By Misty Boyd

Defiance Press, 2018


Eighteen-year-old Carissa Schultz hangs between childhood and adulthood. While trying to navigate college, her health, and her growing independence, she feels a calling on her life to change things for the generation following her. Born with a severe birth defect called spina bifida, Carissa has already overcome many challenges in her life, but can she find it in herself to follow her calling and keep her health in check while Isaac, a young man with dreams and ambitions of his own, is competing for her attention?


Hardcover | ISBN: 9781948035019 | Publication Date: 05/14/2018





"A deftly crafted and inherently compelling read by a novelist with a genuine flair for originality and narrative-driven storytelling, "Carissa's Law" by Misty Boyd is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections...."-Midwest Book Review

“…Bold and audacious! Carissa's Law’s characters are gorgeous and the author does a great job in giving them flesh...The writing…caught my attention — it is fluid and confident… I found this story to be both inspiring and entertaining. 5 STARS!!”

-Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

“Carissa's Law is more than just a novel. It is an honest-to-God inspirational, uplifting, feel-good story. This "slice of life" story leaves the reader wanting the whole pie. Carissa's struggles are heart-wrenching, but the portrayal of a life devoted to Christian faith is heartwarming. Carissa's Law is a gift from God and in it, Misty Boyd has given a most salient and apropos battle cry to not only the thousands of people affected by spina bifida but also the millions affected by other disabling illnesses and injuries. If you are not touched by this story, you have no heart.” 

-James Boyd

“If I could give all the stars in the world, I would give them to Misty for this book. Carissa's Law is a page turner and well written. I could not put it down.”

- Tessa Goryance

“Carissa’s Law by Misty Boyd is a sweet and refreshing book…a quick and easy read. It may be fiction, but is based on fact…Loved it.”

-Susan Kelley, blogger

“…a love story filled with humor and a purpose.”

-John Leon

“This is one of the most interesting, vibrant, and inspirational books I have ever read! 5 stars only because they won't let me give it more!”

-Marvin Tyson, Author of “The Fall of the Western Empire” and “December’s Soldiers”

Carissa’s Law by Misty Boyd is a touching book about the life of a girl born with spina bifida.  The story starts with her first day of college and all the adventure that moment brings into one’s life. In this case, from the viewpoint of one living life in a wheelchair.This book struck a chord with me as I had a family member who was born with spina bifida, as was the author of Carissa’s Law.As you make your way through this novel, there are moments of laughter and moments of tears. There are also moments that made me so mad about how the expectant parents and their babies were treated that I could have screamed!Carissa’s Law is about understanding that all life is precious and worthy. In a wheelchair or out of it, people are people with hopes and dreams that they should be allowed to achieve.It is about the dedication of one girl to make things better for those with spina bifida and for disabled people.It is a fight for truth.Carissa seeks to require the medical community to update their knowledge in regards to spina bifida, as well as telling parents the truth about the prognosis.I really enjoyed this book and hope that you will, too.We were sent a complimentary copy of this book. We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.  We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.-David and Suzanne McClendon ( 5 star Amazon review)

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