Patty Wain Smith

A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America

A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America was awarded Finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards in two categories: Best New Non-Fiction and Self-Help: Relationships. It was awarded Finalist in the 2019 International Book Awards for Best New Non-Fiction, Self-Help: Relationships, and Health: Women’s Health. And it was awarded the 2019 Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal for Relationships/Marriage. This book is an important tool for anyone in an abusive relationship or those who help them. Written in a loose narrative style that makes the reader a part of the story, it empowers and heals, combining psychology, counseling, domestic violence, child development, and Christianity principles. 

The author’s multilayered background, as well as her own experience and that of a close friend, come together in a book you’ll read again and again–and share with a friend. The bonus at the back of the book: a YouTube link to a song written for the book that helps the reader grieve–an essential part of recovery. 

Follow the journey of a survivor who emerges stronger and wiser after accepting God’s gift–a gift she’s had all along. Each chapter delivers a message of its own in a beautifully written, insightful story. Thoughtfully crafted in a short, powerful read, A Letter to a Friend offers those in painful, destructive relationships new hope for love, comfort, and protection.

Available for purchase on Amazon.