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 is a winner of multiple awards (2020 Illumination Book Awards Enduring Light Silver Medal for Christian Thought; 2019 and 2018 International Book Awards Finalist for Best New Non-Fiction, Self-Help: Relationships, and Health: Women’s Health; 2019 Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal for Relationships/Marriage), and 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.