Cloud Whispers

Fiction - Inspirational
379 Pages
Reviewed on 05/17/2018
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Author Biography

Author Sedona Hutton finds inspiration in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and curly-coated retriever. In addition to writing, she’s a Reiki Master and a certified Chopra Center Meditation instructor. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and experiencing the great outdoors on boats, motorcycles, and Jeeps. Sedona pens a “Peace, Love, & Joy” blog on her website. Visit her at, on Twitter & Instagram @SedonaHutton, and Facebook @SedonaHuttonAuthor.

Sedona’s novel, Cloud Whispers, was a Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Contest, an Official Selection in the 2018 Summer eBook Awards for New Apple Literary, Shortlisted for the Books Go Social Best Indie Book of 2018, and a Bronze winner in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Nora’s Promise was awarded the Bronze medal in the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance category and was a Finalist in the 2019 NIEA contest. The Perfect Lap was the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance Finalist.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Cloud Whispers by Sedona Hutton is the powerful story of one woman's fate and the design of second chances. The book starts with Katie Callahan learning of the death of a distant relative named Gwen, with a call from an attorney to notify her that Katie had been charged with the care of a twelve-year-old girl named Savannah. In a swirl of confusion, Katie recalls a period of her teenage life where she herself had a baby and put it up for adoption. Her father quickly confirms the child is, in fact, her own biological daughter. Shocked, Katie's life is tossed into turmoil as the weight of the situation settles in. Liam, her husband, doesn't know about this part of her past. As she readies herself to unveil the truth, an accident pulls what little control she had away and destiny takes over. “Whether it’s your time to transition or whether you return to Earth, we’ll be here to guide you.”

Cloud Whispers by Sedona Hutton is one of those books that come along and very nearly take your breath away. Beautifully written and emotionally stirring, Hutton creates a world that is neither here nor there - not on earth, and not quite the afterlife - and elegantly weaves a story that is both picturesque and enlightening. The supernatural comes to life as Katie waltzes delicately around, and just out of reach, of those around her. As the story peels away in splendid layers, the heart of it is revealed in a spectacular and unexpected way. I'd recommend this book to lovers of literary fiction and anyone else with the desire to escape for a brief moment into the great unknown.

Divine Zape

In Cloud Whispers by Sedona Hutton, Katie gave away her child when she had an unwanted pregnancy many years ago. Now, she badly wants a child, but she is sterile. When the story starts, something unexpected happens. Her cousin Gwen, with whom she hasn’t been very close, dies and names Katie as the guardian of her daughter, Savannah. Could it be a coincidence that Savannah is the same age as Katie Callahan’s lost child? Could Savannah be her daughter, and if so, how can she communicate the news to her husband and will her husband accept a child born of another man? As she works towards telling the truth to her husband, a motorcycle accident changes everything and Katie finds herself in a cloud world, fighting between life and death, influenced by powerful spiritual guides and the soul of her dog. In this state, she makes the most startling and amazing discovery that will unlock her inner power. Can she harness this new knowledge to change the course of her life?

Cloud Whispers by Sedona Hutton is an inspirational, deeply moving story with many layers, involving the paranormal and elements of New Age spirituality, and themes of motherhood and family. There are few books I have enjoyed as much as Cloud Whispers. Sedona Hutton succeeds in convincing me — and I believe she will many others — that there is more, far more, to our consciousness than we can ever understand; that there are spiritual laws that can help us get better results and give power to the loftiest of our desires. The novel is written in a very clear and beautiful prose and infused with both emotional and spiritual currents that readers can absorb. A sheer delight to read.

Stephen Fisher

Cloud Whispers by Sedona Hutton is an inspirational story about how positive thinking and the laws of attraction can be key elements in how that energy can be harnessed to improve the quality of life. The story begins with Katie Callahan getting a phone call. She finds out from her cousin Gwen's lawyer that she was named as Gwen's heir, and her cousin wanted Katie to raise her daughter, Savannah. A quick trip to her overbearing father assures Katie that Savannah is the daughter that she gave up for adoption when she was abroad as a teenager. Now Katie is married to Liam, a custom motorcycle business owner, a man that her father disapproves of. Liam and Katie would like to have a child together, and she has to break the news to Liam. But before she has a chance to talk to him, they are involved in an accident that leaves Katie in a coma.

Ms. Hutton does a superb job of bringing this heartfelt story to life, with a cast of supportive family, friends, and spirit guides that coax Katie back to her loved ones. Sedona Hutton is able to vividly describe the animosity that her father feels for his daughter's husband that could rival the Hatfields and the McCoys. To add fuel to the fire, Liam's successful younger brother Shane, that Liam put through college, begins dating Katie's sister, Liz. There are so many stories going on within the confines of the greater picture, but the author is able to weave them all together. Just as one crisis gets resolved, up pops another one. Once Katie awakens and when she finally gets up the courage to tell her husband about Savannah, Katie learns that her daughter has been placed in the custody of Savannah's greedy, drunken uncle that just wants the fostering fee. This magnificently told story leads the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride. Sedona Hutton brilliantly combines all of the ingredients to keep the pages turning. She even added some very tastefully written romance. Cloud Whispers is one of the best books that I have ever read, and Sedona Hutton gave it the "Wow!" factor.

Lesley Jones

When Katie Callahan discovers that her late cousin has named her guardian to her daughter Savannah, questions are raised as to the reason why. She discovers the awful truth that the girl is actually the child she placed for adoption when she was only 17 years old. Now she has to tell her husband, Liam, the news about her past. Before she is able to do so, Katie is in a collision with a truck, one that results in her falling into a coma. She becomes trapped in a place between life and death, where she meets her guardian angel Black Eagle. Together they watch Katie’s family make peace with one another and deal with their past demons. When Katie returns, she has a better spiritual understanding of her life goals, gained from Black Eagle, and must now mend her relationship with Liam and gain custody of her long-lost daughter. Can she achieve this?

Cloud Whispers by Sedona Hutton has everything I enjoy in a novel. A great and unique story line. A fantastic ensemble of well-created characters that I could engage with immediately. They were all superbly created, and the plot had just the right amount of conflict and tension that kept my attention and interest. The subplot between Shane and Liz was heart-warming and I enjoyed the build-up to their relationship. The dialogue was suited to the personality of each character. The spiritual messages involving Black Eagle and Katie were fascinating. The author wrote those scenes with such detail that it is clear she has researched her subject intensively. I believe the whole story can be summed up by a quote from Black Eagle himself: 'Follow your heart, make your intentions clear, and believe that your dreams will come true.’ A perfect story of a family’s secret torments, and their journey to self-awareness and forgiveness.

Christian Sia

Cloud Whispers by Sedona Hutton is a great read, a fascinating story with powerful spiritual undercurrents. Katie Callahan gave away her child from an unwanted pregnancy when she was young. Now, she wants a child with her husband, but it seems she can’t conceive anymore. The story begins with a strong conflict, a crisis moment, when Nathan Loncar, attorney for Gwendolyn Shelton (Katie’s cousin whom she only met once) informs Katie that Gwen has named her guardian of her twelve-year-old daughter, Savannah.

While Katie doesn’t see any reason why her cousin would want her to look after her daughter, she can’t help wondering if Savannah could be the child she gave away. How can she break the news to her husband and will he accept it? A motorcycle accident changes the course of everything as Katie hovers between life and death. It’s while in a state of coma that she awakens to a new consciousness and receives guidance from spiritual powers. She discovers the power of intention and her purpose, and undertakes the journey back to life. Follow her spiritual odyssey as she discovers that she can be in control.

Sedona Hutton’s Cloud Whispers is a novel with a strong appeal for fans of New Age spiritual writing, and while it deftly handles mature themes, the story features the dynamics of family life and explores the different layers of relationships. The writing is gorgeous and the author does a great job in creating a powerful conflict. The characters, especially the protagonist are very realistic. I enjoyed the premise, an infertile woman who’s given away her child now faced with a difficult choice. The narrative has great psychological and emotional depth and readers won’t find it hard to connect with the characters. A very enjoyable read, indeed.