Broken To Beautiful: A Lifelong Journey From Words The Crush To The Word Of Life

Broken To Beautiful: A Lifelong Journey From Words The Crush To The Word Of Life

by Sheila Summers


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0n a blustery, November morning, a young girl and her

mother set off on their annual Thanksgiving week trip to

Grandma Shy’s country cottage in the rolling hills of

Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It will be a week filled with tender hugs, tasty treats and trips

to the attic looking for treasures of the past and sharing stories

set in the homeland of her grandmother’s beloved Scotland.

This year, Grandma Shy is ready with a tale of a lifetime. The story of a

wee lass named Kieran who was to discover the hard way that:

‘Sticks and Stones can break my bones

but words will never hurt me’


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600376887
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sheila Summers Crowley was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the youngest of four children of a working class family. Sheila trained as a professional dancer at the Theatre School of Dance and Drama in Edinburgh, where in addition to dance, Sheila was cast as a student in the film 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brody'. At the insistance of her mother Sheila entered and won the Miss Edinburgh beauty contest.

Sheila and her daughter Erin from a previous marriage, came to Norfolk, Virginia in 1994 to marry a US Navy sailor she had met while working at RAF Edzell, a joint Royal Airforce/American Naval base in Scotland. 

The marriage turned into a nightmare of abuse and Sheila and her daughters had to escape to a battered women shelters four times within the first six years of their life in America. Finally, their abuser was convicted and sentenced to five years in jail.

Sheila with her Scottish born daughter Erin and American born daughter Apryl then set out on their own to heal from the scars of their torment and begin to build a life free from the cycle of abuse. Central to the core of that healing process was finding the faith she had longed for all through her life.

Today, Sheila and her girls make their home in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where she works in television production at CBN, the International Christian Ministry and Humanitarian Relief organization that reaches the lost and hurting in more than 200 countries around the world.


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Broken To Beautiful: A Lifelong Journey From Words The Crush To The Word Of Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bravebird More than 1 year ago
Reading this book will give you a birdseye view into the life of a woman who gave so much all the time but never seemed to get anything in return, or so she thought. It will make you laugh, cry and reminisce on being at home with your own family and all the little things that we hold dear but may have forgotten over the years. I am amazed at the authors ability to completly drag you into the story without knowing and put you right in the middle like the proverbial fly on the wall. This story has full movie potential, and when it does come out in theatres, ill be first in line!!!!
Patrick-Roddy More than 1 year ago
Amazing characters, incredible settings, and tender insights into truth so rarely spoken with such candor wrapped in a story filled with such tender mercy. A tale that dares to explore the powerful impact a father's love can and should have to help a young girl to know who she is and how to find her place in this world. You will be forever transformed when you take the journey up to Grandma Shy's attic and step into a story of a lifetime.
Apryl23 More than 1 year ago
This book is a one of a kind book. You would be silly not to want to get this book and read it! It is wonderfully writen by a new author.