Praise for Family Ties
"Most writers aspire to create a work that will change people's lives, and many fall short. I think that Debi V. Smith has achieved that with Family Ties. In the very beginning there is a letter from the protagonist which asks “Once you know everything, how can you turn your back on someone like me?” In answer to this question, we can't, Sara, and books like Family Ties go a long ways towards opening our eyes to what that 'everything,' might be." ~Review on Amazon
"It took me less than six hours to finish this book. Six hours that included me doing house chores with one hand holding the book. I couldn't put it down. It traps you and doesn't let you go. When Sara hurt, I hurt. Not only could I understand her feelings I was living them. I cried more times that I can count. It's masterfully written and I feel like anything I write won't make it justice." ~Review on Goodreads
"Though gut wrenching at times, this book is a excellent read. It sheds light on child abuse victims, foster homes, and social services and shows both the good and the bad of all of it. I hope this book gets into the hands of those who need it most. Victims who need hope." ~Review on Amazon
A new day always comes, and with it, the chance to change your life forever when you believe in yourself and the strength you never knew you possessed.
~Sara Parker, Family Ties
Praise for The Downward Spiral
"In The Downward Spiral, Debi V. Smith once again proves that she is not afraid to charge headlong into dark topics that others often shy away from discussing, let alone writing a novel about. This time the topic is depression. The characters are solid and lovable, the plot is compelling, the story telling is fantastic, and the style is both intriguing and educational.
"Don't expect that you'll get anything else done between the moment you lay eyes on the first page and the time you find yourself eagerly reading the “About the Author” on the last page because it is all that's left; all other talents aside, Debi V. Smith is a master at making you her willing captive until she's done telling her tale." ~ Review on Amazon