K.L. Smith’s newly released “Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase” shares an orphan’s undeterred search of his purpose amid the hardships he faces in life

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“Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase” from Christian Faith Publishing author K.L. Smith is a gripping novel about an orphan’s emotional journey to bringing his life back together despite the hurdles in his path.

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“Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase”: a thought-provoking book about an orphaned man’s challenging moments of reinventing himself and discerning his purpose that took him to many places to experience poignant circumstances in life. “Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase” is the creation of published author K.L. Smith, a retired registered nurse and telephone company employee with a management position.

Smith shares, “‘Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase’ is a fictional novel that tells the story of the hardships and adjustments that Blake Davis experiences when he becomes an orphan. The story highlights the emotions he feels when he loses everything in life that matters to him. He is forced to put the shattered pieces of his life together and move forward through his tears, grief, fears of the unknown, feelings of hopelessness and emptiness, and the loss of dreams.

“In 1950, eight-year-old Blake Davis is thrown into foster care after his mother dies and his father is unable to care for him and his siblings. The Welfare Department intervenes, and the siblings are split up and scattered. Blake’s story highlights the good and bad experiences that he lives through in foster care and later in an orphanage.

“Blake is placed in three different foster homes over a six-year period. He experiences both good and bad foster care. Blake is powerless and at the mercy of his caregivers. Not having a mother or father to intervene in his well-being leaves him vulnerable to abuse. The instability of foster care makes it impossible for Blake to put down roots.

“At the age of fourteen, Blake is placed in an orphanage in Western North Carolina. The story follows Blake through his years in the orphanage and how the orphanage helps prepare him for life in the outside world. When he graduates from high school, the orphanage sends him out into the world with a Bible, a twenty-dollar bill, and a please-don’t-rain cardboard suitcase. All his belongings are packed into the one flimsy suitcase.

“Blake’s story follows him into life outside the orphanage and focuses on how he copes and overcomes the circumstances of his shattered life in his search of love, happiness, and the place where he fits best in the world.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, K.L. Smith’s new book depicts the resilience of humanity in finding the meaning of life amid the fear of loneliness, uncertainty, and loss.

View the synopsis of “Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Please-Don’t-Rain Suitcase,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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