly confident with where things are in your life, you should read this book. If you need a story about perseverance, take the time to read this book and no it is not always pretty.

– Christopher A.

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