Carla M. Day’s newly released “A Time for Growing” is an engaging read sure to touch the hearts of young and old alike.

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Set in Kentucky in the early 1900’s “A Time for Growing” reveals the profound impact a Godly man has on an adolescent boy’s life. With a host of memorable characters, unforeseen events, and a captivating narrative, Day replicates the simple life of a bygone era where hardships are overcome through a strong faith in God.

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“A Time for Growing”: is the creation of published author Carla Day, a retired middle school and high school English teacher whose love affair with books has never waned. Day holds a B.A. degree in English from St. Francis College in Loretta, Pennsylvania and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa. Day, who has previously published numerous magazine articles and a journalism textbook, also writes and illustrates children’s books. She is currently working on a sequel to “A Time for Growing”.

Day writes, “Joe Lee lives in Lone Pine, Kentucky with his grandmother and his little sister, Verilee. When the new pastor, Parson Reeves, comes to town he is met with disapproval from some of the members of Lone Pine Community Church. Miss Lytle, the schoolmarm, returns to Lone Pine in September. Among Joe Lee’s schoolmates is Coralee Jones, a thorn in Joe Lee’s side, and her sister Delia, who is jealous of Joe Lee. Additional conflict is provided by local troublemakers Deak and Sloan Pettit. Disgruntled because Parson Reeves foils their attempts to disturb meetings, they set fire to the church. While trying to rescue Verilee during a storm, Joe Lee is struck by lightning. After lying near-death for a week, he finally regains consciousness. While Parson Reeves helps Joe Lee regain his strength, Miss Lytle comes after school to give him his lessons. Then Miss Lytle suddenly leaves town amid rumors that she is with child, and folks are quick to point the finger at Parson Reeves. During a meeting to get the truth, Joe Lee delivers a scathing rebuke to the people of Lone Pine.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Carla M. Day’s new book is an intriguing story about the realizations of growth, bound by one’s faith in God despite the trials life can bring. With this, Day explains that whatever obstacles one faces, God’s presence can still be felt.

View a synopsis of “A Time for Growing” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “A Time for Growing” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “A Time for Growing,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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